100+ Letting Go and Moving On Quotes

Before moving on with your life, you have to understand why you did what you did and why you don’t need to feel it anymore.

You can understand the meaning of letting go by reading letting go quotes. Understand that you’re not alone in this process, and that’s why we created this collection of the best letting go quotes to help you move on.

It’s the only way to move on if you don’t want to close things down. It is never easy, but there are things you can do to make it simpler. There are a few steps that you can take to help guide you through moving on.

Best Letting Go and Moving On Quotes

Letting go quotes about change

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” – Guy Finley

“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” – Steve Maraboli

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” – Sarah Dessen

“The great courageous act that we must all do is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”- Oprah Winfrey

letting go quotes about memories

“A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”- Jodi Picoult

“It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?” – Isabel Lopez

“Sometimes you have to make a decision that will hurt your heart but heal your soul.” – Trent Shelton

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“When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.” – Roy T. Bennett

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar. – Thich Nhat Hanh

letting go quotes to make you strong

“Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick

“It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.” – Paulo Coelho

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” – Shannon L. Alder

“How much of human life is lost in waiting.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” – Mandy Hale

letting go quotes to make you strong

“Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” – Dalai Lama

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ― Mandy Hale

“Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.”- Roy T. Bennett

“Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” – Tori Amos

letting go quotes about hanging on

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” – Jessica Hatchigan

“If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.” ― Deb Caletti

“Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” – Dan Brown

“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” – Beyonce Knowles

Letting go quotes about heartbreak

“You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.”- Jodi Picoult

“My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.” – Paulo Coelho

“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky

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“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” ― C. JoyBell C.

Letting go quotes about heartbreak

“Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.” – Roy T. Bennett

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.”- Pascal Mercier

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” ― Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” – Steve Maraboli

letting go quotes about venturing out

“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” ― Jeffrey McDaniel

“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.” ― Shannon L. Alder

“God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.”- Rick Warren

“I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past.” – Cameron Dokey

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.” – Bill Cosby

letting go quotes about the journey

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Shannon L. Alder

“All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” – Havelock Ellis

“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”- Mandy Hale

“That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.”- Robyn Schneider

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” – Steve Maraboli

Inspirational moving on quotes about life

“Love is never supposed to hurt. Love is supposed to heal, to be your haven from misery, to make living fucking worthwhile.” ― Mia Asher

“The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing.” – Yasmin Mogahed

“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” – Kate DiCamillo

“If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.” – Stephen King

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”- Joel Osteen

letting go quotes about healing

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” ― FaraazKazi

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” – Ann Landers

“It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go” we should probably say “Let it be”. – Jon Kabat-Zinn

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are part of your history. But not a part of your destiny.” — Steve Maraboli

“Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?” -0 Mary Manin Morrissey

letting go quotes about simplicity

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Herman Hesse

“Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” – Nicole Sobon

“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”- Mandy Hale

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.” ― C. JoyBell C.

“Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” – Roy T. Bennett

letting go quotes on moving on

“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”- Wayne L. Misner

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”- C. JoyBell C.

“In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” – Deepak Chopra

“There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” ― Terry Pratchett

“Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.” ― Ann Landers

letting go quotes about respect

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” – Gabrielle Zevin

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”- C. JoyBell C.

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” – Alyson Noel

“Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger” ― Sara Evans

“Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.”- Deborah Reber

“Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Steve Maraboli

“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” – C. Joybell C.

“The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.” – Robert Tew

What is your favorite quote on letting go and moving on?

My favorite quote is from an old friend, who, over time, had turned into an enemy. I don’t know why I was surprised that she never called or wrote. But one day I found a note in my mailbox. The note said that she couldn’t call or write anymore because she was going through a tough time.

Which letting go quotes stood out to you most, and why?

There’s no question that a breakup can be rough, but these quotes are sure to get you past your feelings of uncertainty. Whether you’re going through a difficult time in your personal life or just dealing with a challenging job, it’s never too late to start over.

Did you enjoy these quotes about letting go?

‘”Nothing is more permanent than change. Nothing is stronger than a fact.” – Albert Einstein ‘“When you let go of what isn’t true for you, the magic happens.” – Unknown’ ‘“If you are afraid to feel, you cannot know life.” – Anais Nin’ ‘“We are all one. The body is not a temple, it’s a prison.

Which letting go quotes were your favorite?

“When you let go of what’s holding you back, something even better comes into your life” -Bette Midler. “You can’t teach an old dog new tricks if you don’t know what you’re talking about. It isn’t done and it won’t be done.