The journey of a thousand leagues begins from beneath your feet.
Life is not a series of gig lamps symmetrically arranged; life is a luminous halo, a semi-transparent envelope surrounding us from the beginning of consciousness to the end.
At fifty, that is in 1880, I formulated the idea of unity, without being able to render it. At sixty, I am beginning to see the possibility of rendering it.
The beginning is the most important part of the work.
The confession of evil works is the first beginning of good works.
Perplexity is the beginning of knowledge.
If I were again beginning my studies, I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
Most were beginning to feel they had learned enough to last for the rest of their lives. They remained mathematicians, but largely went their own way.
All I know is what the words know, and dead things, and that makes a handsome little sum, with a beginning and a middle and an end, as in the well-built phrase and the long sonata of the dead.
At the beginning of the cask and the end take thy fill but be saving in the middle; for at the bottom the savings comes too late.
The educated Southerner has no use for an 'R', except at the beginning of a word.
I don't know if you ever say to yourself that you want to be an actress. It eventually becomes a social function - you are an actress and you make a living out of it, but at the beginning it's more a matter of how to survive, or how to exist in a certain way.
The mystery of the beginning of all things is insoluble by us; and I for one must be content to remain an agnostic.
The beginning of reform is not so much to equalize property as to train the noble sort of natures not to desire more, and to prevent the lower from getting more.
A first sign of the beginning of understanding is the wish to die.
Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.
Before beginning I should put in three years of intensive study, and I haven't that much time to squander on a probable failure.
Remember tonight... for it is the beginning of always.
Truth is the beginning of every good to the gods, and of every good to man.
Women's sports is still in its infancy. The beginning of women's sports in the United States started in 1972, with the passage of Title 9 for girls to finally get athletic scholarships.
The beginning of compunction is the beginning of a new life.
Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.
The beginning of atonement is the sense of its necessity.
A tree that can fill the span of a man's arms grows from a downy tip; A terrace nine storeys high rises from handfuls of earth; A journey of a thousand miles starts from beneath one's feet.
When you are a beginning film maker you are desperate to survive. The most important thing in the end is survival and being able to get to your next picture.