Moving On: 25 Quotes About Letting Go

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Letting go is never easy. It can be painful, overwhelming, and sometimes seem impossible. Whether it’s a relationship, a job, a dream, or a belief, there comes a time when we must move on. It’s important to remember that letting go doesn’t mean giving up. It means acknowledging that something isn’t working and making space for something new and better. These 25 quotes about letting go will inspire and encourage you to embrace change, move forward, and create the life you deserve.

The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.

Alan Watts

Change is inevitable, but it can be scary and uncomfortable. Embrace the unknown and dance with it. You never know where it might lead.

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

You can’t control other people’s actions or feelings, only your own. Let go of the need to control and focus on your own growth.

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

Mistakes happen. Learn from them and focus on making things better in the future. Keep moving forward.

The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.

Steve Maraboli

You can’t move forward if you’re constantly looking back. Embrace the present and look forward to the future.

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

Herman Hesse

Letting go takes strength and courage. It’s not always easy to do, but it’s necessary for growth and progress.

It’s not the daily increase but daily decrease. Hack away at the unessential.

Bruce Lee

Sometimes less is more. Focus on what’s truly important and let go of the rest.

Change the way you look at things and the things you look at change.

Wayne Dyer

Our thoughts and perceptions shape our reality. Change your perspective and watch your world change.

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

Opportunities are all around us, but sometimes we’re so focused on what we lost that we can’t see what we’ve gained.

Holding onto something that is good for you now may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.

C. JoyBell C.

Don’t settle for something that’s just okay. Let go of what’s holding you back and make room for something great.

It’s not a matter of letting go—you would if you could. Instead of “Let it go,” we should probably say “Let it be.”

Jon Kabat-Zinn

Letting go isn’t always a choice. Sometimes we have to accept things as they are and find peace in the present moment.

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond winning.

Lao Tzu

Trying too hard can often lead to frustration and disappointment. Let go of the need to control and trust that things will work out in their own time.

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

Forgiveness, both of ourselves and others, is essential for moving forward. Let go of the past and focus on creating a better future.

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

Not everyone is meant to be a part of our future. Let go of those who no longer serve you and make room for those who do.

One of the hardest lessons in life is letting go. Whether it’s guilt, anger, love, loss, or betrayal. Change is never easy. We fight to hold on and we fight to let go.


Letting go is a process that takes time and effort. It’s okay to struggle, but keep pushing forward.

Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.

Jackson Kiddard

We can’t control everything in life. Let go of the need to control and trust that things will work out in the end.

Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.

Mandy Hale

You can’t control other people’s actions or emotions. Let go of the need to control and focus on your own growth and well-being.

Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.

Ann Landers

Letting go takes strength and courage. It’s not always easy, but it’s necessary for growth and progress.

Letting go is hard, but being free is beautiful.


Letting go can be scary and difficult, but it opens up the possibility for a beautiful, free future.

The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.

Steve Maraboli

Letting go of the unnecessary things in life can lead to a simpler, more fulfilling existence.

Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.

Dawson’s Creek

Letting go is a process that takes time and effort. It’s not a one-time event, but something that must be practiced every day.

The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.

Alyson Noel

The past is gone, but the future is full of possibilities. Keep moving forward and create the life you deserve.

Letting go can be difficult, but it’s necessary for growth and progress. Embrace change, focus on the present, and create the future you deserve.