20 motivational quotes about moving on & starting over

by Julie Evans
Apr 14, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. ET

There often comes a time when we must say goodbye — be it to a person, situation or emotion — and move on. It's not easy to let go of something that was once good or served an important purpose in our lives. But sometimes to live better lives we must do so. Here are 20 quotes about how letting go of the past is sometimes the best thing we can do for a happier future. 

1/21 :It's not giving up

There's a big difference. 

2/21 :Pain

It can be difficult, but it's worth it. 

3/21 :Holding on

The release can be powerful.

4/21 :Looking to the future

The future can be brighter. 

5/21 :Destiny

Our history doesn't have to haunt us. 

6/21 :What you might be

If you let go, who will you be?

7/21 :Fly

Keep moving forward. 

8/21 :A graceful exit

Leaving something or someone doesn't mean the good times you had have any less value. 

9/21 :Control

You can say goodbye and still care. 

10/21 :Cross over

Sometimes moving on can be subtle. 

11/21 :Evolve

Don't let anyone stand in your way. 

12/21 :Yesterday

Look toward tomorrow.

13/21 :Without them

When it's time, it's time. 

14/21 :Not a one-time thing

It's a process. 

15/21 :Memories

Let go of the pain. 

16/21 :Loss

Truth. 

17/21 :Why?

Understanding the why is the only way to truly move forward.

18/21 :Tomorrow

Will you win it? 

19/21 :Upgrade

Always strive for better in all areas of life. 

20/21 :Letting go of plans

What is waiting for you?

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