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If you would be well served, serve yourself advice on the same lines as if you want a thing done well, do it yourself; recorded from the mid 17th century.

serve two masters take orders from two superiors or follow two conflicting or opposing principles or policies at the same time. With allusion to the biblical warning against trying to serve God and Mammon (Matthew 6:24).

See also first come, first served, you cannot serve God and Mammon, no man can serve two masters.

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