Quotes - New Venture

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

The majority of men are bundles of beginnings.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is impossible to win the race unless you venture to run, impossible to win the victory unless you dare to battle.

Richard M. Devos

Fortune befriends the bold.

John Dryden

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.


If you could get up the courage to begin, you have the courage to succeed.

David Viscott

Vision is not enough; it must be combined with venture.  It is not enough to stare up the steps; we must step up the stairs.

Valclav Havel

You don’t have to be great to get started, but you have to get started to be great.

Les Brown

We all do ‘do, re, mi,’ but you have got to find the other notes for yourself.

Louis Armstrong, 1956, on jazz

Begin where you are; work where you are; the hour you are now wasting, dreaming of some far off success, may be crowded with grand possibilities.

Orison Swett Marden

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want and, if they can't find them, make them.

George Bernard Shaw

A ship in port is safe, but that is not what ships are for. Sail out to sea and do new things.

Grace Hopper

If you look up, there are no limits.

Japanese Proverb

We know it matters not what we have been but this and always this: what we shall be.

Angelina Weld Grimké

Nothing at all will be attempted if all possible objections must first be overcome.

Samuel Johnson

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.


When you come to a fork in the road, take it.

Yogi Berra

These are times in which a genius would wish to live. It is not in the still calm of life, or the repose of a pacific station, that great characters are formed.

Abigail Adams

Life is either a daring adventure or nothing at all.

Helen Keller

There is a pleasure sure in being mad which none but madmen know.

John Dryden

A good beginning makes a good end.

English Proverb

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.

Robert Hutchings Goddard

Beware of all enterprises that require a new set of clothes.

Henry David Thoreau

There will come a time when you believe that everything is finished.  That will be the beginning.

Louis L'Amour

Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty, lies opportunity.

Albert Einstein

Don't be afraid to go out on a limb.  That's where the fruit is.

Arthur F. Lenehan