70+ best letting go and moving on quotes.


Letting go and moving on in life quotes

How often have you heard the words, ''let go, and move on with your life?'' Every one of us at some point in our lifetime has had to either let go and move on from someone or something. It isn't always easy to just let go and move on. Especially situations that involve deep emotional pain like betrayal, disappointment, heartbreak, abuse, and death.  I believe that everyone should be allowed to heal at their own pace, even if the situation that they're in is one that we've experienced. It doesn't mean that because I overcame a situation within the shortest time it will be the same for someone else. 

We are sometimes selfish in the way we relate to someone who is hurting. There are times when our first utterance isn't that of a compassionate nature, but rather us highlighting our strengths and what we would have done, had it been us in that situation. This does more harm than good to the person who is hurting and we too can delay their healing with the things that we say.

 I remember hearing the story of a domestic violence survivor. She said the first time she opened up to a friend about being abused. The first words were, why did you stay so long? I would not have allowed that to happen to me. Her friend made her feel as though all that happened to her was entirely her fault because she had been in the situation for so long. What she would have wanted from her friend was a little emotional support or a few words of encouragement to say, I'm glad that you've finally found the strength to walk away. 

If you know someone who's hurting over someone or something. As best as possible try to be compassionate toward the person. At the end of the day, they know what it is that they are going through. It doesn't matter if you've been there and done that. Respect the progress that they are making to heal their hurt.

 Never compare your strengths to the way someone else is handling a situation. Don't belittle the progress that someone is making to get back on their feet. Healing is a journey and we all walk at a different pace. 

 Below I've compiled a few quotes with the hope that they might help someone learn to let go and move on with their life. In this list, you'll find over 70 quotes that include: sad letting go quotes, quotes about letting go of someone you love but can't have, happiness is letting go quotes, letting go quotes short, letting go of someone you love quotes, live and let go quotes and forgive and let go quotes. Enjoy!

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

― Deborah Reber,

“If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.”
― Steve Maraboli, Life

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“What if you could pick one day of your life, and everything would stop changing, every day would be similar and comparable to that one day, you'd always have the same people with you? If you could do that, would you do it? Would you pick that day and make that choice? We crave for things to stop changing, we wish that things would never change. But if we got what we wanted, there are so many better things, that we would never, ever know about. Sure, things would stay the same as that one wonderful day, but then there would be nothing else out there, ever. So can you remember the very first day when everything did begin to change? Is there a thing that can remind you? Mine is a blue rose, and that's when everything began to change because that's the day I began to believe in things I never believed in before; the day I found three blue roses. Think about your first day of change, can you remember all the new heights you've soared since that day? All the new people? All the better things and times? Would you throw all of that time away? I wouldn't. Instead, I want to finally accept all the things that I couldn't change, which led to me being right here, right now. Maybe we all carry around inside us one day we wish we could keep forever, something we wished never did change. It's time to let go of that day, and soar.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Are you going to allow the world around you to change while you remain stagnant? Make this the time you throw away old habits that have hindered your happiness and success and finally allow your greatest self to flourish.”
― Steve Maraboli

“They say when you love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back and you will move on. I will let you go. ... Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen to your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow.”
― Tabitha Suzuma

“I eventually came to understand that in harboring the anger, the bitterness and resentment towards those that had hurt me, I was giving the reins of control over to them. Forgiving was not about accepting their words and deeds. Forgiving was about letting go and moving on with my life. In doing so, I had finally set myself free.”
― Isabel Lopez

“Sensitive people either love deeply or they regret deeply. There is no middle ground because they live in passionate extremes.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.”
― Jack Kornfield

“Look around you at the people you spend the most time with and realize that your life can’t rise any higher than your friendships.”
― Mandy Hale

“One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that make you sad.”
― daily dose

“When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Forgiveness is the one gift you don't give to others. Rather, it is the gift you give yourself, so you can finally be free.”
― Shannon Alder

“You should get out of here. Have a good life.”
― Bree Despain

“If someone doesn't care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don't hesitate to move on and let them go. Many love and appreciate you just the way you are.”
― Amaka Imani Nkosazana

“Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. However, if it taught you to hold onto grudges, seek revenge, not forgive or show compassion, categorize people as good or bad, to distrust and be guarded with your feelings then you didn’t learn a thing. God doesn’t bring you lessons to close your heart. He brings you lessons to open it, by developing compassion, learning to listen, seeking to understand instead of speculating, practicing empathy, and developing conflict resolution through communication. If he brought you perfect people, how would you ever learn to spiritually evolve?”
― Shannon L. Alder

“The secret to life is to have no fear. When you can let go of what others think about you, how something is going to turn out, or how your past will affect your future, then you are finally living life free.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Nothing you love is left behind. You come back to it once you understand it, once you see its essence as it is: pure and flawless - once you refuse to define your life without it. Look into yourself. The only thing you regret in the end is falling for someone's definition of love instead of exploring its infinite potential. It is not saying "I love you" to people who should have heard it from you. There is no flaw in love.”
― Vladimira Chalyova

