Wordy Wednesday – “All’s well that ends well”

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Ever heard someone say “all’s well that ends well?” Perhaps after being involved in some kind of complicated or difficult situation that nevertheless ended well? Well (haha), this phrase is, of course, from Shakespeare! It is the title of one of his comedies, and also appears in the text of that play:

All’s well that ends well; still the fine’s the crown;
Whate’er the course, the end is the renown.

So the phrase seems to mean that as long as everything turns out well in the end, what happened along the way doesn’t much matter. Do you agree? Does a happy ending justify anything sad, difficult, or scary that may come before?

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