75 Quotes About New Beginnings to Inspire Your Next Chapter

It’s time for a fresh start! These inspiring quotes about new beginnings will empower and motivate you to release the old and welcome the new with open arms.  

About New Beginnings

New beginnings come in many forms. Some we welcome with open arms, others are the result of an ending we never saw coming. 

But whatever the circumstances, the book of your life is rich with lessons, experiences, closing chapters, and fresh new starts.  

These inspirational quotes for new beginnings will support, motivate and prepare you to begin your next phase with a positive mindset. 

Reach for these quotes when you’re:

  • Starting a new job
  • Coming out of a break-up
  • Reflecting on the new year
  • Discovering your spiritual path
  • Moving to a new place
  • Setting intentions to release guilt or shame
  • Beginning a new phase of your life

75 inspirational quotes about new beginnings to welcome your fresh start

Inspiring Quotes About New Beginnings

New beginnings can come with a mixed bag of emotions. The quotes in this section are meant to inspire you to reach for the upgrades you so very much deserve.

Every moment is a new beginning.

T.S. Eliot

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

Richie Norton

You’re never stuck, for you can choose new thoughts and new ways of thinking.

Louise Hay

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
inspirational quote for new beginning by 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

The beginning is always today.

Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

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

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

Josiyah Martin
inspirational quote for new beginning by Josiyah Martin

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

Jack Kornfield

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

L.M. Montgomery

Destinations are end points. Journeys are learnings, paths of possibilities, blossoming… fresh beginnings.

Rasheed Ogunlaru

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

Meister Eckhart

Stay away from what might have been and look at what can be.

Marsha Petrie Sue
inspirational quote for new beginning by Marsha Petrie Sue

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

Martin Luther King Jr.

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

Germany Kent

Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.

Paulo Coelho

Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.

Shehbaz Sharif

Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.

Oprah Winfrey

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Forget everything you’ve done. Start over.

Marty Rubin
inspirational quote for new beginnings by Marty Rubin

Life Quotes About New Beginnings

You deserve a fresh start, my friend. Here are some wise words that offer comfort and remind you that you’re not alone.

We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.

David Bottoms

Morning will come, it has no choice.

Marty Rubin

All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.

Shannon L. Alder

A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.

Steve Maraboli

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour, are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.

Arnold Bennett

Each day is a new opportunity. I chose to make this day a great one.

Louise Hay

In the oddity or maybe the miracle of life, the roots of something new frequently lie in the decaying husks of something old.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

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
life quote about new beginnings by F. Scott Fitzgerald

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

Lao Tzu

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.

A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Your thoughts and beliefs of the past have created this moment, and all the moments up to this moment. What you are now choosing to believe and think and say will create the next moment and the next day and the next month and the next year.

Louise Hay

Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.

Craig D. Lounsbrough

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot

Michael Altshuler

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

Packaged inside of every mistake there lays a great lesson. And while I don’t want to take the mistake into the New Year, I most certainly want to take the lesson that’s packaged inside of it

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Each bud that opens embraces becoming as if it has never happened before. Do you?

Shellen Lubin

New beginnings, no matter how scary, are worth it for all the beauty and adventure they bring.

Alice Tyszka
life quote about new beginnings by Alice Tyszka

You are not beginning again like a baby, knowing nothing. You are opening to the possibility that there is more to explore, take in, discover, learn, embrace

Shellen Lubin

What do I believe? I believe in starting over.

Marty Rubin

Motivational Quotes About New Beginnings

These motivational quotes will help you get moving toward your upgrades – you’ve got this!

Your failure is not final.

Jentezen Franklin

Every beginning has an ending. Don’t let the goodbye scare you from starting what could be the best story of your life.

Dawn Lanuza

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
life quote about new beginnings by Catherine Pulsifer

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

Lao Tzu

A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.

Aberjhani

You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!

Dr. Seuss

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

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

Guy Finley

Endings are just the birth of new beginnings.

Vanisha Chavda

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

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 beginning is the most important part of the work.

Plato

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

Louis L’Amour

Be brave enough to suck at something new. 

Jon Acuff

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

Alan Cohen

Jump in the shower every morning and wash off yesterday.

Marty Rubin

My soul is at peace knowing that I am supported, loved, and awakening to a new beginning in my life.

Robin S. Baker
motivational quote about new beginnings by Robin S Baker

If something great is going to happen in your tomorrow, there are certain things that need to end today.

Sope Agbelusi

You start whenever you decide to start.

Elizabeth Gilbert

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

Laini Taylor

You can start anew at any given moment. Life is just the passage of time and it’s up to you to pass it as you please.

Charlotte Eriksson

Quotes About New Beginnings in Relationships

Imagine a future where you hold no grudges towards anyone. You’re not angry at past lovers, not bitter about failures, not disappointed in your parents. You forgive, send love and move on. You’re free.

Charlotte Eriksson

Love starts as a feeling, but to continue is a choice. And I find myself choosing you, more and more every day.

Justin Wetch

Love does not consist in gazing at each other, but in looking outward together in the same direction.

Antoine de Saint-Exupéry

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

George Eliot

Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.

Lauren DeStefano
relationship quote about new beginnings by Lauren DeStefano

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

Mae West

I am learning to love the sound of my feet walking away from things not meant for me.

A.G.

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

Mandy Hale

I guess it’s going to have to hurt, I guess I’m going to have to cry, and let go of some things I’ve loved to get to the other side. I guess it’s going to break me down, like fallin’ when you try to fly. Sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life starts with goodbye.

Carrie Underwood

 I love her, and it is the beginning of everything.

F. Scott Fitzgerald

You can initiate a phase of death and rebirth at any time. You don’t have to sit idle and wait for an outside force to make that happen for you. Choose to end things. This will always spark an opportunity for a new beginning.

Robin S. Baker

Sometimes, girls like her give up on their own happiness for the welfare of fragile men for several years but oh, the day they choose to leave such evil souls behind and starts to walk alone, none in this entire universe can stop her force.

Jyoti Patel

You can’t start a romance off with dishonesty.

A.D. Aliwat

What’s Your Favorite Quote for New Beginnings?

Leave a reply at the bottom of this post to keep this inspirational quote list going!

XO, Andrea

Andrea Scalisi
Andrea Scalisi

Andrea has been practicing Astrology, Numerology, and Tarot for many years. She is a certified Aromatherapist and Reiki Master in Central NY, and also holds a Masters Degree from Syracuse University. Andrea loves helping her readers bring more spiritual self-care into their lives.


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