50 Moving on Quotes to Help You Let Go and Move Forward

50 Moving on Quotes to Help You Let Go and Move Forward

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Moving on from heartbreak always seems impossible in the beginning. But one thing you need to know is that nothing is permanent, including pain. These moving on quotes should help you find the peace of mind you’ve been longing for.

Of course, reading quotes about moving on won’t make you feel better instantly, but it is a great place to start. To find healing, you must be willing to take a step towards mental peace by getting rid of negative thoughts. This is precisely what you get by checking out these positive moving on quotes.

Moving on Quotes

“Life moves on and so should we.”

Spencer Johnson, Who Moved My Cheese?

“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, Unapologetically You.

“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, Salem Falls

“I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.”

Shannon A. Thompson, Death Before Daylight

“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.”

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Pain will leave you, when you let go.”


Don’t cry because it is over. Smile because it happened, and then move on with your life.”


“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

“If you spend too much time handing onto the one that treats you like an option, you’ll miss the chance to be with the one that treats you like a priority.”


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

“Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward.”

Zena Wynn, Beyond the Breaking Point

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

Oprah Winfrey

“In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life.”

Mary Manin Morrissey

“To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.”

Germany Kent

“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.”

Shannon L. Alder

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.”

Tony Schwartz

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

J.P. Morgan

“Moving on isn’t about not loving someone anymore and forgetting them. It is about having the strength to say – I still love you, but you are not worth this pain.”


“Moving on means leaving what you know is over without denying its value.”

Ellen Goodman

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

“A wise man once said: If you want to fly high in the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go of the burdens of yesterday.”

Amit Ray, The Voice of a Mountain Bird

“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.”


“You can only see a bright future if you move on from your dark past.”


“We are at our strongest when we let the people we love the most, go.”


“You know, it is you who has to hold on to earth. You have to tighten your grip, and this means letting go.”

Melissa Bank, The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing

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

Paulo Coelho

“You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.”

Charles Kettering

“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

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when you learn to let go of yesterday.”

Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You

“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, The Light in the Heart

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

Wayne L. Misner

“Moving on isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”


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

Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energy moving forward together towards an answer.”

Denis Waitley

“You should know that holding on is believing that there’s a past; but moving on is you telling yourself that there’s a future.”

Daphne Rose Kingma

“When you let go, you’re stronger and you’ve come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”

Steve Maraboli

“I discover that it’s pretty difficult to know who you are when you carry around a bunch of baggage from the past. Let go and move more quickly into the next place.”

Angelina Jolie

“Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.”

Mimi Novic, Your Light Is The Key

“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.

“Moving on doesn’t mean seeing the whole staircase. It means taking the first step.”

“You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.”

Drew Gerald

“You really don’t have to burn any bridges to let go… You don’t have to destroy anything. You can just decide to cross over and move on.”

Marta Mrotek, Miracle in Progress Workbook.

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

B. Nicole

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

Carrie Underwood

“In the process of moving on, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.”

Deepak Chopra

“It doesn’t matter how fast you move on in life, you must keep moving regardless of pace.”


“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

“But part of surviving is being able to move on.”

Alexandra Bracken, The Darkest Minds

“Take all the time you need to heal emotionally. Moving on doesn’t take a day, it takes lots of little steps to be able to break free of your broken self.”

Tere Arigo

“The longer we keep looking back in the rearview mirror, it takes away from everything that’s moving forward.”

Letting go is a gradual process; as you’ve learned from these quotes about moving on, it is the desire and willingness to take the first step towards healing that counts. Another important part of moving on is the willingness to see the bigger picture. Check out these revenge quotes to understand how important it is to let everything go regardless of how painful it is.

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