163 Quotes About Moving On and Change In Life

Life can be rough sometimes, and can even throw you into the mud but all you need to do is to get up and move on. That you tried and failed does not mean you are a failure, just dust it up and try again. Life will always continue, so you don’t have to get stuck in that one place. You don’t have to mourn for long because time waits for no one, just pick up the remaining pieces and continue the journey because better days are ahead, there is always light at the end of the tunnel. You never can tell what the future holds in stock, you can only see it as you move on with life. Here are quotes about moving on that might encourage you when you’re down.

1. The moment you feel like you have to prove your worth to someone is the moment you should absolutely walk away.— Unknown

2. Be strong enough to let go and patient enough to wait for what you deserve.— Unknown

3. There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you’ve had enough.— Unknown

4. Knowing when to walk away is wisdom. Being able to is courage. Walking away, with your head held high is dignity.— Unknown

5. You are only going to be as good as the people you surround yourself with. So be brave enough to let go of those who keep weighing you down.— Unknown

6. If someone won’t lift a finger to call you, see you, and spend time with you, it’s time for you to lift five fingers and wave goodbye— Unknown

7. In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.— Mitch Albom

8. There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page or closing the book.— Unknown

9. Some people come in your life just to teach you how to let go.- Unknown

10. You’ll never get what you truly deserve if you remain attached to what you’re supposed to let go of.— Unknown

11. Don’t be afraid to give up the good and go for the great.— Unknown

12. Dwelling on the past only blinds you to the future.— Andrew Boyd

13. Forgiving you is my gift to you. Moving on is my gift to myself.— Unknown

14. Some things are hard to let go of, I get that. But what’s the point of holding onto something that’s already let go of you?— Unknown

15. The best revenge is just moving on and getting over it. Don’t give someone the satisfaction of watching you suffer.— Unknown

16. One thing I’ve learned is that you can’t move on alone. You need someone to show you that behind all the clouds, the sun is still shining.— Unknown

17. There’s hell in hello and there’s good in goodbye. That’s why you shouldn’t be afraid of goodbye but careful with the hello.— Unknown

18. If they don’t chase you when you walk away…keep walking.— Unknown

19. The hardest part about going forward is not looking back.— Unknown

20. There is a difference between ‘giving up’ and ‘moving on’.— Unknown

21. When you finally move on from the past, you are freeing up your future for something better to come along.— Unknown

22. Move on. It’s just a chapter in the past. But don’t close the book, just turn the page.— Unknown

23. I want to say I deserve better and mean it. I want to say I give up and believe it. I want to say I’m moving on and do it.— Unknown

24. Yesterday is yesterday, if we try to recapture it, we will only lose tomorrow.— Unknown

25. The only thing harder than letting go is moving on.— Unknown

Quotes About Moving On

26. While his life will be filled with nothing but regret for letting you go, yours will be filled with nothing but happiness for walking away.— Unknown

27. There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn’t jump puddles for you.— Unknown

28. If you can’t figure out where you stand with someone, it might be time to stop standing, and start walking.— Unknown

29. Sometimes it’s very hard to move on, but once you move on, you’ll realize it was the best decision you’ve ever made.— Unknown

30. One of the most difficult choices to make is whether you should just move on or hold on a little longer.— Unknown

31.  Sometimes you just gotta let sh-t go and say ‘to hell with it’ and move on.— Eminem

32. You can’t lose something you never had. You can keep what’s not yours. You can’t hold on to something that doesn’t want to stay.— Unknown

33. Six letters, two words, easy to say, hard to explain, harder to do: Move On.— Unknown

34. Sometimes you just have to pick yourself up and carry on.— Unknown

35. You can’t force yourself to stop liking someone, but you can tell yourself that you deserve better and try to move on.— Unknown

36. If people have something to say about your life, that’s saying little about their own. Keep your head up, stay strong, and move on.— Unknown

37. You can give them another chance or you can forgive, let go, and give yourself a better chance.— Unknown

38. You know you’re on the right track when you’re uninterested in looking back.— Unknown

39. You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy.— Unknown

40. One of the happiest moments ever, is when you find the courage to let go of what you can’t change.— Unknown

41. Maybe it’s not always about fixing something that’s broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.— Unknown

42. Sometimes it’s not about moving on, it’s just taking a break from everything, and concentrating on yourself, because at the end; who’s there? YOU.— Unknown

