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It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. ~ Miles Davis

 

Are you ready to start over?

Read the quotes below about beginnings and changes.

Usher in the new year with a fresh start.

 

Quotes About Beginning and Starting Over

The beginning of things is in our own power... ~ Joannes Stobaeus

The beginning of things is in our own power... ~ Joannes Stobaeus

Happiness only begins when wishes end; and he who hankers after more enjoys nothing. ~ Joseph Barker

Happiness only begins when wishes end; and he who hankers after more enjoys nothing. ~ Joseph Barker

To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind. ~ Tarang Sinha

To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind. ~ Tarang Sinha

Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~ T. S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~ T. S. Eliot

Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. ~ Stephen Colbert

Cynics always say no. But saying yes begins things. Saying yes is how things grow. Saying yes leads to knowledge. ~ Stephen Colbert

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

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

It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

It ought to be remembered that there is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

...coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

...coolness arises partly from fear of the opponents, who have the laws on their side, and partly from the incredulity of men, who do not readily believe in new things until they have had a long experience of them. ~ Niccolò Machiavelli

Don’t wait until you have all the answers because you will never have all the answers. ~ Zoe Barry

Don’t wait until you have all the answers because you will never have all the answers. ~ Zoe Barry

The beginning is always today. ~ Mary Shelley

The beginning is always today. ~ Mary Shelley

Begin anywhere. ~ John Cage

Begin anywhere. ~ John Cage

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ André Gide

Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again. ~ André Gide

Hope is the beginning of victory to come, and doth presage the same. ~ Pindarus

Hope is the beginning of victory to come, and doth presage the same. ~ Pindarus

Every beginning is difficult. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Every beginning is difficult. ~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The beginning is half the battle. ~ Julius Caesar

The beginning is half the battle. ~ Julius Caesar

Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness. ~ Billy Chapata

Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness. ~ Billy Chapata

Beginning and ending shake hands. ~ Bede

Beginning and ending shake hands. ~ Bede

Take care not to begin anything of which you may repent. ~ Publius Syrus

Take care not to begin anything of which you may repent. ~ Publius Syrus

Never attempt any wicked beginning in the hope of a good ending; the time between the beginning and the end is short. ~ Pope Gregory I

Never attempt any wicked beginning in the hope of a good ending; the time between the beginning and the end is short. ~ Pope Gregory I

It’s not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. ~ Miles Davis

It's not about standing still and becoming safe. If anybody wants to keep creating they have to be about change. ~ Miles Davis

...we ought to take the utmost pains in every undertaking to make a good beginning. ~ Polybius

...we ought to take the utmost pains in every undertaking to make a good beginning. ~ Polybius

The considerable actions in the world have usually very small beginnings. ~ Stephen Charnock

The considerable actions in the world have usually very small beginnings. ~ Stephen Charnock

Early knowledge is very valuable capital with which to set forth in life: it gives one an advantageous start. ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

Early knowledge is very valuable capital with which to set forth in life: it gives one an advantageous start. ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

There is a sense of insecurity in the beginning of all change. ~ Robert Leighton

There is a sense of insecurity in the beginning of all change. ~ Robert Leighton

In conversation, a wise man may be at a loss to know how to begin; but a fool never knows how to stop. ~ John Angell James

In conversation, a wise man may be at a loss to know how to begin; but a fool never knows how to stop. ~ John Angell James

Life is one long difficulty from beginning to end; and only by daring or doing can we make anything of it... ~ Laura E. Lyman

Life is one long difficulty from beginning to end; and only by daring or doing can we make anything of it... ~ Laura E. Lyman

...we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satiated; we desire something else, and begin a new pursuit. ~ Samuel Johnson

...we desire, we pursue, we obtain, we are satiated; we desire something else, and begin a new pursuit. ~ Samuel Johnson

There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

There is a kind of magicness about going far away and then coming back all changed. ~ Kate Douglas Wiggin

How often events, by chance, and unexpectedly, come to pass, which you had not dared even to hope for. ~ Publius Terence

How often events, by chance, and unexpectedly, come to pass, which you had not dared even to hope for. ~ Publius Terence

