33 Quotes About Letting Go of The Past and Moving On

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Finding a way to let go and move past your regrets and mistakes is just one way to move on. These quotes about letting go of the past and moving on highlight some of the difficulties experienced by many.

“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.”

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

“Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger.”

“If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go.”

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.”

“If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”

“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.”

“It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back.”

“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”

“It is mental slavery to cling to things that have stopped serving it’s purpose in your life.”

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

“Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.”

“Just remember, when you should grab something, grab it; when you should let go, let go.”

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You’re able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”

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

“Life is just a slide. Back and forth between loving and leaving, remembering and forgetting, holding on and letting go.”

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”

“Of course she no longer excites him. She no longer works overtime to maintain a dumpster fire.”

“Relinquishing control to another person is like death: it’s only scary until it finally happens.”

“Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t should’ve done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

“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.”

“Sometimes you have to let things go. Sometimes you have to stop caring for a minute.”

“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.”

“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.”

“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.”

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”

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

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

“When we can return to the roads of our past and see nothing but the beautiful view, then we’ve truly moved on.”

“You can only lose what you cling to.”

“You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.”

“Your past does not equal your future.”

Having the ability to move on will allow you to start on a new path and season of your life.

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