I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.
A bad beginning makes a bad ending.
Of a good beginning cometh a good end.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
Pleas'd me, long choosing and beginning late.
We live in deeds, not years; in thoughts, not breaths;
In feelings, not in figures on a dial.
We should count time by heart-throbs. He most lives
Who thinks most, feels the noblest, acts the best.
Life's but a means unto an end; that end
Beginning, mean, and end to all things,—God.
Softly sweet, in Lydian measures,
Soon he sooth'd his soul to pleasures.
War, he sung, is toil and trouble;
Honour but an empty bubble;
Never ending, still beginning,
Fighting still, and still destroying.
If all the world be worth the winning,
Think, oh think it worth enjoying:
Lovely Thais sits beside thee,
Take the good the gods provide thee.
If there be no great love in the beginning, yet heaven may decrease it upon better acquaintance, when we are married and have more occasion to know one another: I hope, upon familiarity will grow more contempt.
To the latter end of a fray and the beginning of a feast
Fits a dull fighter and a keen guest.
To th' end of a shot and beginning of a fray.
The true beginning of our end.
Beginning of the end.