Life has its highs and lows, twists and turns, and unexpected challenges. But no matter what, life keeps moving. Here are 109 moving on quotes to remind you to stay strong, embrace change, and see the good ahead. When things get hard, let these quotes guide you forward.

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  1. “You build on failure. You use it as a stepping stone. Close the door on the past. You don’t try to forget the mistakes, but you don’t dwell on it. You don’t let it have any of your energy, or any of your time, or any of your space.” – Johnny Cash
  2. “The only way to move on is to let go.” – Unknown
  3. “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
  4. “Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  5. “The hardest part about moving forward is not looking back.” – Unknown
  6. “The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back.” – Alyson Noel
  7. “Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what’s coming next.” – Unknown
  8. “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
  9. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Unknown
  10. “To heal a wound, you need to stop touching it.” – Unknown
  11. “The past cannot be changed, forgotten, edited, or erased. It can only be accepted.” – Unknown
  12. “The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” – Steve Maraboli
  13. “Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die, and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.” – Bryant McGill
  14. “Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity, and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides.” – Tony Schwartz
  15. “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
  16. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein
  17. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts
  18. “If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.” – C. JoyBell C.
  19. “You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” – Jodi Picoult
  20. “Your past does not define you. It prepares you.” – Unknown
  21. “Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass but learning to dance in the rain.” – Vivian Greene
  22. “Accept what is, let go of what was, and have faith in what will be.” – Sonia Ricotti
  23. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” – Katerina Stoykova Klemer
  24. “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
  25. “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
  26. “You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” – Guy Finley
  27. “Holding on is believing that there’s a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma
  28. “Change has to come for life to struggle forward.” – Helen Hollick
  29. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli
  30. “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
  31. “Moving on is not closure. It’s not neat, and it’s not about turning the page. It’s about moving through your life, every day, and being present to every moment.” – Unknown
  32. “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.” – Mary Manin Morrissey
  33. “You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever ‘the old’ means for you.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  34. “Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.” – Lyndon B. Johnson
  35. “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
  36. “It’s not the future that you’re afraid of. It’s repeating the past that makes you anxious.” – Unknown
  37. “Don’t let yesterday take up too much of today.” – Will Rogers
  38. “You are responsible for your life. You can’t keep blaming somebody else for your dysfunction. Life is really about moving on.” – Oprah Winfrey
  39. “The only way to escape the past is to keep moving forward.” – Unknown
  40. “I think 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. And so you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.” ― Nicholas Sparks
  41. “No matter what happens, or how bad it seems today, life does go on, and it will be better tomorrow.” – Maya Angelou
  42. “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
  43. “Life moves on, whether we act as cowards or heroes. Life has no other discipline to impose, if we would but realize it, than to accept life unquestioningly.” – Henry Miller
  44. “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
  45. “Things end. People leave. And you know what? Life goes on. Besides, if bad things didn’t happen, how would you be able to feel the good ones?” – Elizabeth Scott
  46. “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
  47. “Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss
  48. “You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  49. “Things change. Stuff happens. Life goes on.” – Elizabeth Scott
  50. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”― Steve Maraboli
  51. “Life is too short to sit around moaning about what could have been or what was.” – Tina Weymouth
  52. “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
  53. “Do not be afraid to help one another. The devil is looking for rivalry, division, gangs. Keep working to make progress … I have seen how pain does not stifle the hope deep within the human heart and how life goes on, finding new strength even in the midst of difficulties.” – Pope Francis
  54. “If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”― Shannon L. Alder
  55. “Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. It’s your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” – Mae Jemison
  56. “Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed, because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus, or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.” ― C. JoyBell C.
