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April 16th, 2014 - 3:16 PM

Are You Moving On? Sayings and Quotes to Help You Through

While moving on isn’t always a bad thing, I’m sure you’ll agree that change is rarely easy (if it was, poets, authors, and musicians probably wouldn’t have so much inspiring material, right?). In the moving business, most people are moving due to life changing events—sometimes good, sometimes not so good.

Considering the number of people who find themselves in the “moving on” position in life, we compiled some quotes to help get you through this time.

Some are positive, some funny, some intellectual and some are down-right tearjerkers... but they’ll all give you something to think about. Hopefully these quotes about moving on will provide comfort, inspiration, and motivation.

Our 50+ Favorite Quotes About Moving On

Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.
Dr. Seuss

Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future.
John F. Kennedy

You must be the change you wish to see in the world.
Mahatma Gandhi

Follow the trail to your dreams, not the path of others’ expectations.
Byrd Baggett

Sometimes we stare so long at a door that is closing that we see too late the one that is open.
Alexander Graham Bell

It ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward.
Rocky Balboa

We cannot become what we need to by remaining what we are.
Max Depree

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.
Martin Luther King, Jr.

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Every exit is an entrance somewhere else.
Tom Stoppard

My mama always said you’ve got to put the past behind you before you can move on.
Forrest Gump

Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.
Helen Keller

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Eleanor Roosevelt

Look at life through the windshield, not the rear-view mirror.
Byrd Baggett

Change is inevitable – except from a vending machine.
Robert C. Gallagher

Always continue to climb.
Ella Wheeler Wilcox

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

If you complain about the world moving too fast, slow down.
Mike Dolan

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.
Reinhold Niebuhr

So long as the memory of certain beloved friends lives in my heart, I shall say that life is good.
Helen Keller

Even if you fall on your face, you’re still moving forward.
Victor Kiam

If you’re in a bad situation, don’t worry; it’ll change. If you’re in a good situation, don’t worry, it’ll change.
John A. Simone, Sr.

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

Life is either a great adventure or nothing.
Helen Keller

Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
Barak Obama

Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
Albert Einstein

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To me, if life boils down to one thing, it’s movement. To live is to keep moving.
Jerry Seinfeld

By forgiving and choosing to move on, one takes the power back to morph it into positive energy.
Eugenia Tripputi

Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.
Victoria Holt

Forgive yourself for your faults and your mistakes and move on.
Les Brown

I had to pick myself up and get on with it, do it all over again, only even better this time.
Sam Walton

How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.
A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

We all have big changes in our lives that are more or less a second chance.
Harrison Ford

It is only through labor and painful effort, by grim energy and resolute courage, that we move on to better things.
Theodore Roosevelt

It may be hard for an egg to turn into a bird: it would be a jolly sight harder for it to learn to fly while remaining an egg. We are like eggs at present. And you cannot go on indefinitely being just an ordinary, decent egg. We must be hatched or go bad.
C.S. Lewis

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

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
Helen Keller

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If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.
Maya Angelou

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

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.
Winston Churchill

Time is a circus, always packing up and moving away.
Ben Hecht

This too, shall pass.

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Change in all things is sweet.

All things are only transitory.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Moving on, is a simple thing, what it leaves behind is hard.
Dave Mustaine

Somehow I know we’ll meet again. Not sure quite where and I don’t know just when. You’re in my heart, so until then it’s time for saying goodbye.

Life belongs to the living, and he who lives must be prepared for changes.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Part of growing up is just taking what you learn from that and moving on and not taking it to heart.
Beverley Mitchell

You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months overanalyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve would’ve happened…or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.

Scar tissue is stronger than regular tissue. Realize the strength, move on.
Henry Rollins

Sometimes the cards we are dealt are not always fair. However you must keep smiling & moving on.
Tom Jackson

You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life. 
Joel Osteen

Share your favorite quotes with us!

Do you have some favorite moving on quotes? Share them with us by leaving a comment below! And remember, you never know who is going through a tough time, so share this with your friends to give them some inspiration as well.