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T. S. EliotEvery moment is a fresh beginning.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

HoraceHe who has begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin!

—  Horace, 65-8 BC, Roman poet

Mignon McLaughlinWe all become great explorers during our first few days in a new city, or a new love affair.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Winston ChurchillNow 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, 1874-1965, British Prime Minister, Nobel 1953

Zig ZiglarYou don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.

—  Zig Ziglar, 1926-2012, American self-help writer

DanteRemember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.

—  Dante, 1265-1321, Italian poet

Lao-TzuNew beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

—  Lao-Tzu, 6th cent. BC, Chinese philosopher

Niccolò MachiavelliWars begin when you will, but they do not end when you please.

—  Niccolò Machiavelli, 1469-1527, Italian political philosopher

Ralph Waldo EmersonEvery artist was first an amateur.

—  Ralph Waldo Emerson, 1803-1884, American philosopher

Fernando PessoaAll beginnings are involuntary.

—  Fernando Pessoa, 1888-1935, Portuguese poet & writer

Samuel BeckettThe end is in the beginning and yet you go on.

—  Samuel Beckett, 1906-1989, Irish writer, Nobel 1969

William JamesBegin to be now what you will be hereafter.

—  William James, 1842-1910, American philosopher

T. S. EliotWhat 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, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

T. S. EliotHome is where one starts from.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

T. S. EliotThe last thing one discovers in composing a work is what to put first.

—  T. S. Eliot, 1888-1965, British poet, Nobel 1948

Bob MarleyBeginnings are usually scary, and endings are usually sad, but its everything in between that makes it all worth living.

—  Bob Marley, 1945-1981, Jamaican singer

Walt DisneyI only hope that we never lose sight of one thing — that it all started with a mouse.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Walt DisneyThe way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

—  Walt Disney, 1901-1966, American businessman & cartoonist

Emile M. CioranThe Creation was the first act of sabotage.

—  Emile M. Cioran, 1911-1995, French-Romanian philosopher

Latin Quotes

CiceroThe beginnings of all things are small.

Omnium rerum principia parva sunt.

—  Cicero, 106-43 BC, Roman orator & statesman

Quotes in Verse

Robert FrostEnds and beginnings—there are no such things.
There are only middles.

—  Robert Frost, 1874-1963, American poet

Ancient Greek

PlatoThe beginning is half of everything.

Αρχή ήμισυ παντός.

—  Plato, 427-347 BC, Ancient Greek philosopher



International proverbThere’s a first time for everything.

—  International proverb



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