the habit of carefully planning ones enterprises

Complementary virtues

Contrasting vices

  • going off half-cocked

Virtues possibly in tension

How to acquire or strengthen it


Notes and links

Mentioned elsewhere


Inspirational quotes

  • “Those who write the art of poetry teach us that if we would write what may be worth the reading, we ought always, before we begin, to form a regular plan and design of our piece: otherwise, we might be in danger of incongruity. I am apt to think it is the same as to life.” ―Benjamin Franklin