Well Begun is Half Done

“The beginning is half the whole.” (Pythagoras.)

French:
“Heureux commencement est la moitiéde l'oeuvre.” “Ce n'est que le premier pas qui coûe.” Latin: “Incipe dimidium facti est coepisse.” (Ausonius.)

“Dimidium facti, qui coepit, habet.” Horace.

“Facilius est incitare currentem, quam commovere languentem.” (Cicero.)

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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