Beginnings Quotes

We all go through ups and downs in life, and it is not how many times we go through the downs but how many times we come out of it and many times we have to start all over again. Here are some quotes on such beginnings when we need to start all over again or when we embark on a new journey.

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

Begin whatever you have to do: the beginning of a work stands for the whole.
~ Decimus Magnus Ausonius

Begin; to begin is half the work. Let half still remain; again begin this, and thou wilt have finished.
~ Decimus Magnus Ausonius

It is only the first obstacle which counts to conquer modesty.
~ Jacques Benigue Bossuet

The beginnings of all things are small.
~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

In all matters, before beginning, a diligent preparation should be made.
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

What’s well begun, is half done.
~ Horace

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

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

All our knowledge has its origins in our perceptions.
~Leonardo da Vinci

From small beginnings come great things.
~Old Proverb

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 beginning is the most important part of the work.
Plato

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

Everything that has a beginning comes to an end.
~ Marcus Fabius Quintilian

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

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

A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
~John Heywood

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

Vitality shows in not only the ability to persist but the ability to start over.
~F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

Nothing is ever done in this world until men are prepared to kill one another if it is not done.
~ George Bernard Shaw
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant’s revolving door.
~Albert Camus

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

Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.
~Carl Bard

The distance is nothing; it’s only the first step that is difficult.
~Marquise du Deffand

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

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

Don’t be afraid if things seem difficult in the beginning. That’s only the initial impression. The important thing is not to retreat; you have to master yourself.
~Olga Korbut

A good beginning makes a good end.
~ Old English Proverb

You begin saving the world by saving one person at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
~ Charles Bukowski

Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise.
~Quintus Horatius Flaccus

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

The highest condition takes rise in the lowest.
~Publilius Syrus

Before beginning, prepare carefully
~Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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

The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
~John Galsworthy

Things are always at their best in their beginning.
~Blaise Pascal

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

A whole is that which has a beginning, a middle and an end.
~ Aristotle

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.
~Marsha Petrie Sue

The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.
~Henry S. Hoskins

The man who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
~Chinese proverb

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

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