91 Quotes About New Beginnings That Will Help You Start Over

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In all honesty, at some point in our lives, everyone wishes they could start over. Sometimes this feeling comes by after a breakup or the loss of a loved one. But in some cases, people will simply feel as if they would benefit from starting fresh. Luckily, it’s not that hard to do so.

Regardless of the reason, you and only you have the power to steer the course of your life in a whole new direction! Reading these quotes about new beginnings will help inspire you to take the plunge, and start writing a brand new chapter in the book of life!

91 Quotes About New Beginnings to Get You Excited for the Future

Inspirational Quotes About New Beginnings

Inspirational

#1. “Each of us has that right, that possibility, to invent ourselves daily. If a person does not invent herself, she will be invented. So, to be bodacious enough to invent ourselves is wise.” — Maya Angelou
#2. “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
#3. “The most important thing to remember is this: To be ready at any moment to give up what you are, for what you might become.” — W.E.B. Du Bois
#4. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” — Joseph Campbell
#5. “Sometimes the best thing we can ask for is change, and a fresh start forces us to confront change head-on.” — Natalya Neidhart
#6. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” — JP Morgan
#7. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” — Desmond Tutu
#8. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” — Ralph Blum
#9. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” — Oprah Winfrey

Short Quotes About New Beginnings You Can Memorize

#10. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
#11. “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” — Buddha
#12. “You wanna fly, you got to give up the shit that weighs you down.” — Toni Morrison
#13. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu
#14. “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
#15. “That last page turned is a perfect excuse to write a whole new book.” ― Toni Sorenson
#16. “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
#17. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley
#18. “Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.” — Mimi Novic
#19. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” — Germany Kent
#20. “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates
#21. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss
#22. “Right at the end of the road, a new way will be revealed.” ― Hiral Nagda
#23. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley
#24. “New beginnings always start in the here-and-now.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
#25. “From the end spring new beginnings.” ― Pliny the Elder
#26. “New beginnings, no matter how scary are worth it for all the beauty and adventure they bring.” ― Alice Tyszka

Quotes About New Beginnings to Read Each Morning

Beginnings

#27. “Every day the clock resets. Your wins don’t matter. Your failures don’t matter. Don’t stress on what was, fight for what could be.” — Sean Higgins
#28. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen
#29. “Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” — Catherine Pulsifer
#30. “You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.” — Mary Pickford
#31. “I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” — Vivian Jokotade
#32. “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” — Barbara Shur
#33. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” — Unknown
#34. “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
#35. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice, and to make an end is to make a beginning.” ― T. S. Eliot
#36. “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” ― Arnold Bennett

Quotes About New Beginnings to Live By

#37. “Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.” — Dalai Lama
#38. “You can’t start over with a new life when all those unpleasant things from your old life are still in it.” — Unknown
#39. “When the winds of change blow, some people build walls and others build windmills.” — Chinese proverb
#40. “Change will not come if we wait for some other person, or if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.” — Barack Obama
#41. “Disconnecting from change does not recapture the past. It loses the future.” ― Kathleen Norris

Quotes About New Beginnings and Overcoming Obstacles

Overcoming

#42. “The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” — Ralph Blum
#43. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” — Alan Cohen
#44. “I can alter my life by altering my attitude. He who would have nothing to do with thorns must never attempt to gather flowers.” — Henry David Thoreau
#45. “Whatever wrong turns you’ve taken in life you can always start over and find your way back to happiness.” ― Marty Rubin
#46. “Maybe the yes comes before the readiness. Maybe you say yes and then you become equipped to handle whatever is about to happen.” — Glennon Doyle
#47. “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
#48. “It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.” — Mel Gibson

Quotes About New Beginnings After Experiencing Failure

#49. “If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.” — Dolly Parton
#50. “Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.” — Lauren DeStefano
#51. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” — L.M. Montgomery
#52. “You are not supposed to be happy all the time. Life hurts and it’s hard. Not because you’re doing it wrong, but because it hurts for everybody. Don’t avoid the pain. You need it. It’s meant for you. Be still with it, let it come, let it go, let it leave you with the fuel you’ll burn to get your work done on this earth.” — Glennon Doyle
#53. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
#54. “Imagine a future where you hold no grudges towards anyone. You’re not angry at past lovers, not bitter about failures, not disappointed in your parents. You forgive, send love, and move on. You’re free.” ― Charlotte Eriksson
#55. “Those who have a growth mindset think failure is a roadmap for what not to do next time. From minor slip-ups to epic fails, all of us will falter at some time in life; to be successful, you have to have a certain amount of blindness to the risk.” ― Megan McArdle
#56. “It’s possible to make life changes and learn how to start over. Don’t become a person who lets life pass them by only to regret it when you’re retired or far into old age. Don’t let your life plateau and waste away in the daily grind for the next twenty years while wasting the potential you still have.” ― Unknown

