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

More quotes 

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

The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
Charles Darwin

In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.
Thomas Carlyle

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

Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
Demosthenes

While we deliberate about beginning it is all ready too late to begin.
Quintilian

Like all things, love has both a beginning and an end.
Thomas Squiers

Doubt is the beginning not the end of wisdom.
Proverb

All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.
Albert Camus

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

There are two kinds of people, those who finish what they start and so on.
Robert Byrne

A beginning is only the start of a journey to another beginning.
Anonymous

All time management begins with planning.
Tom Greening

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
Anonymous

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

The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it’s the middle that counts. You have to remember this when you find yourself at the beginning.
Sandra Bullock

It is not death that a man should fear, but he should fear never beginning to live.
Marcus Aurelius

The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
Chinese Proverbs

I had as many doubts as anyone else. Standing on the starting line, we’re all cowards.
Alberto Salaza

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

The knowledge of sin is the beginning of salvation.
Latin Proverb

Affirmation without discipline is the beginning of delusion.
Jim Rohn

I watch out my window as the planes take off into space. Oh, that I could fly away and start fresh. But I must realize that fresh starts also come in the pretty wrapped gift called ‘tomorrow.
Anonymous

Before beginning, prepare carefully.
Marcus Tullius Cicero

Remember today, for it is the beginning of always. Today marks the start of a brave new future filled with all your dreams can hold. Think truly to the future and make those dreams come true.
Anonymous

It’s easier to resist at the beginning than at the end.
Leonardo da Vinci

“Begin at the beginning,”, the King said, very gravely, “and go on till you come to the end: then stop.
Lewis Carroll

You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover’s arms can only come later when you’re sure they won’t laugh if you trip.
Jonathan Carroll

He who chooses the beginning of the road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determines the end.
Harry Emerson Fosdick

Scepticism is the beginning of Faith.
Oscar Wilde