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Moving On Quotes | Quotes About Moving On

June 23rd, 2016 - 3:16 PM

Are you moving on? Quotes and sayings to help you through​​

Moving on isn’t necessarily a bad thing, but it can be tough. If change were easy, then poets, authors and musicians would have a difficult time creating material that pulls at our emotions. Considering the number of people who find themselves “moving on” in life, we collected a variety of move on quotes. They’re divided below into four categories: quotes about being happy, quotes about letting go, quotes to make you feel motivated and quotes that produce deep thought.

Hopefully these moving forward quotes will encourage you, give you something to think about and make moving on an exciting time in your life.

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Quotes about moving on and being happy

Things don’t stay the same forever — life is about moving on. Even though change is difficult, there’s a need to be content and find joy no matter where life takes you. Let these quotes about moving on and being happy help you through the heartache.

Change in all things is sweet. –Aristotle

In our lives, change is unavoidable, loss is unavoidable. In the adaptability and ease with which we experience change, lies our happiness and freedom. –Buddha

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. –Socrates

Focus on the journey, not the destination. Joy is found not in finishing an activity but in doing it. –Greg Anderson

Life moves on and so should we. –Spencer Johnson

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow. –Helen Keller

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Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. –Steve Maraboli

Moving on will show you a lot about who you are, what you truly want, and what you have no desire to waste your time on. –April Mae Monterrosa

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek. – President Barack Obama

Happiness is not a station you arrive at, but a manner of traveling. –Margaret Lee Runbeck

I know it’s not the end … it’s only just the beginning. –Lisa Schroeder

I can choose to let it define me, confine me, refine me, outshine me, or I can choose to move on and leave it behind me. –Tammy Straight

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. –Lao Tzu

If you want to move on, you actually have to make the decision to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You have to say, ‘I deserve better than this and no longer am I going to let this get the better of me,’ and then take the necessary action to move on with your life. –Karon Waddel

Quotes about moving on and letting go

Letting go is one of the hardest aspects of moving on. Some of us have a harder time letting go of the past (people, places or things) than others. The ability to move on and let go begins with willingness and acceptance. Read the following quotes for reassurance that letting go is a healthy and positive experience.

Somehow I know we’ll meet again. Not sure quite where and I don’t know just when. You’re in my heart, so until then it’s time for saying goodbye. –The Muppets

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. –Seneca

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

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on. –Tupac  

The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go. –Shannon L. Alder

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror. –Byrd Baggett

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on. –Les Brown

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

You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on. –Sue Fitzmaurice  

My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on. –Forrest Gump

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

Not watching the path where his legs took him, he walked on because he knew he had to walk ahead, leaving his past behind. –Faraaz Kazi  

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been open for us. –Helen Keller

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. –Former President John F. Kennedy

Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. –Daphne Rose Kingma

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

Moving is not about forgetting. It’s about moving forward and never looking back. –Imania Margria

Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today? –Mary Manin Morrissey

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

The whole point in moving forward is to leave things behind. Once you look back, you stop moving forward. Understanding this makes you move on easier. –Innocent Mwatsikesimbe

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

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

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

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

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

This too, shall pass. – William Shakespeare

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It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on. –Nicholas Sparks

Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward. –Zena Wynn

Quotes about moving on that are motivating

Sometimes all we need is a little motivation! Moving on in life is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be your make or break moment. Read these quotes about moving on and find inspiration during challenging times ahead.  

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. –Maya Angelou

Follow the trail to your dreams, not the path of other’s expectations. –Byrd Baggett

It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. –Rocky Balboa

But part of surviving is being able to move. –Alexandra Bracken

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

You must be the change you wish to see in the world. –Mahatma Gandhi

It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure. –Ernie Harwell

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

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward. –Victor Kiam

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward. –Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart. –Beverley Mitchell

Take those chances and you can achieve greatness, whereas if you go conservative, you’ll never know. I truly believe what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. Even if you fail, learning and moving on is sometimes the best thing. –Danica Patrick

To help yourself, you must be yourself. Be the best that you can be. When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on. –Dave Pelzer

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on. –Henry Rollins

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

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

To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving. –Jerry Seinfeld

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

Don’t dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer. –Denis Waitley

I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time. –Sam Walton

Always continue to climb. –Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Quotes about moving on that are intellectual

If you’re a more serious thinker about life-changes and moving on, you’ll enjoy reading these thought-provoking quotes. Read the following quotes for a logical outlook on moving forward.

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open. –Alexander Graham Bell

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning. –Winston Churchill

We cannot become what we need to by remaining what we are. –Max Depree

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

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance. –Harrison Ford

In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on. –Robert Frost

All things are only transitory. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes. –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away. –Ben Hecht

Change has to come for life to struggle forward. –Helen Hollick

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

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

Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier. –Katerina Stoykova Klemer

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. –Maxwell Maltz

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard. –A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

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

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference. –Reinhold Niebuhr

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry; it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry, it’ll change. –John A. Simone Sr.

Every exit is an entrance somewhere else. –Tom Stoppard

To move on, you must surrender to your pain and accept it as your own. Only then will you heal inside. –L.J. Vanier

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