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A Quote by Coretta Scott King on beginning, history, needs, and spirit

There is a spirit and a need and a man at the beginning of every great human advance. Every one of these must be right for that particular moment of history, or nothing happens.

Coretta Scott King (1927 -)

Source: My Life with Martin Luther King Jr., ch. 6, 1969.

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A Quote by Claude Frédéric Bastiat on beginning, government, and people

People are beginning to realize that the apparatus of government is costly. But what they do not know is that the burden falls inevitably on them.

Claude Bastiat (1801 - 1850)

Source: The Law, 1850

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A Quote by Clarence Seward Darrow on beginning, belief, and presidency

When I was a boy I was told that anybody could become President; I beginning to believe it.

Clarence Darrow (1857 - 1938)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by Marcus Tullius Cicero on beginning

Before beginning, plan carefully.

Cicero (106 - 43 BC)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on action, beginning, destruction, effort, gifts, persistence, trying, understanding, and taoism

If you persist in trying to attain what is never attained (It is Tao's gift), if you persist in making effort to obtain what effort cannot get, if you persist in reasoning about what cannot be understood, you will be destroyed by the very thing you seek. To know when to stop, to know when you can get no further by your own action, this is the right beginning!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, (23:3-7, p. 197)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on beginning, cooking, dance, good, guidance, idleness, instinct, joy, life, sacred, secrets, senses, spirit, work, and taoism

Prince Wen Hui's cook was cutting up an ox. . . . The ox fell apart with a whisper. The bright cleaver murmured like a gentle wind. Rhythm! Timing! Like a sacred dance. . . . Prince Wen Hui: Good work! Your method is faultless! The cook: Method? What I follow is Tao beyond all methods! When I first began to cut up oxen I would see before me the whole ox all in one mass. After three years I no longer saw this mass. I saw the distinctions. But now I see nothing with the eye. My whole being apprehends. My senses are idle. The spirit free to work without plan follows its own instinct guided by natural line, by the secret opening, the hidden space, my cleaver finds its own way... Then I withdraw the blade, I stand still and let the joy of the work sink in. I clean the blade and put it away. Prince Wan Hui: This is it! My cook has shown me how I ought to live my own life!

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Quotations from Chuang Tzu, (3:2, pp. 64-67)

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A Quote by Chuang Chou, a.k.a. Chuang Tzu, Chuang Tse Chuang on beginning, birds, concern, death, funerals, and planning

Paraphrased: When Chuang Tzu was about to die, his disciples began planning a splendid funeral. However some disciples expressed concern that given a particular arrangement, birds and kites would eat his remains. Chuang Tzu replied, "Well, above ground I shall be eaten by crows and kites, below it by ants and worms. What do you have against birds?"

Chuang Tzu (c.360 BC - c. 275 BC)

Source: Chuang Tzu, 32:14, pp. 233-234

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A Quote by Christopher Columbus on beginning, business, catholicism, christianity, glory, good, nations, and religion

And I say that Your Highnesses ought not to consent that any foreigner does business or sets foot here, except Christian Catholics since this was the end and the beginning of the enterprise, that it should be for the enhancement and glory of the Christian religion, nor should anyone who is not a good Christian come to these parts. Here may be found the first suggestion of the exclusive colonial policy that Spain and other nations followed.

Christopher Columbus (1451 - 1506)

Source: Journal of the First Voyage, November 27, 1492

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A Quote by Chiang Kai-shek on beginning and god

I go walking, and the hills loom above me, range upon range, one against the other. I cannot tell where one begins and another leaves off. But when I talk with God He lifts me up where I can see clearly, where everything has a distinct contour.

Chiang Kai-shek

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A Quote by Charles Sumner on affliction, beginning, compromise, country, history, and human rights

From the beginning of our history the country has been afflicted with compromise. It is by compromise that human rights have been; abandoned.

Charles Sumner (1811 - 1874)

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