41 Quotes About Endings and New Beginnings


There are many points in our life that we may encounter the necessity to make a new change. These quotes about endings and new beginnings capture these pivot points and essential transitions.

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”

“Accomplishments don’t erase shame, hatred, cruelty, silence, ignorance, discrimination, low self-esteem or immorality. It covers it up, with a creative version of pride and ego.”

“All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”

“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.”

“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.”

“Be still in the presence of the Lord and wait patiently for Him to act!”

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.”

“Dissatisfaction is a great starting point, for it is right there that we have the most power, strength, and energy to push change through.”

“Don’t waste it with a false start of no start at all. You were not born to fail.”

“Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.”

“Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.”

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”

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

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

“I used to dream about escaping my ordinary life, but my life was never ordinary. I had simply failed to notice how extraordinary it was.”

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

“It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty.”

“Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.”

“No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.”

“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”

“One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”

“Perhaps that is where our choice lies — in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”

“Rather than turning the page, it’s much easier to just throw the book away.”

“Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”

“Sometimes… Reason and Love are met with a violent ignorance that even what’s right gets lost. Our heart bleeds, but when does the blood shed end and the healing begin?”

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.”

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

“The beginning is always today.”

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”

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

“The more we let God take us over, the more truly ourselves we become – because He made us. He invented us. He invented all the different people that you and I were intended to be.”

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”

“There are as many worlds as there are kinds of days, and as an opal changes its colors and its fire to match the nature of a day, so do I.”

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”

“Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

“We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.”

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”

“Whatever you do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.”

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”

Starting a new life takes a series of stages we must move through.

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