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It's very attractive to people to be a victim. Instead of having to think out the whole situation, about history and your group and what you are doing... if you begin from the point of view of being a victim, you've got it half-made. I mean intellectually.
V. S. Naipaul
You begin by always expecting good things to happen.
What happens when you have great grief in your life is the arteries of that heart begins to spasms down, just literally squeezes down like this because you're feeling the tension of your life and then the heart muscle itself will also begin - to get stressed out.
Titles are important; I have them before I have books that belong to them. I have last chapters in my mind before I see first chapters, too. I usually begin with endings, with a sense of aftermath, of dust settling, of epilogue.
So many fail because they don't get started - they don't go. They don't overcome inertia. They don't begin.
Yet what you need is not marches, demonstrations, rallies or wide associations, all of them are important. What you need is direct action. The sooner people understand that, the sooner we'll begin to change things.
Education must begin with the solution of the student-teacher contradiction, by reconciling the poles of the contradiction so that both are simultaneously teachers and students.
Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
William Throsby Bridges
Only when you are aware of the uniqueness of everyone's individual body will you begin to have a sense of your own self-worth.
Growing old gracefully used to begin at about 35, but today women prefer to 'stay young gratefully' with thanks to designers, beauticians and plastic surgeons.
When we give ourselves the chance to let go of all our tension, the body's natural capacity to heal itself can begin to work.
The purpose of going to Mars is for humans to first begin to occupy, permanently, another planet in the solar system. The astronauts or pilgrims, whatever you might call them, are going to be very historically unique human beings.
It is time for corporate America to become 'the third pillar' of social change in our society, complementing the first two pillars of government and philanthropy. We need the entire private sector to begin committing itself not just to making profits, but to fulfilling higher and larger purposes by contributing to building a better world.
It's interesting. I've known quite a few good athletes that can't begin to play a beat on the drum set. Most team sport is about the smooth fluidity of hand-eye coordination and physical grace, where drumming is much more about splitting all those things up.
Writing is a spiritual practice in that people that have no spiritual path can undertake it and, as they write, they begin to wake up to a larger connection. After a while, people tend to find that there is some muse that they are connecting to.
We should burn all libraries and allow to remain only that which everyone knows by heart. A beautiful age of the legend would then begin.
Because tobacco is responsible for an impressive one-third of cancers, prevention efforts naturally begin with it.
When you cease to make a contribution, you begin to die.
Don't let life discourage you; everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was.
Richard L. Evans
I begin with the principle that all men are bores. Surely no one will prove himself so great a bore as to contradict me in this.
I begin with an idea and then it becomes something else.
If you desire to be good, begin by believing that you are wicked.
Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.
Booker T. Washington
Whenever a man's friends begin to compliment him about looking young, he may be sure that they think he is growing old.
It often happens that I wake up at night and begin to think about a serious problem and decide I must tell the Pope about it. Then I wake up completely and remember that I am the Pope.
Pope John XXIII
A. P. J. Abdul Kalam
Martin Luther King, Jr.
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