Thoughts on new beginnings

Published: Jan 7, 2017 07:54:25 AM IST
Updated: Jan 7, 2017 05:16:40 PM IST

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.
—Theodore Roosevelt|

Rather than turning the page, it’s much easier to just throw the book away.
—Anthony Liccione

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.—Saint Francis of Assisi

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.
—Franz Kafka

He has drawn back, only in order to have enough room for his leap.
—Friedrich Nietzsche

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
—George Bernard Shaw

Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.
—Maria Robinson

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.
—Walt Disney

There’s always a moment that separates the past from the future, and that moment is now.
—Aniekee Tochukwu Ezekiel

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start.—William James
Get me inside any boardroom, and I’ll get any decision I want.
—Tom Stoppard

And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.
—Rainer Maria Rilke

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.

Images: Rilke,Disney: Bettmann / Getty Images; Roosevelt: Universal History Archive / Uig Via Getty Images; James: Paul Thompson / Fpg / Getty Images; Francis: Imagno / Getty Images; Nietzsche: Mondadori Portfolio Via Getty Images; Shaw: Culture Club / Getty Images

(This story appears in the 20 January, 2017 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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