You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, or even months over-analyzing a situation; trying to put the pieces together, justifying what could’ve, would’ve happened… or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on.
Life moves on and so should we
The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
A very wise man once told me that you can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
You will evolve past certain people. Let yourself.
My heart might be bruised, but it will recover and become capable of seeing the beauty of life once more. It’s happened before, it will happen again, I’m sure. When someone leaves, it’s because someone else is about to arrive – I’ll find love again.
Accept yourself, love yourself, and keep moving forward. If you want to fly, you have to give up what weighs you down.
That’s all you can do in this world, no matter how strong the current beats against you, or how heavy your burden, or how tragic your love story. You keep going.
Keeping baggage from the past will leave no room for happiness in the future.
Letting go doesn’t mean that you don’t care about someone anymore. It’s just realizing that the only person you really have control over is yourself.
Even though you may want to move forward in your life, you may have one foot on the brakes. In order to be free, we must learn how to let go. Release the hurt. Release the fear. Refuse to entertain your old pain. The energy it takes to hang onto the past is holding you back from a new life. What is it you would let go of today?
Sometimes it takes a heartbreak to shake us awake and help us see we are worth so much more than we’re settling for.
You can’t look back – you just have to put the past behind you, and find something better in your future.
God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.
Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.
Some people believe holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.
If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.
The only thing a person can ever really do is keep moving forward. Take that big leap forward without hesitation, without once looking back. Simply forget the past and forge toward the future.
Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.
A Real Man Quotes And Sayings About Moving On
You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.
I had to cease to mourn what could never be and make the most of what was possible. And I would begin doing that by trying to mend the hurts of the past.
You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go, let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.
Once you realize you deserve a bright future, letting go of your dark past is the best choice you will ever make.
If I kept saying it; if I kept reaching out. My accident really taught me just one thing: the only way to go on is to go on. To say ‘I can do this’ even when you know you can’t.
Even seasonal situations can bring with them lessons that last a lifetime. If the love doesn’t last, it prepares you for the one that will.
There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.
It was strange, really. A couple months ago, I had thought I couldn’t live without him. Apparently, I could.
It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on.
I have learned that if you must leave a place that you have lived in and loved and where all your yesteryears are buried deep, leave it any way except a slow way, leave it the fastest way you can. Never turn back and never believe that an hour you remember is a better hour because it is dead. Passed years seem safe ones, vanquished ones, while the future lives in a cloud, formidable from a distance.
If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.
It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.
Be Brave and Take Risks: You need to have faith in yourself. Be brave and take risks. You don’t have to have it all figured out to move forward.
Lots of things can be fixed. Things can be fixed. But many times, relationships between people cannot be fixed because they should not be fixed. You’re aboard a ship setting sail, and the other person has joined the inland circus or is boarding a different ship, and you just can’t be with each other anymore. Because you shouldn’t be.
Change has to come for life to struggle forward.
If I look back I am lost.
God sometimes removes a person from your life for your protection. Don’t run after them.
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much drabber and empty for their departure.
When the going gets tough, put one foot in front of the other and just keep going. Don’t give up.
There is love in holding and there is love in letting go.
To wander is to be alive.
Real Man Quotes About Moving On
The great courageous act that we must all do, is to have the courage to step out of our history and past so that we can live our dreams.
In every friendship hearts grow and entwine themselves together so that the two hearts seem to make only one heart with only a common thought. That is why separation is so painful; it is not so much two hearts separating, but one being torn asunder.
I’ve been burdened with blame trapped in the past for too long, I’m moving on
It never dawned on us that life is unpredictable, that one day, one of us could suddenly cease to exist and what then? What would be the joy in having left so much unsaid? With what memories would we fill the empty silence?
It happens to everyone as they grow up. You find out who you are and what you want, and then you realize that people you’ve known forever don’t see things the way you do. So you keep the wonderful memories, but find yourself moving on.
I don’t know what lies ahead, but I want to keep going forever…
Every woman that finally figured out her worth, has picked up her suitcases of pride and boarded a flight to freedom, which landed in the valley of change.
Girls you’ve gotta know when it’s time to turn the page.
We leave something of ourselves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.
You thought you had the choice to stay still or move forward, but your didn’t. As long as your heart kept pumping and your blood kept blowing and your lungs kept filling, you didn’t. The pang she felt for Tibby carried something like envy. You couldn’t stand still for anything short of death, and God knew she had tried.
Grudges are for those who insist that they are owed something; forgiveness, however, is for those who are substantial enough to move on.
The only real battle in life is between hanging on and letting go.
Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.
