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Quotes to Inspire New Beginnings

Whether it’s a new year or you’re in a place in your life where you are starting over, these fresh start quotes will help to inspire new beginnings.   


Fresh start quotes to inspire new beginnings


We all could use some inspiration and motivation and these fresh start quotes help to push us to set and reach our goals.


Maybe it’s a change in your personal relationship or starting a new career, starting over can be very unsettling. The unknown always makes us a little nervous, but as the saying goes “change is the only constant in life.”


We are much more adaptable than we realize and can deal with whatever comes our way. 


These quotes can help remind you of the strength and courage that you have to adjust to a new chapter in your life.


 So here is to change and all the positive things that come from unexpected circumstances.






Quotes about new beginnings


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

—Lao Tzu


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

 – Daphne Rose Kingma


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



“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”

― Oprah Winfrey


“You cannot change what you are, only what you do.”

― Philip Pullman


“The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.”

 – S. Ajna


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



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

 – Louis L’Amour


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

 – Alan Cohen


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

— Winston Churchill


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

― Meister Eckhart


“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


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

― Mandy Hale


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Fresh start sayings


“I am not what I have done, I am what I have overcome”


“Do something that makes your soul happy”


“Focus on what you want, not on what you don’t want”


“Believe in possibilities”


“I think it’s time to be happy again.”


“It doesn’t matter what you have done, what matters is what you choose to do from here.”


“My heart finally said, enough is enough.”


“A fresh start isn’t a new place but rather a new mindset.”


“What feels like the end, if often the beginning.”


“Embrace new chances at happiness”


“I can handle it.”


“Forget what hurt you but never forget what it taught you”


“The way to get ahead is to get started”


“The page is empty, it’s up to you to write your own story”


“You are truly free when you let go”


“Say yes to new adventures”


“Your future self will thank you for what you start today”


“See the new opportunities in each and every day”


“Life begins at the end of your comfort zone.”


“My heart is open to new beginnings and fresh starts”


“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.”


“The pain you feel today will be the strength you feel tomorrow.”


“Sometimes you just know when it’s time to start something new and trust  in the magic”


“The thing about new beginnings is that they require something else to end.”


“If you want something you’ve never had, then you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.”


“Making a big life change can be scary but living with regret is always scarier.”


“Starting today, I need to forget what’s gone. Appreciate what still remains and look forward to what’s coming next.”


“Everybody falls sometimes, when that happens you need to find the strength to rise from the ashes”


“You have to be at your strongest when you’re feeling at your weakest”


“Every day is a new beginning. Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be”


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


More fresh start quotes


“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


“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved.  Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.

 Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.”

-Sarah Ban Breathnach


“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


“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” 

— Jim Rohn


“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 of the past that drags you down”

 – Amit Ray


“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”

 – Peter Drucker


“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


“Why let go of yesterday? Because yesterday has already let go of you.”

 — Steve Maraboli


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

 – Paulo Coehlo


“If the future is to remain open and free, we need people who can tolerate the unknown, who will not need the support of completely worked out systems or traditional blueprints from the past.”

― Margaret Mead


“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


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

 – Herman Hesse


fresh start quotes “You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” — Mandy Hale


New beginnings quotes


“Tough times don’t last. Tough people do.”

 – Robert H. Schuller


“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” 

—T.S. Eliot


“The greatest of all capabilities of a human being is to become born again.”

― J.R. Rim


“The future begins today.”

― Wayne Gerard Trotman


“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.” 

— Mandy Hale


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

— Kristin Kreuk


“Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us” 

― Mimi Novic


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

― L.M. Montgomery


“Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.”

 – William Throsby Bridges


“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


“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.”

― Richie Norton


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

– J.P. Morgan


“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” 

— Nido Qubein


“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


“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”

 -Liz Smith


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

 – Martin Luther King Jr.


“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” 

— Robin Sharma


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

 ― Germany Kent


“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


“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it”

-Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling”



“Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose – not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.”

 –Anne Sullivan


“Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.”

-George Bernard Shaw


“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” 

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie


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

 –Catherine Pulsifer


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Fresh start quotes


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

—Rainer Maria Rilke


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

― Jack Kornfield


“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams” 

– Franklin D. Roosevelt


“Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past”

 – Dan Brown


“Look with favour upon a bold beginning.” 



“Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible; and suddenly you are doing the impossible.”

 – St. Francis of Assisi


“Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life – think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success.”

 -Swami Vivekananda


“Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.”

― Lauren DeStefano


“The beginning is always today.”

― Mary Shelley


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

 – Martin Luther King Jr.


“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”

― Criss Jami


“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”

― Aaron Lauritsen


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

—Guy Finley


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

 —George Eliot


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

 – Steve Jobs


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

 – Buddha


“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


“It’s not about ‘what can I accomplish?’ but ‘what do I want to accomplish?’ Paradigm shift.”

-Brene Brown


“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.”

 — Oprah Winfrey


“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


“All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”

– Mae West


“You can only lose what you cling to”

— Buddha


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