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140 Starting Over Quotes For New Beginnings

All you need is a blank page and some inspirational quotes to start over.

There's something oddly exciting yet nerve-wracking about starting over.

If you're about to take on a new adventure in your life, you'll need every ounce of motivation you can get. That's exactly why we have compiled this list of inspirational starting over quotes to help you take the first step.

If you want to read more quotes about new beginnings, then check out our collection of [new chapter quotes] and [new day quotes].


Inspirational Quotes For Starting A New Day

Every sunrise signifies a fresh start and new beginnings.

Here are some good start of the day quotes that will energize your morning. New days are new beginnings for us all, so have a read of these inspirational quotes as a great start to your day.

1. "It’s a new day. You don”t have to look behind and relive the past with regret."

- Patricia Edwards.

2. "I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning."

- J. B. Priestley.

3. "This new day has greeted us with no rules; unconditional opportunity."

- Steve Maraboli.

4. "Today is your time and you can be happy today."

- Patricia Edwards.

5. "There is a deep, peaceful calm in the dawning of a new day."

- Alan Watts.

6. "When you take the U out of mourning, it's a brand new day!"

- John Edward.

7. "Work to realize the possibility of this new day and to make it a truly great one."

- Kirk Weisler.

8. "If the sun comes up, I have a chance."

- Venus Williams.

9. "Each new day offers the chance to start afresh, to achieve those things you most desires."

- Steven Redhead.

10. "Each new day brings new opportunities. You have to search to be able to find these opportunities."

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

11. "Today is a new day. Even if you were wrong yesterday, you can get it right today."

- Dwight Howard.

12. "The next morning dawned bright and sweet, like ribbon candy."

- Sarah Addison Allen

13. "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.

14. "When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully."    

- Steve Maraboli.

15. "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

- Eleanor Roosevelt.

16. "Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most."

- Buddha.

17. "Today is a day for you to begin creating a joyous, fulfilling life."

- Louise Hay.

18. "Yesterday ended last night, today is a brand new day. And it’s yours."

- Zig Ziglar.

19. "Welcome every morning with a smile. Look on the new day as another special gift from your Creator, another golden opportunity to complete what you were unable to finish yesterday."

- Og Mandino.

20. "Relying on God has to begin all over again every day as if nothing had yet been done."

- C. S. Lewis.

21. "Every day that you open your eyes is a new day and another day to get it right."

- Jean Renee Porter.

22. "By being the best, you can be, the most skillful in your endeavor and by loving yourself, your life and what you do with it, you’ll happily begin every new day with a spring in your step."

- Ross Wilson.

23. "Every morning starts a new page in your story. Make it a great one today."

- Doe Zantamata.

24. "Celebrate the new day with shouts of praise, love and grace and with a beautiful smile upon your face."

- Caroline Naoroji.

25. "Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.'

- Carl Bard

26. "Today is a brand new day, a perfectly good reason to get up and start over. Never give up."

- Richelle E. Goodrich.

27. "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.

28. "It's time to start living the life you've imagined."

- Henry James.

29. "Be willing to be a beginner every single morning."

- Meister Eckhart.

30. "Each day is a new day, a new opportunity to work towards making your life the way you want it."

- Josie Cluney.

Quotes About Starting Over In A Relationship

These inspirational quotes about letting go of the past will help you start over in a relationship. These starting over quotes may be exactly what you need to read to start afresh with a clear mind.

31. "Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for."

- Mandy Hale.

32. "The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go."

- Steve Maraboli.

33. "Change can be good but it's always tough to let go of the past."

- Emily Giffin.

34. "Every day is a new day, and you’ll never be able to find happiness if you don’t move on."

- Carrie Underwood.

35. "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.

36. "You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store."

- Joel Osteen.

37. "Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past."

- Gerald Jampolsky.

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

- Turcois Ominek.

39. "You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding."

- Guy Finley.

40. "All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on."

- Havelock Ellis.

41. "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.

42. "You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… But still move on without them."

- Mandy Hale.

43. "Change is hard at first, messy in the middle and gorgeous at the end."

- Robin Sharma.

44. "When night fails you, look toward the morning."

- A.D. Aliwat.

45. "Whatever you do, never run back to what broke you."

- Frank Ocean.

46. "You don’t need closure. You just need to give yourself permission to move on."

- Steve Harvey.

47. "Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go."

- Herman Hesse.

48. "Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

- Marilyn Monroe.

49. "In the process of letting go you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself."

- Deepak Chopra.

50. "People can be more forgiving than you can imagine. But you have to forgive yourself. Let go of what’s bitter and move on."

- Bill Cosby.

51. "The poison leaves bit by bit, not all at once. Be patient. You are healing."

- Yasmin Mogahed.

52. "I missed you until I realized there was never really anything to miss but the peace I felt before I knew you…"

- R.H. Sin.

53. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

- Socrates.

54. "Let go of your mistakes and failures. You can't do anything about the past, but you can do something about right now."

- Joel Osteen.

55. "Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future."

- Daphne Rose Kingma.

