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Beginnings Quotations

  1. "Almost everything comes from nothing."
    --Henry F. Amiel

  2. "A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle and an end."
    -- Aristotle

  3. "The beginning, as the proverb says, is half the whole."
    -- Aristotle

  4. "Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."
    -- Carl Bard

  5. "The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
    --Hal Borland

  6. "All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door."
    --Albert Camus

  7. "Fear not that thy life shall come to an end, but rather fear that it shall never have a beginning."
    -- John Henry Cardinal

  8. "You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip."
    --Jonathan Carroll

  9. "When there is a start to be made, don't step over! Start where you are."
    --Edgar Cayce

  10. "Seems like I've been here before, can't remember when I get this funny feeling, we'll be together again; No straight lines make up my life, all my roads have bends; No clearcut beginnings; so far, no dead ends."
    --Tom Chapin

  11. "This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
    --Winston Churchill

  12. "The beginnings of all things are small."
    -- Cicero

  13. "In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made."
    -- Cicero

  14. "The end of a thing, is never the end, something is always being born like a year of a baby."
    --Lucille Clifton

  15. " It was on that road and at that hour that I first became aware of my own self, experienced an inexpressible state of grace, and felt one with the first breath of air that stirred, the first bird, and the sun so newly born that it still looked not quite round."
    --Colette

  16. "First things first, second things never."
    -- Shirley Conran

  17. "The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision."
    --Robyn Davidson

  18. "The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult."
    --Marquise du Deffand

  19. "Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
    --Demosthenes

  20. "I wake expectant, hoping to see a new thing."
    --Annie Dillard

  21. "There must be a beginning of any great matter, but the continuing unto the end until it be thoroughly finished yields the true glory."
    --Sir Francis Drake

  22. "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."
    --Meister Eckhart

  23. "With the possible exception of the equator, everything begins somewhere."
    -- Peter Robert Fleming

  24. "He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end."
    --Harry Emerson Fosdick

  25. "The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
    --John Galsworthy

  26. "Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it."
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  27. "Caring ideas are the chessmen moved forward; they may be beaten, but they may start a winning game."
    -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

  28. "Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that's why we decide we're done. It's getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out."
    --Natalie Goldberg

  29. "The excitement, the true excitement, was always in starting again. Nothing's worse than an accomplished task, a realized dream."
    --Marilyn Harris

  30. "A hard beginning maketh a good ending."
    --John Heywood

  31. "First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination."
    -- Napoleon Hill

  32. "He has half the deed done who has made a beginning."
    --Horace

  33. "The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette."
    --Henry S. Hoskins

  34. "It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome."
    -- William James

  35. "All this will not be finished in the first 100 days. Nor will it be finished in the first 1,000 days, not in the life of this Administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin."
    -- John Fitzgerald Kennedy, in his inaugural address

  36. "Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."
    --Martin Luther King Jr.

  37. "Don't be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That's only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself."
    --Olga Korbut

  38. "Know ye not, each thing we prize does come from small beginnings rise?"
    --Mary Ann Lamb

  39. "I'm in a very enviable position, being able to work like this forty-five years later. It's always beginning! I never have a sense of finishing up, just new things beginning. When I die, they're going to carry me off a stage."
    --Angela Lansbury

  40. "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning."
    -- Louis L'Amour

  41. "Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly."
    --James Russell Lowell

  42. "Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend to them all the care, kindness, and understanding you can muster, and do it with no thought of any reward. Your life will never be the same again."
    -- Og Mandino

  43. "So never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself."
    --Florence Nightingale

  44. "Things are always at their best in their beginning."
    --Blaise Pascal

  45. "The last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first."
    -- Blaise Pascal

  46. "The only joy in the world is to begin."
    -- Cesare Pavese

  47. "We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day."
    --Edith Lovejoy Pierce

  48. "The beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression more readily taken."
    --Plato (The Republic)

  49. "The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning."
    --Ivy Baker Priest

  50. "No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning."
    -- Proverb

  51. "The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones."
    --Chinese proverb

  52. "To question a wise man is the beginning of wisdom."
    -- German Proverb

  53. "Making the beginning is one third of the work."
    -- Irish Proverb

  54. "Do not despise the bottom rungs in the ascent to greatness."
    --Publilius Syrus

  55. "It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning."
    --Rainer Maria Rilke

  56. "Asking is the beginning of receiving. Make sure you don't go to the ocean with a teaspoon. At least take a bucket so the kids won't laugh at you."
    -- Jim Rohn

  57. "Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed."
    --Murial Rukeyser

  58. "You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
    --Joe Sabah

  59. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginnings end."
    --Semisonic

  60. "Whatever begins, also ends."
    -- Seneca

  61. "To show our simple skill, That is the true beginning of our end."
    -- William Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream

  62. "You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."
    -- Barabra Sher

  63. "Start by doing what's necessary; then do what's possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible."
    --St. Francis of Assisi

  64. "Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap, but by the seeds you plant."
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  65. "Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."
    -- Robert Louis Stevenson

  66. "Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be."
    --Marsha Petrie Sue

  67. "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
    --Lao-Tsu

  68. "All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small."
    --Lao-Tsu

  69. "A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step."
    -- Lao-Tsu

  70. "Every minute starts an hour."
    -- Unknown

  71. "All glory comes from daring to begin."
    --Eugene F. Ware

  72. "The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
    --Dave Weinbaum

  73. "I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all."
    --Laura Ingalls Wilder

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