Quotes About Letting Go of the Past and Moving On

quotes about letting goPresented here are some great quotes about letting go and moving on. Having to let go of something or someone who used to be so important to us can be one of the hardest things to mentally deal with in life. Whether it’s someone we used to love or something we’ve grown accustomed to, if it’s better to let it go, then you’ll need to somehow find the courage and strength to do it. One way we can let go of the past and move forward is to think about the future and what great things it can bring.

It would certainly be easier to just have things go the way they’ve always went but if you’ve reached the point where you have to decide whether to let go and move on or hold on, then perhaps something inside of you is telling you there’s something better in your future waiting for you but the only way it will appear in your life is if you let go of what needs to be in your past. It’s going to be painful especially when it comes to love. You’re going to want to turn back, but if you know it’s for the best, move forward and don’t look back. Your future is waiting for you.

Whether you decide to let go or hold on, we hope your decision will lead to greater happiness and joy. Life is too short to be unhappy.

Quotes About Letting Go and Moving Forward

“The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty.” – Seneca

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

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” | Steve Maraboli

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.” | Tao Te Ching

“Pain will leave you, when you let go.” | Jeremy Aldana

“Life moves on and so should we.” | Spencer Johnson

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

“The day I understood everything, was the day I stopped trying to figure everything out. The day I knew peace was the day I let everything go.” | C. JoyBell C.

“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

“You’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.” | Tori Amos

“Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.” | Mandy Hale

“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

“If you love something, you have to let it go.” | Unknown

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

“The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past gives us…the option to fill the space with something new.” | Susan Fay West

“I’ve been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I’m moving on.” | Rascal Flatts

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” | Raymond Lindquist

“I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.” | Gayle Forman

“Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values.” | Dalai Lama

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

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

“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

“Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” | Daphne Rose Kingma

“Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.” | Raymond Lindquist

“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

“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” | Beyoncé Knowle

“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

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.” | Gerald Jampolsky

“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

“We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.” | Joseph Campbell

“One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us.” | Michael Cibenko

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