Letting Go Sayings and Quotes

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

The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.     

Steve Maraboli

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

Steve Maraboli

You can only lose what you cling to.     


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

Deepak Chopra

Change has to come for life to struggle forward.     

Helen Hollick

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

Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go.     

Hermann Hesse

Inner peace can be reached only when we practice forgiveness. Forgiveness is letting go of the past, and is therefore the means for correcting our misperceptions.     

Gerald Jampolsky

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

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

If you let go a little, you will have a little peace. If you let go a lot, you will have a lot of peace.     

Ajahn Chah

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

Tinku Razoria

I must let go of the life I've planned, so as to accept the one that is waiting for me.     

Kumar Anupam

What does it matter, if you let go? For the weight that is on you means nothing and never meant anything.     

Jeremy Limn

If people refuse to look at you in a new light and they can only see you for what you were, only see you for the mistakes you've made, if they don't realize that you are not your mistakes, then they have to go.     

Steve Maraboli

Renew, release, let go. Yesterday's gone. There's nothing you can do to bring it back. You can't should've done something. You can only DO something. Renew yourself. Release that attachment. Today is a new day!     

Steve Maraboli

I realise there's something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they're experts at letting things go.     

Jeffrey McDaniel

You cannot let go of anything if you cannot notice that you are holding it. Admit your 'weaknesses' and watch them morph into your greatest strengths.     

Neale Donald Walsch

By letting it go it all gets done. The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try, the world is beyond the winning.     

Lao Tzu

When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.     

Lao Tzu

Absorb what is useful. Discard what is not. Add what is uniquely your own.     

Bruce Lee

We must learn to let go, to give up, to make room for the things we have prayed for and desired.     

Charles Fillmore

People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear of the unknown, they prefer suffering that is familiar.     

Thich Nhat Hanh

The farther behind I leave the past, the closer I am to forging my own character.     

Isabelle Eberhardt

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

Steve Maraboli

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

Surrender to what is. Let go of what was. Have faith in what will be.     

Sonia Ricotti

Keep what is worth keeping and with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.     

Dinah McCraik

Sometimes letting things go is an act of far greater power than defending or hanging on.     

Eckhart Tolle