20 Awesome Quotes on Beginning

20 Awesome Quotes on Beginning1.”Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

2. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth — not going all the way, and not starting.” – Buddha

3. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” – Meister Eckhart

4. “All great ideas and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning.” – Albert Camus

5. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

6. “Beginnings are always messy.” – John Galsworthy

7. “When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are.” – Edgar Cayce

8. “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

9.”Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

10.”The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato

11.”The beginnings of all things are small.” – Cicero

12. “What’s well begun is half done.” – Horace

13. “Every exit is an entry somewhere else.” – Tom Stoppard

14. “The person who removes a mountain begins by carrying away small stones.” – Chinese Proverb

15. “No good ending can be expected in the absence of the right beginning.” – I Ching

16. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King

17. “Beginning is easy — continuing hard.” – Japanese Proverb

18. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.” – Louis L’Amour

19. “The greatest masterpieces were once only pigments on a palette.” – Henry Hoskins

20. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” – St. Francis of Assisi

Thanks to Val Vadeboncoeur for locating these quotes.

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Mitch DitkoffMitch Ditkoff is the Co-Founder and President of Idea Champions and the author of “Awake at the Wheel”, as well as the very popular Heart of Innovation blog.

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  1. Donna Fedor on May 10, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I like this Buddha quote…”What you are now is what you have been, what you will be is what you do now.” -Buddha….the time is now to change what you want to be.

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