beginning

A Quote by William Golding on beginning, journeys, life, metaphor, and society

Consider a man riding a bicycle. Whoever he is, we can say three things about him. We know he got on the bicycle and started to move. We know that at some point he will stop and get off. Most important of all, we know that if, at any point between the beginning and the end of his journey he stops moving and does not get off the bicycle, he will fall off it. That is a metaphor for the journey through life of any living thing, and I think of any society of living things.

William Golding (1911 - 1993)

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on beginning, friendship, and glory

Think where man's glory most begins and ends, And say my glory was I had such friends.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Last Poems, 1936–1939, The Municipal Gallery Revisited

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on ambition, balance, beginning, imitation, life, poetry, and water

I had still the ambition, formed in Sligo in my teens, of living in imitation of Thoreau on Innisfree, a little island in Lough Gill, and when walking through Fleet Street very homesick I heard a little tinkle of water and saw a fountain in a shop window which balanced a little ball upon its jet, and began to remember lake water. From the sudden remembrance came my poem Innisfree.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: The Trembling of the Veil

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A Quote by William Butler Yeats on beginning, dreams, and responsibility

In dreams begins responsibility.

William Butler Yeats (1865 - 1939)

Source: Responsibilities, 1914, epigraph (from an old play)

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A Quote by Will Durant on beginning, custom, minorities, and truth

Truth always originates in a minority of one, and every custom begins as a broken precedent.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Will Durant on beginning, chaos, civilization, liberty, and order

Civilization begins with order, grows with liberty, and dies with chaos.

Will Durant (1885 - 1981)

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A Quote by Wendell Berry on ability, beginning, change, earth, economics, garden, home, justice, mind, mistrust, needs, and understanding

A person who undertakes to grow a garden at home, by practices that will preserve rather than exploit the economy of the soil, has his mind precisely against what is wrong with us. . . . What I am saying is that if we apply our minds directly and competently to the needs of the earth, then we will have begun to make fundamental and necessary changes in our minds. We will begin to understand and to mistrust and to change our wasteful economy, which markets not just the produce of the earth, but also the earth's ability to produce.

Wendell Berry (1934 -)

Source: 1970

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A Quote by Warren Buffett on beginning

What the wise do in the beginning, fools do in the end.

Warren Buffett (1930 -)

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A Quote by Wandle Mace on adversity, beginning, business, courtship, learning, and society

Now I began to realize what adversity really meant. I felt ashamed to meet anyone. Some of those persons who had courted our society when we were flourishing in business, now that adversity had overtaken us, would pass us by without recognition. I began to learn the hollowness of so-called "society."

Wandle Mace

Source: Wandle Mace Autobiography, typescript, BYU-S, p..3

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A Quote by Walter Lippmann on beginning, freedom, listening, and necessity

While the right to talk may be the beginning of freedom, the necessity of listening is what makes that right important.

Walter Lippmann (1889 - 1974)

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