he beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
The past is but the beginning of a beginning.
--H. G. Wells
Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends some thing.
The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening.
Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over gain, and you will grow stronger until have accomplished a purpose - not the one you began with perhaps, but one you'll be glad to remember.
Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
My advice to any young person at the beginning of their career is to try to look for the mere outlines of big things with their fresh, untrained, and unprejudiced mind.
Try to keep your soul young and quivering right up to old age, and to imagine right up to the brink of death that life is only beginning. I think that is the only way to keep adding to one's talent, and one's inner happiness.
Kindness is more important than wisdom, and the recognition of this is the beginning of wisdom.
--Theodore Isaac Rubin
It is a tremendous act of violence to begin anything. I am not able to begin. I simply skip what should be the beginning.
--Rainer M. Rilke
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme, and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
In the beginning you must subject yourself to the influence of nature. You must be able to walk firmly on the ground before you start walking of a tightrope.
There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
The beginning and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.
--Harry Emerson Fosdick
There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life.
The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson
The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.
Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.
Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.
Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.
All great deeds and all great thoughts have a ridiculous beginning. Great works are often born on a street corner or in a restaurant's revolving door.
The fear [reverence] of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom.
--Proverbs 9:10 Bible
The attainment of an ideal is often the beginning of a disillusion.