Thoughts on new beginnings

Published: Jan 7, 2018

Deep breaths are very helpful at shallow parties.
—Barbara Walters

It is never too late to be what you might have been.
—George Eliot

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.  
—Oprah Winfrey

The beginning is the most important part of the work.

All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.
—Mae West

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.
—TS Eliot

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.
—Mary Pickford

The beginning is always today.
 —Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.
—John Pierpont Morgan

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
—CS Lewis

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.
 —Henry Moore

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

Images: Barbara: Lucas Jackson / Reuters; Oprah: Shutterstock; Mae : John Kobal Foundation / Getty Images; Mary: Bettmann / Getty Images; John: Shutterstock; Lewis: Wolf Suschitzky/Pix Inc; Seneca: Bettmann / Getty Images Henry: Getty Images.

(This story appears in the 19 January, 2018 issue of Forbes India. You can buy our tablet version from To visit our Archives, click here.)

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