Beginning Quotes
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What do you feel called to begin? Use beginning quotes to spur you into action! Step 1: stop waiting for conditions to be perfect. Beginning means letting go of having 'most of your ducks in a row'


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And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of new beginnings.
Meister Eckhart

Begin anywhere.
John Cage

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.
Lao Tzu

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James

Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.
Robert Collier

It's the job that's never started that takes longest to finish.
J. R. R. Tolkien

Often when you think you're at the end of something, you're at the beginning of something else.
Fred Rogers

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman

In my beginning is my end.
T. S. Eliot

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

Learning is the beginning of wealth. Learning is the beginning of health. Learning is the beginning of spirituality. Searching and learning is where the miracle process all begins.
Jim Rohn

The end is the beginning of all things, suppressed and hidden, awaiting to be released through the rhythm of pain and pleasure.

So long as you have courage and a sense of humor, it is never too late to start life afresh.
Freeman Dyson

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.
Steve Jobs

Inexperience is an asset. Embrace it.
Wendy Kopp

Don't look further for answers: be the solution. You were born with everything you need to know. Make a promise to stop getting in the way of the blessing that you are. Take a deep breath, remember to have fun, and begin.
Jonathan H. Ellerby

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you're going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today.
Marilyn Grey

Begin today. Declare outloud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; a grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
James Russell Lowell

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

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

Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.
Liz Smith

Don't wait for something big to occur. Start where you are, with what you have, and that will always lead you into something greater.
Mary Manin Morrissey

First comes thought; then organization of that thought into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Napoleon Hill

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.
Ralph Blum

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

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

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you're willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.
Barbara Sher

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
Charles Lamb

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
Maria Robinson

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

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.
William James

The most sacred place dwells within our heart, where dreams are born and secrets sleep, a mystical refuge of darkness and light, fear and conquest, adventure and discovery, challenge and transformation. Our heart speaks for our soul every moment while we are alive. Listen... as the whispering beat repeats: be...gin, be...gin, be...gin. It's really that simple. Just begin... again.
Royce Addington

You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great.
Joe Sabah

The grace to be a beginner is always the best prayer for an artist. The beginner's humility and openness lead to exploration. Exploration leads to accomplishment. All of it begins at the beginning, with the first small and scary step.
Julia Cameron

All great things have small beginnings.
Peter Senge

Start wherever you are and start small.
Rita Baily

Begin at the beginning and go on ‘til you come to the end then stop.
Lewis Carroll

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
Nido Qubein

And you? When will you begin your long journey into yourself?

Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand – and melting like a snowflake.
Marie Beyon Ray

Everything that has a beginning has an ending. Make your peace with that and all will be well.

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.
J. B. Priestley

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.
Mike Dooley

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

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

Wherever you are is always the right place. There is never a need to fix anything, to hitch up the bootstraps of the soul and start at some higher place. Start right where you are.
Julia Cameron

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

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