“It takes less time to do a thing right than to explain why you did it wrong.”
~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Often in business we see people take short cuts or justify their negative behavior. I think there are two ways to interpret this quote. One- you save time by not having to redo the work or continue to patch a problem, because you took the time to get it right the first time. Two- if integrity and ethics guide our decisions the justification will not be needed.