43. You’re not supposed to look back, you’re supposed to keep going.— Unknown

44. There are things in life we don’t want to happen, but have to accept; things we don’t want to know, but have to learn, and people we can’t live without, but have to let go.- Unknown

45. The only thing left to do is forgive and forget. I want to forgive you and I want to forget you.— Lauren Conrad

46. At some point, you’ll have to realize that some people can stay in your heart, but not in your life.— Ashley Hodgeson

47. Maybe it’s not always about trying to fix something that is broken. Maybe it’s about starting over and creating something better.— Unknown

48. Don’t tie your heart to a person that has nothing left to offer you. Let it go. It might hurt for a while, but when you get over it, you’ll see that it’s better.— Unknown

49. Don’t stumble over something behind you.- Unknown

50. Not everyone you lose is a loss.— Unknown


51. There are some people who always seem angry and continuously look for conflict. Walk away from these people. The battle they are fighting isn’t with you, it’s with themselves.— Unknown

52. I’m not giving up, I’m just starting over.— Unknown

53. Sometimes you just outgrow certain people. Don’t try to fix or repair it, just accept it and move on.— Unknown

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

55. “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.” — Proverb

56. “You got to know when to hold ‘em, know when to fold ‘em, Know when to walk away and know when to run.” – Kenny Rogers

57. “I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on.” — Stephen Sondheim

58. “I choose not to project my past onto my future.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

59. “I demolish my bridges behind me …then there is no choice but to move forward.” — Fridtjof Nansen

60. “I won’t let the sun go down on me.” — Nik Kershaw

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

62. “Part of being a winner is knowing when enough is enough. Sometimes you have to give up the fight and walk away, and move on to something that’s more productive.” — Donald Trump

63. “So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.” — Lee Iacocca

64. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King Jr.

65. “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

66. “What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on.” — Emile M. Cioran

67. “I gather strength from life’s storms.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

68. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass… It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” — Vivian Greene

69. “Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror” — Byrd Baggett

70. “Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending.” — Maria Robinson

71. “Today is the first day of the rest of your life.” – Author Unknown

72. “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.” – Proverb

73. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” — Lao Tzu

74. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” — Maya Angelou

75. “It is our attitude at the beginning of a difficult undertaking which, more than anything else, will determine its successful outcome.” — William James


76. “Life is about making the right decisions and moving on.” — Josh Rayburn

77. “Notice that the stiffest tree is most easily cracked, while the bamboo or willow survives by bending with the wind.” – Bruce Lee

78. “The only way to change our lives is by changing our minds.” — Author Unknown

79. “The world hates change, yet it is the only thing that has brought progress.” — Charles Kettering

80. “Things do not change; we change.” – Henry David Thoreau

81. “Do not worry if you feel low; the sun has a sinking spell every night, but rises again all right the next morning.” — Author Unknown

82. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.” — Cherokee Indian Proverb

83. “Goals give you more than a reason to get up in the morning; they are an incentive to keep you going all day.” — Harvey Mackay

84. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” – J. B. Priestley

85. “Let every day be the first day of the rest of your life, but especially let today be a new beginning.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

86. “The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

87. “Today will never happen again. Don’t waste it with a false start or no start at all.” — Og Mandino

88. “Whatever you want in life, start today. Not tomorrow – today. Let it be a small beginning – a tiny beginning. Your happiness depends on starting today – every day.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

89. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

87. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” — Dr. Seuss

88. “Get mad, then get over it.” — Colin Powell

89. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.” — Reinhold Niebuhr

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

91. “Just keep moving forward and don’t give a shit about what anybody thinks. Do what you have to do for you.” — Johnny Depp

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

93. “We are set in our ways, bound by our perspectives and stuck in our thinking.” — Joel Osteen

94. “We can not become what we need to by remaining what we are.” — Oprah Winfrey

95. “When you start to abandon your old beliefs or values… you may be stuck at the threshold for two or three years. Before moving on, you have to clear away your cherished beliefs.” — Dick Raymond

96. Get mad, then get over it. – Colin Powell

97. Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling and moving on. – Tom Jackson

98. If you bury the pain deep down it will stay with you indefinitely, but if you open yourself to it, experience it, and deal with it head-on, you’ll find it begins to move on after a while. – Greg Behrendt

