New beginnings are like new adventures. They may seem hard to dive into at first, there might be obstacles on the way, but there’re also excitement and a sense of fulfillment.  

Besides, it might be just what you need. Whether it’s something you have been planning for a while or a new opportunity has arisen, now it’s the time to take action. For an extra ounce of encouragement, take a look at our selection of new beginning quotes. They will inspire you to embrace change and look forward to a fresh start.

We can’t know exactly what lies behind a change that we decide to make, but we do know how we feel about our current situation. And if it’s discontent or discomfort, then a new beginning is definitely something that you should consider.

Instead of feeling scared about the idea, try focusing on every positive thing that might come out of it. Start off on the right foot and watch things change for the better.

Here are 30 new beginning quotes that show it is time for a new chapter:

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

SENECA (more Seneca quotes)

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.

GUY FINLEY

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

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR. (more Martin Luther King Jr. quotes)

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

MARY PICKFORD

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

MEISTER ECKHART

It’s a wise man who understands that every day is a new beginning, because boy, how many mistakes do you make in a day? I don’t know about you, but I make plenty. You can’t turn the clock back, so you have to look ahead.

MEL GIBSON

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 (more Joseph Campbell quotes)

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

GEORGE ELIOT

It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

ERIC ROTH

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

LAO TZU

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

T.S. ELIOT

Celebrate endings for they precede new beginnings.

JONATHAN LOCKWOOD HUIE

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

HENRY FORD

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.

DESMOND TUTU

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

RALPH BLUM

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 (more C. S. Lewis quotes)

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose  not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember.

ANNE SULLIVAN

Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.

MIMI NOVIC

Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.

MURIEL RUKEYSER

The heaviness of being successful was replaced by the lightness of being a beginner again, less sure about everything. It freed me to enter one of the most creative periods of my life.

STEVE JOBS (more Steve Jobs quotes)

Perhaps that is where our choice lies in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.

ELANA K. ARNOLD

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

DOLLY PARTON

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.

LOUIS L’AMOUR

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

ALAN COHEN

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.

PRINCE

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.

JOSIYAH MARTIN

Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born.

DALE TURNER

Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.

JOEL OSTEEN

Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?

L.M. MONTGOMERY (more Lucy Maud Montgomery quotes)

The secret of change is to focus all your energy not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

DAN MILLMAN