Quotes and Sayings about Beginnings
"The beginnings of my studies also came to me from my father, as well as from the Rabbinical Judge of our town. But they were preceded by three tutors under whom I studied, one after the other, from the time I was three and a half till I turned eight and a half."
- Shmuel Y. Agnon
(Related: Time, Father, Beginnings)
"I sometimes think I might be autistic because I like to know - I need to know - my beginnings and my ends. I don't have to be in control of it, but I need to know what's going on."
- Clay Aiken
(Related: Control, Beginnings)
"Good seasons start with good beginnings."
- Sparky Anderson
(Related: Beginnings, Seasons)
"Now it is established in the sciences that no knowledge is acquired save through the study of its causes and beginnings, if it has had causes and beginnings; nor completed except by knowledge of its accidents and accompanying essentials."
(Related: Knowledge, Accidents, Beginnings, Causes, Study)
"To me many short poems read and write like beginnings that simply whet my appetite; I want to get over that."
- John Barton
(Related: Appetite, Beginnings, Poems, Want)
"The ultimate wisdom which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Reason, Universe)
"Man is wise and constantly in quest of more wisdom; but the ultimate wisdom, which deals with beginnings, remains locked in a seed. There it lies, the simplest fact of the universe and at the same time the one which calls forth faith rather than reason."
- Hal Borland
(Related: Faith, Time, Wisdom, Beginnings, Deals, Fact, Lies, Man, Quest, Reason, Universe)
"Genuine beginnings begin within us, even when they are brought to our attention by external opportunities."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Attention, Beginnings)
"We come to beginnings only at the end."
- William Throsby Bridges
(Related: Beginnings, End)
"We saw in 2003 the beginnings of an outbreak of an illness called SARS. SARS ended up killing 800 people which is a significant number of deaths, but nowhere near as high as it could have been."
- Michael Burgess
(Related: People, Beginnings, Illness, Killing)
"Every contrivance of man, every tool, every instrument, every utensil, every article designed for use, of each and every kind, evolved from a very simple beginnings."
- Robert Collier
(Related: Beginnings, Man)
"Youth, what man's age is like to be, doth show; We may our ends by our beginnings know."
- John Denham
(Related: Age, Beginnings, Man, May, Youth)
"We have been helping, trying to help Afghanistan in many ways, even from the beginning of... the beginnings of the '20s, 1920s, when he we were fighting our own national struggle."
- Bulent Ecevit
(Related: Afghanistan, Beginning, Beginnings, Fighting, Help, Struggle, Trying)
"From the end spring new beginnings."
- Pliny the Elder
(Related: Beginnings, End, Spring)
"If one takes all the styles in jazz harmonically from the earliest beginnings to the latest experiments, he still has a rather limited scope when compared to the rest of music in the world."
- Don Ellis
(Related: Music, Beginnings, Jazz, Rest, World)
"The beginnings and endings of all human undertakings are untidy."
- John Galsworthy
"Beginnings are always messy."
- John Galsworthy
"Everything has to be done to build some sort of international democracy. We've seen only the tiniest beginnings of that."
- Susan George
(Related: Beginnings, Democracy)
"We see the people that have got stars in their eyes, but if you've really got what it takes, you can get from, say the beginnings, to the top in about five years."
- Trisha Goddard
(Related: People, Beginnings, Eyes, Stars, Years)
"Fortunate people often have very favorable beginnings and very tragic endings. What matters isn't being applauded when you arrive - for that is common - but being missed when you leave."
- Baltasar Gracian
(Related: People, Beginnings, Being)
"It was about this time that I began experiencing the beginnings of my battles with an anxiety disorder. We were touring a lot and there were some developing personal problems within the band."
- Jack Irons
(Related: Time, Anxiety, Beginnings, Disorder, Problems)
"Science, almost from its beginnings, has been truly international in character. National prejudices disappear completely in the scientist's search for truth."
- Irving Langmuir
(Related: Science, Truth, Character, Beginnings)
"What began as a revolt in response to the King of Great Britain's repeated injuries against the colonies, soon became a passionate and glorious call to fight for the beginnings of a new country."
- John Linder
(Related: Beginnings, Country, Fight)
"While tributes to Americans who had lost their lives in battle had been held in a number of towns across the nation, one of the more well-known stories about the beginnings of Memorial Day is the story about General John Logan."
- John Linder
(Related: Americans, Battle, Beginnings, Day, Nation)
"Rome has grown since its humble beginnings that it is now overwhelmed by its own greatness."
- Titus Livius
(Related: Greatness, Beginnings, Now, Rome)
"In its beginnings, music was merely chamber music, meant to be listened to in a small space by a small audience."
- Gustav Mahler
(Related: Music, Beginnings, Space)
"To the extent that I come from a deeply religious tradition and have been contending with those beginnings all of my life - that constitutes the subject of much of my early fiction."
- Chaim Potok
(Related: Life, Beginnings, Fiction, Religious, Tradition)
"Life is not so much about beginnings and endings as it is about going on and on and on. It is about muddling through the middle."
- Anna Quindlen
(Related: Life, Beginnings)
"The beginnings of the hacker culture as we know it today can be conveniently dated to 1961, the year MIT acquired the first PDP-1."
- Eric S. Raymond
(Related: Beginnings, Culture, First, Today)
"Those newspapers of the nation which most loudly cried dictatorship against me would have been the first to justify the beginnings of dictatorship by somebody else."
- Franklin D. Roosevelt
(Related: Beginnings, Dictatorship, First, Nation, Newspapers)
"Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest.The blessing is in the seed."
- Muriel Rukeyser
"I was having trouble making ends meet, and my beginnings weren't meeting either."
- Allan Sherman
(Related: Beginnings, Meeting, Trouble)
"For all the social changes in China can be traced to their early beginnings in the days when the new tools or vehicles of commerce and locomotion first brought the Chinese people into unavoidable contact with the strange ways and novel goods of the Western peoples."
- Hu Shih
(Related: People, Beginnings, Commerce, First, Tools)
"As a child, I read science fiction, but from the very beginnings of my reading for pleasure, I read a lot of non-fictional history, particularly historical biography."
- Norman Spinrad
(Related: Science, History, Beginnings, Biography, Fiction, Pleasure, Reading)
"It is best to avoid the beginnings of evil."
- Henry David Thoreau
(Related: Beginnings, Evil)
"It came about as follows: over the years when I was involved in dianetics, I wrote the beginnings of many stories. I would get an idea, and then write the beginning, and then never touch it again."
- A. E. van Vogt
(Related: Idea, Beginning, Beginnings, Years)
"From the standpoint of observation, then, we must regard it as a highly probable hypothesis that the beginnings of the mental life date from as far back as the beginnings of life at large."
- Wilhelm Wundt
(Related: Life, Beginnings, Observation)