Sensible Letting Go Quotes to Help You Move Forward

Some of the best letting go quotes have helped the brokenhearted and souls get through some of their most difficult times. Whether it’s in love, in close relationships, or when you have lost someone, letting go and moving on can be the most difficult decision you make.

It is always the best decision to move on in a relationship when there is no longer any love or when continuing with it is painful. But it needs lots of courage to gather yourself up and move on.

One of the most consistent things in life is change and when you notice important people changing for the worse, you should think of letting go and moving on.

Find the inspiration and encouragement you need in these words or share them with a friend or loved one who is in need of it.

Quotes About Letting Go

Forgiveness means letting go of the past.
Gerald Jampolsky

When you let go, you are truly free.

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.
Deborah Reber

You don’t live in the past; you take a sledgehammer to it to see what stands so that you can build on it.
Samuel L. Drew

Mountains carrying quote.

Take a Walk

Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.
Daphne Rose Kingma

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.
Steve Maraboli

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

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

If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go of the past that drags you down.
Amit Ray

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Kiss Goodbye

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
Oprah Winfrey

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

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Moving Forward

I think that 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.
Robert Downey Jr.

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

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

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.
Alyson Noel

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.
Henry Ford

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

Sometimes you have to take a step back to move forward.
Erika Taylor

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

Dance with life again quote.

Time to Move On

Life moves on and so should we.
Spencer Johnson

You have to decide when it is time to move on.
Wendy Whelan

There is always time to move on.
Jock Stein

It was time to move on, to dance with life again.
Jacqueline Winspear

I just feel that you reach a point when it’s time to move on.
LaVell Edwards

A big part of letting go is recognizing when it is time to stay in a situation and when it is time to move on.
Darren Johnson

Time to move on, time to get going. What lies ahead I have no way of knowing. But under my feet, baby, the grass is growing.
Tom Petty

Your soul tells you when it’s time to move on.
Oprah Winfrey

Letting Go Quotes

In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.
Deepak Chopra

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

These mountains that you are carrying, you were only supposed to climb.
Najwa Zebian

Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.
Nicole Sobon

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.
Jessica Hatchigan

Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.
Mandy Hale

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

Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
Dan Brown

Pushing Forward

Anyone can give up. It’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength.
Chris Bradford

We ultimately get to know ourselves a little bit better by pushing forward.
Justin Lin

Those who move forward with a happy spirit will find that things will always work out.
Gordon B. Hinckley

Every leap forward that I make is by reaching back and firmly getting a footing in the past, and pushing forward as hard as I can.
Steve Earle

Letting go isn’t a one-time thing; it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again. Dawson’s Creek

The world breaks everyone, and then some become strong at the broken places.
Ernest Hemingway

Forging Ahead

Forget what hurt you, but never forget what it taught you.
Shannon L. Alder

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

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.
Tony Schwartz

You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it. Always work with it, not against it.
Eckart Tolle

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

Hard To Let Go Quotes

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

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.
Jack Kornfield

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

Offering yourself forgiveness and compassion for what has happened will help you to let go of the past so that you can move more fully into the future.
Alison Cardy

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
Thich Nhat Hanh

Letting go may sound so simple, but rarely is it a one-time thing. Just keep letting go until one day, it’s gone for good.
Eleanor Brownn

Short Letting Go Quotes

Life moves on and so should we.
Spencer Johnson

Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
Lyndon B. Johnson

Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.
Jack Kornfield

Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.
Sarah Ban Breathnach

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
Raymond Lindquist

Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Steve Maraboli

Strength in Letting Go Quotes

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 Lander

A bridge can still be built, while the bitter waters are flowing beneath.
Anthony Liccione

Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.
Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
Roy T. Bennett

One of the most courageous decisions you’ll ever make is to finally let go of what is hurting your heart and soul.
Brigitte Nicole

My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.
Stephen King

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

Helpful Quotes To Let Go

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history but not a part of your destiny.
Steve Maraboli

When one door closes, another opens, but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.
Alexander Graham Bell

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

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.

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open.
Ralph Marston

We do not heal the past by dwelling there; we heal the past by living fully in the present. Marianne Williamson

Celebrities on Letting Go

Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.
Goldie Hawn

Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.
Stephen King

It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.
Angelina Jolie

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.
J. K. Rowling

Change and Letting Go

Every woman that finally figured out her worth has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
Shannon L. Alder

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 that is good for you now may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.
C. JoyBell C

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

When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.
Catherine Ponder

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.
Hal Tipper

Advise To Move Forward

Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.
Erich Fromm

This is love: to fly toward a secret sky, to cause a hundred veils to fall each moment. First to let go of life. Finally, to take a step without feet.

One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change.

A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you and find something better in your future.
Jodi Picoult

Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.
Wayne L. Misner

What happens when you let go, when your strength leaves you and you sink into darkness, when there’s nothing that you or anyone else can do, no matter how desperate you are, no matter how you try? Perhaps it’s then, when you have neither pride nor power, that you are saved, brought to an unimaginably great reward.
Marc Halperin

The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.
Edmond Mbiaka

Maybe you should just accept it and move on.
Winna Efendi

It’s not a matter of letting go – you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.”
Jon Kabat Zinn

By Liz Olson

Liz is a writer and poet who lives in Minneapolis.


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