85 Starting Over Quotes to Help You Begin The Rest of Your Life

Starting Over Quotes to Help You Begin The Rest of Your Life

If you want a boost of motivation to make it easier for you to create a fresh start in your life then you’re in the right place.

Because in this post I’d like to share a collection of the best starting over quotes.

Timeless advice and inspiration to help you with taking that oftentimes hard but necessary step forward in your own life.

No matter if it’s in a relationship, with your job or business or maybe your health or money habits in the early days of this year.

And if you want more motivational quotes to help you get a new start then check out this post with quotes on knowing your own true worth and this one filled with quotes on how to break out of your comfort zone.

Starting Over Quotes and Sayings

“The direction you choose to face determines whether you’re standing at the end or the beginning of a road.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“Take a deep breath, pick yourself up, dust yourself off and start all over again.”
Frank Sinatra

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

“It’s good to start over. It will be scary but you will see what you’re really made of; it’s the best opportunity to achieve what you never thought you could.”
Jennifer Coletta

“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.

“Reinvent yourself over and over and over and over and over until you find home. There is no timeline for the soul.”
Malebo Sephodi

“Advice to my younger self: 1. Start where you are with what you have. 2. Try not to hurt other people. 3. Take more chances. 4 If you fail, keep trying.”
Germany Kent

“There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”
C.S. Lewis

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

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

“No one is ever a victim of life; we are all volunteering to grow.”
Shannon L. Alder

“Don’t worry. Just when you think your life is over, a new storyline falls from the sky and lands right in your lap.”
Rebekah Crane

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.”
Winston Churchill

“Maybe you had to leave in order to really miss a place; maybe you had to travel to figure out how beloved your starting point was.”
Jodi Picoult

“Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, it became a butterfly.”
Chuang Tzu

“And suddenly, you know…It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”
Meister Eckhart

“The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”
Joseph Campbell

“The past is somewhere we can walk with our memories. Never with our footsteps.”
Mimi Novic

“Chance is not a word to toss in the air. It’s a word to take in, a word to give yourself.”
Michelle Muriel

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.”
Franz Kafka

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
Oprah Winfrey

“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
Dolly Parton

“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

“If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house.”
Mandy Hale

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”
John Dewey

“We attain freedom as we let go of whatever does not reflect our magnificence. A bird cannot fly high or far with a stone tied to its back. But release the impediment, and we are free to soar to unprecedented heights.”
Alan Cohen

“The earth provides us a brand new beginning every twenty-four hours. It is a repeated invitation to breathe in the cool morning air and start afresh; to mimic the sunrise and brighten up while reaching once more for the sky; to carry a glad song in our heart like the early birds; and, as faithfully as the morning dew, to wash off the dust from yesterday.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“We’ve been given a second chance. Some people never even get a first. Do you know how lucky we are?”
Felice Stevens

“Every time you go in, it’s like starting over. You don’t know how you did the other records. You’re learning all over. It’s some weird musician amnesia, or maybe the road wipes it out.”

“The future lies ahead, calling us up, offering us a new chance to make a new choice every day, offering us the chance to go another way, to start over. The possibilities are countless. All you have to do is just dare to take them.”
Zoe Haslie

“Every day is the opportunity for a better tomorrow.”
Hugh Laurie

“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”
Marsha Petrie Sue

“So what do we do? Anything. Something. So long as we just don’t sit there. If we screw it up, start over. Try something else. If we wait until we’ve satisfied all the uncertainties, it may be too late.”
Lee Iacocca

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

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”
F. Scott Fitzgerald

Inspirational and Uplifting Quotes for a Fresh Start

“You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it’s up to you to pass it as you please.”
Charlotte Ericksson

“You’ll never get a new ending if you keep starting with the same tired beginning.”
Lisa Daily

“Life is a process — just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.”
Richard Carlson

“Starting over is opportunity informed by failure, which is opportunity made intelligent.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You’ve got a chance to start out all over again. A new place, new people, new sights. A clean slate. See, you can be anything you want with a fresh start.”
Annie Proulx

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

“New beginnings are starting daily through every new morning opening new wonders and mercies of healings and blessings of opportunity to nurture the soul.”
Rosalee Ervin

“Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.”
Catherine Pulsifer

“As long as you’re still alive, you always have the chance to start again.”
Emily Acker

“Every day begins like a blank chalkboard, on which each one of us can write the poem of our present and our dreams for the future.”
Ricky Martin

“Today is a new day. You will get out of it just what you put into it… If you have made mistakes, even serious mistakes, there is always another chance for you. And supposing you have tried and failed again and again, 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

“What’s wonderful about life is you always have to start over. No many how many meals you’ve eaten, words you’ve spoken, breaths, you’ve taken, you always have to start over.”
Marty Rubin

“Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets. Begin again.”
Cora Coralina

“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.”
Walt Disney

“Regrets and mistakes help us identify areas of growth. They are not meant to be dwelled on. Do not let them undermine your potential.”
Naide P. Obiang

“Everything begins at the beginning, and quite often the beginning begins when you shift your mind in a new direction.”
Louie Herron

“Sometimes life requires more of you than you have to give and demands you plunge into the reinvention of yourself if you truly wanna live.”
Curtis Tyrone Jones

“If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.”
Richelle E. Goodrich

“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”
Juansen Dizon

“I’m allowed to have new dreams.”
Sarah Beth Durst

“Desire is the starting point of all achievement, not a hope, not a wish, but a keen pulsating desire which transcends everything.”
Napoleon Hill

“Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Fresh start, begins now.”
Germany Kent

“This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times — or you will be useless.”
Mitch Albom

“We want a fresh start only because we didn’t sufficiently care for the last fresh start.”
Craig D. Lounsbrough

“A sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.”
Todd Stocker

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

“Imagine if we treated each new dawn of each new day with the same reverence and joy as we do each new year.”
Angie Lynn

“I could spend my life arriving each evening in a new city.”
Bill Bryson

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”
T.S. Eliot

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

“The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.”
Simon Sinek

“The beginning is always today.”
Mary Shelley

Starting Over Quotes About Relationships

“You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them…but still move on without them.”
Mandy Hale

“If you keep picking at that scab on your heart, it won’t heal.”
Antonia Perdu

“Whatever wrong turns you’ve taken in life you can always start over and find your way back to happiness.”
Marty Rubin

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

“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

“It’s never too late – never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.”
Jane Fonda

“When you can no longer think of a reason to continue you must think of a reason to start over.”
Linda Poindexter

“Instead of saying ‘I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues,’ say, ‘I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.'”
Horacio Jones

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”
Lao Tzu

“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

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

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

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

“Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.”
C. S. Lewis

“Letting go doesn’t mean you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you have control over is yourself.”
Deborah Reber

“It’s painful and it’s messy. But sometimes you just have to make the break and start again.”
Tony Parsons

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

“There’s a great deal of relief in goodbyes and a lot of promise in hellos.”
Laarni Venus Marie Giango

“And now I’ll do what’s best for me.”
John Green

Want even more motivation and inspirational quotes to help you to start over? Check out this post about dealing with toxic people and this one that’s all about moving forward once more.

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