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TITLE: The beginning
The beginning of wisdom is to call things by their right names.
--Chinese Proverb

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Style ain't nothing but keeping the same idea from beginning to end. Everybody got it.
--August Wilson


The past is but the beginning of a beginning.
--H. G. Wells


Every beginning is a consequence - every beginning ends some thing.
--Paul Valery


The beginning of wisdom is silence. The second step is listening.
-- Unknown


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.
--Anne Sullivan


Just as appetite comes by eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.
--Igor Stravinsky


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.
--Hans Selye


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.
--George Sand


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.
--Gilda Radner


The beginning is the most important part of the work.
-- Plato


Gradualness, gradualness, and gradualness. From the very beginning of your work, school yourself to severe gradualness in the accumulation of knowledge.
--Ivan Pavlov


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.
--Henri Matisse


There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning.
--Louis L'Amour


Doubt is the beginning, not the end, of wisdom.
--George Iles


He has half the deed done who has made a beginning.
-- Horace


A hard beginning maketh a good ending.
--John Heywood


Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
--Kahlil Gibran


The beginning and endings of all human undertakings are untidy.
--John Galsworthy


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.
--Federico Fellini


The great majority of men are bundles of beginnings.
--Ralph Waldo Emerson


The end is in the beginning and lies far ahead.
--Ralph Ellison


Innovators and men of genius have almost always been regarded as fools at the beginning (and very often at the end) of their careers.
--Fyodor Dostoyevsky


Small opportunities are often the beginning of great enterprises.
-- Demosthenes


But the beginning of things, of a world especially, is necessarily vague, tangled, chaotic, and exceedingly disturbing.
--Kate Chopin


Beginnings are apt to be shadowy and so it is the beginnings of the great mother life, the sea.
--Rachel Carson


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.
--Albert Camus


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.
--Stanley Baldwin


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