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Perfect Letting Go Quotes for 2022

The hardest thing about letting go is stepping away. When you hold onto a person or a thing for too long there’s bound to be some damage. Here we’ve compiled the perfect letting go quotes including short letting go quotes, quotes on letting go, letting go of the past quotes, let people go quotes, let it go quotes, letting go of someone you love quotes, learn to let go quotes, letting go of a relationship quotes, letting go and moving on quotes and meant to be quotes.

These letting go quotes will help you find freedom, serenity and happiness in your life.

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Letting Go Quotes

Here are some letting go quotes that can help you release the things that no longer benefit you.

“In the process of letting go, you will lose many things from the past, but you will find yourself.” — Deepak Chopra

“It is by giving the freedom to the other, that is by letting go, we gain our own freedom back.” ― Aleksandra Ninkovic

“Letting go brings a feeling of lightness and freedom, like taking a heavy rock off your shoulders.” ― Remez Sasson

“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.” ― Roy T. Bennett

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“What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think – or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am?” — Brene Brown

“The point of human evolution is adapting to circumstance. Not letting go of the old, but adapting it, is necessary.” — Sonali Bendre

“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

“By accepting the process of letting go, we make people and things that we can’t stay with forever a part of our history.” ― Dr. Prem Jagyasi

“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

“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

“Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is, therefore, the means for correcting our misperceptions.” ― Gerald G. Jampolsky

“You must be strong enough to know that love will come to you when you are ready. You must be strong enough to know when to say goodbye, and know that letting go is not weak.” ― Marisa Donnelly

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“Letting go is an energetic process that moves us in a different flow of reality beyond the illusion and into more of a free-flowing liberation space.” ― Christine McCormick Day

“Letting go. Everyone talks about it like it’s the easiest thing. Unfurl your fingers one by one until your hand is open. But my hand has been clenched into a fist for three years now; it’s frozen shut.” ― Gayle Forman

“Letting go is not getting rid of memories. Memories will stay; they always do. Letting go is making sure that the pain associated with the memories goes away.” ― Arti Honrao

Short Letting Go Quotes

Check out these short letting go quotes. You might also like our list of Best Short Quotes.

“Letting go of the past gives us a restart.” ― Bert McCoy

“The art of letting go is art in its purest form.” ― Meredith Pence

“There’s a victory in letting go of your expectations.” — Mike White

“Letting go means freedom from unpleasant memories.” ― Remez Sasson

“There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.” ― Elizabeth Berg

“Sometimes letting go is braver than holding on until you break.” ― Rebekah Crane

“Letting go is also a matter of self-worth.” ― Efrat Cybulkiewicz

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“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.” ― Jessica Hatchigan

“‎All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.” ― Henry Havelock Ellis

“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” ― Melissa Marr

“Abundance is a process of letting go; that which is empty can receive.” ― Bryant H. McGill

“Letting go gives us freedom and freedom is the only condition for happiness.” ― Nhat Hanh

 “The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.” ― Shannon L. Alder

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

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

“Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.” — Hermann Hesse

“Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.” ― Mandy Hale

Inspirational Quotes on Letting Go

These quotes on letting go will inspire you to let go and embrace change. If you like inspirational quotes, you should also check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“I have realized taking a stand is tough, but what’s tougher is maintaining it and letting go of all those who doubt your intent.” — Rhea Chakraborty

“Letting go of things and not being afraid of being ridiculous or over the top – I think that’s the main thing for me to work on.” — Charlotte Gainsbourg

“I feel like, every single decision I make and every single album I make, it’s all about letting go. Letting go of the past and just getting on with it.” — John Grant

“Most people believe that results matter. The idea that results matter is one that you have to keep letting go of. And most of the time, I believe it.” — Russell Simmons

“By letting go of my fears and concerns, I’ve gained so much happiness and freedom. With that freedom I’ve also gained confidence.” — Sabrina Claudio

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“Meditation is really letting go of all the thought processes or ‘mind traffic’ that gets in the way of just whatever is between you and space and consciousness.” — Trudie Styler

 “Even as kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride.” — Ron Taffel

“Everything I read about hitting a midlife crisis was true. I had such a struggle letting go of youthful things and learning how to exist and have enthusiasm while settling into the comfort of an older age.” — David Bowie

“Relationships are eternal. The ‘separation’ is another chapter in the relationship. Often, letting go of the old form of the relationship becomes a lesson in pure love much deeper than any would have learned had the couple stayed together.” — Marianne Williamson

“As you become aware of what has robbed you of the purity of an innocent mind, a clear heart and a strong body, you will be deeply served by letting go of those familiar limitations.” — Debbie Ford

“So we’re in this process of letting go of our own attachments to our physical forms and to the people we love, and… basically everything. Life is like this one big process of letting go.” — Adrianne Lenker

“I think anybody who has had a long relationship and has had a really hard time letting go, wants to feel like it’s not all for naught, and it’s meaningful, because it makes you who you are.” — Rashida Jones

“A huge problem we face when we’re in need is giving up our intuition and blindly following instruction. Letting go works when we are following our hearts, but not so well when we are following a leader.” — Tara Stiles

Letting Go of the Past Quotes

The following letting go of the past quotes will help you move forward. Pick the best quotes about letting go of the past here!

