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Moving Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going

Whether you are moving on from a past relationship or moving to a new state, moving on is the start of a new beginning in your life. As the moving quotes below will show you, this brand new chapter will provide many opportunities for you to grow and evolve. 

What do you want to move on from? 

Many of us hold onto the past because it keeps us comfortable. Letting go of the past means stepping out into the unknown, which scares many people. But, the truth is, holding onto the past is only holding you back. Now is the time to let it go, and move forward. 

Check out the inspirational moving quotes below to motivate you to take that first step. And after you’re done, be sure to also check out our compilation of letting go quotes.

Moving Quotes about the power of change 

1. “Change is a great and horrible thing, and people love it or hate it at the same time. Without change, however, you just don’t move.” – Marc Jacobs

50 Moving Quotes to Inspire You to Keep Going

2. “The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.” – Albert Einstein

3. “The greatest discovery of all time is that a person can change his future by merely changing his attitude.”  Oprah Winfrey

4. “Only the wisest and stupidest of men never change.” – Confucius

5. “Intelligence is the ability to adapt to change.” – Stephen Hawking

6. “Love change, fear staying the same.” – Maxime Lagacé

7. “To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.” Winston Churchill

8. “Life will only change when you become more committed to your dreams than you are to your comfort zone.” – Billy Cox

9. “Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing himself.” – Leo Tolstoy

10. “In any given moment we have two options: to step forward into growth or step back into safety.” – Abraham Maslow

11. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” – Alan Watts

12. “One doesn’t discover new lands without consenting to lose sight, for a very long time, of the shore.” – Andre Gide

13. “Those who do not move, do not notice their chains.” – Rosa Luxemburg

14. “Creativity requires the courage to let go of certainties.” – Erich Fromm

Quotes about moving and letting go of the past

15. “Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” – Jackson Kiddard

16. “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

17. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”  – Jeffrey McDaniel

18. “Moving on doesn’t mean you forget about things, it just means you have to accept what happened and continue living.” – Erza Scarlet

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

20. “Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” – Steve Maraboli

21. “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 Lander

22. “To let go does not mean to get rid of. To let go means to let be. When we let be with compassion, things come and go on their own.” – Jack Kornfield

23. “When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.” – Lao Tzu

24. “I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” Carl Jung

25. “The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” – Steve Maraboli

Don’t forget to also check out our list of the best misery loves company quotes to help you move forward.

Moving quotes to help you make progress

26. “Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is, therefore, the means for correcting our misperceptions.” – Gerald G. Jampolsky

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

28. “You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” – Jan Glidewell

29. “Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.” –  Wayne L. Misner

30. “You can’t expect to move forward if your emergency brake is on.” – Angela Cecilia

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

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

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

34. “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

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

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

Quotes about moving on after getting hurt

37. “Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you.”– Shannon L. Alder

38. “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

39. “Pain will leave you when you let go.” – Jeremy Aldana

40. “You can only lose what you cling to.” Buddha

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

42. “Life becomes easier when you learn to accept an apology you never got.” – Robert Brault

43. “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

44. “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

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

46. “At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” – Elizabeth Gilbert

47. “If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” – Shannon L. Alder

Quotes about moving away

48. “Painful though parting is, I bow to you as I see you off to distant clouds.” – Emperor Saga

49. “If we were meant to stay in one place, we’d have roots instead of feet.” – Rachel Wolchin

50. “If your world doesn’t allow you to dream, move to one where you can.” – Billy Idol

51. “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

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

53. “Stay focused, go after your dreams and keep moving toward your goals.” – LL Cool J

54. “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.

55. “The greatest thing in this world is not so much where we stand as in what direction we are moving.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

56. “It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” – Confucius

57. “Life is about how much you can take and keep fighting, how much you can suffer and keep moving forward.” – Anderson Silva

58. “I think change is always a good thing. Change keeps things moving.” – Luke Mitchell

59. “There’s no time for regrets. You’ve just got to keep moving forward.” – Mike McCready

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

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No matter what you are moving towards, the above quotes can motivate you to move on to life’s next adventure. 

Moving on doesn’t have to mean making a large change within your life. Each small step you make is a progression towards a larger goal. Making those small changes is often the motivation that a person needs to remain consistent. 

Moving on can be difficult, but it is necessary for growth. We are all trying to move on from something. Today, give yourself permission to take the first step towards moving forward. Your future self will thank you. 

Did these powerful moving quotes inspire you to keep going? Let us know your favorite in the comments section below. 

Nia Simone McLeod
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  1. Theresa Andrade

    September 19, 2021 at 3:38 PM

    I deserve better!

  2. Ken the V

    December 22, 2019 at 11:59 AM

    I can. I am. When I. Apply these things to every dream you have in life. And reach your goals through your thoughts…

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