56. "If you lost it, it's because you're meant to find something better. Trust, let go, and make room for what's coming."

- Mandy Hale.

57. "The easiest way to teach someone how to treat you is to refuse to give them more opportunities to hurt you. Walk away."

- R.H. Sin.

58. "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.

59. "How much of human life is lost in waiting.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson

60. "If you really want closure ... at some point, you have to shut the door."

- Jacki Wells Wunderlin.

Inspirational Starting Over Quotes

Here are some inspirational quotes about starting over and new beginnings that will motivate you.

61. "A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be."

-  Bruce Springsteen.

62. "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.

63. "Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently."

- Catherine Pulsifer.

64. "Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life."

- Robin Sharma.

65. "Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over."

- Guy Finley.

66. "Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently."

- Henry Ford.

67. "Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both."

- Kristin Kreuk.

68. "Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change."

- Jim Rohn.

69. "A year from now you may wish you had started today."

- Karen Lamb.

70. "Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another."

- John Dewey.

71. "Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start."

- Nido Qubein.

72. "Everything begins at the beginning, and quite often the beginning begins when you shift your mind in a new direction."

- Louie Herron.

73. "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

- Oprah Winfrey.

74. "Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful."

- Prince.

75. "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning."

- Louis L’Amour.

76. "When you come out of the storm, you won’t be the same person who walked in."

- Haruki Murakami.

77. "But here’s the thing, The something new, it isn’t necessarily bad. In fact, in some ways, maybe it’s better."

- Nick Lake.

78. "You have to let go at some point in order to move forward."

- C. S. Lewis.

79. "If you want to fly in 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.

80. "Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you."

- Mandy Hale.

81. "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.

82. "The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come."

- Joseph Campbell.

83. "If you wish to be happy right from the beginning of your day, then it is about time to leave behind your past."

- Lorin Hopper.

84. "Sometimes painful endings bring the best new beginnings."

- Shae Ross.

85. "I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan."

- Vivian Jokotade.

86. "New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings."

- Lao Tzu.

87. "Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning."

- Shahbaz Sharif.

88. "It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over."

- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

89. "It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage."

- Jennifer Ritchie Payette.

90. "It is never too late to be what you might have been."

- George Eliot.

91. "Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change."

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

92. "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting."

- Buddha.

93. "It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."

- Meister Eckhart.

94. "Another Sunrise, Another New Beginning."

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

95. "He knows he will be born again, and start fresh anew."

- Dejan Stojanovic.

96. "Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings."

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

97. "You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."

- C. S. Lewis.

98. "Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."

- Martin Luther King Jr.

99. "No one can ever take your memories from you, each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.”

- Catherine Pulsifer.

100. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end."

- Seneca.

Inspirational Quotes About A Fresh Start

These amazing quotes about change will help you start fresh. Read these inspirational quotes to get excited about a clean slate and new beginnings.

101. "If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable."

- Richelle E. Goodrich.

102. "Faith is moving forward even when things don’t make sense, trusting that in hindsight everything will become clear."

- Many Hale.

103. "The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all."

- Josiyah Martin.

104. "Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us"

- Mimi Novic.

105. "Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."

- Alan Cohen.

106. "Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?"

- L.M. Montgomery

107. "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are."

- J.P. Morgan.

108. "Champions keep playing until they get it right."

- Billie Jean King.

109. "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.

110. "Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts."

- Winston Churchill.

111. "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.

112. "The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams."

- Franklin Roosevelt.

113. "Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life."

- Steve Jobs.

114. "If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."

- Paulo Coehlo.

115. "The best way to predict your future is to create it."

- Peter Drucker.

116. "Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction."

- Germany Kent.

117. "Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing."

- Mandy Hale.

118. "If you’re not moving forward, you’re falling back."

- Sam Waterson.

119. "Never feel guilty for starting again."

- Rupi Kaur.

120. "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.

121. "There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction."

- Franz Kafka.

122. "Life is like riding a bicycle, to keep your balance, you must keep moving."

- Albert Einstein.

123. "If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you."

- Barbara Shur.

124. "If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one."

- Dolly Parton.

125. "You’ll never get a new ending if you keep starting with the same tired beginning."

- Lisa Daily.

126. "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

127. "Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore."

- Andre Gide.

128. "Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew."

- Lauren DeStefano.

129. "The present changes the past. Looking back you do not find what you left behind."

- Kiran Desai.

130. "Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new. Something better"

-  Leisa Rayven.

131. "Just get on with starting, the worst and the most surprising thing to ever expect is short term failure."

- Olawale Daniel.

132. "Set your goal and keep moving forward."

- Georges St. Pierre.

133. "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.

134. "The scariest moment is always just before you start."

- Stephen King.

135. "We want a fresh start only because we didn’t sufficiently care for the last fresh start."

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

136. "Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down."

- Roy T. Bennett.

137. "No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book."

- C. JoyBell C.

138. "Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings."

- Ralph Blum.

139. "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.

140. "Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you."

- Steve Maraboli.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for starting over quotes then why not take a look at [end of year quotes], or [end of summer quotes].

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