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100 Inspirational New Beginnings Quotes

A new beginning means a fresh start with all new opportunities and possibilities. When one door closes, another will open and can bring along with it a lot of promise.  

You may be feeling nervous about starting a new chapter in life, but it’s important to take stock of everything you’re leaving behind and then look forward to the future.  

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In this article, we’ve put together a list of 100 inspirational new beginnings quotes to help you get through the day and prepare for an exciting new chapter ahead.  

Quotes about New Beginnings  

“There is always an opportunity to start again and again, if the old ways were not working last year, look for better ways of doing it in the new year and start again afresh.”  

Bamigboye Olurotimi

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

Oprah Winfrey

“I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”

Jeffrey McDaniel 

“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” 

Juansen Dizon

“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.” 

F. Scott Fitzgerald 

“Realize that if a door closes, it’s because what was behind it wasn’t meant for you.”  

Mandy Hale

“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

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” 

Carl Bard

“There are some things one can only achieve by a deliberate leap in the opposite direction.”  

Franz Kafka

“We look at the coming of a new beginning like we look at the coming of babies we never considered aborting. Hopeful.”  

Darnell Lamont Walker

“Our life is an apprenticeship to the truth that around every circle another can be drawn; that there is no end in nature, but every end is a beginning and under every deep a lower deep opens.”  

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“We want a fresh start only because we didn’t sufficiently care for the last fresh start.”  

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“You’ve got a chance to start out all over again. A new place, new people, new sights. A clean slate. See, you can be anything you want with a fresh start.”  

Annie Proulx

“Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” 

Catherine Pulsifer

“Let’s forget the baggage of the past and make a new beginning.”  

Shahbaz Sharif

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

Guy Finley

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


“I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.”  

Oprah Winfrey

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

Louis L’Amour

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


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

Herman Hesse 

“Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.”  

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“It turned out that sometimes it’s enough to start doing things differently now.” 

Laini Taylor 

“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

“The greatest of all capabilities of a human being is to become born again.”  

J.R. Rim

“Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.”  

Craig D. Lounsbrough

“I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.”  

J. B. Priestly

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

Desmond Tutu 

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” 

T.S. Eliot

“No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!”

C. JoyBell C. 

“True mastery of a skill was only the beginning step to understanding it.”  


“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”  

Robin Sharma

“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

“Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways.” 

Rachel Joyce

“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 

“Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.” 

Catherine Pulsifer

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.”  


“There is strange comfort in knowing that no matter what happens today, the Sun will rise again tomorrow.”  

Aaron Lauritsen

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

Martin Luther King Jr. 

“The life is possible without the past. You can always have a fresh start with life, at any point. Each moment millions of children are born to have a fresh start with life.” 

Roshan Sharma

“Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” 

Meister Eckhart

“Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.”  

Kristin Kreuk

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.”   

Billie Jean King

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

L.M. Montgomery 

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

Alan Cohen

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” 

Germany Kent 

“You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.”   

Barbara Shur

“Every day is a fresh beginning, Every morn is the world made new.”

Sarah Chauncey Woolsey 

“I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.”  

Vivian Jokotade

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


“There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.”  


“No one can ever take your memories from you – each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.”  

Catherine Pulsifer

“The struggles we endure today will be the ‘good old days’ we laugh about tomorrow.”  

Aaron Lauritsen

“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.”  

Richie Norton

“Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy.”  

Sarah Ban Breathnach

“She was obsessed with the idea of breaking with everything she had ever known or experienced, and starting on something new.”  

Boris Pasternak

“He knows he will be born again, and start fresh anew.”  

Dejan Stojanovic

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”  

T.S. Eliot

“Never forget, Today, you have 100% of your life left.”   

Tom Hopkins

“Let us make each day our birthday – every morning life is new, with the splendors of the sunrise, and the baptism of the dew.” 


“One can begin so many things with a new person – even begin to be a better man.”   

George Eliot

“Rather than turning the page, it’s much easier to just throw the book away.” 

Anthony Liccione 

“If God closes a door AND a window, consider the fact that it might be time to build a whole new house.”  

Mandy Hale

“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

“Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.”

Henry Ford 

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”  

C. S. Lewis

“Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.”  

Mandy Hale

“To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind.”  

Tarang Sinha

“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”   

Criss Jami, Killosophy

“Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.”  

John Dewey

“No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” 


“Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.”  

Marsha Petrie Sue

“Much as we may wish to make a new beginning, some part of us resists doing so as though we were making the first step toward disaster.”  

William Throsby Bridges

“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

“The beginning is always today.”  

Mary Shelley

“The fear of failure is a common motivation killer. People don’t try something new because they fear they will fail at it.”  

Cary Bergeron

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

Richelle E. Goodrich

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

Dolly Parton

“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

“Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” 

Winston Churchill 

“If you wish to be happy right from the beginning of your day, then it is about time to leave behind your past.”  

Lorin Hopper

“It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.”  

Jennifer Ritchie Payette

“New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.”  

Lao Tzu

“When you reach the end of what you should know, you will be at the beginning of what you should sense.” 

Kahlil Gibran

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

Daphne Rose Kingma

“Oh, my friend, it’s not what they take away from you that counts. It’s what you do with what you have left.”  

Hubert Humphrey

“Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.”  

Jim Rohn

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

Lao Tzu

“Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets. Begin again.”   

Cora Coralina

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.”  

Nido Qubein

“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 I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.” 

Richelle E. Goodrich 

“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

“The future begins today.”  

Wayne Gerard Trotman

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

Mimi Novic

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

Ralph Blum

“A Sunrise is God’s way of saying, “Let’s start again.”

Todd Stocker 

“No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.”

American Indian Proverb 

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”  

J.P. Morgan

Wrapping Up  

We hope you enjoyed these quotes about new beginnings and that they inspired and encouraged you to look forward to the future. If you did, make sure to share them with your loved ones to give them a dose of motivation as well.

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Dani Rhys
Dani Rhys

Dani Rhys has worked as a writer and editor for over 15 years. She holds a Masters degree in Linguistics and Education, and has also studied Political Science, Ancient History and Literature. She has a wide range of interests ranging from ancient cultures and mythology to Harry Potter and gardening. She works as the chief editor of Symbol Sage but also takes the time to write on topics that interest her.