The world is round and the place which may seem like the end may also be only the beginning.

~ Ivy Baker Priest ~ Parade, 1958

When there is a start to be made, don’t step over! Start where you are.

~ Edgar Cayce ~

Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.

~ Goethe ~

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce ~

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 ~

The two important things I did learn were that you are as powerful and strong as you allow yourself to be, and that the most difficult part of any endeavor is taking the first step, making the first decision.

~ Robyn Davidson ~

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.

~ Winston Churchill ~

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

~ Martin Luther King Jr. ~

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.

~ St. Francis of Assisi ~

Sometimes when you think you are done, it is just the edge of beginning. Probably that’s why we decide we’re done. It’s getting too scary. We are touching down onto something real. It is beyond the point when you think you are done that often something strong comes out.

~ Natalie Goldberg ~