We all come from somewhere, and sometimes struggle with telling the difference between where we were and where we’re going. Learning what to let go of and what to continue fighting for is one of the hardest things for anyone to do, and the answer for each of us lies only within our own hearts. But when our warmest memories or harshest failures gather weight as we drag them behind us; when they fog our vision with the freeze frames of the past; and when they become the buoys we cling to in a desperate need to define ourselves — that is when we know it is time to let go, and to move on to a brighter future where new dreams, and new definitions, can elevate us to greater heights.

Here, to inspire you to start anew, are our Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes to Help You Let Go.

Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes to Help You Let Go

Top 10 Most Inspiring Quotes to Help You Let Go

Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.

– Daphne Rose Kingma

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us.

– Joseph Campbell

It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all – in which case, you fail by default.

– J.K. Rowling (read more quotes)

J.K. Rowling quote on letting go - Impossible not to fail

Without freedom from the past, there is no freedom at all…

– Krishnamurti

Every time you are tempted to react in the same old way, ask if you want to be a prisoner of the past or a pioneer of the future.

– Deepak Chopra

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

Everybody’s got a past. The past does not equal the future unless you live there.

– Tony Robbins (read more quotes)

Tony Robbins quote about letting go - Past does not equal future

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

– Herman Hesse

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

Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.

– Oprah Winfrey (read more quotes)