THEOSOPHICAL INDEPENDENCE FEBRUARY 2013
Quotes on Beginning
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always
- Dante Alighieri
Begin, be bold, and venture to be wise. - Horace
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
According to the Buddha's teaching the beginning of the life-stream of living beings is unthinkable. The believer in the creation of life by God may be astonished at this reply. But if you were to ask him 'What is the beginning of God- ' he would answer without hesitation 'God has no beginning', and he is not astonished at his own reply.
- Walpola Rahula
The future begins today.
- Wayne Gerard Trotman
...there's always a way to begin again. - Autumn Doughton,
And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
- Meister Eckhart
...and in fact the only way I can deal with this eerie situation at all is to make a conscious decision that I have already lived and finished the life I planned to live - and everything from now on will be A New Life, a different thing...
- Hunter S. Thompson
But what is great can only begin great. - Martin Heidegger
In every end, there is also a beginning. - Libba Bray
The beginning is always today.
- Mary Shelley
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. - Meister Eckhart
The beginning is the most important part of the work. - Plato,
The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead. - Ralph Ellison
When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are. – Edgar Cayce
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
In literature and in life we ultimately pursue, not conclusions, but beginnings.
- Sam Tanenhaus,
Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting. – Buddha
Be willing to be a beginner every single morning. – Meister Eckhart
All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. – Albert Camus
Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.
The beginnings of all things are small. – Cicero
What’s well begun is half done.
Every exit is an entry somewhere else. – Tom Stoppard
The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.
– Chinese Proverb
No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning. – I Ching
Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. – Martin Luther King
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour
The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette. – Henry Hoskins
Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – St. Francis of Assisi
What you are now is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now. - Buddha
Motivation is what gets you started. Habit is what keeps you going. - Jim Rohn
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