Beginning Quotes

The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.-Royce Addington

Start wherever you are and start small.-Rita Baily

It’s a helluva start, being able to recognize what makes you happy.-Lucille Ball

Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.-Sarah Ban Breathnach

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.-Henry Ward Beecher

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.-Ralph Blum

Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.-William Bridges

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.-Buddha

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth…not going all the way, and not starting.-Buddha

When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose; what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page.-Eileen Caddy

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner’s humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.-Julia Cameron

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.-Julia Cameron

When you begin to touch your heart or let your heart be touched, you begin to discover that it's bottomless.-Pema Chodron

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.-Alan Cohen

For a long time it had seemed to me that life was about to begin-real life. But there was always some obstacle in the way, something to be gotten through first, some unfinished business, time still to be served, a debt to be paid. Then life would begin. At last it dawned on me that these obstacles were my life.-Alfred D’Souza

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.-Mike Dooley

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

Don't look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.-Jonathan H. Ellerby

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.-Henry Ford

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world.-Anne Frank

We have died one thousand deaths by the age of twenty – every crossroad is a death.-Shari Gaynor

Only begin and then the mind grows heated. Only begin and the task will be completed.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you're going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.-Marilyn Grey

Don’t wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident, and more and more successful.-Mark Victor Hansen

Everything is affected by and is part of everything else, changing constantly from one state to another. The rain becomes the river; the river surrenders to the sea and the cycle begins over again. Nothing is ever lost. The melody changes – the dance goes on.-Connie Harrison

The beginning of knowledge is the discovery of something we do not understand.-Frank Herbert

All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.-Napoleon Hill

Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.-Napoleon Hill

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

Gratitude is a form of wisdom. It is patient, loving, hopeful, and rigorously honest. It denies nothing, and it overlooks nothing. It looks reality full in the face and says: This is true, this is me, this is my situation, and I have the opportunity to build from here. This is my starting point, and I will succeed!-Phil Humbert

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.-William James

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.-Franz Kafka

Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.-Tracy Kidder

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

Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.-Wendy Kopp

To be born is to start the journey towards death.-Madeleine L’Engle

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.-Charles Lamb

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

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

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.-James Lowell

Beginning today, treat everyone you meet as if they were going to be dead by midnight. Extend them all the care, kindness and understanding you can muster. Your life will never be the same again.-Og Mandino

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.-Mary Manin Morrissey

Baby step by baby step, you have what you need right now to start moving in the direction of your happiest dreams.-Marta Davidovich Ockuly

The dream and the dreamer are always matched. You could not have a dream without the means, right now, to begin it.-Marta Davidovich Ockuly

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

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

Earth, ourselves, breathe and awaken, leaves are stirring, all things moving, new day coming, life renewing.-Pawnee Prayer

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

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.-J. B. Priestly

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.-Nido Qubein

Some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. Delicious ambiguity.-Gilda Radner

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.-Marie Beyon Ray

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.-Eleanor Roosevelt

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.-Theodore Roosevelt

I dream of men who take the next step instead of worrying about the next thousand steps.-Theodore Roosevelt

And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?-Rumi

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.-Rumi

Your mind, this globe of awareness, is a starry universe. When you push off with your foot, a thousand new roads become clear.-Rumi

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.-Saint Francis of Assisi

You will never win if you never begin.-Robert H. Schuller

I can do no other than be reverent before everything that is called life. That is the beginning and the foundation of all ethics.-Albert Schweitzer

All great things have small beginnings.-Peter Senge

Today is your day, your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.-Dr. Seuss

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.-Barbara Sher

You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating.-Barbara Sher

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.-Liz Smith

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.-Bruce Springsteen

When I face the desolate impossibility of writing 500 pages, a sick sense of failure falls on me, and I know I can never do it. Then gradually, I write one page and then another. One day’s work is all that I can permit myself to contemplate.-John Steinbeck

I wake up every morning with a great desire to live joyfully.-Alexandra Stoddard

I think there is something more important than believing: Action! The world is full of dreamers. There aren’t enough who will move ahead and begin to take concrete steps to actualize their vision.-W. Clement Stone

Just as appitite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.-Igor Stravinsky

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.-Anne Sullivan

Let us all meet each other with a smile, for the smile is the beginning of love.-Mother Teresa

The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one.-Mark Twain

Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.-Vincent van Gogh

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