“Clear out the past, layout the present and prepare for a much better and brighter future.” ― Omoakhuana Anthonia

“Letting go of the past means opening up to the future, and sometimes the unknown is scarier than the past.” ― Tamara Lechner

“Life is like a river, if you cannot let go of the past, it will drag you down the stream.” ― Amit Ray

“The way to let go of the past is the same way to take care of a would – don’t pick at it.” ― Bert McCoy

“One thing about past challenges I never let go of: the fact that I made it through, survived, and learned a great deal.” ― Charles F. Glassman

“If you want to be happy, do not dwell in the past, do not worry about the future, focus on living fully in the present.” ― Roy T. Bennett

“When we can’t let go of the past, painful moments accumulate in us; metastasizing in our consciousness like an emotional cancer.” ― Bryant McGill

“Peace can only be achieved by letting go of the past and accepting what is.” ― Abhishek Kumar

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“If you want to fly on 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

“We all need to let go of the past. We need to collectively move forward and work together to make this world of ours a safer and more habitable place to live in.” ― Margo Vader

“The past is somewhere we can walk with our memories. Never with our footsteps.” ― Mimi Novic

“Get pass your past, be a presence in your present, and let no one refute your future.” ― Johnnie Dent Jr.

“They say forgiveness is giving up hope on having had a better past. I’m ready. I want to let it all go, I’m just not sure how to do it.” ― Aggie Blum Thompson

“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.” ― Jan Glidewell

“You have to forgive yourself for your past mistakes, and you have to forgive those that hurt you for what they did to you, or you’re never going to fully move on.” ― Jennifer Gracen

Let People Go Quotes

If you’re looking for let people go quotes, this category is for you. Here, you will find all the best quotes about letting people go.

“I still get mad. I still get upset. But I let it go more quickly.” ― Candy Crowley

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

“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

“Sometimes people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.” ― Jackson Kiddard

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“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

“If someone has offended you, insulted you, or disappointed you, let it go! If you are remembering all the ways you have been hurt or forgotten, let it go! Ask yourself, what good does it do for me to hold on to this?” ― Iyanla Vanzant

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

“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

“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

“You’ve got to make a conscious choice every day to shed the old – whatever “the old” means for you.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“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

“Accept what is, let go of what was, have faith in what will be.” ― Sonia Ricotti

“Let go of the battle. Breathe quietly and let it be. Let your body relax and your heart soften. Open to whatever you experience without fighting.” ― Jack Kornfield

“We must let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for us.” ― Joseph Campbell

Positive Let it Go Quotes

Here are some let it go quotes to inspire you. You can also check out our list of Short Positive Quotes

“The world is won by those who let it go.” ― Laozi

“If you love something let it go.. if it comes back its yours.” ― James Patterson

“Don’t regret what’s happened. If it’s in the past, LET IT GO. Don’t even remember it!” ― Rumi

“Let it go. Let it roll right off your shoulder. Don’t you know the hardest part is over?” ― Rob Thomas

“When you are unhappy, discover what you are clinging to and let it go.” ― Jan Chozen Bays

“I tried–I swear I tried. But you didn’t want to hear what I was saying, and I used that as an excuse to let it go on.” ― John Green

“To bear and not to own; to act and not lay claim; to do the work and let it go: for just letting it go is what makes it stay.” ― Laozi

“By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.” ― Laozi

“I make music to bring the dead to life for a couple minutes and then let it go.” ― Dave Sitek

“You are not giving up when you let go, you are moving on, there is a big difference.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

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“One ought to hold on to one’s heart; for if one lets it go, one soon loses control of the head too.” ― Friedrich Nietzsche

“After a loss like this we just have to go back and work harder. We got outplayed and that’s all there is to it. You have to let it go, move on and just work harder.” ― Peyton Manning

“Whatever life takes away from you, let it go. When you surrender and let go of the past, you allow yourself to be fully alive in the moment.” ― Miguel Angel Ruiz

“Because when all you have is the past, it’s hard to let it go.” ― Lisa Mangum

” … many of us refuse to “let go,” and we spend our lives fighting battles we will not win.” ― Paul David Tripp

“If somebody can do something 80 percent as good as you think you would have done it yourself, then you’ve got to let it go.” ― Sara Blakely

Letting Go of Someone You Love Quotes

This section is for letting go of someone you love quotes. Letting go is hard but these let him go quotes will help you do it. Also, consider the following let her go quotes and you might also like our lists of Short Love Quotes, Lost Love Quotes, Thinking of You Quotes and Missing You Quotes.

