· Ad Finem · To The End ·
Ad finem ubi perveneris, ne velis reverti.
As you get to the end, don't turn back.
When you have nearly completed any business in which you are engaged, do not through weariness, or inconstancy, leave it unfinished, but persist to the end; else all the time, labour, and expense that have been bestowed upon the work, will be lost, and you will lose your character likewise; or when you perceive yourself about to die, with patience and courage submit to your fate, and do not weakly and foolishly wish for an extension of your life, in the vain hope that you should live more rationally. "Hell," we say, "is full of good meanings and wishes."You can read more commentary by Bland online, and here is more about Bland's book.
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