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. ~ Marsha Petrie Sue

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be. ~ Marsha Petrie Sue

Providence gives us chance, and man must mould it to his own designs. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Providence gives us chance, and man must mould it to his own designs. ~ Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett

Only I can change my life. No one can do it for me. ~ Carol Burnett

In adversity, hope for a change. ~ Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)  

In adversity, hope for a change. ~ Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

There is no deeper law of nature than that of change. ~ Annie Elizabeth Lancaster

There is no deeper law of nature than that of change. ~ Annie Elizabeth Lancaster

The purest thing that is may be changed betwixt evening and morning. ~ Aristotle

The purest thing that is may be changed betwixt evening and morning. ~ Aristotle

The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind. ~ Kiran Desai

The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind. ~ Kiran Desai

All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra

All great changes are preceded by chaos. ~ Deepak Chopra

Nothing is lighter than the change of time, nor any time more certain. ~ Jean François Boyer

Nothing is lighter than the change of time, nor any time more certain. ~ Jean François Boyer

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~ John F. Kennedy

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. ~ John F. Kennedy

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. ~ Wayne W. Dyer

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change. ~ Wayne W. Dyer

All things do change, yet under the canopy of heaven there is no new thing. ~ Ben Sira (Sirach, Book of Ecclesiasticus)

All things do change, yet under the canopy of heaven there is no new thing. ~ Ben Sira (Sirach, Book of Ecclesiasticus)

The world is a scene of changes, and to be constant in nature is inconstancy. ~ Abraham Cowley

The world is a scene of changes, and to be constant in nature is inconstancy. ~ Abraham Cowley

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. ~ Mandy Hale

Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong. ~ Mandy Hale

A great change in life is like a cold bath in winter; we hesitate at the first plunge. ~ Marcus Lafayette Byrn

A great change in life is like a cold bath in winter; we hesitate at the first plunge. ~ Marcus Lafayette Byrn

You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead. ~ Mel Gibson

You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead. ~ Mel Gibson

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ~ John Maxwell

Change is inevitable. Growth is optional. ~ John Maxwell

If there be a greater fool than one who is always changing his mind, it is he who never changes it. ~ Potamo

If there be a greater fool than one who is always changing his mind, it is he who never changes it. ~ Potamo

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. ~ Alan Watts

Change is the only thing which is constant; mutability being an immutable law of the universe. ~ Horace Smith (aka Paul Chatfield)

Change is the only thing which is constant; mutability being an immutable law of the universe. ~ Horace Smith (aka Paul Chatfield)

As there is nothing more certain than the change of life, so there is nothing more uncertain than the time when it will change. ~ Henry Howard

As there is nothing more certain than the change of life, so there is nothing more uncertain than the time when it will change. ~ Henry Howard

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Dan Millman

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new. ~ Dan Millman

I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan. ~ Vivian Jokotade

I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan. ~ Vivian Jokotade

All desire improvement; yet many are averse to change. ~ O. B. Pierce

All desire improvement; yet many are averse to change. ~ O. B. Pierce

We forget, that though there may be change without improvement, there cannot be improvement without change. ~ O. B. Pierce

We forget, that though there may be change without improvement, there cannot be improvement without change. ~ O. B. Pierce

Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us. ~ Mimi Novic

Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us. ~ Mimi Novic

Perfection is immutable; but for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them. ~ Owen Feltham

Perfection is immutable; but for things imperfect, change is the way to perfect them. ~ Owen Feltham

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~ Steve Jobs

The people who are crazy enough to think they can change the world are the ones who do. ~ Steve Jobs

There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. ~ Winston Churchill

There is nothing wrong in change, if it is in the right direction. To improve is to change, so to be perfect is to have changed often. ~ Winston Churchill

Change is the common feature of society. The world is like the shifting scenes of a panorama... ~ James Anthony Froude

Change is the common feature of society. The world is like the shifting scenes of a panorama... ~ James Anthony Froude

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself. ~ Rumi

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done... ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done... ~ Rainer Maria Rilke

 

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