— E. W. Howe Novelist, magazine and newspaper editor 1853 - 1937
Country Town Sayings (1911), p55.
„Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.“
— Winston S. Churchill, Their Finest Hour
speech at Lord Mayor’s Luncheon, Mansion House, London, November 10, 1942 : ( partial text http://www.churchill-society-london.org.uk/EndoBegn.html) Referring to the British victory over the German Afrika Korps at the Second Battle of El Alamein in Egypt.
„He was a great patriot, a great man; above all, a great American. His country was the ruling, mastering passion of his life from the beginning even unto the end.“
— Henry Cabot Lodge American statesman 1850 - 1924
Theodore Roosevelt, Address Before Congress (February 9, 1919).
„The poet is a pretender.
He pretends so completely,
that he even pretends that it is pain
the pain he really feels.“
— Fernando Pessoa Portuguese poet, writer, literary critic, translator, publisher and philosopher 1888 - 1935
"Autopsicografia" ["Autopsychography"], in Presença, No. 36 (November 1932) Fernando Pessoa's most translated poem. Richard Zenith's translation: The poet is a faker Who's so good at his act He even fakes the pain Of pain he feels in fact.
„Bob Forestier had pretended for so many years to be a gentleman that in the end, forgetting that it was all a fake, he had found himself driven to act as in that stupid, conventional brain of his he thought a gentleman must act. No longer knowing the difference between sham and real, he had sacrificed his life to a spurious heroism.“
— W. Somerset Maugham British playwright, novelist, short story writer 1874 - 1965
"The lion's skin", p. 283
„Little can be hoped for from a ruler... who has not at some time or other been preoccupied, even if only confusedly, with the first beginning and ultimate end of all things, and above all of man, with the "why" of his origin and the "wherefore" of his destiny.“
— Miguel de Unamuno 19th-20th century Spanish writer and philosopher 1864 - 1936
„No matter what they say the time has come
I'm ready now to start a new beginning
With all our hopes and all our dreams
And I know the stars will shine for you and for me
From the moment you believe.“
— Melanie C British singer-songwriter, actress and businesswoman 1974
"The Moment You Believe" (co-written with Peter-John Vettese) · YouTube video http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=519yuRHApfY
— Ted Kennedy United States Senator 1932 - 2009
Context: There is a new wave of change all around us, and if we set our compass true, we will reach our destination — not merely victory for our Party, but renewal for our nation. And this November the torch will be passed again to a new generation of Americans, so with Barack Obama and for you and for me, our country will be committed to his cause. The work begins anew. The hope rises again. And the dream lives on. This last line references the last line of his DNC speech in 1980 where he said "the work goes on, the cause endures, the hope still lives, and the dream shall never die."
— Mitch Albom, The Five People You Meet In Heaven