Love quotes for new beginnings

Sometimes you need a fresh start in love.

Whether it was your choice, or one that was thrust upon you.

Maybe you need a fresh start with a new attitude, a new habit, a new approach, a new outlook, or a new person.

At the start of a new year it’s a great time to reflect on how you can do things differently, or to forgive, bury the hatchet and put past grievances behind you. It’s a time for changes, large or small. Internal or external.

With this on my mind, I thought I’d put together a list of inspirational, wise and humorous love quotes for new beginnings. May these inspire you to move forward with hope, clarity and a clean slate.


purple lotus in the pondLove quotes for starting over


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

– Martin Luther King


“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”

– Dolly Parton


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

– Toni Sorenson


“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.”

– Taylor Swift


“What’s so fascinating and frustrating and great about life is that you’re constantly starting over, all the time, and I love that.”

– Billy Crystal


“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


couple watching sunrise at the beachQuotes on moving on from past relationships


“All discarded lovers should be given a second chance, but with somebody else.”

– Mae West, Wit & Wisdom of Mae West


“You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.”

– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


“There’s an important difference between giving up and letting go.”

– Jessica Hatchigan


“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


“Letting go means 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


“You raze the old to raise the new.”

– Justina Chen, North of Beautiful


“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”

– Lao Tzu


“Since I met you, I started to understand why all my past relationships ended: So that we could start.”

– Robin Raven


“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


“One of the best times for figuring out who you are and what you really want out of life? Right after a break-up.”

– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


“You can’t move forward if you’re still hanging on.”

– Sue Firzmaurice


“I am not someone who is ashamed of my past. I’m actually really proud. I know I made a lot of mistakes, but they, in turn, were my life lessons.”

– Drew Barrymore


“Do not sabotage your new relationship with your last relationship’s poison.”

– Steve Marabol


“You can’t wait around for something to become good, it either is, or isn’t.”

– Toni Aleo


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

– Albert Einstein


“The person who doesn’t value you is blocking you from the one who will. Let them go.”

– Robert Tew


“There’s no point arguing and loving someone who doesn’t want to be with you and doesn’t want to keep you in his life… the real person will try harder to reach out and work for the best and what’s supposed to be done to their relationship… but things are not so good this time, it’s time to try letting go.”

– Ressha


“You can love them, forgive them, want good things for them… but still move on without them.”

– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


couple holding sparklersQuotes to inspire you to take new action


“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living someone else’s life.”

– Steve Jobs


“Life is inherently risky. There is only one big risk you should avoid at all costs, and that is the risk of doing nothing.”

– Denis Waitley


“Happy people can look back and say they chose their life, not settled for it.”

– Shannon L. Alder


“I can accept failure, everyone fails at something. But I cannot accept not trying.”

– Michael Jordon


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

– Richelle E. Goodrich


“Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake & help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.”

– Mandy Hale, The Single Woman: Life, Love, and a Dash of Sass


“Never settle on a life you don’t want when God is trying to give you a better life.”

  • Shannon L. Alder


Hopefully these love quotes for starting over and new beginnings will inspire you to let go, be at peace, and take action toward a better, more fulfilling life.

Good luck! May this next chapter of your life be a wonderful one.


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