  57. “Sometimes you’re flush and sometimes you’re bust, and when you’re up, it’s never as good as it seems, and when you’re down, you never think you’ll be up again, but life goes on.” – George Jung
  58. “Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.”― Tori Amos
  59. “Regardless of how it goes down, life goes on.” – Rick Ross
  60. “Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ― Criss Jami
  61. “It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” ― Steve Maraboli
  62. “There comes a time in your life when you have to choose to turn the page, write another book or simply close it.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  63. “The heart will break, but broken live on.” –Lord Byron
  64. “Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.” ― Dan Brown
  65. “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself, the most comforting words of all: This, too, shall pass.” –Ann Landers
  66. “Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.” ― Mandy Hale
  67. “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: It goes on.” –Robert Frost
  68. “You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.” ― Jodi Picoult
  69. “Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.” ―Steve Maraboli
  70. “It was strange, really. A couple of months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.” ― Gabrielle Zevin
  71. “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
  72. “I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward” ― Fridtjof Nansen
  73. “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.” –Tao Te Ching
  74. “To be bitter is to attribute intent and personality to the formless, infinite, unchanging and unchangeable void. We drift on a chartless, resistless sea. Let us sing when we can, and forget the rest..” ― H.P. Lovecraft
  75. “I always get to where I am going by walking away from where I have been.” —Winnie the Pooh
  76. “Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.” ― Katherine Mansfield
  77. “When you feel at peace with your troubles, they turn into lessons and ladders to help you climb to the next level of your evolution.”― Dr. Jacinta Mpalyenkana, Ph.D, MBA
  78. “Life moves on and so should we.” ― Spencer Johnson
  79. “Get past your past, be a presence in your present, and let no one refute your future.”―Johnnie Dent Jr
  80. “It is not easy to let go, but when you do; not only do you realize the strength that lies within you, you also create an opportunity to see God perform the best of miracles in your life.”―Gift Gugu Mona
  81. “You don’t have to let that one thing be the thing that defines you.” ― Jojo Moyes
  82. “Grief is in two parts. The first is loss. The second is the remaking of life.” –Anne Roiphe
  83. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” –Author unknown
  84. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” ― Robert Brault
  85. “The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.” ― Faraaz Kazi
  86. “In order to move on, you must understand why you felt what you did and why you no longer need to feel it.” –Mitch Albom
  87. “I’ve been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I’m moving on.” ― Rascal Flatts
  88. “People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.”–Thich Nhat Hanh
  89. “Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith are measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  90. “1. You must let the pain visit. 2. You must allow it teach you. 3. You must not allow it overstay. (Three routes to healing)”―Ijeoma Umebinyuo
  91. “That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.” ― Robyn Schneider
  92. “As my Popo used to say, life is a tapestry we weave day by day with threads of different colors, some heavy and dark, others thin and bright, all the threads having their uses. The stupid things I did are already in the tapestry, indelible, but I’m not going to be weighed down by them till I die. What’s done is done; I have to look ahead.”―Isabel Allende
  93. “But part of surviving is being able to move on.” ― Alexandra Bracken
  94. “The choice isn’t to move on—life moves whether I want it to or not. No, the choice is to look forward, not backward, to take a step because refusing to move won’t draw the past nearer, only postpone better days.”―Caroline George
  95. “The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.” ― Oprah Winfrey
  96. “The most beautiful people we have known are those who have known defeat, known suffering, known struggle, known loss, and have found their way out of those depths.” –Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  97. “Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” ― Wayne L Misner
  98. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca
  99. “Don’t tie your heart to a person that has nothing left to offer you. Let it go. It might hurt for a while, but when you get over it, you’ll see that it’s better.” ― Orebela Gbenga
  100. “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
  101. “When you think this pain is all you deserve, you are right. You are the only one that can decide how long you will walk in hell.” ― Shannon L. Alder
  102. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance you must keep moving.”–Albert Einstein
  103. “You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.” –Eleanor Roosevelt
  104. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.” ―Katerina Stoykova Klemer
  105. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” –Oprah Winfrey
  106. “Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward.” ― Zena Wynn
  107. “Life is full of many unpredictable changes… Let go of chaos yesterday; cheerfully live for today, and look forward to tomorrow with greater possibilities… It’s our imperfections that make us perfect in our own unique ways.”―Oprah Winfrey
  108. “Moving on is self-care, which is intelligence.” ― Maxime Lagacé
  109. “The world never moves in the direction you expect. You have often got to acknowledge the direction in which the world is moving” ― Neelam Saxena Chandra

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