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by Jessica Marati on January 10, 2012 in NEWS & CULTURE

EcoSalon’s favorite 40 quotes on fresh starts and new beginnings.

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. -Henry Ward Beecher

In the dim background of our mind, we know what we ought to be doing but somehow we cannot start. -William James

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy. -Sarah Ban Breathnach

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life. -Steve Jobs

There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting. -Buddha

Start wherever you are and start small. -Rita Baily

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. -Alan Cohen

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning. -J. B. Priestly

Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible. -Saint Francis of Assisi

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. -Mike Dooley

Life is not a dress rehearsal. Stop practicing what you’re going to do and just go do it. In one bold stroke you can transform today. -Marilyn Grey

The beginning is the most important part of the work. -Plato

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction. -Franz Kafka

You don’t need endless time and perfect conditions. Do it now. Do it today. Do it for twenty minutes and watch your heart start beating. -Barbara Sher

Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. -Theodore Roosevelt...