39 Quotes About Moving on in Life


Taking the steps to move forward all start at making a single decision to do it. These quotes about moving on in life will give you the strength and encouragement to carry out your desires and start down a new path.

“A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.”

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

“Change has to come for life to struggle forward.”

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

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.”

“Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.”

“Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.”

“Forgiveness means letting go of the past.”

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

“I think that the power is the principle. The principle of moving forward, as though you have the confidence to move forward, eventually gives you confidence when you look back and see what you’ve done.”

“If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.”

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

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.”

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

“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.”

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

“Making a big life change can be scary but living with regret is always scarier.”

“Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction.”

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

“People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on.”

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.”

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

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

“Study the past if you would define the future.”

“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.”

“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.”

“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.”

“Time flies, people change. You’re not always needed. There are times to move forward and places to let go.”

“To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”

“We don’t want to go back to the same policies and practices that drove our economy into a ditch, that punished the middle class, and that led to this catastrophe. We keep moving forward.”

“We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths.”

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

“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.”

“When lifes seems hopeless, rearrange things for a dose of dopeness.”

“When the world is at your back, and your heart is at your feet… the best way to go on is to just be.”

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”

“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.”

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

If you are feeling stuck it can be difficult to find a way to move forward.

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