Quotes: beginnings

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  • Benjamin Haydon
    Benjamin Haydon
    British artist 1786-1846
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    Beware of the beginnings of vice. Do not delude yourself with the belief that it can be argued against in the presence of the exciting cause. Nothing but actual flight can save you.
  • Robert Collier
    Robert Collier
    American author 1885-1950
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    Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings.
  • Baltasar Gracian
    Baltasar Gracian
    Spanish Jesuit, writer and philosopher 1601-1658
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    Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave.
    Source: The Art of Worldly Wisdom
  • Bernie Siegel
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    God wants us to know that life is a series of beginnings, not endings. Just as graduations are not terminations, but commencements. Creation is an ongoing process, and when we create a perfect world where love and compassion are shared by all, suffering will cease.
  • Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
    American poet 1819-1892
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    How beautiful is youth! how bright it gleams with its illusions, aspirations, dreams! Book of Beginnings, Story without End, Each maid a heroine, and each man a friend!
  • I think the negative reinforcement really helped me in my very beginnings.
  • A. E. van Vogt
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    It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again.
  • Joan Didion
    Joan Didion
    American Essayist 1934-
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    It is easy to see the beginnings of things, and harder to see the ends.
    Source: Slouching Towards Bethlehem (2013) 161
  • Anna Quindlen
    Anna Quindlen
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    Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle.
  • John Dryden
    John Dryden
    English poet and playwright 1631-1700
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    Mighty things from small beginnings grow.
  • Franklin D. Roosevelt
    Franklin D. Roosevelt
    American statesman 1882-1945
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    More than an end to war, we want an end to the beginnings of all wars.
  • Avicenna
    Avicenna
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    Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials.
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    American poet and philosopher 1803-1882
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    The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
  • Beeban Kidron
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    The idea of the Internet as sort of open and democratic and free and with no hierarchy, the libertarian beginnings as it were, with peer-to-peer networks... I'd sort of like for everyone to just admit that we're beyond that now.
  • Hal Borland
    Hal Borland
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    The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason.
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