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Thoughts on new beginnings

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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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.
—Seneca

Thoughts on new beginnings
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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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

Thoughts on new beginnings
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.
—Buddha


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(This story appears in the 20 January, 2017 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)