61 New Beginnings Quotes to Help You Get a Fresh Start

61 New Beginnings Quotes to Help You Get a Fresh Start

Today I'd like to share a collection of quotes about new beginnings.

This one's for you that wants to make a change in your life. Get a fresh start. Let go of something and move on to something better and more fulfilling.

No matter if that's at work, in your business, in a relationship or in some other important area of your life.

I hope you'll find something here that will both inspire you and help you practically to make that change and get that new beginning you need.

You may also find this collection of confidence quotes and this one filled with quotes on having a growth mindset helpful for the process of moving forward.

61 Inspiring Quotes About New Beginnings

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”
Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

“If one dream should fall and break into a thousand pieces, never be afraid to pick one of those pieces up and begin again.”
Flavia Weedn

“Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.”
Ralph Blum

“To dare is to lose one’s footing momentarily. To not dare is to lose oneself.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.”
Buddha

“Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.”
Desmond Tutu

“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

”Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again.”
Richard Branson

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”
J.P. Morgan

“Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“It is only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to live each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
Elizabeth Kubler-Ross

“There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn’t the end of the world, it’s the beginning of a new life.”
Unknown

“The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.”
Steve Jobs

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”
Martin Luther King, Jr.

“And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

“The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”
Arnold Bennett

“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

“Don't wait until everything is just right. It will never be perfect. There will always be challenges, obstacles and less than perfect conditions. So what. Get started now. With each step you take, you will grow stronger and stronger, more and more skilled, more and more self-confident and more and more successful.”
Mark Victor Hansen

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.”
Mary Pickford

“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

“There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.”
Louis L'Amour

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

“Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?”
L.M. Montgomery

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”
Germany Kent

“Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can.”
Arthur Ashe

“Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.”
Lyndon B. Johnson

“The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny.”
Albert Ellis

“Perhaps that is where our choice lies—in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.”
Elana K. Arnold

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”
Plato

“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

“Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”
Alan Cohen

“You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.”
Marisa Donnelly

“If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary.”
Jim Rohn

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

“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.”
Terry Pratchett

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
Tony Schwartz

“Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.”
Oprah

“When we go back in to the past and rake up all the troubles we've had, we end up reeling and staggering through life. Stability and peace of mind come by living in the moment.”
Pam W. Vredevelt

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”'
Henry Ford

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

“Laughter gives us distance. It allows us to step back from an event, deal with it and then move on.”
Bob Newhart

“Today expect something good to happen to you no matter what occurred yesterday. Realize the past no longer holds you captive. It can only continue to hurt you if you hold on to it. Let the past go. A simply abundant world awaits.”
Sarah Ban Breathnach

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”
George Eliot

“When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.”
Gerald G. Jampolsky

“Life moves forward. The old leaves wither, die and fall away, and the new growth extends forward into the light.”
Bryant McGill

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

“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

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”
T.S. Eliot

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

”You have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.”
Candace Bushnell

“The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.”
Faraaz Kazi

“Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. You're able to benefit from the unique viewpoints of others, without being crippled by your own judgment.”
Ralph Marston

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.”
Jack Kornfield

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
C. JoyBell C.

“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

“It’s hard to be clear about who you are when you are carrying around a bunch of baggage from the past. I’ve learned to let go and move more quickly into the next place.”
Angelina Jolie

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.“
Meister Eckhart

“A year from now you may wish you had started today.”
Karen Lamb

“20 years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”
Mark Twain

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.”
Lao Tzu

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  • “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.”
    Louis L’Amour

    wowww this particular one is too good.

  • Blessed Godfrey

    Very helpful

  • :)

    ” . . . Beginning makes the conditions perfect.”

  • “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” – Jack Kornfield

    One of my favourite in this list… :)

  • Thanks for putting together such a powerful list of quotes.

  • Hi Henrik. Great compilation. Thanks for your time to put this up. Now I can start fresh again =)

  • Great article.
    Thanks for posting it.

  • Thanks for this Motivational posts.