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Moving on and letting go might be one of the hardest things to do. Whether if its a past relationship, failure, or a traumatic event. Accepting these changes leads to personal growth, new opportunities, and wisdom. Life is short, and we should not waste our time dwelling on negative experiences and past hurt. It prevents us from enjoying present-moment.

If we dwell on the past, their won't be any enthusiasm or joy for present day. Living in the past creates emotional baggage of things we wish we said or done differently. Each day is an opportunity to start over again. We should forgive those that hurt us, forgive ourselves for the mistakes we have made, and let go of setbacks and disappointments from the past. Present- moment is what creates the future. 

We should move on from the past because we cannot change a person or situation.  Moving on from the past enables us to gain knowledge and open doors to new opportunities. We are able to shift our time and effort to the right person that makes us happy.

Find quotes below on letting go and moving on from psychologists, famous authors, celebrities and others sharing their experience, advice, and thoughts on moving on and letting go of the past. Find quotes about moving on and moving forward quotes.  

Lucas Hunter- Wandering in the darkness of the past

Do not allow yourself to lose sight on the way to your future, while wandering in the darkness of the past. Lucas Hunter
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Peter McWilliams- Learn to forgive fully and completely

Learn to forgive fully and completely. If you want health, wealth, and happiness, you can't afford the luxury of lugging around all those unforgiven, unforgotten past events. Let them go.      Peter McWilliams
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Will Smith- Sometimes you have to forget what’s gone

Sometimes you have to forget what's gone, appreciate what still remains, and look forward to what's coming next.       Will Smith
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Jean Houston- Stop Telling The Same Sad Story

If you keep telling the same sad small story, you will keep living the same sad small life. Jean Houston If you are one of those people or know someone that keeps complaining about their past hurt, or spend most their time complaining about someone who has treated him unfairly or has hurt them, this quote is describing such circumstances. If you are trying to be a polite person, by listening to their problems and hurt, it can be annoying
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Sally Field- Get on with your life

Get over it. Get on with your life.      Sally Field
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Louise Smith- Reaching For Anything New

You can't reach for anything new if your hands are still full of yesterday's junk.      Louise Smith
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Steve Maraboli- The Past is Gone

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't should've done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!      Steve Maraboli
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C. JoyBell C – If you want to forget something or someone

If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.      C. JoyBell C.
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Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn- A forest doesn’t weep over one tree

A forest doesn't weep over one tree.      Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn
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Eddie Vedder- Life moves fast

Life moves fast. As much as you can learn from your history, you have to move forward. Eddie Vedder
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Moving On From Exciting and Memorable Past- Patrick Carman

As exciting, difficult, and memorable as our past can be, there comes a time when we have to get on with living. Patrick Carman
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Excitement lies in tomorrow — Natalia Makarova

To look back all the time is boring. Excitement lies in tomorrow. Natalia Makarova
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Behind Every Closed Door- Mandy Hale

Realize that if a door closed, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you. Mandy Hale
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Do Not Cry Over the Past Or Worry about the Future -Buddha

The secret of health for both mind and body is not to mourn for the past, not to worry about the future . . . but to live the present moment wisely and earnestly.      Buddha
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Instead of looking at the past– Diana Ross

Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then Diana Ross
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Need Closure From Your Past- Mhargs Abuda

How can you fully open your heart to someone new, when in fact what you really need is a closure from your past. Mhargs Abuda
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Things leave a permanent mark on you- Allison Anders

I don't believe you ever get closure on anything. Things leave a permanent mark on you.      Allison Anders
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Forgiving People Gives You Closure-Sonya Parker

Forgiving people isn't always about giving them another chance. It's for closure so you can move on.      Sonya Parker
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Emotional closure is our own action- David Deida

We eventually learn that emotional closure is our own action. We can be responsible for it. In any moment, we can choose to open or to close.      David Deida
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Cherokee Ability To Face Adversity-Wilma Mankiller

