50 Inspirational Quotes About New Beginnings

Out with the old, in with the new.

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New beginnings can be exhilarating but completely terrifying all at the same time. If you’re embarking on one now and feel a little lost, these inspirational quotes about new beginnings will help you see the light.

Starting something new can cause a whirlwind of emotions. Whether it’s moving to a new city, starting a new job, or even letting go of a toxic past, starting over is hard.

The best way to deal with these feelings is to try your best to let go of the fear of failing. Be proud of yourself for getting out of your comfort zone and don’t beat yourself up for any hiccups along the way. Be willing to embrace change and let go of things you can’t control. If you never try, you’ll know just how successful your new journey could have been.


Inspirational Quotes About New Beginnings

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1. “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

2. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth: not going all the way, and not starting.” — Buddha

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3. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu

4. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

5. “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.” — American Indian Proverb

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

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

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

9. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished, that will be the beginning.” — Louis L’Amour

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10. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, progressing.” — Mandy Hale

11. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn

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

13. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” — Ralph Blum

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

15. “Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

16. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billie Jean King

17. “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

18. “Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning.” — Prince

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

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

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

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

23. “Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.” — Mimi Novic

24. “The magic of new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” — Josiyah Martin

25. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” — L.M. Montgomery

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26. “The greatest of all capabilities of a human being is to become born again.” — J.R. Rim

27. “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

28. “The future begins today.” — Wayne Gerard Trotman

29. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu

30. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.C. Lewis

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31. “A sunrise is God’s way of saying, ‘let’s start again’.” — Todd Stocker

32. “If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.” — Richelle E. Goodrich

33. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton

34. “Never forget, today, you have 100% of your life left.” — Tom Hopkins

35. “Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.” — John Dewey

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

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

38. “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

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39. “Set fire to the broken pieces, start anew.” — Lauren DeStefano

40. “The life you have led doesn’t need to be the only life you have.” — Anna Quindlen

41. “Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.” — Andre Gide

42. “If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” — Rumi

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

44. “Start by doing what’s necessary; then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible.” — St. Francis of Assisi

45. “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

46. “The present changes the past. Looking back, you did not find what you left behind.” — Kiran Desai

47. “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

48. “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

49. “If you want to fly in the sky, you need to leave earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go of the past that drags you down.” — Amit Ray

50. “There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.” — Franz Kafka

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