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Letting Go Quotes to Comfort Your Heart and Mind

Letting Go Quotes
Letting go of anything, whether a person, thing or even the past, is very difficult. Sometimes sharing the pain is also not possible. At such times you can console yourself with a few words that comfort the heart and mind. Here are a few quotes and sayings that will help.
Girija Shinde
Last Updated: Mar 19, 2018
All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
- Havelock Ellis
Letting go of certain relationships can be a very emotionally draining decision. However, what is even more difficult, is to actually decide to let go. You try, and you try some more, to hold on, to keep with you what cannot be. Some people let go of the relationship but aren't able to move on. They find it impossible to detach from what was, and what can never be. When two people separate on mutual consent, this affair is a little less straining. However, when you have to let go when you don't want to, life seems suddenly unfair. All you need in actuality, it strength to move forward, and that, you might get through these quotes. Words have a powerful impact; one that motivates. These quotes will definitely motivate you to be strong, take control and stay happy, because you deserve to be.
Letting Go of Your Past
Young happy smiling woman doing deep breath exercises
Breathe. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.
- Oprah Winfrey
~ Letting go doesn't mean giving up, but rather accepting that there are things that cannot be.
- Anonymous

~ The world is won by those who let it go. But when you try and try. The world is beyond the winning.
- Lao Tzu

~ True love doesn't have a happy ending, because true love never ends. Letting go is one way of saying I love you.
- Anonymous
Young Boys Hands on Monkey Bars
Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.
- C.S. Lewis
~ Hanging onto resentment is letting someone you despise live rent-free in your head.
- Ann Landers

~ 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

~ Let go. Why do you cling to pain? There is nothing you can do about the wrongs of yesterday. It is not yours to judge. Why hold on to the very thing which keeps you from hope and love?
- Leo Buscaglia
Skydiving, Titusville, Florida, USA
Courage is the power to let go of the familiar.
- Raymond Lindquist
~ Loving someone is setting them free, letting them go.
- Kate Winslet

~ People have a hard time letting go of their suffering. Out of a fear, they prefer suffering that is familiar.
- Thich Nhat Hanh

~ Some think it's holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it's letting go.
- Sylvia Robinson
~ There's no need to miss someone from your past. There's a reason they didn't make it to your future.
- Anonymous

~ Sometimes being a friend means mastering the art of timing. There is a time for silence. A time to let go and allow people to hurl themselves into their own destiny. And a time to prepare to pick up the pieces when it's all over.
- Gloria Naylor
Stand up and walk out of your history.
- Phil McGraw
Truly loving another means letting go of all expectations. It means full acceptance, even celebration of another's personhood.
- Karen Casey
Silhouette of girl and dove
Creativity can be described as letting go of certainties.
- Gail Sheehy
Letting Go of Love
~ When I see you smile and know that it is not for me, that is when I will miss you the most.
- Anonymous

~ I don't miss him, I miss who I thought he was.
- Anonymous

~ There are things that we never want to let go of, people we never want to leave behind. But keep in mind that letting go isn't the end of the world, it's the beginning of a new life.
- Anonymous
Businessman figurine standing on an hourglass
We can never turn back the pages of time, though we may wish to relive a happy moment, or say goodbye just one last time, we never can, because the sands of time continue to fall, and we can't turn the hourglass over.
- Anonymous
~ We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
- Joseph Campbell

~ When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.
- Lao Tzu

~ You never leave someone behind, you take a part of them with you and leave a part of yourself behind.
- Anonymous
~ Sometimes you love something so much that it hurts to leave it, but you must. Sometimes it hurts too much to hold on to that thing you love. And sometimes you let go of what you love because it hurts, but then just sometimes you get it back and live happily ever after.
- Anonymous

~ The harder you fight to hold on to specific assumptions, the more likely there's gold in letting go of them.
- John Seely Brown
Pocket Watch
You have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by. Yes, but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by.
- James Matthew Barrie
~ Think about any attachments that are depleting your emotional reserves. Consider letting them go.
- Oprah Winfrey

~ Why do people have to lose things to find out what they really mean?
- Tommy Albright
~ When you are in love and you get hurt, it's like a cut. It will heal, but there will always be a scar.
- Anonymous

~ You can close your eyes to things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to things you don't want to feel.
- Anonymous
Letting Go of Relationships
~ The pain experienced during a breakup is as individual as the trillions of people who go through it.
- Tigress Luv

~ Trust me, no past love is as wonderful as a broken heart may make them out to be.
- Anonymous

~ The funny thing about breakups is they point out what we didn't even know we had, but don't give us the option of going back into battle armed with that knowledge.
- Anonymous
Romantic woman day dreaming
I know in reality we can't be together, so I just close my eyes and you're right here with me in my dreams, you're mine forever.
- Anonymous
~ You are always there for me and so you give me the courage to stand alone.
- Anonymous

~ You can take away my heart and you can take away my reason to wake up in the morning, but you can't take away my ability to take them right back from you.
- Tigress Luv

~ He gave me nothing, and he took it with him when he left.
- Anonymous
~ It's hard to tell your mind to stop loving someone if your heart still does.
- Anonymous

~ Do not take another's bad opinion of you as the truth. Nothing others think or say about you is about you, but rather a reflection of their own reality.
- Anonymous

~ Obsession is feeling fearful that you may be losing him; detachment is knowing that he may be losing you; and apathy is the past tense of both.
- Anonymous
Respect and pray on the sunset in city background
The dark of night does not come after the golden glow of the day's sun but before it.
- Anonymous
~ Based on a string of bad breakups, I was forced to examine my choice of partners. Surely, that must have abolished me from any wrongdoing.
- Leo Buscaglia

~ I can embrace myself, hold my own hand, love me. But I can't gaze into my own eyes and feel my own soul lift me up.
- Anonymous

~ One love isn't all-consuming, but one heartbreak can be.
- Tigress Luv
~ Every happy couple has at least one breakup behind them.
- Anonymous

~ Sometimes it's hard to love someone because you're so afraid of losing them.
- Anonymous

~ No one is spared the pain of rejection, except the ignorant and the fool. Which my ex just happens to be both of.
- Anonymous