Beginning Quotes

Beginning Quotes
Here’s a few quotes about beginnings to help you get something started:

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

Motivation is what gets you started.  Habit is what keeps you going. -Jim Rohn

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

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. -Unknown

By the way, if this page isn’t what you’re looking for, I have a HUGE list of inspirational quotes by topic here.

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

So many fail because they don’t get started – they don’t go.  They don’t overcome inertia.  They don’t begin. -W. Clement Stone

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

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

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

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

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

Almost everything comes from nothing. -Henry F. Amiel

Coming together is a beginning, staying together is a progress, and working together is a success. -Henry Ford

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

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

Small opportunities are often the beginnning of great enterprises. -Demosthenes

Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings. -Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

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

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

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. -Margaret B. Runbeck

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

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

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

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

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

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    • Sherri Downie
    • December 11, 2010
    Reply

    My husband died a year ago and life has taken on a whole new meaning. Without youth, time seems to be ticking away at an unbelievable pace. As I look back over my life, it is easy to see what I have accomplished and what it took to have the life that I made. As I grieve my loss I find it hard to ‘begin’ anything. Dr. King reminds me that you don’t have to see the whole staircase…just the first step. I know in my heart that I just have to start stepping and life will follow. One of the comforts of age is feeling the success of life and taking a sigh of relief and know that you have done it! To wake and to have that all dissapear and the endless possibilities show up it is a little daunting. Thanks for reminding me to try taking the first step…….who knows what will follow?

      • shawn
      • December 11, 2010
      Reply

      Thanks, Sherri. Your words are powerful and make me stop and think. I’m glad King’s words have helped you. Keep them close so they remind you every day to take some steps in faith. Thanks for sharing.

    • Lee
    • December 12, 2010
    Reply

    Hi Shawn, life is full of stepping stones, starting over may not be easy but it is said that life is a journey and lessons are learned along the way. It does take courage when faced with hardship or a life threatening disease, losing people we love, being alone. If we stop living then we will never know what wonderful inspirational things await. We have to have faith that the universe knows what is best for us and let it be our guide. Open our hears to what revolves around us, simple things, like a stroll in the park, or a walk along the beach, getting in touch with friends or joining a voluntary group helping others. Remember a kind heart and a loving soul never should be wasted. Wishing you a wonderful week end. I always enjoy reading your quotes, thank you!

    • David Parrish
    • December 13, 2010
    Reply

    Sherri, I honestly do not know how anyone finds a way to cope with the lose of a true sole mate. You yourself are an inspiration. I thank God every day for my wife Alice and for the joy that we share together as we continue to work out the details day by day of our future. So much of those details these days have as much to to with the legacy that we want to leave behind for our Grand Kids and for those around us who we deeply care for. Even so, I agree, we don’t need to know what is at the top, it is enough just to stay focused on the step at hand.

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