“if you decide to do something, you might as well do it properly. you spend the same amount of energy doing something 100% or doing it half-hearted. You might as well do it 100% so” said not by a scientist, but by my tae kwon do teacher! But very wise words, and very true in science or in life!
I think the best piece of advice I have ever gotten is that if you are going to bother to do anything you might as well do it right! My grandfather always said this and now it bothers me if I don’t do my best with a task!