31 Awesome New Beginning Quotes for an Inspired Fresh Start

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Change always scared me. Any deviation in my own microcosmos brought nothing but anxiety. But then, one day, I asked myself, “What makes change so intimidating?”

It hit me then that it wasn’t change that was so unnerving, but failure. I was frightened that I wouldn’t be able to keep up with new challenges and new demands.

But that’s not a good way to go through life. So I decided to embrace all change and welcome new beginnings. Because that doesn’t come naturally to me, I assembled these wonderful new beginning quotes to remind me that change is inevitable. We shouldn’t shy away from new beginnings but take them as the opportunities they are. Envision them as a chance to reinvent ourselves and start something new. Be brave and take that first step.

31 New Beginning Quotes That Will Inspire and Motivate You Every Day

New Beginning Quotes That Will Make You Rethink Change, Failure, and Beginnings

#1. “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

#2. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu

#3. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford

#4. “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

#5. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” — Seneca

#6. “One can begin so many things with a new person — even begin to be a better man.” ― George Eliot

#7. “All great beginnings start in the dark when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight.” ― Shannon L. Alder

#8. “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

#9. “Forget everything you’ve done. Start over.” ― Marty Rubin

#10. “There is always a new beginning. Doors are unlimited, always open ― if one closes, at that moment, the other opens.” ― Vandana Agarwal

#11. “When you feel like you have been hit, dig deep and hit back. Rock bottom is not your end; it is your beginning.” ― Christine Evangelou

#12. “It is not the failure that holds us back but the reluctance to begin over again that causes us to stagnate.” ― Clarissa Pinkola Estés

#13. “A new dawn always breaks after darkness, but only those who have survived the night live to see it.” ― Tristan Roulot

Don’t Be Scared to Start Over ― Every Day Is a New Beginning

#14. “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

#15. “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

#16. “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

#17. “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

#18. “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

#19. “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

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

#21. “I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more beginning, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.” ― J. B. Priestley

There’s Nothing More Terrifying Than NOT Starting Over

#22. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes, it is letting go and starting over that makes us truly strong.” ― Herman Hesse

#23. “Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.” ― Catherine Pulsifer

#24. “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

#25. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” ― Paulo Coelho

#26. “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

#27. “Celebrate endings — for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie

#28. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley

#29. “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

#30. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” ― Louis L’Amour

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

To Conclude

It takes maturity and wisdom to see that not every end is a death sentence and is, in fact, a chance to begin again. So if new beginnings scare you, I hope you find solace in these new beginning quotes. What’s more, I hope that they inspire you and change your view of both beginnings and endings, at least a little bit.