“To ‘let go’ sometimes makes us feel like losers because it means giving up what truly we felt we had a right to. But true strength lies in resisting the urge to hold onto things and people that bring us down.”
― Chinonye J. Chidolue

“Never love something so much that you can’t let go of it.”
― Ginni Rometty

“Sometimes feeling good isn’t about picking up more things to do, but about letting go of things that have nothing to do with you.”
― Curtis Tyrone Jones

“I realized that there was no point or sense in chasing after happiness that had perished.”
― Mikhail Lermontov

“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 Alder

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is, therefore, the means for correcting our misperceptions.”
― Gerald G. Jampolsky

“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

“It can be difficult to leave a long-term relationship, even when our inner-wisdom tells us it's time to let go. At this point, we can choose to let go and endure the intense pain of leaving behind the familiar to make way for a new chapter in our life. Or we can stay and suffer a low-grade pain that slowly eats away at our heart and soul, like emotional cancer. Until we wake up, one day and realize, we are buried so deep in the dysfunction of the relationship that we scarcely remember who we were and what we wanted and needed to be.”
― Jaeda DeWalt

“The more you talk about it, rehash it, rethink it, cross analyze it, debate it, respond to it, get paranoid about it, compete with it, complain about it, immortalize it, cry over it, kick it, defame it, stalk it, gossip about it, pray over it, put it down or dissect the motives it continues to rot in your brain. It is dead. It is over. It is gone. It is done. It is time to bury it because it is smelling up your life and no one wants to be near your rotted corpse of memories and decaying attitude. Be the funeral director of your life and bury that thing!”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it's the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it's frozen shut.”
― Gayle Forman

“Love is proved the moment you let go of someone because they need you to.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith are measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Sometimes letting go is simply changing the labels you place on an event. Looking at the same event with fresh eyes.”
― Steve Maraboli

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

“So I placed my heart under lock and key
To take some time, and take care of me
But I turn around and you're standing here”
― Deborah Cox

“Most things are forgotten over time. Even the war itself, the life-and-death struggle people went through is now like something from the distant past. We’re so caught up in our everyday lives that events of the past are no longer in orbit around our minds. There are just too many things we have to think about every day, too many new things we have to learn. But still, no matter how much time passes, no matter what takes place in the interim, there are some things we can never assign to oblivion, memories we can never rub away. They remain with us forever, like a touchstone.”
― Haruki Murakami

“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.

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

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

“Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can't accept who you are.”
― Turcois Ominek

“I'm guilty of giving people more chances than they deserve but when I'm done, I'm done.”
― Turcois Ominek

“Let go of something old that no longer serves you to make room for something new.”
― Roy T. Bennett

“The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.”
― Tammara Webber

“There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to you when you take nothing personally.”
― Don Miguel Ruiz

“You don't have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.”
― Jojo Moyes

“Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all-encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else.”
― Steve Maraboli

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

“Know that everything is in perfect order whether you understand it or not.”
― Valery Satterwhite

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

“Hide yourself in God, so when a man wants to find you he will have to go there first.”
― Shannon L. Alder

“Spiritual growth involves giving up the stories of your past so the universe can write a new one.”
― Marianne Williamson

“To pick something up, you've got to put something down.”
― Todd Stocker

“People give up on each other long before they give up on themselves, and they do that, too.”
― Donna Lynn Hope

“Peace of mind arrives the moment you come to peace with the contents of your mind.”
― Rasheed Ogunlaru

“Letting go means to realize that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
― Steve Maraboli

“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.”
― Haruki Murakami

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

“Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”
― Roy T. Bennett,

“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 good for you now, maybe the very reason why you don't have something better.”
― C. JoyBell C.

“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

“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

“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

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

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.”
― Steve Maraboli

“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

“The choice isn’t to move on—life moves whether I want it to or not. No, the choice is to look forward, not backward, to take a step because refusing to move won’t draw the past nearer, only postpone better days.”
― Caroline George

“Perhaps we never stop loving someone. We just learn to move forward. To live without them because of them. Perhaps we let go to hold on.”
― Caroline George

“You cannot change the past.
You can only improve on the present.”
― Michael Bassey Johnson

“Even the coolest of ice burns if you don't know when to let go”
― Anwesh Gangula

“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.”
― Ashley Rickards

“Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?”
― Leo Buscaglia PhD

“If you only knew how to respect my heart, I wouldn’t have found a reason to let you go.”
― Jourdane Erasquin

“Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth.”
― Unknown Author

“Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…”
― Hal Tipper

“All that matters is what you do next.”
― Hrishikesh Agnihotri

“Letting go is also a matter of self-worth.”
― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

“There is no moving on, just moving with.”
― Karl Kristian Flores

“Forgiving others is something we give ourselves every day.”
― Donna Goddard, 

“Let it go, David. It will only stir up old wounds.'
'Who cares about old ones? It’s the new ones that bleed.”
― Christopher Pike

“Don't look to the past with sorrow
You will never walk there again
Look to the now and make it beautiful”
― Mimi Novic

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