The end of a matter is better than its beginning, and patience is better than pride.
Read Ecclesiastes 7:8 Using Other Translations
Better is the end of a thing than the beginning thereof: and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Better is the end of a thing than its beginning, and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit.
Finishing is better than starting. Patience is better than pride.
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