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If the end be well, all will be well.
  [Lat., Si finis bonus est, totum bonum erit.]
      - Unattributed Author, Gestoe Romanorum
         (tale LXVII)

It ain't over till it's over.
      - Yogi Berra

Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.
      - Bible, Ecclesiasticus (Apocrypha)
         (ch. VII, v. 36)

Have regard to the end.
  [Lat., Finem respice (or Respice finem).]
      - Chilo of Sparta (Chilon),
        a translation of his saying

Deed done is well begun.
      - Dante ("Dante Alighieri")

This is the way the world ends
  Not with a bang but a whimper.
      - T.S. Eliot (Thomas Stearns Eliot),
        The Hollow Men

He who has put a good finish to his undertaking is said to have placed a golden crown to the whole.
      - Eustathius, Commentary on the Iliad

A morning sunne, and a wine-bred child, and a latin-bred woman, seldome end well.
  [A morning sun and a wine-bred child and a Latin-bred woman seldom end well.]
      - George Herbert, Jacula Prudentum

It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.
      - Robert Herrick, Hesperides (340)

Having well polished the whole bow, he added a golden tip.
      - Homer ("Smyrns of Chios"), The Iliad
         (bk. IV, III)

A dead end street is a good place to turn around.
      - Naomi Judd

We ought to consider the end in everything.
  [Fr., En toute chose il faut considerer la fin.]
      - Jean de la Fontaine, Fables (III, 5)

In my end is my beginning.
      - Mary, Queen of Scots

The road is long fro the project to its completion.
  [Fr., Et le chemin est long du projet a la chose.]
      - Moliere (pseudonym of Jean Baptiste Poquelin),
        Le Tartuffe (III, 1)

The end must justify the means.
      - Matthew Prior, Hans Carvel (l. 67)

The end crowns all.
      - Proverb, (Dutch)

By the same means we do not always arrive at the same ends.
  [Fr., Par les memes voies on ne va pas toujours aux memes fins.]
      - Abbe Saint-Real

Every hour has its end.
      - Sir Walter Scott

Let the end try the man.
      - William Shakespeare

All's well that ends well; still the fine's the crown.
  Whate'er the course, the end is the renown.
      - William Shakespeare,
        All's Well That Ends Well
         (Helena at IV, iv)

The end crowns all,
  And that old common arbitrator, Time,
    Will one day end it.
      - William Shakespeare,
        The History of Troilus and Cressida
         (Hector at IV, v)

Look to the end of a long life.
      - Solon, words said to Croesus

It is commonly and truly also said: "Matters be ended as they be friended."
      - Thomas Starkey,
        England in the Reign of Henry VIII
         (bk. I, ch. III, 33)


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