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Dignify and glorify common labor. It is at the bottom of life that we must begin, not at the top.

Do the difficult things while they are easy and do the great things while they are small. A journey of a thousand miles must begin with a single step.

Do you wish to rise? Begin by descending. You plan a tower that will pierce the clouds? Lay first the foundation of humility.

Don't be afraid your life will end; be afraid that it will never begin.

Don't think you are going to go on forever because you are not and begin to plan something that will compensate as you reduce your capacities to leap or turn on this or that or the other, begin thinking of something else.

Drinking makes such fools of people, and people are such fools to begin with that it's compounding a felony.

Eurasia ended up with the most domesticated animal species in part because it's the world's largest land mass and offered the most wild species to begin with.

Every normal man must be tempted, at times, to spit on his hands, hoist the black flag, and begin slitting throats.

Everybody has a world, and that world is completely hidden until we begin to inquire. As soon as we do, that entire world opens to us and yields itself. And you see how full and complex it is.

God may be in the details, but the goddess is in the questions. Once we begin to ask them, there's no turning back.

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.

Guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.

He who begun has half done. Dare to be wise; begin.

History warns us, however, that it is the customary fate of new truths to begin as heresies and to end as superstitions; and, as matters now stand, it is hardly rash to anticipate that, in another twenty years, the new generation, educated under the influences of the present day, will be in danger of accepting the main doctrines of the 'Origin of Species' with as little reflection, and it may be with as little justification, as so many of our contemporaries, twenty years ago, rejected them. Against any such a consummation let us all devoutly pray; for the scientific spirit is of more value than its products, and irrationally held truths may be more harmful than reasoned errors.

Humanity, you never had it to begin with.

I also believe that it is time to begin the fundamental analysis of how we got here, what led us here and what we need to do in order to ensure that we are equipped with the best possible intelligence as we face these issues in the future.

I always work from an outline, so I know all the of the broad events and some of the finer details before I begin writing the book.

I basically had the idea when I was 18 that I wanted to write my own songs. I knew it was going to be a long, tough road, and I was like, if I just begin now, by the time I'm 40, I'll be good at it.

I begin by considering an effect.

I begin to feel like I was in the last generation of Americans who took a civics class.


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