65 Starting Point Quotes On Success In Life

These starting point quotes will inspire you. Something that is a starting point for a discussion or process can be used to begin it or act as a basis for it.

Below you will find a collection of motivating, happy, and encouraging starting point quotes, starting point sayings, and starting point proverbs.

Best Starting Point Quotes

  1. “The starting point is always now. The end is up to you.” ~ Ron Kaufman
  2. “Anyone who has ever asked for directions knows you need two crucial pieces of information to get good results: a starting point and a destination.” ~ Mike Quigley
  3. “If you don t know where you are, a map won’t help.” ~ Watts Humphrey
  4. “Emptiness the starting point. — In order to taste my cup of water you must first empty your cup. My friend, drop all your preconceived and fixed ideas and be neutral. Do you know why this cup is useful? Because it is empty.” ~ Bruce Lee
  5. “Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.” ~ Napoleon Hill

  6. “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” ~ John Dewey
  7. “Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement.” ~ W. Clement Stone.
  8. “Whatever the mind of man can conceive and believe, it can achieve. Thoughts are things! Strong, deeply rooted desire is the starting point of all achievement.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  9. “The starting point of all achievement is desire.” ~ Napoleon Hill
  10. “A lot depends on the starting point.” ~ Howard Raiffa

  11. “It’s hard to get lost if you don’t know where you’re going.” ~ Jim Jarmusch
  12. “If you don’t know where you are going, you might wind up someplace else.” ~ Yogi Berra
  13. “The achievement of one goal should be the starting point of another.” ~ Alexander Graham Bell
  14. “The starting point for building great relationships is making wise decisions about who we allow close to us. We need people who will build us up and take us forward, and good friends will do just that.” ~ Brian Houston
  15. “If you do not know where you are going, every road will get you nowhere” ~ Henry A. Kissinger

  16. “If you don’t know where you’re going any road will do” ~ Lewis Carroll
  17. “If you don’t know where you are currently standing, you’re dead.” ~ Samuel Beckett
  18. “To admit one’s own presuppositions and to point out the presuppositions of others is therefore to maintain that all reasoning is, in the nature of the case, circular reasoning. The starting-point, the method, and the conclusion are always involved in one another.” ~ Cornelius Van Til
  19. “Curiosity is the starting point for great science.” ~ Philip Kotler
  20. “The starting point for the understanding of war is the understanding of human nature.” ~ Samuel Lyman Atwood Marshall

  21. “This is the problem we have with many Muslim leaders: They claim to differentiate between domestic and foreign issues and they are obsessed with being accepted, at sitting at the table of power in order to talk (or rather to listen) and to be tolerated. This is the starting point of our weakness. It is in our minds because we do not realize we are part of the system.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  22. “Where I am today is my starting point. Who I am today is my starting point. My failures and successes of the past, my fears and hopes of the future are all shadows. Today is my reality, and I’ll use it to create my world.” ~ Taylor Stevens
  23. “Strategy is not the consequence of planning, but the opposite: its starting point.” ~ Henry Mintzberg
  24. “Creating a new theory is not like destroying an old barn and erecting a skyscraper in its place. It is rather like climbing a mountain, gaining new and wider views, discovering unexpected connections between our starting points and its rich environment. But the point from which we started out still exists and can be seen, although it appears smaller and forms a tiny part of our broad view gained by the mastery of the obstacles on our adventurous way up.” ~ Albert Einstein
  25. “For those whose goal it is to twist wrong into right, a good starting point is to convince young people that the vulgar is beautiful.” ~ Tammy Bruce

  26. “All philosophers make the common mistake of taking contemporary man as their starting point and of trying, through an analysis of him, to[21] reach a conclusion. “Man” involuntarily presents himself to them as an aeterna veritas as a passive element in every hurly-burly, as a fixed standard of things. Yet everything uttered by the philosopher on the subject of man is, in the last resort, nothing more than a piece of testimony concerning man during a very limited period of time.” ~ Friedrich Nietzsche
  27. “I believe in a free society, where aspiration and effort can make the difference in every life. Where your starting point is not your destiny and where your first chance is not your only chance.” ~ Paul Ryan
  28. “It’s just never the same. At least for me.It’s probably because it’s just who I am, I never know what that [truth] is. It’s so momentary to go, “Oh, yeah, that’s true.” That’s a fundamental starting point for me – to figure out what’s true from moment to moment to moment.” ~ Paul Beatty
  29. “If you look at the image [ Portrait of the Artist as a Shadow of His Former Self ], it treads on a kind of popular stereotypical image of the black figure, in both its flatness and slightly comic edge. To take that image as a starting point and to render it in a proto-classical medium, like egg tempera, and then use a repertoire of classical compositional devices to make the picture was a way of setting up an engagement with art history.” ~ Kerry James Marshall
  30. “The only valid starting point is to understand what we all share – we have to find what we can all agree on.” ~ Gugu Mbatha-Raw

