Let Go Sayings and Quotes

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


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

You must learn to let go. Release the stress. You were never in control anyway.     

Steve Maraboli

Letting go of your painful past is how you open yourself to a wonderful future.     

Bryant H. McGill

You can meet someone who's just right, but he might not be meant for you. You break up, you lose things, you never feel the same again. But maybe you should stop questioning why. Maybe you should just accept it and move on.     

Winna Efendi

If you want to fly on the sky, you need to leave the earth. If you want to move forward, you need to let go the past that drags you down.     

Amit Ray

Letting go doesn't have to mean walking away. It means the things that hurt you don't hurt you anymore.     

Sue Fitzmaurice

Some relationships are like glass. It's better to leave it broken, than to hurt yourself more by picking it up and trying to put it back together.     

Herman Hesse

Just because someone has been in your life for many years, doesn't mean there shouldn't be a point at which you finally decide to let go.     

Wilfred James Dolor

Letting go does not mean you stop caring. It means you stop trying to force others to.     

Mandy Hale

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

Letting go is the willingness to change your beliefs in order to bring more peace and joy into your life instead of holding onto beliefs that bring pain and suffering.     

Hal Tipper

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

Forgiveness is the choice to see people as they are now. When we're mad at people, we're angry because of something they said or did before this moment. By letting go of the past, we make room for miracles to replace our grievances.     

Marianne Williamson

Letting go may sound so simple, but rarely is it a one-time thing. Just keep letting go, until one day it's gone for good.     

Eleanor Brownn

Don't dwell on things from yesterday. Learn from them and keep moving forward in life.     

Anurag Prakash Ray

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

Deepak Chopra

If you want to make room for something new, you must let go of something old that no longer serves you.     

Roy T. Bennett

Letting go is hard; holding on much harder and moving on seems to be the hardest at times.     

Sepi Tajima

Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.     

Steve Maraboli

If love becomes too painful, then it's time to let that love go and save yourself. You have to keep this in mind because you'll be able to find another love but not another self.     

Robert Tew

Letting go is not about giving up, being lazy, or sacrificing yourself... Letting go doesn't have to mean losing; it can be about coming into a new, open, clean space from which you can create.     

Rebekah Elizabeth

Giving up isn't always the bad thing it's made out to be. Sometimes when you stop putting your energy into something, you free yourself to focus more deeply on something else.     

Maria Ana Bulquerin

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.     

Lao Tzu

If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

Learning to ignore certain people is one of the great paths to inner peace. Life gets easier when you delete those who make it difficult.     

Mitch Cuento

Forget about the past. It does not exist, except in your memory. Drop it. And stop worrying about how you're going to get through tomorrow. Life is going on right here, right now - pay attention to that and all will be well.     

Neale Donald Walsch

Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go.     

Kate Winslet

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

No matter how bad you want a person, if your hearts are in two different places, you'll have to pass and move on.     

Alexandra Elle

One of the simplest ways to stay happy is letting go of the things that makes you sad.     

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