An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





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


Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.


William Bridges (American author)


I can't do it” never accomplished anything; I will try" has performed miracles.


George P. Burnham


In every phenomenon the beginning remains always the most notable moment.


Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881, Scottish philosopher, author)


Beginnings are apt to be shadowy.


Rachel Carson (1907-1964, American marine biologist, author)


The person who is not strong enough gives up at the halfway point -- but you are limiting yourself before even starting.


Confucius (BC 551-479, Chinese ethical teacher, philosopher)


Begin with the end in mind.


Stephen R. Covey (1932-, American speaker, trainer, author of "The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People")


In my beginning is my end.


T. S. Eliot (1888-1965, American-born British poet, critic)


The first blow is half the battle.


Oliver Goldsmith (1728-1774, Anglo-Irish author, poet, playwright)


The truth is at the beginning of anything and its end are alike touching.


Yoshida Kenko


All this will not be finished in the first one hundred days. Nor will it be finished in the first thousand days, nor in the life of this administration, nor even perhaps in our lifetime on this planet. But let us begin.


John F. Kennedy (1917-1963, American President (35th))


There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.


Louis L'Amour (1908-1988, American Western author)


Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.


Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1819-1892, American poet)


I never lose an opportunity of urging a practical beginning, however small, for it is wonderful how often in such matters the mustard-seed germinates and roots itself.


Florence Nightingale (1820-1910, British nurse)


A good beginning is half the work done.


Puerto Rican Proverb


Things are always at their best in the beginning.


Blaise Pascal (1623-1662, French scientist, religious philosopher)


The beginning is the half of every action.


Greek Proverb (Sayings of Greek  origin)


We have it in our power to begin the world over again.


Thomas Paine (1737-1809, Anglo-American political theorist, writer)


Every crisis is an opportunity. Let us confront the crisis of worldwide apathy, despair and violence by taking the opportunity to join hands across this great earth on January 1, 2000 and rise together like the Phoenix from the ashes to create an active, a hopeful, a kinder civilization.


Victoria Principal


A tree does not grow from the sky.


Bosnian Proverb


A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


Chinese Proverb (Sayings of Chinese origin)


A good beginning makes a good ending.


English Proverb (Sayings of British origin)


Great things often come from small beginnings.


Finnish Proverb


A little spark can kindle a great fire.


Syrian Proverb


Whenever a thing is done for the first time, it releases a little demon.


Dave Sim


Every exit is an entry somewhere else.


Tom Stoppard (1937-, Czech playwright)


More powerful than the will to win is the courage to begin.


Author Unknown


Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.


Author Unknown


Every beginning is a consequence. Every beginning ends something.


Paul Valery (1871-1945, French poet, essayist)


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