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These 50 Quotes About Letting Go Have Successfully Helped Me To Move On

These 50 Quotes About Letting Go Have Successfully Helped Me To Move On

Letting go is one of the hardest things we have to pick up in life. It’s hard because it’s something that we don’t want to do but we know we NEED to do.

I am sure we have all been there. As we grow older, there will be more things we have to learn to let go. Friendships that we once treasured, relationships with the people we love but just don’t work out or simply bad habits/situations that we have been staying stuck with for a long time, and I am sure the list goes on.

No matter what you are planning to let go, it’s good to get some inspirations and motivations along the way. Here I would like to share with you some of the quotes I keep going back to whenever I need to let go something I reluctant to in 2017.

1. “Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay, they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.”
—Arti Honrao


2. “Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it’s all over.”—Octavia Butler


3. “Letting go may sound so simple, but rarely is it a one-time thing. Just keep letting go, until one day it’s gone for good.”
—Eleanor Brownn


4. “Why do people persist in a dissatisfying relationship, unwilling either to work toward solutions or end it and move on? It’s because they know changing will lead to the unknown, and most people believe that the unknown will be much more painful than what they’re already experiencing.”
– Anthony Robbins


5. “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


6. “What happens when you let go, when your strength leaves you and you sink into darkness, when there’s nothing that you or anyone else can do, no matter how desperate you are, no matter how you try? Perhaps it’s then, when you have neither pride nor power, that you are saved, brought to an unimaginably great reward.”
—Mark Halperin


7. “The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
– Faraaz Kazi


8. “You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.”
– Guy Finley

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9. “Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.”
—Daphne Rose Kingma


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


11. “I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.”
—Ashley Rickards


12. “There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.”
–Jessica Hatchigan


13. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.”
—Steve Maraboli


14. “It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.”
—Angelina Jolie


15. “Letting go of someone we love is the hardest thing we will ever do. Some people never surrender to love for the fear of being hurt. But to not have loved, to not have felt the immense joy it brings, would have been a far worse kind of death.”
—Goldie Hawn


16.” It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back.”
—Aleksandra Ninkovic


17. “Accept the fact that you will grow apart from people you’ve had significant relationships with. Understand when someone no longer positively affects your life. Let them go. Don’t hinder your growth.”
—Unknown


18. “If love becomes too painful, then it’s time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you’ll be able to find another love but not another self.”
—Robert Tew


19. “Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering…”
—Hal Tipper

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20. “Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?”
– Leo Buscaglia


21. “There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”
– Unknown


22. “There’s a trick to the Graceful Exit. It begins with the vision to recognize when a job, a life stage, a relationship is over – and to let go. It means leaving what’s over without denying its value.”
—Ellen Goodman


23. “Your past does not equal your future.”
– Anthony Robbins


24. “You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.”
—Sue Fitzmaurice


25. “To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.”
– Jack Kornfield


26. “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


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


28. “They say when you really love someone, you should be willing to set them free. So that is what I am doing. I will step back and you will move on. I will let you go….Your happiness means everything to me. I will listen for your voice in the distance. I will look at the moon. I will keep you in my pocket. I will carry your smile with me everywhere, like a warm and comforting glow.”
—Tabitha Suzuma


29. “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


30. “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

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31. “If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.”
— Amit Ray


32. “Pain will leave you, when you let go.”
—Jeremy Aldana


33. “The truth was, he now belonged only to my past, and it was time I begin to accept it, as much as it hurt to do so.”
—Tammara Webber


34. “Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”
—Steve Maraboll


35. “The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.”
—Robert Tew


36. “If someone doesn’t care to accept you, respect you, believe in you, don’t hesitate to move on and let them go. There are many who love and appreciate you just the way you are.”
—Amaka Imani Nkosazana


37. “Suffering is not holding you. You are holding suffering. When you become good at the art of letting sufferings go, then you’ll come to realize how unnecessary it was for you to drag those burdens around with you. You’ll see that no one else other than you was responsible. The truth is that existence wants your life to become a festival.”
—Osho


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


39. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”
– Guy Finley


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


41. “Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.”
– Raymond Lindquist

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42. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
– Lyndon B. Johnson


43. “It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
– J. K. Rowling


44. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.”
– Sarah Ban Breathnach


45. “Cry me a river, build a bridge, and get over it.”
–Justin Timberlake


46. “Sometimes the door closes on a relationship, not because we failed but because something bigger than us says this no longer fits our life. So, lock the door, shed a tear, turn around and look for the new door that’s opened. It’s a sign that you’re no longer that person you were, it’s time to change into who you are. It’s going to be okay.”
—Lee Goff


47. “Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.”
—Roy Bennett


48. “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


49.”The bottom line is this; when one person stops being a part of your life, another one will come, and fill that empty space. Leave the ones who left in the past, right where they belong, and never look back.”
—Ena Snow


50. “The moment after being let go, when we can finally let it go, is the moment when love once again has hope.”
—Brian MacLearn


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