Finish off well.

Finish off well. In the house of Fortune, if you enter by the gate of pleasure you must leave by that of sorrow and vice vers‰Û¡. You ought therefore to think of the finish, and attach more importance to a graceful exit than to applause on entrance. Ì¥Tis the common lot of the unlucky to have a very fortunate outset and a very tragic end. The important point is not the vulgar applause on entrance–that comes to nearly all–but the general feeling at exit. Few in life are felt to deserve an encore. Fortune rarely accompanies any one to thedoor: warmly as she may welcome the coming, she speeds but coldly the parting guest.