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.
Proverb

The distance doesn’t matter; it is only the first step that is difficult.
Marquise du Deffand

The first step is the hardest.
Proverb

The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

Well begun is half done.
Aristotle

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.
John Keats

Everything must have a beginning.
Proverb

Fingers were made before forks, and hands before knives.
Proverb

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.
T.S. Eliot

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.
Mahatma Gandhi

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.
Helen Rowland

Tis always morning somewhere in the world.
Richard Henry Horne

If you want to know the end, look at the beginning.
African Proverb

From today and from this place there begins a new epoch in the history of the world.
Goethe

Consider your origin; you were not born to live like brutes, but to follow virtue and knowledge.
Dante Alighieri

A good beginning makes a good end.
English Proverb

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
John Heywood

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.
Thomas Merton

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.
Plato

Ideas are the beginning points of all fortunes.
Napoleon Hill

The beginning and the end reach out their hands to each other.
Chinese Proverbs

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
Seneca

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.
Winston Churchill

More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.
Anonymous

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.
Ben Stein

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