Beginning Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old beginning quotes, beginning sayings, and beginning proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

You could consider a new beginning as the start of a new year. A fresh start, a new goal, a year to make your dreams come true. Be determined and persevere. Catherine Pulsifer
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Plato
It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot
Do not despise humble beginnings. The Son of God began His life in a humble manger. Miriam Kinai
Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. Maria Robinson
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. Meister Eckhart
All beginnings are delightful; the threshold is the place to pause. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
Every beginning is difficult, but it gets easier from there on. Erki Nool
Every beginning is a consequence every beginning ends some thing. Paul Valery
All endings are also beginnings. We just don't know it at the time. Mitch Albom
New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu
Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success. Henry Ford
A beginning is the end of something, always. Spider Robinson
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. Seneca
The beginning is always today. Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man. Plato
A beginning is that which does not itself follow anything by causal necessity, but after which something naturally is or comes to be. Aristotle
It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live. Marcus Aurelius
Great beginnings are not as important as the way one finishes. James Dobson
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity. Lord Byron
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember. Anne Sullivan
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
To see and listen to the wicked is already the beginning of wickedness. Confucius
Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. Alan Cohen
The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are. Leonardo da Vinci
A beginning is the time for taking the most delicate care that the balances are correct. Frank Herbert
Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea. Rachel Carson
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop. Lewis Carroll
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Mark Twain
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth not going all the way, and not starting. Buddha
Before any beginning, there needs to be a plan of how you are going to get to the end. If you do not create a plan, it is like deciding to play football without the ball. Byron Pulsifer
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. Louis L'Amour
Beginning to think is beginning to be undermined. Albert Camus
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
Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living. Bob Marley
The beginning is the most important part of the work. Igbo Wisdom
The hard part is the first grinding; when that is done the rest is easy. Hausa Wisdom
Start where you are with what you have, knowing that what you have is plenty enough. Booker T. Washington
We have only started; we are just on our way we have just made the first lap in the great race for existence, and for a place in the political and economic sun of men. Marcus Garvey
The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead. Ralph Ellison
Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. Martin Luther King Jr.
It ain't nothing to find no starting place in the world. You jus start from where you find yourself. August Wilson
If initiative is the ability to do the right thing, then efficiency is the ability to do the right thing. Kelly Miller
I got myself a start by giving myself a start. Madame C.J. Walker
The man who simply sets and waits/For good to come along/Ain't worth the breath that one would take/To tell him he is wrong. Paul Lawrence Dunbar
You can't just sit there and wait for people to give you that golden dream, you've got to get out there and make it happen for yourself. Diana Ross
Nothing is going to be handed to you. You have to make things happen. Florence Griffith Joyner
You start with the perception that the world is an unlimited opportunity. Bill Strickland
We start with gifts. Merit comes from what we make of them. Jean Toomer
The day you take complete responsibility for your life is the day you start to the top. O.J. Simpson
Whenever we stop growing, we start deteriorating. Louis Farrakhan
Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter. Marin Luther King Jr.
When you begin to appreciate the fantastic being you are, you will also begin to see a change in your behavior. Famous Amos
Our visions bein with our desires. Audre Lorde
Meditation reveals that the obvious place to begin is not in some other place, it's right here. Angel Kyodo Williams
No matter how terrible we think we are, how bad we believe we have been, how low we think we have fallen, we can clean out our minds and begin again. The only way out is truth. Iyanla Vanzant
You aspire to great things? Begin with little ones. Augustine of Hippo
Change did not begin with you, and it will not end with you, but what you do with your life is an absolutely vital piece of that chain. Audre Lorde
Life only appears to begin with birth and end with death. The flow of life is in fact continuous and eternal, birth and death are merely transformations. Susan L. Taylor
Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility. Augustine of Hippo
Do not follow the path. Go where there is no path and begin the trail. Ashanti Wisdom
I start where the last man left off. Thomas Edison
The secret of getting ahead is getting started. Evan Esar
The trouble with many people is that they take so long to start to begin to get ready to commence. Evan Esar
It takes all kinds of people to make a world, and it's about time they got started. Evan Esar