Individually and collectively, Cherokee people possess an extraordinary ability to face down adversity and continue moving forward.      Wilma Mankiller
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Getting Over a Painful Experience- C.S. Lewis

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
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Starting Over Again- Bikram Choudhury

Never too old, never too bad, never too late, never too sick to start from scratch once again. Bikram Choudhury
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Dale Carnegie- Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday

Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.      Dale Carnegie
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Dr. Steve Maraboli- Some roads are never meant to be traveled again

Stop telling me not to burn bridges. Some bridges are meant to be burned; some roads are never meant to be traveled again. Dr. Steve Maraboli
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Jim Croce-Bridges are meant for burning

Bridges are meant for burning, when the people and memories they join aren't the same. Jim Croce
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Dixie Waters-Broken hearts don’t need medical treatment

Broken hearts don't need medical treatment, they need a lover to mend them.      Dixie Waters
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Alan Moore-The past can’t hurt you anymore

The past can’t hurt you anymore, not unless you let it.      Alan Moore
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Chris Mitchell- A broken heart doesn’t need repaired

A broken heart doesn't need repaired. Because maybe one of your pieces fits perfectly with someone else's heart. Chris Mitchell
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Douglas Booth- Finding Someone Else

You may have a broken heart, but you may find someone else.       Douglas Booth
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Morgan Rhodes- Heart Turning Into Ice

Then his heart, now broken into a thousand pieces, slowly began to turn to ice. Morgan Rhodes
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Nina Simone- Learning To Leave

You’ve got to learn to leave the table when love’s no longer being served. Nina Simone
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Joseph Campbell- Letting Go of The Life We Planned

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
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John Green- EX’s and Learning Experience

This is why we call people exes, I guess because the paths that cross in the middle end up separating at the end. It's too easy to see an X as a cross-out. It's not, because there's no way to cross out something like that. The X is a diagram of two paths. John Green
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Junot Diaz- When Things Are Over

And that's when I know it's over. As soon as you start thinking about the beginning, it's the end.      Junot Diaz
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Alexandra Elle- Wanting a Person and Moving On

No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you’ll have to pass and move on.      Alexandra Elle
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Jerry Seinfeld- Breaking Up

Breaking up is like knocking over a Coke machine. You can’t do it in one push. You gotta rock it back and forth a few times, and then it goes over. Jerry Seinfeld
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Jay Park- Getting Back Up

I’m a bowling pin, even when I fall I’ll always stand back up.      Jay Park
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Bill Cosby- A Boat That Sail Backwards

A sail boat that sails backwards can never see the sun rise. Bill Cosby
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Albert Einstein- Life is Like Riding a Bicycle

Life is like riding a bicycle. If you want to stay balanced you've got to keep moving forward. Albert Einstein
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Tonya K. Grant- Have faith in tomorrow

Have faith in tomorrow, for it can bring better days. Never wish for yesterday, for it has gone its separate ways. Believe in today, for it’s what you’re living now.      Tonya K. Grant
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Jackie Joynerkersee- It is Better To Look Ahead and Prepare

It's better to look ahead and prepare, than to look back and regret. Jackie Joynerkersee
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LeBron James- Accepting Failure and Getting Better

You have to be able to accept failure to get better.      LeBron James
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Charles F. Kettering- Better Tomorrow

You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time. Charles F. Kettering
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Denis Waitley- Spend Your Energy Moving Forward

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
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Alfred Lord Tennyson- Its Better to Have Loved Than Never

'Tis better to have loved and lost than never to have loved at all. Alfred Lord Tennyson
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J. Cole- On Moving On

Hard to move on when you always regret one. J. Cole
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Vince Lombardi- Get Back Up After Failure

It's not whether you get knocked down; it's whether you get up.      Vince Lombardi
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Buddha- Moving On From The Past

Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment. Buddha
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Smokey Mack- May Not Find Someone As You

I may search for another thousand years but still may not find someone as sweet and loving as you are. Smokey Mack
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Audrey Niffenegger- I Have Loved

