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20 Beautiful Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life

 Forgiving, moving on, and letting go should be a freeing and restorative experience, but why is it so difficult to get over your own and other people’s mistakes, then? We really wish we knew the answer to that question, but we don’t. What we can do, however, is to help you on your journey of self-improvement and forgiveness by sharing the most powerful, meaningful, and encouraging quotes about letting go, uttered by some great minds from the distant past and present.
We hope that these words of wisdom will give you a new perspective on the issues that may torment you, be it an old grudge, a broken heart, or a mistake you can’t forgive yourself for.
 

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

– Hermann Hesse

Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” – Hermann Hesse


2. “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”

– Jan Glidewell

Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell


3. “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

Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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


4. “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.”

– Lao Tzu

Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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.” – Lao Tzu


5. “Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go.”

– Anais Nin
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go.” – Anais Nin


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

– Daphne Rose Kingma
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma


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

– Shannon L. Alder
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.” – Shannon L. Alder


8. “The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.”

– Edmond Mbiaka
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.” – Edmond Mbiaka
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9. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.”

– Shannon L. Alder
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Shannon L. Alder


10. “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
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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

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

– Lyndon B. Johnson
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson


12. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.”

– Robert Brault
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault


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

– Oprah Winfrey
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey


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

– Bryant McGill
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill


15. “If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. 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
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. 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


16. “Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”

– Steve Maraboli
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.” – Steve Maraboli


17. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.”

– Erich Fromm
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm


18. “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
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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


19. “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
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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


20. “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.”

– Amit Ray
Quotes on the Importance of Moving On in Life “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.” – Amit Ray
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