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Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities.
William Throsby Bridges
No industry is immune and no occupation is safe. All of us need to begin to think in terms of our own inner strengths, our resilience and resourcefulness, our capacity to adapt and to rely upon ourselves and our families.
Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.
Henry David Thoreau
You begin saving the world by saving one man at a time; all else is grandiose romanticism or politics.
Begin with the end in mind.
When I look up and see the sun shining on the patch of white clouds up in the blue, I begin to think how it would feel to be up somewhere above it winging swiftly thought the clear air, watching the earth below, and the men on it, no bigger than ants.
It is what you do from now on that will either move our civilization forward a few tiny steps, or else... begin to march us steadily backward.
Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.
Switzerland is a country where very few things begin, but many things end.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Successful technologies often begin as hobbies. Jacques Cousteau invented scuba diving because he enjoyed exploring caves. The Wright brothers invented flying as a relief from the monotony of their normal business of selling and repairing bicycles.
If we are to teach real peace in this world, and if we are to carry on a real war against war, we shall have to begin with the children.
I resolved to stop accumulating and begin the infinitely more serious and difficult task of wise distribution.
No true believer could be intolerant or a persecutor. If I were a magistrate and the law carried the death penalty against atheists, I would begin by sending to the stake whoever denounced another.
If you ever want something badly, let it go. If it comes back to you, then it's yours forever. If it doesn't, then it was never yours to begin with.
After being in captivity for so long, I can't begin to describe how wonderful it feels to be home in Canada.
Hope cannot be said to exist, nor can it be said not to exist. It is just like roads across the earth. For actually the earth had no roads to begin with, but when many men pass one way, a road is made.
I try and sit on the fence because as soon as you voice any kind of opinion, people begin to think you're an idiot.
War will never cease until babies begin to come into the world with larger cerebrums and smaller adrenal glands.
H. L. Mencken
I thought I'd begin by reading a poem by Shakespeare, but then I thought, why should I? He never reads any of mine.
Richness in the world is a result of other people's poverty. We should begin to shorten the abyss between haves and have-nots.
I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life. Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.
I am amazed at radio DJ's today. I am firmly convinced that AM on my radio stands for Absolute Moron. I will not begin to tell you what FM stands for.
If my soldiers were to begin to think, not one of them would remain in the army.
Frederick the Great
To all my nonbelieving, sort-of-believing, and used-to-be-believing friends: I feel like I should begin with a confession. I am sorry that so often the biggest obstacle to God has been Christians.
The questions which one asks oneself begin, at least, to illuminate the world, and become one's key to the experience of others.
James A. Baldwin
C. S. Lewis
Leonardo da Vinci
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