Quotes About New Beginnings to Help You After a Breakup

Breakup

#57. “Rock bottom is the end of what wasn’t true enough. Begin again and build something truer.” — Glennon Doyle
#58. “Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” — Oprah Winfrey
#59. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Herman Hesse
#60. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” — Mandy Hale
#61. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” ― Taylor Swift
#62. “All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.” ― Mae West
#63. “This is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun!” ― C. JoyBell C.
#64. “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
#65. “The splendid thing about falling apart silently is that you can start over as many times as you like.” ― Sanober Khan
#66. “There’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh.” ― Alexandra Bracken
#67. “It’s a reminder for anyone who needs it including myself; there ain’t anything wrong about falling apart. Just take it as a beautiful chance for you to rebuild yourself all over again and to recreate a new version of you who doesn’t know what it means to give up on the person you’re becoming.” ― Samiha Totanji

Quotes About New Beginnings After Experiencing a Loss

#68. “Perhaps that is where our choice lies — in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.” — Elana K. Arnold
#69. “A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.” ― Aberjhani
#70. “When someone you love dies, you are given the gift of “second chances”. Their eulogy is a reminder that the living can turn their lives around at any point.” ― Shannon L. Alder
#71. “It hurts to let go, to say goodbye for the final time and remain distant in your closure, it may even tear your heart out to the point of insanity; but somehow in it all you find the pieces of your worth and you start creating yourself again, and in that journey of transformation you find the essence of what truly matters, inner happiness. It’s life, we all fall at some stage but it’s up to you, to decide how long you want to stay there.” ― Nikki Rowe

Quotes About New Beginnings and Striving Toward Success

Success

#72. “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
#73. “The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.” — Steve Jobs
#74. “Let’s forget the baggage of the past and make a new beginning.” — Shahbaz Sharif
#75. “Your bad choices defined you yesterday, but they are not who you are today. Your future doesn’t have to travel the same path with the same people. You can start over. You don’t have to apologize to people that won’t listen. You don’t have to justify your feelings or actions, during a difficult time in your life. You don’t have to put up with people that are insecure and want you to fail. All you have to do is walk forward with a positive outlook, and trust that God has a plan that is greater than the sorrow you left behind.” ― Shannon L. Alder
#76. “There is always a new beginning. Doors are unlimited, always open, if one closes at that moment the other opens.” ― Vandana Agarwal
#77. “Today marks the end of the last chapter of the year. With the start of the first chapter of the New Year’s book, let’s put the old book on the shelf or even in the lower drawer, and let’s pick up the new one, carry crayons in our hands, and start writing a new colorful story.” ― Nadine Sadaka Boulos

Miscellaneous Quotes About New Beginnings

#78. “Perhaps that is where our choice lies ― in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.” ― Elana K. Arnold
#79. “We grow up with such an idealistic view on how our life should be; love, friendships, a career or even the place we will live, only to age and realize none of it is what you expected and reality is a little disheartening when you’ve reached that realization; you have learned the gift of all, any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you’ll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn’t have to be the future, stop making it so.” ― Nikki Rowe
#80. “There is a picture of me in their heads, a picture of someone I don’t know yet. She is not the chubby girl with the braces and bad perm. She is not the girl hiding in the bathroom at recess. She is someone new, a blank slate they have named beautiful. That is what I am now: beautiful, with this new body and face and hair and clothes. Beautiful, with this erasing of history.” ― Amy Reed
#81. “In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old.” ― Craig D. Lounsbrough

Endearing Quotes About New Beginnings

Endearing

#82. “The year has come to reach an end, the new path is a one-step transcend. Pain and sorrow we leave behind, with hope and faith we fill our minds. Let us warm our hearts with joy and love, and let our prayers rise high above.” ― Nadine Sadaka Boulos
#83. “Each time a chapter closes by, my heart sinks in a whirlpool of emotions. Walking through a canvas of moments, I smile with a bunch of happy tunes, often shunning my foolish heart for being too emotional, too caring, and too loving. But, then a breeze clutches me in a smile of being alive, after all my heart feels and that spark of life is all that life is about. I warmly wrap them up in my heart, tucking every moment, every character in pages of a mulberry leaf! And walk on to a path of the unknown, in a journey yet to be found, in a page yet to be written.” ― Debatrayee Banerjee
#84. “At the sight of the notebooks lined up in the window, I feel the same flurry of anticipation for clean pages, fresh ink, and new beginnings. If only I could crack myself open like a new book, and know that there were hundreds of blank pages waiting to be filled.” ― Maryam Diener
#85. “I have a fresh start, now that I’ve turned 18, which feels like such a symbolic age of independence and hopefully a new phase of my life.” ― Cody Simpson

Quotes About New Beginnings Full of Wisdom

#86. “Almost every hour of every day, we’ll find ourselves in a situation where we can be now who we weren’t before. And from this newness in our being springs fresh opportunities, we could never have imagined. God specializes in new beginnings.” ― Marianne Williamson
#87. “Acknowledge that what got you where you are today isn’t going to get you where you want to go tomorrow.” ― Jason Jennings
#88. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” ― Josiyah Martin
#89. “Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways.” ― Rachel Joyce
#90. “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
#91. “Letting there be room for not knowing is the most important thing of all. When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure. Life is like that. We don’t know anything. We call something bad; we call it good. But really we just don’t know.” ― Pema Chödrön

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