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