Being good is just a matter of temperament in the end.
Difficulties break some men but make others. No axe is sharp enough to
cut the soul of a sinner who keeps on trying, one armed with the hope
that he will rise even in the end.
Everything we shut our eyes to, everything we run away from, everything
we deny, denigrate, or despise, serves to defeat us in the end.
Gods die. And when they truly die they are unmourned and unremembered.
Ideas are more difficult to kill than people, but they can be killed, in
I am extraordinarily patient, provided I get my own way in the end.
I have seen wicked men and fools, a great many of both; and I believe
they both get paid in the end; but the fools first.
-Robert Louis Stevenson
I know everything will work out in the end, but just once, couldn't
something work out in the beginning?
If you don't change, reality in the end forces that change upon you.
If you look for truth, you may find comfort in the end; if you look for
comfort you will not get either comfort or truth only soft soap and
wishful thinking to begin, and in the end, despair.
In the end you can't always choose what to keep. You can only choose how
you let it go.
In the end you have only you.
In the end, no matter how much you love your work, your work will not
love you back.
In the end, our society will be defined not only by what we create but
by what we refuse to destroy.
-John C. Sawhill
In the end, science offers us the only way out of politics. And if we
allow science to become politicized, then we are lost. We will enter the
Internet version of the dark ages, an era of shifting fears and wild
prejudices, transmitted to people who don't know any better.
In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths.
In the end, today is forever, yesterday is still today, and tomorrow is
In the end, we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the
silence of our friends.
-Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr.
In the end, your beautiful idea will not be executed by angels, or even
by you. It will executed by bureaucrats.
It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that
matters, in the end.
-Ursula K. LeGuin
Keep the circus going inside you. Keep it going. Don't take anything too
seriously. It'll all work out in the end.
The buzzard has only to wait. In the end, we all come to him or his like.
The fact is, it seems, that the most you can hope is to be a little
less, in the end, the creature you were in the beginning, and the middle.
The shah always falls in the end, Saddam always turns on you, and the
Saudis always betray you. If we support evil, the long-term price is
almost always too high.
-Ralph Peters, Lt. Col. (Ret)
The truth is incontrovertible. Malice may attack it. Ignorance may
deride it. But in the end, there it is.
The truth, however shocking or uncomfortable, in the end leads to
liberation and dignity.
The world will, in the end, follow only those who have despised as well
as served it.
-Samuel Butler (Novelist, 1835-1902)
They say that in the end truth will triumph, but it's a lie.
We all, in the end, have the freedom to die in a ditch. It's the only
inalienable right we have.
-Brian J. Goggin
Whatever tears one may shed, in the end one always blows one's nose.
Whatever terrific events may inform our lives, it always comes to that
in the end; we just want to lie down.