  31. “Generally I know that we’ve hit on a good idea if there’s a moment where I’m going “HA HA HA!” because that’s usually my starting point, me laughing.” ~ Charlie Brooker
  32. “I think Iran deal is on life support, I’ll put it that way, but I’m not here to declare one way or the other where it will go. But I do believe it’s on life support. I know the president-elect does not like the Iran deal, thinks it’s really, really bad. And that’s sort of the starting point on that discussion.” ~ Reince Priebus
  33. “It is not really difficult to construct a series of inferences, each dependent upon its predecessor and each simple in itself. If, after doing so, one simply knocks out all the central inferences and presents one’s audience with the starting-point and the conclusion, one may produce a startling, though perhaps a meretricious, effect.” ~ Arthur Conan Doyle
  34. “Just getting totally absorbed in that and therefore when I came back around to [Buckminster Fuller] and found that much of it was made up, I realized that nevertheless, it really was crucial, crucial for how he understood himself, I believe, and certainly crucial for how anyone else ever engaged in his ideas and therefore as a starting point, how can we engage in his ideas today, but with a remove of knowing that it is a myth and being able to navigate it in that sort of level, at that level of reading him as a story.” ~ Jonathon Keats
  35. “I tend to focus less on genre as a starting point and more on idea or intention and let the idea dictate genre.” ~ Vivek Shraya

  36. “I’ve always viewed the Paris Agreement as a starting point. If you look at all the commitments that have been made by all the countries, it’s still not sufficient to deal with the very dangerous situation we face. What it has done is that it created an architecture whereby as technology improves, as we find new clean sources of energy, as we make our economies more efficient, then gradually we can turn up the dial and improve the outcomes of Paris.” ~ Barack Obama
  37. “Since science is essentially objective, involving the study of how things actually are, “materialism” would therefore seem to be its antithesis, since its starting point is the desire to impose upon the natural world a particular and limited way of looking at it.” ~ Melanie Phillips
  38. “The script is a starting point, not a fixed highway. I must look through the camera to see if what I’ve written on the page is right or not. In the script, you describe imagined scenes, but it’s all suspended in mid-air. Often, an actor viewed against a wall or a landscape, or seen through a window, is much more eloquent than the lines you’ve given him. So then you take out the lines. This happens often to me and I end up saying what I want with a movement or a gesture.” ~ Michelangelo Antonioni
  39. “I knew that I did not have to buy into society’s notion that I had to be handsome and healthy to be happy. I was in charge of my “spaceship” and it was my up, my down. I could choose to see this situation as a setback or as a starting point. I chose to begin life again.” ~ Warren Mitchell , Starting point quotes begin
  40. “Writing is the starting point from which all goodness (and crappiness) flows.” ~ Guy Kawasaki

  41. “The starting point for energy security today as it has always been is diversification of supplies and sources.” ~ Daniel Yergin
  42. “The starting-point and chief principle of every science, and hence of theology also, is not only methodical doubt, but positive doubt. One can believe only what one has perceived to be true from reasonable grounds, and consequently one must have the courage to continue doubting until one has found reliable grounds to satisfy the reason.” ~ Georg Hermes
  43. “This organ deserves to be styled the starting point of life and the sun of our microcosm just as much as the sun deserves to be styled the heart of the world. For it is by the heart’s vigorous beat that the blood is moved, perfected, activated, and protected from injury and coagulation. The heart is the tutelary deity of the body, the basis of life, the source of all things, carrying out its function of nourishing, warming, and activating body as a whole. But we shall more fittingly speak of these matters when we consider the final cause of this kind of movement.” ~ William Harvey , Starting point quotes life
  44. “On entering this world our starting point is ignorance. None, however, but idiots remain there.” ~ Horace Mann
  45. “The ultimate starting point for planning any adventure or expedition by far and away the greatest book on earth” ~ Ranulph Fiennes

