48 Inspiring Letting Go Quotes

June 13, 2023 |
Inspiring Letting Go Quotes
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Love is a powerful and addictive feeling. This makes letting go a challenging task. Whether it’s the end of a relationship, unrequited feelings, or holding onto a past that no longer serves us, the act of releasing can be both daunting and liberating.

We’ve curated a list of inspiring quotes by those who have walked a similar path and can offer guidance and solace. Their words remind us of the transformative power of relinquishing attachment, embracing personal growth, and ultimately finding the freedom to move forward.

1. “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

2. “When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.” ― Shannon L. Alder

3. “Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” – Beyonce Knowles

4. “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

5. “Just because something made you happy in the past doesn’t mean you have to keep it forever.” – Melva Green

Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let’s not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control

6. “Enjoy what you can and ignore the rest. Let’s not waste any energy fighting things that are outside our control.” – Paulo Coelho

7. “Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.” – Eckhart Tolle

8. “Sometimes holding on does more damage than letting go.” – Unknown

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

10. “One’s doing well if age improves even slightly one’s capacity to hold on to that vital truism: ‘This too shall pass’.” – Alain de Botton

11. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” – Daphne Rose Kingma

Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make

12. “Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.” – Roy T. Bennett

13. “Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.” – Steve Maraboli

14. “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

15. “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.

16. “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

17. “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

18. “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

Life moves on and so should we

19. “Life moves on and so should we.” ― Spencer Johnson

20. “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.

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

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

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

There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this

24. “There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” ― Terry Pratchett

25. “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

26. “Even on my weakest days I get a little bit stronger” ― Sara Evans

27. “Dare to live by letting go.” – Tom Althouse

28. “One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change.” -Unknown

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

We must be willing to let go of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us

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. “Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.” – Lao Tzu

32. “You only struggle because you’re ready to grow but aren’t willing to let go.” – Drew Gerald

33. “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

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

35. “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

Don't waste time thinking about them. If they walked away from your love, they don't deserve your pain

36. “Don’t waste time thinking about them. If they walked away from your love, they don’t deserve your pain.” ― C.L. Brown

37. “Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, but you didn’t. So you move on.” ― Dominic Riccitello

38. “There’s a weird freedom in letting go of what you lost and looking forward to the possibilities the empty space leaves behind.” ― James Lanman

39. “The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.”– Edmond Mbiaka

40. “There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” ― Kate DiCamillo

Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are

41. “Your time is way too valuable to be wasting on people that can’t accept who you are.” ― TurcoisOminek

42. “Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.” ― Nicole Sobon

43. “Don’t let yesterday use up too much of today.”– Cherokee Indian Proverb

44. “Forgiveness does not change the past, but it does enlarge the future.” – Paul Boose

45. “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

45. The art of letting go is art in its purest form.”– Meredith Pence

46. “We need to learn to let go as easily as we grasp and we will find our hands full and our minds empty.”– Leo F. Buscaglia

Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier

47. “Moving on is easy. It’s staying moved on that’s trickier.”― Katerina Stoykova Klemer

48. “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


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