A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cakeThis is commonly misquotes as You can't have you're cake and eat it, too.
If you will call your troubles experiences, and remember that every experience develops some latent force within you, you will grow vigorous and happy, however adverse your circumstances may seem to be.
Many hands make light work.
A woman hath nine lives like a cat.
Would ye both eat your cake and have your cake?
Well aunt (quoth Ales) all is well that endes well. Ye Ales, of a good begynnyng comth a good end.
Whan the sunne shinth make hay, whiche is to say, Take time whan time comth, lest time steale away.
Time is tickell, and out of sight out of minde. Than catche and holde while I may, fast binde fast finde.
And while I at length debate and beate the bushe, There shall steppe in other men, and catche the burdes, And by long time lost in many vayne wurdes.
The loss of wealth is loss of dirt, as sages in all times assert; The happy man's without a shirt.
Let the world slide, let the world go; A fig for care, and a fig for woe! If I can't pay, why I can owe, And death makes equal the high and low.
The tide tarrieth no man.
Happy man, happy dole.
A man maie well bring a horse to the water, but he can not make him drinke without he will.