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75 Inspirational Quotes About Moving On

Updated on January 30, 2014

1. In three words, I can sum up life: it goes on. ~ Unknown

2. Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. ~ Pat Riley

3. Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning. ~ Jonathan Lockwood Huie

4. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~ Hermann Hesse

5. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. ~ Pascal

6. Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~ Les Brown

7. Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning. ~ Unknown

8. Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning. ~ jlh

9. Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow - today. Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today - every day. ~ jlh

10. Forgiveness is the cleansing fire that burns away old regrets and resentments. ~ jlh

Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow - today. Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today - every day. ~ jlh
Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow - today. Let it be a small beginning - a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today - every day. ~ jlh

11. Quietly forgiving and moving on is a gift to God; and yourself. ~ Unknown

12. Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. ~ Byrd Baggett

13. Take a second out to think about this: in your life you search and search for the right person for you. Every time you break up with someone you get one step closer to that person. You should look at moving on as getting closer to meeting the one. ~ Ian Philpot

14. When you start to abandoning your old beliefs or values... you may be stuck at the threshold for two or three years. Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs. ~ Dick Raymond

I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. ~ Stephen Sondheim

16. Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go. ~ Kate Winslet

17. A graduation is a small but significant tradition that I think everyone should take part in. What a great way to symbolize a part of your journey and to represent your thoughts for moving on. ~ Martin Stoleman

18. Moving On has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life. ~ Lou

19. If someone you love hurts you cry a river, build a bridge, and get over it. ~ Unknown

Letting go has never been easy, but holding on can be as difficult. Yet strength is measured not by holding on, but by letting go. ~ Len Santos


21. Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

22. Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on. ~ Tom Jackson

23. Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness. ~ Tina Dayton

24. After all, tomorrow is another day. ~ Gone With The Wind

25. As God is my witness, I shall never be hungry again. ~ Gone With The Wind

26. I gather strength from life's storms. ~ jlh

27. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. ~ Maria Robinson

28. The past is a ghost, the future is a dream, and all we ever have is now. ~ Bill Cosby

29. Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that's more productive. ~ Donald Trump

30. God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; courage to change the things I can; and wisdom to know the difference. ~ Reinhold Niebuhr

31. Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. ~ Les Brown

32. True love doesn't have a happy ending, because true love never ends. Letting go is one way of saying I love you. ~ Unknown

33. You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself 'I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.' You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

34. Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards. ~ Kierkegaard

35. Letting go isn't a one-time thing, it's something you have to do everyday, over and over again. ~ Dawson's Creek

36. By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy. ~ Eugenia Triputti

37. There’s no need to miss someone from your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future. ~ Unknown

38. Every exit is an entry somewhere. ~ Tom Stoppard

39. Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on. ~ Bob Newhart

40. We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we're curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths. ~ Walt Disney

41. Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit. ~ Conrad Hilton

42. Today is the first day of the rest of your life. ~ Anonymous

43. When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. ~ Lao Tzu

44. How do geese know when to fly to the sun? Who tells them the seasons? How do we, humans know when it is time to move on? As with the migrant birds, so surely with us, there is a voice within if only we would listen to it, that tells us certainly when to go forth into the unknown. ~ Elisabeth Kubler-Ross

45. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

46. Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, I will try again tomorrow. ~ Mary Anne Radmacher

47. My Mama always said you've got to put the past behind you before you can move on. ~ Forrest Gump (Movie)

48. It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

49. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving. ~ Albert Einstein

50. Celebrate endings - for they precede new beginnings. ~ jlh

51. Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward. ~ Unknown

52. I don't want to lose you but I don't want to use you just to have someone by my side. ~ Patty Smyth

53. The brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can't go on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches. ~ Unknown

54. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. ~ Pascal

55. You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore. ~ Christopher Columbus

56. When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. ~ Kahlil Gibran

57. I was never one to patiently pick up broken fragments and glue them together again and tell myself that the mended whole was as good as new. What is broken is broken, and I'd rather remember it as it was at its best than mend it and see the broken pieces as long as I lived. ~ Margaret Mitchell

58. I Can Do Anything - Starting Right Now. I have my dream, I have God, and I choose to move in the direction of my goal, even when I am afraid or unsure. Whenever I fall, I stand up, brush myself off, and keep moving toward my goal. ~ jlh

59. I choose not to project my past onto my future. ~ jlh

You are responsible for your life. You can't keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. ~ Oprah Winfrey

61. Letting go isn't about giving up. It's about accepting that there are things that cannot be. ~ Unknown

62. Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass... It's about learning how to dance in the rain. ~ Vivian Greene

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

64. So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don't sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we've satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. ~ Lee Iacocca

65. Love does not claim possession, but gives freedom. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

66. If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don't, they never were. ~ Anonymous

67. Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on. ~ Tom Jackson

68. Marriage has no guarantees. If that's what you're looking for, go live with a car battery. ~ Erma Bombeck

69. The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. ~ jlh

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us. ~ Joseph Campbell

71. Letting go doesn't mean giving up... it means moving on. It is one of the hardest things a person can do. Starting at birth, we grasp on to anything we can get our hands on, and hold on as if we will cease to exist when we let go. We feel that letting go is giving up, quitting, and that as we all know is cowardly. But as we grow older we are forced to change our way of thinking. We are forced to realize that letting go means accepting things that cannot be. It means maturing and moving on, no matter how hard you have to fight yourself to do so. ~ Unknown

72. Any change, any loss, does not make us victims. Others can shake you, surprise you, disappoint you, but they can't prevent you from acting, from taking the situation you're presented with and moving on. No matter where you are in life, no matter what your situation, you can always do something. You always have a choice and the choice can be power. ~ Blaine Lee

73. Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. Rather it makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person, how wonderful it will be when the right one comes along. ~ Javan

74. When the door of happiness closes, another opens. But often times we look so long at the closed door that we don't see the one which has been opened for us. ~ Alexander Graham Bell

75. It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lost it, but it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing until it arrives. ~ Unknown


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      Stacie L 3 years ago

      This too shall pass....

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      steve slade 5 years ago

      its not about looking in the mirror and hate who you have become, its about looking in the mirror and love who your becoming.