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the devil is in the details

the devil is in the details in Culture

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Even the grandest project depends on the success of the smallest components.

Note: This version of the proverb often implies that the details might cause failure. A more positive version is “God is in the details,” a saying often attributed to the architect Le Corbusier.
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