There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable. I love. I have loved. I will love. Audrey Niffenegger
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Gina Carano- Waking up To New Self

I wake up every morning and I surprise myself. I wake up to a new me.      Gina Carano
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Harvey Mackay- New Potential Each Day

Every morning brings new potential, but if you dwell on the misfortunes of the day before, you tend to overlook tremendous opportunities.      Harvey Mackay
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Todd Stocker- Today Is a New Day

It's a new day. Yesterday's failure is redeemed at the sunrise. Todd Stocker
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Nicholas Sparks- Scariest Thing About Distance

The scariest thing about distance is you don’t know if they’ll miss you or forget about you.” — Nicholas Sparks, The Notebook
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George C. Marshall- Accepting The Past

When a thing is done, it's done. Don't look back. Look forward to your next objective.   -George C. Marshall
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Eric Kripke-Falling In Love Again

It's hard asking someone with a broken heart to fall in love again.
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Indian Proverb On Correction and Mistake

"It's easy to throw something into the river but hard to get it out again."
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German Proverb On Time and Anger

"Time is anger's medicine." -German Proverb Other quotes to explore:
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German Proverb On Moving on And Replacement

"Don't throw away your old shoes until you have a new pair."
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Tim McGraw- Taking Different Path In Life

We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere.      Tim McGraw
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Phillips Brooks- Forgive and Forget

Forgive, forget. Bear with the faults of others as you would have them bear with yours. Phillips Brooks
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Daphne Guinness- Life is Full of Banana Skins

Life is full of banana skins. You slip, you carry on. Daphne Guinness
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Edmund Burke- Planning the future

You can never plan the future by the past. Edmund Burke
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Erica Jong Quote On Surviving Life

Surviving means being born over and over again. Erica Jong
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Helen Keller- Always Be Brave

Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world right in the eye. Helen Keller
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Hermann Hesse -Being Strong By Letting Go

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.  Hermann Hesse     
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Muhammad Ali Quote On Recovering From Failure

Inside of a ring or out, ain't nothing wrong with going down. It's staying down that's wrong. Muhammad Ali
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H.G. Wells- Getting Up After Failure

If you fell down yesterday, stand up today. H.G. Wells
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Mary Anne Radmacher- Courage Can Be a Quiet Voice

Courage doesn't always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, 'I will try again tomorrow.'      Mary Anne Radmacher
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Confucius- Getting Up After Failure

Our greatest glory is not in never falling but in rising every time we fall. Confucius
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Anthony Liccione- Turning The Page or Throwing The Book Away

Rather than turning the page, it's much easier to just throw the book away. Anthony Liccione
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Lao Tzu Quote On Endings and New Beginnings

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings. Lao Tzu
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Faraaz Kazi- Life Goes On

Life goes on... with or without you. Faraaz Kazi
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Lauren Oliver- Giving Up On Loving People

I guess that's just part of loving people: You have to give things up. Sometimes you even have to give them up.      Lauren Oliver
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Thomas Sowell- Spending Time On Regrets

If we spend our time with regrets over yesterday, and worries over what might happen tomorrow, we have no today in which to live.      Thomas Sowell
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Jacki Joyner-Kersee Quote On Looking Back and Regret

It's better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret. Jacki Joyner-Kersee
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Michelle C. Ustaszeski- Look Back and Smile

Never look back and regret, look back and smile at what you have learned. Michelle C. Ustaszeski
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Eva Jessye Quote On Letting Go of Regret

They say you should not suffer through the past. You should be able to wear it like a loose garment, take it off and let it drop. Eva Jessye
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Ann Lan​ders- Living life backward

Nobody gets to live life backward. Look ahead, that is where your future lies. Ann Landers
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John Gray Quote On Fixing and Changing The Past

It is human nature to want to go back and fix things or change things that we regret. John Gray
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Charles Dudley Warner- Regrets Are Necessary

Regrets are idle; yet history is one long regret. Everything might have turned out so differently.      Charles Dudley Warner
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Time Does Not Heal Wounds- But Missing You More

