Shakespeare on development appraisal

When we mean to build
We first survey the plot, then draw the model;
And when we see the figure of the house,
Then must we rate the cost of the erection,
Which if we find outweighs ability,
What do we then but draw anew the model
In fewer office, or, at least, desist
To build at all?

2 Henry IV 1 iii 41