200 Letting Go Quotes For When You Know You Need To Move On

Do you know you need to move on with your life, but need a push? These quotes about Letting Go may do the trick!

It’s time to let go of the past

When it comes to personal growth, letting go is one of the most important things you can do. It’s not always easy, but it’s worth it.

Some people find it difficult to let go, whether it’s of a material possession, an unhealthy relationship, or negative thoughts and emotions. But learning how to let go is an essential part of moving on and creating a better life for yourself.

These quotes about letting go can serve as inspiration and motivation as you work to release what’s no longer serving you

Quotes on When To Let Go

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

– Dave Mustaine

Moving on is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard. - Dave Mustaine


The greatest act of loving another person is letting go and wishing for their happiness, regardless of satisfying you.

– Ritu Ghatourey


If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you’ve made, if they don’t realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.

– Steve Maraboli


It’s tough to let go and move on from bad relationships, but so is every other good thing in life.

– Unknown


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


Whatever way our stories end, I know you’ll have rewritten mine by being my friend.

– Unknown


Life moves on and so should we.

– Spencer Johnson


The path to freedom is illuminated by the bridges you have burned, adorned by the ties you have cut, and cleared by the drama you have left behind. Let go. Be free.

– Steve Maraboli


At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.

– Elizabeth Gilbert


Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.

Roy T. Bennett


Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.

– Unknown


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


Don’t let the heart that didn’t love you, keep you from the one that will.

– Unknown


Letting go doesn’t mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.

– Mandy Hale


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

– Erika Taylor

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


Sometimes you need to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.

– Jennifer Green


Best Letting Go Quotes

Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.

– Shannon L. Alder


Cutting people off doesn’t have limits. Family can get cut off too if they are causing you stress. Eliminate any negativity in your circle.

– Unknown


If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.

– Deb Caletti


Friendship is delicate as a glass once broken it can be fixed but there will always be cracks.

– Waqar Ahmed


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

– Unknown

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Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.

– Joybell

Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe. - Joybell


You don’t have to leave your whole family in the past, just those who don’t deserve a place in your future.

– Unknown


The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.

– Steve Maraboli

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go. - Steve Maraboli


You can only lose what you cling to.

Buddha

You can only lose what you cling to. - Buddha


Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.

– Jackson Kiddard

Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go. - Jackson Kiddard


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

– Lyndon B. Johnson

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


Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past.

– Emily Giffin

Change can be good but its always tough to let go of the past. - Emily Giffin


There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.

– Terry Pratchett


Understand that people change and sometimes they are no longer compatible with our lives. We just have to learn to accept it and move on.

– Unknown


Fighting for a relationship is worth it but you should avoid it when you are the only one fighting.

– Unknown


I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.

– Carl Jung

I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become. - Carl Jung


Let Go Quotes

Some think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go.

– Herman Hesse

Some think that holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it’s letting go. - Herman Hesse


If the family you choose before your birth no longer supports your path towards fulfilling your true destiny, it is never too late to find a new tribe.

– Anthon St. Maarten


I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.

– Fridtjof Nansen


Sometimes, it’s very hard to move on, but once you move on, you’ll realise it was the best decision you have ever made.

– Unknown


When you say No to a toxic family, you say Yes to loving yourself.

– Unknown


Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.

– Unknown

Don’t look back. You’re not going that way.


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

– Tori Amos

You’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page. - Tori Amos


Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.

– Mandy Hale


Friendship means understanding, not agreement. It means forgiveness, not forgetting. It means the memories last, even if contact is lost.

– Unknown


Every time your heart is broken a doorway cracks open to a world full of new beginnings, new opportunities.

– Patti Roberts


The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I began to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.

– Tammara Webber


There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.

– Kate DiCamillo


You don’t always need a plan. Sometimes you just need to breathe, trust, let go and see what happens.

– Unknown


I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay.

– Sara Evans

I know my heart will never be the same but I’m telling myself I’ll be okay. - Sara Evans


Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.

– Beyonce Knowles


One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.

– Unknown


Let Go Of Quotes

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.

– Gerald G. Jampolsky


You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.

– Marisa Donnelly


Somebody asked me if I knew you. A million memories flashed through my mind, but I just smiled and said I used to.

– Unknown


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

– Guy Finley

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over. - Guy Finley


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


We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.

– Leo F. Buscaglia


When you leave, weary of me, without a word I shall gently let you go.

