"The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings."
"All difficult things have their origin in that which is easy, and great things in that which is small."
"Almost everything comes from nothing."
Henry F. Amiel
"Necessity, who is the mother of invention."
"The beginning is the most important part of any work, especially in the case of a young and tender thing; for that is the time at which the character is being formed and the desired impression more readily taken."
"The distance is nothing; it's only the first step that is difficult."
Marquise du Deffand
"Beginnings are only difficult without any action."
"Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises."
"Every morning is a fresh beginning. Every day is the world made new. Today is a new day. Today is my world made new. I have lived all my life up to this moment, to come to this day. This moment--this day--is as good as any moment in all eternity. I shall make of this day-each moment of this day-a heaven on earth. This is my day of opportunity."
"A hard beginning maketh a good ending."
"You don't have to be great to start, but you have to start to be great."
"A lot of people seeking new beginnings have never finished with the past."
"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
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning."
"Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it."
"The tide goes back a little, but not to its old mark; and then it comes on again and this time it moves higher than ever, and so on. This mode of progression seems to be general throughout nature - an advance; followed by another minor retreat and a still greater advance, continuously repeated."
Emmet Fox, Make Your Life Worth While