99. To be able to move on, one has to learn to forgive not only the person (or people) who have done one wrong but also oneself. – Eugenia Tripputi

100. You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on. – Oprah Winfrey


101. 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

102. We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. – E.M. Forster

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

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

105. 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

106. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

107. Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on. – Tom Jackson

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

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

110. Love is unconditional, relationships are not. – Grant Gudmundson

111. I refuse to let what happened to me make me bitter. I still completely believe in love and I’m open to anything that will happen to me. – Nicole Kidman

112. Breaking up is a natural evolution when you try to figure out what you want in life. If you’re with an individual who isn’t moving in the same direction and at the same rate that you are, it ain’t going to work. – Usher

113. 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

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

115. An act of love that fails is just as much a part of the divine life as an act of love that succeeds, for love is measured by fullness, not by reception. – Harold Loukes

116. If a relationship is to evolve, it must go through a series of endings. – Lisa Moriyama

117. Never look back. If Cinderella went to pick up her shoe, she would not had become a princess. – Anonymous

118. There’s no need to miss someone from your past. There’s a reason they didn’t make it to your future. – Anonymous

119. Relationships are like glass. Sometimes it’s better to leave them broken than try to hurt yourself putting it back together.- Anonymous

120. Pain is inevitable. Suffering is optional. – M. Kathleen Casey

121. The heart was made to be broken. – Oscar Wilde

122. Some things are just never meant to be, no matter how much we wish they were. – Author

123. Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear. – Pat Riley

124. If you have zest and enthusiasm you attract zest and enthusiasm. Life does give back in kind. – Norman Vincent Peale

125. You have to forgive to forget, and forget, to feel again. – Anonymous


126. I swear, by my life and my love of it, that I will never live for the sake of another man, nor ask another man to live for mine. – Ayn Rand

127. I don’t want to lose you but I don’t want to use you just to have someone by my side.- Patty Smyth

128. Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go.- Kate Winslet

129. There is something beautiful about all scars of whatever nature. A scar means the hurt is over, the wound is closed and healed, done with.- Harry Crews

130. 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.- Debrah Reber

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

132. What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name — and moving on.- Emile M. Cioran

133. Playing safe is probably the most unsafe thing in the world. You cannot stand still. You must go forward.- Robert Collier

134. Forgiveness and letting go are steps on our road back to happiness.- Tina Dayton

135. Moving on has allowed me to know who I am and to be present in all that I do. I take this forward in my work and in my personal relationships. It is a powerful program and I highly recommend it to anyone wanting to move on with their life.- Lou

135. There’s nothing worse than feeling lonely in a relationship, its time to move on… – Unknown quotes

136. Im at that point where its time to move on. This sounds negative but its a positive thing. Progression. – Unknown

137. If you have a bad past: Realize that its over, you were strong enough to get through it and now its time to move on and focus on your future. – Unknown

138. Been holding out for you too long. It’s time to let go its time to move on. – Unknown

139. A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

140. With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts. – Eleanor Roosevelt

141. So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. – Lee Lacocca

142. The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

143. I choose not to project my past onto my future. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

144. You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. – C. S. Lewis

145. Today is your day to spread wing and soar. Fly life on free wings, and sing to its glory.- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

146. Every exit is an entry somewhere. – Tom Stoppard

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

148. The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on. – Ulysses S. Grant

149. Every wall is a door.- Ralph Waldo Emerson

150. People come together in a relationship to learn. Once you learn your lesson, it is time to move on. – Unknown

151. When you feel all alone, its time to move on from the past. There’s a world of people who’ll love you for who you are and they’re waiting. – Unknown

152. If you have to play detective in your relationship, then its time to move on. – Unknown

153. Its time to move on, let go of the past before it drags you further down. – Unknown

154. Life is about making the right decisions and moving on. – Josh

155. 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

156. Love one another but make not a bond of love. Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. – Khalil Gibran

157. I chose and my world was shaken. So what? The choice may have been mistaken; the choosing was not. You have to move on. – Stephen Sondheim

158. Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience. – Victoria Holt

159. Say goodbye to the past, because its time to move on, it’s time to start over.

160. Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened. – Dr. Seuss

162. Love is never lost. If not reciprocated, it will flow back and soften and purify the heart. – Washington Irving

163. Stand up and walk out of your history. – Phil McGra

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