65 Inspirational Quotes for New Beginnings
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65 Inspirational Quotes for New Beginnings

Life is a journey. Like any good story, there will be many chapters filled with twists, turns, beginnings, and endings. For every fresh start and reset in your life, you will find some words of wisdom that may help to inspire you.

Below you will find a collection of 65 inspirational quotes from profound figures of various backgrounds, belief systems, and disciplines. These words will hopefully give you an extra kick to propel you into this next phase of your life. With their wisdom to energize you, may you enter this next phase of your life with grace and power.

As Dr. Adam Grant, professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania once said: “They (motivational quotes) give meaning and direction. They spur new thoughts or new actions—or remind us to revisit old ones.” There are many times in our lives when this sort of wisdom can benefit us. 

What Are New Beginnings?

There are many moments in our lives when something that we have grown accustomed to will come to a close and something we are unfamiliar with will be introduced to us. This happens to everyone at different stages of their lives and in varying degrees, however, it is very common nonetheless.

It is an important thing to understand and accept these moments of change when they occur. Of course, that can be easier said than done sometimes. It can even be difficult to recognize a moment of change when it is in the midst of transitioning. However, as we live our lives and experience these different moments and paradigm shifts we grow more prepared for them in the future as well as growing overall as a person.

It is healthy, powerful, and pivotal to grow, change and adapt in life. To learn, to stay fresh, to improve upon yourself and your situation will only benefit you as well as those around you and therefore the world as a whole.

So whether this particular change is one that you have initiated and sought after or it is one that was unforeseen and came from an outside force, it is helpful to read or listen to words of wisdom from those that have experience. No matter the circumstance, there is a lesson to be learned and a perspective to be gained.

When Do New Beginnings Occur?

New Beginnings will come and go at various points in our lives. Out with the old, and in with the new, as they say. These may be self-initiated or provoked such as:

  • Getting a new job
  • Moving to a new city, state, or country
  • Moving into a new apartment
  • Buying or building a home
  • Starting a business
  • Pursuing a new hobby
  • Traveling internationally or domestically
  • Getting married
  • Dating a new partner
  • Having, adopting or fostering children
  • Learning a new language
  • Changing careers
  • Following a dream

Or they may be from something that happens to you:

  • Losing a job
  • Death of a loved one
  • Divorce or breakup
  • Losing a friend over an argument or misunderstanding
  • Financial Difficulty
  • Physical, mental or emotional struggles
  • Dealing with a frightening diagnosis

No matter what stage of your life you are currently in or are entering, I hope you will find something in these words that will benefit you moving forward.

Inspirational Quotes For New Beginnings


“Any new beginning can start now and if you want anything bad enough you’ll find the courage to pursue it with all you have. The past doesn’t have to be the future, stop making it so.”

Nikki Rowe


“Every sunset is an opportunity to reset.”

Richie Norton


“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


“When we dream alone it is only a dream, but when many dream together it is the beginning of a new reality.”

Friedensreich Hundertwasser


“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


“From the end spring new beginnings.”

Pliny the Elder


“It is not the failure that holds us back but the reluctance to begin over again that causes us to stagnate.”

Clarissa Pinkola Estés


“I’d been rejected, but I was still in love, so I decided to start over.”

Steve Jobs


“The beginning is always today.”

Mary Shelley


“Sometimes you have to burn it down and start over.”

Kelly Braffet


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

Todd Stocker


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

Ralph Blum


“Pain is also a symptom of transformation. I thought about bouncing back. How we can start again. And again.”

Abbi Jacobson


“Never feel guilty for starting again.”

Rupi Kaur


“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


“There is something beautiful about a blank canvas, the nothingness of the beginning that is so simple and breathtakingly pure. It’s the paint that changes its meaning and the hand that creates the story. Every piece begins the same, but in the end they are all uniquely different.”

Piper Payne


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

Germany Kent


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

Oprah Winfrey


“When there’s a big disappointment, we don’t know if that’s the end of the story. It may just be the beginning of a great adventure.”

Pema Chödrön


“Humble new beginnings do exist, but to begin, you must be humble. Nothing ever stays the same.”

Melody Carstairs


“All achievements, all earned riches, have their beginning in an idea.”