They say that time heals all wounds but all it's done so far is give me more time to think about how much I miss you. Unknown Author
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Steve Maraboli- Cry, Forgive and Move On

Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness. Steve Maraboli
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Katherine Mansfield On Regret and Looking Back

Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Katherine Mansfield
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Even The Most Beautiful Days Have Sunsets

I didn't ask for it to be over, but then again, I never asked for it to begin. For that is the way it is with life, as some of the most beautiful days come completely by chance. But even the most beautiful days eventually have their sunsets. Unknown Author
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Jonathan Larson- Forget About Regrets

Forget regret, or life is yours to miss. Jonathan Larson
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George R.R. Martin Quote: Old Wounds Never Heal

Some old wounds never truly heal, and bleed again at the slightest word. George R.R. Martin
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Ferber- Living In The Past

Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, and causes you to bump into people not going your way.   -Ferber
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Zig Ziglar- Failur​e is Just An Event

Remember that failure is an event, not a person. Zig Ziglar
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Rocky Balboa- Getting Hit and Moving Forward

It's not about how hard you can hit; it's about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. Rocky Balboa
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Native American Proverb On Time and Moving Forward

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.      Native American Proverb
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Beverley Mitchell- Part of Growing Up is Moving On

Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart. Beverley Mitchell
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Nicholas Sparks Quote On Growing Up and Moving On

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    
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Peter McWilliams- The Solution For Disappointment

The simple solution for disappointment depression: Get up and get moving. Physically move. Do. Act. Get going.      Peter McWilliams
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Joyce Meyer- Disappointments Must Be Dealt With

Let's face it: None of us are ever going to get to the place in life where we have no more disappointments. We can't expect to be sheltered from every little thing. Disappointment is a fact of life--one that must be dealt with.      Joyce Meyer
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Richelle E. Goodrich- Looking on The Bright Side With Disappointments

Disappointment is really just a term for our refusal to look on the bright side.    Richelle E. Goodrich  
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Sholom Aleichem- No Matter How Bad Things Get

No matter how bad things get, you got to go on living, even if it kills you. Sholom Aleichem
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Carl Sandburg- The Birth of a New Baby

A baby is God's opinion that life should go on. Carl Sandburg
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Samuel Johnson Quote On Moving On

No man can taste the fruits of autumn while he is delighting his scent with the flowers of spring. Samuel Johnson
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Ted Williams- Keep Going and Get Better

Just keep going. Everybody gets better if they keep at it.      Ted Williams
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Peter Zafra- Failing and Getting Back Up

A winner is a loser who was willing to fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up, fail and get up and win. Peter Zafra
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Jude Law- A Life Of Apologies

You can't spend your life apologizing.      Jude Law
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Steve Maraboli- Let Go and Release The Stress

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway. Steve Maraboli
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Lewis B. Smedes Quote On Unchangeable Past

We are anxious in the face of our unchangeable past; we long to recreate segments of our private histories, but we are stuck with them.  Lewis B. Smedes    
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Israelmore Ayivor- The Broken Pieces In Your Life

Take the broken pieces of your life, bake a master cake out of it. Don't stand still like a lake; keep flowing like a stream! Israelmore Ayivor
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Ellen Glasgow- All Changes Does Not Lead To Growth

All change is not growth, as all movement is not forward. Ellen Glasgow
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McKayla Maroney Quote On Moving Forward

Looking back isn't going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.     McKayla Maroney 
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Conrad Hall- Keep Moving Forward

You are always a student, never a master. You have to keep moving forward. Conrad Hall
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Henry Ford Quote On Moving Forward

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself. Henry Ford
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Walt Disney- Use Curiosity To Keep Moving Forward

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
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Marilyn Monroe- When Good Things Fall Apart

Sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together. Marilyn Monroe
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Assunta Harris Quote On Overcoming Abuse

Overcoming abuse doesn't just happen, It takes positive steps everyday. Let today be the day you start to move forward. Assunta Harris
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Zig Ziglar- Starting A New Day

