Give your whole mind to whatever work you are doing. If
it is merely adding rows of figures, or copying reports, try every
time to get it exactly right, without a single mistake. And never
turn over your work till you have carefully examined it, to see if
there is the slightest mistake. Make it a matter of ambition, of
official fidelity and honor, to do your work well.
Advice of JAB to nephew in A. T. Robertson, Life and Letters of John A. Broadus (Philadelphia: American Baptist Publication Society, 1901), 318.