The Good Book: Proverbs, chapter 15: Beginnings

Is it just me, or would it perhaps have worked better if this chapter had been, you know, somewhere closer to the Beginning of the Book?

1. At first everything is difficult.
Some things, like reading this book, become even more difficult as they go on.
2. All glory comes from daring to begin.
Can’t argue that, although the quality of what one dares also matters.
3. Better never begin than never end.
Take your own advice, Grayling. Please, take your own advice, just once…
4. Who begins many things ends few.
Ouch. Yeah, okay.
5. The first step is as good as half over.
It’s not, but without that sort of advice, nothing gets started.
6. What begins with tow will not end as silk.
I don’t even know what that means.
7. Things are always at their best at the beginning.
No.
8. All beginnings are small.
True.