– Kim Sowol

When you leave, weary of me, without a word I shall gently let you go. - Kim Sowol


Sometimes it’s better to just move on instead of being the only one who is willing to fix things.

– Unknown


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

– Steve Maraboli


When you walk away from a toxic family, you begin the journey of finding your true people.

– Unknown


Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on.

– Carrie Underwood


It’s sad when you’ve already learnt to be a part of someone’s life and then you end up being strangers.

– Unknown


Today, expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realizing the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.

– Sarah Dessen


The moment your friends cease to share their complications with you, know that is the moment you lost your prime place in their hearts.

– Unknown


It is time to move on when your love for someone has left you worse than the person you were when you found them.

– Unknown


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

– Ralph Marston


Quotes on How To Let Go

It always amazes me how swiftly problems can be solved, once you start cutting things off people.

– Joe Abercrombie


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

– Unknown


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


Ending the toxic cycle within your own life isn’t easy. When you don’t come from a healthy family, you do your best to ensure a healthy one comes from you.

– Steve Maraboli


When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.

Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. - Lao Tzu


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

– Daphne Rose Kingma


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

– Steve Maraboli


It’s okay to cut ties with toxic friends and family you’ve got to prioritize your own well―being.

– Brenden Dilley


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


Sometimes we need to forget some people from our past because of one simple reason, they just don’t belong to our future.

– Unknown


In life we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are.

– Unknown

In life we never lose friends, we only learn who the true ones are.


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

– Unknown


Whatever comes, let it come. Whatever stays, let it stay. Whatever goes, let it go.

– Unknown


If you want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.

– Michael Bassey Johnson


Love them from a distance. Pray for them, wish them well, but don’t allow them to abuse you.

– Kimber Waul


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

– Deepak Chopra


Sometimes you have to let go quotes

What’s done is done, what’s gone is gone, one of life’s lessons is always moving on. it’s OK to look back and think of fond memories but keep moving forward.

– Roy T. Bennett


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.

– C. JoyBell C.


Laughter is not at all a bad beginning for a friendship, and it is far the best ending for one.

Oscar Wilde


When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.

– Shannon L. Alder


It is tough to let go of someone you can’t live without. But living with someone who can live without you, is much worse.

– Anon


Sometimes you meet someone who means a lot to you only to find out in the end that it was never bound to be you just have to let go.

– Unknown


Walk away from a bad relationship before it makes you walk away from yourself.

– Unknown

Walk away from a bad relationship before it makes you walk away from yourself.


You can miss a person every day and still be glad that they are no longer in your life.

– Tara Westover


Friendship that can end never really began.

– Pablilins Syrns

Friendship that can end never really began. - Pablilins Syrns


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.


If you love something so much, let it go. If it comes back it was meant to be; if it doesn’t it never was.

– Albert Schweitzer


I just wanted to tell you that I understand if you go. It’s okay if you have to leave us. It’s okay if you want to stop fighting.

– Gayle Forman


Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.

– Turcois Ominek


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

– Dawson’s Creek


Life is a balance of holding on a small letting go.

– Unknown


Toxic family relationships spoil all other relationships unless you remove the poison before it’s too late.

– Unknown


Time to let go quotes

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday’s gone. There’s nothing you can do to bring it back. You can’t should’ve done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!

– Steve Maraboli


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

– Mandy Hale


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

– Guy Finley


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

– Faraaz Kazi

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


If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.

Paulo Coelho


If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.

– Sarah Dessen


Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.

– Steve Maraboli


The only reason you won’t let go of what is making you sad is because it was the only thing that made you happy.

– Lily Amis


Try to let people go because every person in your journey is meant to be there but not all of them are meant to stay in it until the end.

– Unknown


Some friendships will expire their time instead of pretending to be cool, learn to let go and move on.

– Unknown


You may feel guilty for leaving your family behind, but you’ll never regret moving yourself forward.

– Unknown


Whether it was a friendship or a relationship, the truth is when it ends it gives you a heartbreak.

– Unknown


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

– Havelock Ellis


Sometimes you have to give up on people, not because you don’t care, but because they don’t.

– Unknown


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

– Bill Cosby


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 Landers

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Quotes To Remind Us Growth Extends Forward

Whatever the present moment contains, accept it as if you had chosen it.


And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.


Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.


Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.


Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.


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


The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.


You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.


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


The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.


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