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25 Quotes on Letting Go

Quotes on letting go and moving on.

 Letting go is can be a painful yet necessary part of life.  And letting go can also result in feeling free.  Read these quotes on letting go.

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, Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul

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

Forgiveness means letting go of the past. - Gerald Jampolsky

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

Letting go helps us to to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps restore our balance. It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. This frees us from unnecessary stress. – Melody Beattie, The Language of Letting Go

Open your arms to change, but don’t let go of your values. – Dalai Lama

Let go of your attachment to being right, and suddenly your mind is more open. – Ralph Marston

The greatest loss of time is delay and expectation, which depend upon the future. We let go the present, which we have in our power, and look forward to that which depends upon chance, and so relinquish a certainty for an uncertainty. - Seneca

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future. – Daphne Rose Kingma

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

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist

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

Anything I cannot transform into something marvelous, I let go. – Anais Nin

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

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on. - Havelock Ellis

The mental and physical space we create by letting go of things that belong in our past gives us…the option to fill the space with something new. – Susan Fay West

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

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

One problem with gazing too frequently into the past is that we may turn around to find the future has run out on us. - Michael Cibenko

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

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

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

Nirvana means to extinguish the burning fires of the Three Poisons: greed, anger, and ignorance. This can be accomplished by letting go of dissatisfaction. - Shinjo Ito

There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go. – Jessica Hatchigan

You can only lose what you cling to. - Buddha

 

Stephanie Sarkis, Ph.D., N.C.C., L.M.H.C., is the author of Making the Grade with ADD and ADD and Your Money. 

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