Beginning Quotes and Sayings
A journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step.
Chinese Proverb, Lao Tzu
From small beginnings come great things.
The distance doesn’t matter; it is only the first step that is difficult.
Marquise du Deffand
The first step is the hardest.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Well begun is half done.
There is an old saying ‘well begun is half done’ – ’tis a bad one. I would use instead – Not begun at all until half done.
Everything must have a beginning.
Fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.
In my beginning is my end.
T. S. Eliot
What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.
Men often become what they believe themselves to be. If I believe I cannot do something, it makes me incapable of doing it. But when I believe I can, then I acquire the ability to do it even if I didn’t have it in the beginning.
The journey of a thousand leagues begins with a single step. So we must never neglect any work of peace within our reach, however small.
Adlai E. Stevenson
You will never win if you never begin.
Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
Richard Henry Horne
If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.
From today and from this place there begins a new epoch in the history of the world.
Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
A good beginning makes a good end.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
The beginning of love is to let those we love be perfectly themselves, and not to twist them to fit our own image. Otherwise we love only the reflection of ourselves we find in them.
Truth is the beginning of every good thing, both in heaven and on earth; and he who would be blessed and happy should be from the first a partaker of truth, for then he can be trusted.
Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other.
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.
Native American Proverb
This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.