He who begins many things, finishes but few
he who begins many things finishes but few
Someone who starts many projects typically lacks the ability, energy, or interest to finish them all. A: "Did Rod actually finish his novel?" B: "Of course not. And now he's onto 10 other new projects. I guess it's true what they say—he who begins many things finishes but few."
He who begins many things, finishes but few.
Prov. If you start a lot of projects, you will not have time and energy to complete them all. (Can be used to warn someone against starting too many projects.) Sarah's room is littered with sweaters and mittens she started to knit but never finished, a testament to the fact that she who begins many things, finishes but few.