Quotes with beginning
The beginning of wisdom is found in doubting; by doubting we come to the question, and by seeking we may come upon the truth.
In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and been widely regarded as a bad move.
The Restaurant at the End of the Universe (1980)
Knowledge of human nature is the beginning and end of political education.
The Education of Henry Adams (1907)
When the first baby laughed for the first time, the laugh broke into a thousand pieces and they all went skipping about, and that was the beginning of fairies.
The secret of a good sermon is to have a good beginning and a good ending, then having the two as close together as possible.
When we are dreaming alone it is only a dream. When we are dreaming with others, it is the beginning of reality.
The realization that life is absurd cannot be an end, but only a beginning. This is a truth nearly all great minds have taken as their starting point. It is not this discovery that is interesting, but the consequences and rules of action drawn from it.
'In the beginning was the Word,' and you must not be tempted with a script just because you have a great part. You want a great role to play, but the whole - the whole - must be good. It'll never succeed if it's just the role you like.
Published in Christian Science Monitor, December 28, 1987.
Being called very, very difficult is the beginning of success. Until you’re called very, very difficult you’re really nobody at all.
Now I saw, though too late, the folly of beginning a work before we count the cost, and before we judge rightly of our own strength to go through with it.
Robinson Crusoe (1719)
He who chooses the beginning of a road chooses the place it leads to. It is the means that determine the end.
Living Under Tension (1941)
Perhaps the best cure for the fear of death is to reflect that life has a beginning as well as an end. There was a time when we were not: this gives us no concern - why then should it trouble us that a time will come when we shall cease to be?
Table-Talk: Essays On Men And Manners
No one has been more wrong about computerization than George Orwell in 1984. So far, nearly everything about the actual possibility-space which computers have created indicates they are the end of authority and not its beginning.
Out of Control: The New Biology of Machines, Social Systems and the Economic World (1995)
Love is like a friendship caught on fire. In the beginning a flame, very pretty, often hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. As love grows older, our hearts mature and our love becomes as coals, deep-burning and unquenchable.
Babies are necessary to grownups. A new baby is like the beginning of all things--wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.
There are lessons too valuable to forget, moments in time so precious that they lift us above our everyday existence and give us to history. Such a time was the beginning of the civil rights movement in America.
Now Is Your Time! The African-American Struggle for Freedom
Even though we're a week and a half away from Thanksgiving, it's beginning to look a lot like Christmas.
I resolved from the beginning of my quest that I would not be misled by sentiment and desire into beliefs for which there was no good evidence.
Fact and Fiction, "The Pursuit of Truth" (1961)
It was, I believe, around 1959 or at the beginning of the sixties that I began to think about what I was later to call Structuralism.
I should say I wanted to write poetry in the beginning because I had fallen in love with words. The first poems I knew were nursery rhymes and before I could read them for myself I had come to love the words of them. The words alone. What the words stood for was of a very secondary importance.
After all these years, I see that I was mistaken about Eve in the beginning; it is better to live outside the Garden with her than inside it without her.
Extracts from Adam's Diary (1904)
Reserve the great matters till the end, and the small matters give at the beginning.
The Notebooks of Leonardo da Vinci
History is lived forward but is written in retrospect. We know the end before we consider the beginning and we can never wholly recapture what it was to know the beginning only.
William the Silent
To love oneself is the beginning of a life-long romance.
Phrases And Philosophies For The Use Of The Young, 1894