Yesterday ended last night, today is a brand new day. And it's yours. Zig Ziglar
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Carrie Underwood- Moving On To Find Happiness

Every day is a new day, and you'll never be able to find happiness if you don't move on.      Carrie Underwood
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Cecelia Ahern- Keep Going After a Bad Decision

But with your life you make a few bad decisions, get unlucky a few times, whatever, but you have to keep going, right? Cecelia Ahern
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Buddha- Starting Over Again

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. -Buddha Whether if you had a difficult, childhood, a bad relationship, toxic family members, hurt by failure, or a traumatizing past, it is never too late to start over and live the life you have always wanted.  Each day brings new opportunities, a chance to begin again. Use the painful past as a learning experience, to create the best possible future.
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Mahatma Gandhi- The Weak Can Never Forgive

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.     Mahatma Gandhi  
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Albert Einstein- Keep Moving In life

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. Albert Einstein Source:  Letter to his son Eduard (5 February 1930), and quoted in Walter Isaacson, Einstein: His Life and Universe (2007), p. 367
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Maxwell Maltz- Moving Forward To Maintain Balance

Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward. Maxwell Maltz
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Jack Bogle- When One Door Closes

When a door closes, if you look long enough and hard enough, if you're strong enough, you'll find a window that opens. Jack Bogle
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Robert Frost- Three Words To Sum Up Life

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: It goes on. Robert Frost
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Josh Jameson- Turning The Page or Closing a Book

There comes a time when you have to choose between turning the page and closing the book. Josh Jameson
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Lawrence G. Lovasik- True Strength Of Character

Strength of character means the ability to overcome resentment against others, to hide hurt feelings, and to Forgive Quickly. Lawrence G. Lovasik
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William Ernest Hocking- A Man is as Old As His Work

I find that a man is as old as his work. If his work keeps him from moving forward, he will look forward with the work. William Ernest Hocking
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Kaoru Shinmon- Dont Chase After People That Hurt You

Don't chase after the people that hurt you, replace them with people that care. Kaoru Shinmon
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Shannon L. Alder- Forget Your Past Hurt and Learn From It

Forget what hurt you in the past, but never forget what it taught you. Shannon L. Alder
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Maya Angelou Quote On Looking Back At The Past

If you must look back, do so forgivingly. If you must look forward, do so prayerfully. However, the wisest thing you can do is be present in the present... gratefully.
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Shadonna​ Richards- Caught Up In Moving Forward

Too many times we get so caught up in moving forward we forget to appreciate where we are and what we have. Shaddona Richards
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 Earl Brandone- Forgive Yourself For Mistakes

Forgive yourself for that mistake and appreciate yourself for your achievements.  Earl Brandone
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Simon Foster- Appreciate and Accept Where You Are Right Now

Appreciating, or at least accepting where you are right now is what gives you the energy and motivation to move forward.
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 Tao Te Ching Quote On Letting Go of Things

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be. When I let go of what I have, I receive what I need.  Tao Te Ching
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Andy Warhol- The Same Problem Making You Miserable

Sometimes people let the same problem make them miserable for years when they could just say, So what. That’s one of my favorite things to say. So what. Andy Warhol
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Bryant H. McGill- Abundance is a Process of Letting go

Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive. Bryant H. McGill
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Susan Lydon- Letting go of pain

Letting go is the lesson. Letting go is always the lesson. Have you ever noticed how much of our agony is all tied up with craving and loss? Susan Lydon
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Charlaine Harris- Regret things and move on

Sometimes you just have to regret things and move on. Charlaine Harris
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Ann Landers- Gaining strength by letting go

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
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Alaric Hutchinson- Respect people who cross your path

Respect everyone who crosses your path, even if you feel they don’t deserve it. Alaric Hutchinson
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Ashley Purdy- Never chase love and attention

Never chase love, affection, or attention. If it isn't given freely by another person, it isn't worth having. Ashley Purdy
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