While writing my post I was trying to think of sayings that express these philosophies of life:
> The two adjoints represent two opposing philosophies of life: _make sure you never ask for too little_ and _make sure you never ask for too much_.
For the second philosophy, the left adjoint philosophy, I can think of
_Err on the side of caution._
_Better safe than sorry._
For the right adjoint philosophy all I can think of is
_It is easier to ask forgiveness than to get permission._
That's not perfect. I'm not looking for a saying that advocates going hog-wild and massively violating the rules; I want one that says if you're going to make a little mistake, it's better to get slightly more than you should, rather than slightly less.
A left adjoint person would fill a cup as far as they can without it overflowing, while a right adjoint person would stop as soon as it overflows a bit.