33 Quotes About Leaving the Past Behind You


Finding a way to move towards the future will allow you to overlook the things of your past. These quotes about leaving the past behind you serve as a constant reminder to look ahead.

“A man never knows how to say goodbye; a woman never knows when to say it.”

“Bad things do happen; how I respond to them defines my character and the quality of my life. I can choose to sit in perpetual sadness, immobilized by the gravity of my loss, or I can choose to rise from the pain and treasure the most precious gift I have – life itself.”

“Blessed are the hearts that can bend; they shall never be broken.”

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

“Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.”

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

“Feeling sorry for ourselves is the most useless waste of energy on the planet. It does absolutely no good. We can’t let our circumstances or what others do or don’t do control us. We can decide to be happy regardless.”

“Forget the past – the future will give you plenty to worry about.”

“Forgiving does not erase the bitter past. A healed memory is not a deleted memory. Instead, forgiving what we cannot forget creates a new way to remember. We change the memory of our past into a hope for our future.”

“Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.”

“Here’s to the Future, because I’m done with the Past.”

“I think it’s important to have closure in any relationship that ends – from a romantic relationship to a friendship. You should always have a sense of clarity at the end and know why it began and why it ended. You need that in your life to move cleanly into your next phase.”

“If you carry joy in your heart, you can heal any moment.”

“If you love somebody, let them go, for if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”

“In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.”

“It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.”

“It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.”

“It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.”

“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.”

“Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.”

“Love one another and help others to rise to the higher levels, simply by pouring out love. Love is infectious and the greatest healing energy.”

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”

“My life is about ups and downs, great joys and great losses.”

“Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.”

“So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.”

“Stop worrying about what you have to loose and start focusing on what you have to gain.”

“Tears shed for self are tears of weakness, but tears shed for others are a sign of strength.”

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.”

“The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love.”

“To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.”

“Today is the first day of the rest of your life.”

“You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.”

Sometimes it is better to let the past go. There is no point in looking back when you can not change the things that are now gone.

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