|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|He has half the deed done, who has made a beginning.|
Horace.By Smart, Book I. Epistle 2.
|When the ancients said that a work begun was half done, they meant that we ought to take the utmost pains in every undertaking to make a good beginning.|
Polybius.V. 32. (Dr. Ramage, Beautiful Thoughts from Greek Authors.)
|The mind must be excited to make a beginning.|
|The true beginning of our end.|
Shakespeare.Midsummer Nights Dream, Act V. Scene 1. (Enter Prologue.) A.D. 1600.
|I see the beginning of my end, for I am almost starved.|
Massinger.The Virgin Martyr, Act III. Scene 3. (A.D. 1622.)
|I am Alpha and Omega, the beginning and the end, the first and the last.|
St. John.The Revelation, Chap. xxii. Ver. 13.
|Declaring the end from the beginning, and from the ancient times the things that are not yet done.|
Isaiah, Chap. xlvi. Ver. 10.