30 Inspiring Quotes to Help You Let Go of the Past and Move On

Best Quotes to Help You Let Go of the Past and Be Happy

Sometimes, it’s hard to let go of the past.

No matter how much you try to move on, there are moments where your mind drifts back, and you’re reminded of everything that happened.

This can be especially difficult when things end on a sour note.

But, the past is in the past for a reason.

It’s time to let go and focus on the present and future.

Generally speaking, holding on to the past can hold you back in numerous ways.

On the other hand, letting go and moving on means letting in peace and happiness.

I’m not saying it will be easy to let go of the past, but these inspiring quotes can help you get started.

30 inspiring quotes to help you let go of the past and move on

1. “The past cannot be changed, but the future is still in your power.” – Unknown

2. “Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It just realizes that the only person you really have control over is yourself.” – Deborah Reber

3. “Forgiveness is not about forgetting what happened. It’s about letting go of the resentment and pain that keeps us stuck in the past.” – Robin Sharma

4. “You can meet someone who’s just right, but he might not be meant for you. You break up. You lose things. You never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on.” – Winna Efendi

5. ” Let go of what’s gone, embrace what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming.” – Unknown

6. “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean that we stopped caring. It just means that the chapter ended and it’s time to start a new one.” – Unknown

7. “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

8. “The past is a ghost, the future a dream, and all we ever have is now.” – Bill Cosby

9. “The best way to mend a broken heart is time and girlfriends.” – Gwyneth Paltrow

10. “Moving on is a simple thing. What it leaves behind is hard.” – Dave Mustaine

11. “When you’re holding onto something that’s no longer there, you’re only hurting yourself.” – Unknown

12. “Don’t be afraid to start over. It’s a sign of strength, not weakness.” – Unknown

13. “It’s never too late to be who you might have been.” – George Eliot

14. “There is no time like the present for making good use of your life” – Katherine Mansfield

15. “Never let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers

16. “We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” – Joseph Campbell

17. “The only way to move on is to let go.” – Unknown

18. “You can’t change the past, but you can ruin a perfectly good present by being pissed off about the past” – Author Unknown

19. “The past has no power over the present moment” – Eckhart Tolle

20. “Don’t try so hard to make things perfect. Allow yourself room to mess up and grow.” – Unknown

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21. “The trick is to enjoy life, to breathe in and taste it fully.” – Morrie Schwartz

22. “Don’t let the past steal your present.” – Unknown

23. “Life isn’t about finding yourself… Life is about creating yourself” – George Bernard Shaw

24. “Be here now. Be in the moment. The future will take care of itself.” – Eckhart Tolle

25. “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

26. “In order to move on with your life, you have to accept that certain things are impossible to change.” – Unknown

27. “The past is just a story… You can choose what kind of story it will be.” – Drew Barrymore

28. “It’s time for us to stop living in the shadows of our history and start crafting new chapters for our future.” – Unknown

29. “The most important thing is to enjoy your life – to be happy – it’s all that matters.” – Dalai Lama

30. “When you finally let go of the past, you will be free to live your life in the present.” – Unknown

What are your favorite quotes about letting go of the past and moving on

I absolutely love this quote by Steve Maraboli: “Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!”

What are your favorite quotes about moving on?

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