Leaving Sayings and Quotes

It’s hard to say goodbye, especially to people and places we love. However, sometimes we must move on for the sake of personal growth. Below you’ll find a collection of wise and inspirational quotes about leaving to help cut the cord.

False friends are like our shadow, keeping close to us while we walk in the sunshine, but leaving us the instant we cross into the shade.     

Christian Nestell Bovee

I been a long time leaving but I'm going to be a long time gone.     

Willie Nelson

Happy trails to you, until we meet again. Some trails are happy ones, Others are blue. It's the way you ride the trail that counts,Here's a happy one for you.     

Dale Evans

Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.     

Dr. Seuss

Life! we've been long together, Through pleasant and through cloudy weather; 'Tis hard to part when friends are dear, Perhaps 'twill cost a sigh, a tear; Then steal away, give little warning; Choose thine own time; Say not 'Good-night'; but in some bright     

Aikin Barbauld

You and I will meet again / When we're least expecting it / One day in some far off place / I will recognize your face / I won't say goodbye my friend / For you and I will meet again     

Tom Petty

Only in the agony of parting do we look into the depths of love.      

George Eliot

Sometimes, people choose to leave not because of selfish reasons. But they just know that things will get worse if they stay.     


Absence diminishes little passions and increases great ones, as the wind extinguishes candles and fans a fire.     

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Man's feelings are always purest and most glowing in the hour of meeting and of farewell.     

Jean Paul Richter

Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.     

William Shakespeare

The return makes one love the farewell.     

Alfred De Musset

Good-byes breed a sort of distaste for whomever you say good-bye to; this hurts, you feel, this must not happen again.     

Elizabeth Bowen

Sweet is the memory of distant friends! Like the mellow rays of the departing sun, it falls tenderly, yet sadly, on the heart.      

Washington Irving

That bitter word, which closed all earthly friendships and finished every feast of love farewell!     

Robert Pollok

This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.     

Winston Churchill