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KING: All yet seems well, and if it end so meet,
The bitter past, more welcome is the sweet.

William Shakespeare (1564-1616) English dramatist and poet
All’s Well That Ends Well, Act 5, sc. 3, l. 378ff (1602?)
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You can’t go back and change the beginning, but you can start where you are and change the ending.

C.S. Lewis (1898-1963) English writer and scholar [Clive Staples Lewis]
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The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy: the building of a house, the writing of a novel, the demolition of a bridge, and eminently, the finish of a voyage.

John Galsworthy
John Galsworthy (1867-1933) English novelist and playwright
Over the River, ch. 1 (1933)
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Wars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.

Niccolò Machiavelli (1469-1527) Italian politician, philosopher, political scientist
Florentine Histories, Book 3, ch. 2 (1521-5)


As commonly given, specific translation unknown. Alt. trans.:
 
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There are no happy endings in history, only crisis points that pass.

Isaac Asimov (1920-1992) Russian-American author, polymath, biochemist
The Gods Themselves, Sec. 3, ch. 19 (1972)
 
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