Better is the end of a thing than its beginning; and the patient in spirit is better than the proud in spirit. (Ecclesiastes 7:8)
But he who endures to the end will be saved. (Matthew 24:13)
‘Many start the climb but few reach the summit.’
‘The value of good work depends on perseverance.
‘You live a good life in vain if you do not continue it until you die.’
‘Our behavior is only acceptable to God if we have the strength of purpose to complete any work we have undertaken.
‘Virtue is not a matter of starting well but of carrying on to the very end.
‘The reward is not promised to the one who begins, but rather to the one who perseveres.’”