“In the end, I’d loved him enough to let go. From afar, I would love him forever.” ― Cynthia Leitich Smith

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.” ― Sarah Dessen

“You’ve got to know when to let a woman go if you want to keep her, and if you don’t want to keep her, you let her go anyhow. It’s always a process of letting go, one way or the other.” ― Charles Bukowski

“You cannot allow your heart to be pinned to the shirtsleeve of a man you are no longer in a relationship with. You cannot allow yourself to hold onto what needs to be let go of.” ― Marisa Donnelly

“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

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

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

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“No matter how much suffering you went through, you never wanted to let go of those memories.” ― Haruki Murakami

“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

“To let go is to release the images and emotions, the grudges and fears, the clingings and disappointments of the past that bind our spirit.” ― Jack Kornfield

“Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn’t mean there shouldn’t be a point at which you finally decide to let go.” ― Wilfred James Dolor

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

“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

“Offering yourself forgiveness and compassion for what has happened will help you to let go of the past so that you can move more fully into the future.” ― Alison Cardy

Deep Learn to Let Go Quotes

Here are some learn to let go quotes to help you through the process of letting things go. You might also like our list of Short Deep Quotes.

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.” ― Steve Maraboli

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

“You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.” ― Steve Maraboli

“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

“Let go and just do your own work.” ― Ajahn Chah

“Sometimes the only way to get a grip is by learning to let go.” ― Curtis Tyrone Jones

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

“Anything you can’t control is teaching you how to let go.” ― Jackson Kiddard

“A mistake is only a mistake if you dwell on it. Let go and forgive.” ― Akiroq Brost

“You have to let go of who you were to become who you will be.” ― Candace Bushnell

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

“You don’t need strength to let go of something. What you really need is understanding.” ― Guy Finley

“At some point, you gotta let go, and sit still, and allow contentment to come to you.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert

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

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

“There is absolutely no beauty in holding onto something that you’re supposed to let go of.” ― Sai Pradeep

“Let go of becoming but never let go of taking action. Stop expecting and start living.” ― Maxime Lagacé

“It doesn’t take a lot of strength to hang on. It takes a lot of strength to let go.” ― J. C. Watts

Letting Go of a Relationship Quotes

Here are some letting go of a relationship quotes to help you learn to let go.

“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

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Letting go isn’t a one-time thing, it’s something you have to do every day, over and over again.” ― Dawson’s Creek

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“Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.” ― Steve Maraboli

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“One of the best times for figuring out who you are & what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.” ― Mandy Hale

“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

“If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.” ― Michael Bassey Johnson

“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 Marabol

“If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your help was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.” ― Deb Caletti

“The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.” ― Alyson Noel

“When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free.” ― Catherine Ponder

“I demolish my bridges behind me…then there is no choice but to move forward.” ― Fridtjof Nansen

“I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become.” ― Carl Jung

Letting Go and Moving on Quotes

Check out these letting go and moving on quotes to help you through the process! Find the best move on and let go quotes from the list below. You might also like our list of Moving On Quotes.

“I think that you never fall out of love with somebody, you just let go and move on.” ― Ashley Rickards

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

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

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

“When you make a mistake, learn from it, pick yourself up and move on.” ― Dave Pelzer

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

“Sometimes you don’t get closure, you just move on.” ― Karen Salmansohn

“Courage is not the absence of fear, but simply moving on with dignity despite that fear.” ― Pat Riley

“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

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

“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

“What surrounds us we endure better for giving it a name – and moving on.” ― Emil Cioran

“It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.” ― Steve Maraboli

“Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.” ― Criss Jami

“Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.” ― Shannon L. Alder

Meant to Be Quotes

These meant to be quotes are worth checking out.

“If it’s meant to be for you, it’s going to happen.” ― Michael Vick

“Some things aren’t meant to be known. Only believed.” ― Mary E. Pearson

“Life is not meant to be hard: if it is, we make it so.” ― Ivan Panin

“This is your moment. You’re meant to be here.” ― Herb Brooks

“What’s meant to be will always find a way.” ― Trisha Yearwood

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“A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.” ― Bruce Lee

“Getting lost along your path is a part of finding the path you are meant to be on.” ― Robin Sharma

“Some people are just not meant to be in this world. It’s just too much for them.” ― Phoebe Stone

“We were all heading for each other on a collision course, no matter what. Maybe some people are just meant to be in the same story.” ― Jandy Nelson

“Be patient and loving with yourself. You weren’t meant to be your biggest critic, but your biggest fan.” ― Emily Kinney

“You may not always end up where you thought you were going, But you will always end up where you were meant to be.” ― Jessica Taylor

“If you’re on the path you’re meant to be on, everything falls into place; the Universe is telling you that.” ― James Van Praagh

“Your life was meant to be epic. Stand up for your best today.” ― Robin Sharma

“Life is meant to be a challenge, because challenges are what make you grow.” ― Manny Pacquiao

“Some people are meant to fall in love with each other, but not meant to be together.” ― Scott Neustadter

“Why travel – because the world was meant to be experienced, not imagined.” ― Chris Guillebeau

“Perhaps nothing was ever “meant to be.” There was just life, and right now, and doing your best. Being a bit “bendy.” ― Liane Moriarty

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