Starting Over Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old starting over quotes, starting over sayings, and starting over proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.

It isn't always a change of scenery needed to make life better. Sometimes it simply requires opening your eyes.

Richelle E. Goodrich

That last page turned is a perfect excuse to write a whole new book.

Toni Sorenson

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

Meister Eckhart

There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.     

Franz Kafka

Don't worry about being worried. You're heading out on an adventure and you can always change your mind along the way and try something else.

Tracy Kidder

Take the first step in faith. You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.     

Martin Luther King

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

If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.     

Richelle E. Goodrich

If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house.

Mandy Hale

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Lao Tzu

Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets.Begin again.     

Cora Coralina

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

John Dewey

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

C. S. Lewis

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

Albert Einstein

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

Celebrate endings, for they precede new beginnings.     

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Lao Tzu

Oh, my friend, it's not what they take away from you that counts. It's what you do with what you have left.

Hubert Humphrey

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

Never forget, Today, you have 100% of your life left.     

Tom Hopkins

The beginning is always today.

Mary Shelley

Start by doing what's necessary: then do what's possible: and suddenly you're doing the impossible.     

St Francis Of Assisi

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.

Dolly Parton

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

J. B. Priestly

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.

Mike Dooley

You raze the old to raise the new.

Justina Chen Headley

Rather than turning the page, it's much easier to just throw the book away.

Anthony Liccione

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

Alan Cohen

The beginning is the most important part of the work.


Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.

Theodore Roosevelt