  46. “The starting point for a better world is the belief that it is possible.” ~ Norman Cousins
  47. “The starting point is to create a qualitative understanding of market drivers. You need to get into the head of the consumer and be able to tell her story. It is both art and science. The purpose of the market map is to define dissatisfactions, hopes, dreams, and fears. Winning solutions respond to the distinct and specific needs of a group of consumers.” ~ Michael J. Silverstein
  48. “Metaphysics involves intuitive knowledge of unprovable starting-points concepts and truth and demonstrative knowledge of what follows from them.” ~ Aristotle
  49. “Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points. Let me warn you to beware of two opposite errors: of letting your imagination soar unballasted by facts, but on the other hand, of shackling it so solidly that it loses all incentive to rise.” ~ Percival Lowell
  50. “Imagination is as vital to any advance in science as learning and precision are essential for starting points.” ~ Percival Lowell

  51. “What is irreversible in the Arab world is this intellectual revolution, the awakening that we can get rid of dictators. That is here, and the people have this sentiment and this political power. They feel that they can do it, and it’s still there. At the same time, we don’t know what is going to happen. So to be very quick by saying, “Oh, revolutions and Arab Spring,” and – you know, what I’m advocating is to take a cautious optimism as the starting point of our analysis and to look at what is happening.” ~ Tariq Ramadan
  52. “The UDHR has become an iconic document over the course of more than six decades, the starting point for discussions of whether or not the rights as set forth are truly universal or slanted to reflect the hegemony of Western values, especially those associated with liberal individualism.” ~ Richard A. Falk
  53. “Writing a book about [Buckminster Fuller] in the sense of deciding how much to – how much biographically to gloss over and how much I can leave out is relatively easy as it is because the true believers already know everything. They know a lot of things that are not true and they know a lot of things that I thought were (and seems there’s very good evidence not to believe) and therefore, my starting point was I think to tell his myth because that’s what grabbed me.” ~ Jonathon Keats
  54. “I started asking the big questions that I had asked in college, that my compatriots the Greek philosophers had asked, like ‘what is a good life?’ Socrates famously said that ‘The unexamined life is not worth living.’ I started asking these questions from the starting point of ‘what is success?'” ~ Arianna Huffington
  55. “The starting-point for all systems of aesthetics must be the personal experience of a peculiar emotion. The objects that provoke this emotion we call works of art.” ~ Clive Bell

  56. “The rationality of our universe is best suggested by the fact that we can discover more about it from any starting point, as if it were a fabric that will unravel from any thread.” ~ George Zebrowski
  57. “Mindfulness of the resources we have and respect for where we live, eat, and sleep is a good starting point. Being conscious of your consumption, what goes in and out, will help cut down on wastefulness.” ~ Joy Bryant
  58. “Pure photography allows us to create portraits which render their subjects with absolute truth, truth both physical and psychological. That is the principal which provided my starting point, once I had said to myself that if we can create portraits of subjects that are true, we thereby in effect create a mirror of the times in which those subjects live.” ~ August Sander
  59. “Classical music was my starting point. My mum would expose me to a lot of music and take me to really weird concerts when I was possibly too young.” ~ Planningtorock
  60. “Watching the ball is always a good starting point.” ~ Andrew Strauss

  61. “I was writing the kind of comic that would make me, at age 26 or 27, go down to a comic book store every month and spend my $2. That was my starting point. I wanted to write a comic that I would read. And that’s still my agenda.” ~ Neil Gaiman
  62. “Let today’s strong performance be your starting point for tomorrow.” ~ Ron Kaufman
  63. “Claude Debussy defined the guitar as an expressive harpsichord. I believe that is the best definition ever given of the Spanish guitar. This phrase is the starting point for my Concierto de Aranjuez Our guitar is the only survivor of the rich and anarchic instrumental wildlife of the Middle Ages.” ~ Joaquin Rodrigo
  64. “The starting point of discovering who you are, your gifts, your talents, your dreams, is being comfortable with yourself. Spend time alone. Write in a journal. Take long walks in the woods.” ~ Robin Sharma
  65. “Memory should be the starting point of the present.” ~ Dwight D. Eisenhower

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