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  • Bertrand Russell
    Bertrand Russell
    English philosopher and mathematician 1872-1970
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    Fear is the main source of superstition, and one of the main sources of cruelty. To conquer fear is the beginning of wisdom.
  • Napoleon Hill
    Napoleon Hill
    American self-help author 1883-1970
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    All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    Henry Brooks Adams
    American historian 1838-1918
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    It is impossible to underrate human intelligence - beginning with one's own.
  • Terry Pratchett
    Terry Pratchett
    English author of fantasy novels, especially comical works 1948-2015
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    Knowing that you are going to die is, I suspect, the beginning of wisdom.
  • Camille Paglia
    Camille Paglia
    American academic and social critic 1947-
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    Men are run ragged by female sexuality all their lives. From the beginning of his life to the end, no man ever fully commands any woman. It's an illusion. Men are pussy-whipped. And they know it. That's what the strip clubs are about; not woman as victim, not woman as slave, but woman as goddess.
    Source: As quoted in Sexuality and Gender (2002)
  • Hannah Arendt
    Hannah Arendt
    German-born American political theorist 1906-1975
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    No cause is left but the most ancient of all, the one, in fact, that from the beginning of our history has determined the very existence of politics, the cause of freedom versus tyranny.
  • Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Solomon Ibn Gabirol
    Andalusian poet and Jewish philosopher 1021-1070
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    The beginning of wisdom is to desire it.
  • St. Augustine of Hippo
    St. Augustine of Hippo
    Roman African Christian theologian and philosopher 354-430
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    The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
  • William James
    William James
    American philosopher 1842-1910
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    There is no more miserable human being than one in whom nothing is habitual but indecision, and for whom the lighting of every cigar, the drinking of every cup, the time of rising and going to bed every day, and the beginning of every bit of work, are subjects of express volitional deliberation.
  • B. B. King
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    'She's Dynamite' was a 100 years ago, and I recorded that song because the company thought that it was a great song and it was hot. That was the beginning of rock n' roll, and I guess they thought it would be a BB King version of rock n' roll.
  • Boris Pasternak
    Boris Pasternak
    Russian writer 1890-1960
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    A candle burned on the table, a candle burned... he whispered to himself — the beginning of something confused, formless; he hoped that it would take shape of itself. But nothing more came to him.
  • Franz Kafka
    Franz Kafka
    Chech German-speaking writer 1883-1924
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    A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
  • John Heywood
    John Heywood
    English writer, playwright and poet 1497-1580
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    A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
  • Billy Collins
    Billy Collins
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    A lot of my poems either have historical sequences or other kinds of chronological grids where I'm locating myself in time. I like to feel oriented, and I like to orient the reader at the beginning of a poem.
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