Posted by: Dutch | January 19, 2010

All’s well that ends well

Meaning

We have few concerns if things turn out well in the end.

Origin

From Shakespeare’s play All’s Well That Ends Well, 1602. Used not only as the title of the play, the line appears in the text too.

“HELENA:

Yet, I pray you:
But with the word the time will bring on summer,
When briers shall have leaves as well as thorns,
And be as sweet as sharp. We must away;
Our wagon is prepared, and time revives us:
All’s well that ends well; still the fine’s the crown;
Whate’er the course, the end is the renown.”

– Sincere thanks to Gary Martin of The Phrase Finder

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