Napoleon Hill


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

Desmond Tutu


“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


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



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



“Sometimes you have to kind of die inside in order to rise from your own ashes and believe in yourself and love yourself to become a new person.”

Gerard Way


“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


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

Shehbaz Sharif


“A tiny change today brings a dramatically different tomorrow.”

Richard Bach


“Sometimes it’s not about trying to fix something that’s broken. Sometimes it’s about starting again and building something new. Something better”

Leisa Rayven


“Let every dawn be to you as the beginning of life.”

John Ruskin


“For a true writer, each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment.”

Ernest Hemingway


“Forget everything you’ve done. Start over.”

Marty Rubin


“When you feel as though you can’t do something, the simple antidote is action: Begin doing it. Start the process, even if it’s just a simple step, and don’t stop at the beginning.”

Marcus Buckingham


“I give you this to take with you: Nothing remains as it was. If you know this, you can begin again, with pure joy in the uprooting.”

Judith Minty


“Sometimes, you just have to start all over differently.”

Bernard Kelvin Clive


“Without a beginning I am pouring the whole of my existence into the building of endings, while the cross and the resurrection declare that God is incessantly building beginnings from the collapse of endings.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough


“What we call the beginning is often the end. And to make an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we start from.”

T. S. Eliot


“Imagination is the beginning of creation. You imagine what you desire, you will what you imagine and at last you create what you will.”

George Bernard Shaw


“The best thing about endings is knowing that just ahead is the daunting task to start over.”

Jodi Picoult


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

Rachel Joyce


“Before beginning, plan carefully.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero


“The past is the beginning of the beginning and all that is and has been is but the twilight of the dawn.”

H. G. Wells


“Begin at the beginning and go on till you come to the end; then stop.”

Lewis Carroll


“If you start in the pit of despair with these profane, awful things, even a glimmer of hope or awareness is going to occur that’s much brighter coming from this dark, awful beginning.”

Chuck Palahniuk


“Starting over can be the scariest thing in the entire world, whether it’s leaving a lover, a school, a team, a friend or anything else that feels like a core part of our identity but when your gut is telling you that something here isn’t right or feels unsafe, I really want you to listen and trust in that voice.”

Jennifer Elisabeth


“Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.”

Winston Churchill


“To love oneself is the beginning of a lifelong romance.”

Oscar Wilde


“It’s easy enough to keep something moving, but getting it going in the first place is hard. That’s the thing about second chances and fresh starts. It’s a (re)start.”



“Life is a process – just one thing after another. When you lose it, just start again.”

Richard Carlson


“There comes a moment when you realise that there are no more chapters left in the book of your (current) life and it’s time to start a new book.”

Malebo Sephodi


“Tomorrow when I awaken, the slate will be clean, and a new day will stretch before me. God’s mercies are new every morning.”

Lori Hatcher


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

Meister Eckhart


“Everything has been said before, but since nobody listens we have to keep going back and beginning all over again.”

Andre Gide


“Hit the reset button. Whatever happened yesterday, forget about it. Get a new perspective. Today is a new day. Fresh start, begins now.”

Germany Kent


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



“In every end, there is also a beginning.”

Libba Bray


“Once your mindset changes, everything on the outside will change along with it.”

Steve Maraboli


“You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.”

Arnold Bennett


“Birthing is never easy or without pain, be it a universe, a child, or a fresh start in life. Contraction precedes expansion. Darkness comes before dawn. Joy follows pain. This is the way of things.”

John Mark Green


“This is life. Things get taken away. You will learn to start over many times – or you will be useless.”

Mitch Albom


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

Cora Coralina


“Instead of saying, “I’m damaged, I’m broken, I have trust issues,” say “I’m healing, I’m rediscovering myself, I’m starting over.”

Horacio Jones


“A fresh start is always made with dirty laundry.”

Teri Louise Kelly


“Infinity is the end. End without infinity is but a new beginning.”

Dejan Stojanovic

Conclusion… Or A Fresh Start

New beginnings can be fun, exciting, or at times hard to face. Whether you are entering a happy moment in your life or are forced to overcome a difficult challenge, there is much to be gained from reading words of wisdom. I truly hope you have found something here that may at the very least make your day a little brighter.

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