all good things must come to an end

all good things must come to an end

Meaning

  • everything that is deemed nice, ends
  • it depicts the circle of life to say that everything has an end
  • everything that one is fond off comes to an end, eventually

Example Sentences

  1. The band breaking up was a terrible things but I guess all good things must come to an end.
  2. My parents had a lovely relationship until my aunt came along to live with us. And then as all good things must come to an end, so did the peace in my household.
  3. College was the best time of my life but then all good things must come to an end.
  4. Did you know that you have the strength to do this kind of work today but may not be able to carry it out for a few years even? All good things must come to an end.
  5. This guy was a great economist and a brilliant prime minister for the country but then all good things must come to an end.
  6. I could vouch for him as a supplier any time in the past but all good things must come to an end and he is no longer reliable.

Origin

The phrase is one with a literal meaning and providing a sense of having to enjoy the good times while they last. It is speculated to have come into existence in the 14th century.

Synonyms

  • good while it lasted

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