Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocott’s Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.


The end crowns all;
And that old common arbitrator, Time,
Will one day end it.
Shakespeare.—Troilus and Cressida, Act IV. Scene 5. (Hector to Ulysses.)

Every hour has its end.
Scott.—Preface to Surgeon’s Daughter.

Let the end try the man.
Shakespeare.—King Henry IV., Part II. Act II. Scene 2. (Prince Henry to Poins.)

And found no end, in wandering mazes lost.
Milton.—Paradise Lost, Book II., Gilfillan’s Ed. Page 46.

All’s well that ends well, still the fine’s the crown.
Shakespeare.—All’s Well that Ends Well, Act IV. Scene 4. (Helena to Diana.)

If well thou hast begun, go on fore-right;
It is the end that crowns us, not the fight.
Herrick.—Hesperides, No. 340.

Conquer we shall, but we must first contend;
’Tis not the fight that crowns us, but the end.
Herrick.—Hesperides, No. 341

The end must justify the means.
Prior.—Hans Carvel.

Stay a little, that we may make an end the sooner.
Bacon.—Essay XXV. Of Despatch.

The end of doubt is the beginning of repose.
Petrarch.—His Life by Dobson, Vol. I. Page 348.

Deed done is well begun.
Dante.—By Wright. Inferno, Canto XXVIII. Line 107.