The Best Quotes About Moving On In Life

Here are some quotes about moving on that I think are quite good. We all know that life ain’t all rainbows and sunshine, and that sometimes, we’re going to go through some rough patches. It happens to all of us. Whether it’s a breakup of a long relationship or a death or some mistake we made in the past, these things are often hard to let go. You need to keep in mind however, that as time passes, the pain will slowly fade. Only you know when is the right time to move on but just keep in mind that another day spent in sorrow is another day you’ll be robbing yourself of joy. Life goes on folks and eventually, you will have to as well.

If you know of any good moving on quotes to help others going through a hard time to move on, please share them down below. Thanks!

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

~ Joseph Campbell

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

~ Heman Hesse

“It is foolish to tear one’s hair in grief, as though sorrow would be made less by baldness.”

~ Cicero

“Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional.”

~ M. Kathleen Casey

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”

~ Dr. Seuss

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”

~ Unknown

“A difficult time can be more readily endured if we retain the conviction that our existence holds a purpose, a cause to pursue, a person to love, and a goal to acheive.”

~ John Maxwell

“Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.”

~ Dave Mustaine

“Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons.”

~ Pascal

“Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.”

~ Les Brown

“In three words, I can sum up life: it goes on.”

~ Anonymous

“Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.”

~ Conrad Hilton

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”

~ Albert Einstein

“Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.”

~ Ann Landers

“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

~ Eleanor Roosevelt

“Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.”

~ Anonymous

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.”

~ Kierkegaard

“You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

“If you don’t hurry up and let life know what you want, life will damned soon show you what you’ll get.”

~ Robertson Davies

“My Mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.”

~ Forrest Gump

“Don’t waste a minute being unhappy. If one window closes – run to the next window – or break down a door.”

~ Unknown

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer.”

~ Dennis Waitley

“Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.”

~ Wayne L Misner

“Take a second out to think about this: in your life you search and search for the right person for you. Every time you break up with someone you get one step closer to that person. You should look at moving on as getting closer to meeting the one.”

~ Ian Philpot

“Watching you walk out of my life does not make me bitter or cynical about love. But rather makes me realize that if I wanted so much to be with the wrong person how beautiful it will be when the right one comes along.”

~ Unknown

“Whether you spend your days in sorrow or in joy, time will still continue to tick away. The longer you take to move on, the less time you’ll have to spend being happy.”

~ Kevin Ngo

“You can’t start the next chapter in your life if you keep re-reading the last one.”

~ Unknown

“Don’t waste your time looking back at what you’ve lost. Move on, life is not meant to be traveled backwards.”

~ Unknown

“Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.”

~ Victoria Holt

“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 will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”

~ C. JoyBell

“It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently I could.”

~ Gabrielle Zevin

“The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.”

~ Oprah Winfrey

“Moving on is not about never looking back. It’s about taking a glance at yesterday and noticing how much you’ve grown since then”

~ Unknown

“Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies.”

~ Ann Landers

“You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.”

– Joel Osteen


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