I demolish my bridges behind me… then there is no choice but to move forward
A competitive and insecure woman will tell you that true love
Sometimes the hardest part isn’t letting go but rather learning to start over.
Make it a rule of life never to regret and never to look back. Regret is an appalling waste of energy; you can’t build on it; it’s only good for wallowing in.
The most difficult aspect of moving on is accepting that the other person already did.
I will continue my path, but I will keep a memory always.
It’s amazing, really, how in one instant a wall can be torn down or climbed over. Misconceptions can be shattered, illusions dashed, dreams irrevocably ruined. Given the right frame of mind, within a heartbeat, people can begin the business of starting over.
If I just keep putting one foot in front of the other, it stands to reason that I’m going to get there.
Sometimes you can’t let go of the past without facing it again.
Time doesn’t heal emotional pain, you need to learn how to let go.
I can’t take back the past, but I can fight for the future.
When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.
Rehashing the past wouldn’t change anything. Time to move forward.
I have to get my life back on track. Order as an antidote to chaos. Calm after the storm.
Sooner or later we’ve all got to let go of our past.
You loved him enough to let him leave… Now you need to love yourself enough to let him go.
I must give you this warning: your journeys will rarely ever go as you plan. You will make mistakes, and you will feel lost. Whenever that happens, look to the light and keep moving forward in faith.
Your heart’s strength is measured by how hard it holds on. Your self-worth and faith is measured by finally letting go. However, your peace is measured by how long you don’t look back.
If it doesn’t agree with your spirit let it go.
Because you simply cannot draw these things out forever. At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid and it hurts, but then it’s over and you’re relieved.
Last night I lost the world, and gained the universe.
Memory looks back in order to move forward.
Yesterday is not ours to recover, but tomorrow is ours to win or lose.
If you truly want to be respected by people you love, you must prove to them that you can survive without them.
To everyone battling a difficulty or under attack right now, smile, keep your head up, keep moving and stay positive, you’ll get through it.
The answer to every adversity lies in courageously moving forward with faith.
Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t.
Even a rock moves on.
Badass Manly Quotes About Moving On
“Big jobs usually go to the men who prove their ability to outgrow small ones.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The real man smiles in trouble, gathers strength from distress, and grows brave by reflection.” – Thomas Paine
“If a man’s mind becomes pure, his surroundings will also become pure.” – Buddha
“The way of a superior man is three-fold: virtuous, he is free from anxieties; wise, he is free from perplexities; bold, he is free from fear.” – Confucius
“The first step to be a good man is this: You must deeply feel the burden of the stones some else [is] carrying.” – Mehmet Murat ildan
“The true measure of a man is how he treats someone who can do him absolutely no good.” – Samuel Johnson
“To be a man requires that you accept everything life has to give you, beginning with your name.” – Burl Ives
“It takes a great man to be a good listener.” – Calvin Coolidge
“You have to have a bunch of dimensions of yourself. You have to be able to adapt in this world. You can’t be a nice guy living in a world of savages.” – Mike Tyson
“The heart of a good man is the sanctuary of God in this world.” – Suzanne Curchod
“The man who is deserving the name is the one whose thoughts and exertions are for others rather than for himself.” – Walter Scott
“He who stops being better stops being good.” – Oliver Cromwell
“Waste no more time arguing about what a good man should be. Be one.” – Marcus Aurelius
“You spend time with your family? Good. Because a man who doesn’t spend time with his family can never be a real man.” – Don Vito Corleone
“Nothing deters a good man from doing what is honourable.” – Seneca the Younger
“The mark of a great man is one who knows when to set aside the important things in order to accomplish the vital ones.” – Brandon Sanderson
“If unwilling to rise in the morning, say to thyself, ‘I awake to do the work of a man.’” – Marcus Aurelius
“Life is too short to be little. Man is never so manly as when he feels deeply, acts boldly, and expresses himself with frankness and with fervor.” – Benjamin Disraeli
“A man may conquer a million men in battle but one who conquers himself is, indeed, the greatest of conquerors.” – Buddha
“Men are like steel. When they lose their temper, they lose their worth.” – Chuck Norris
“A good man will want you to shine. He wants you to be your amazing self. A good man loves to show off his happy, intelligent, amazing, powerful woman.” – Anastasia Netri
“Being a ‘good man’ is something you do, not something you are.” – Luvvie Ajayi
“A good man’s prayers will from the deepest dungeon climb heaven’s height, and bring a blessing down.” – Joanna Baillie
“It is not what he has, or even what he does which expresses the worth of a man, but what he is.” – Henri-Frederic Amiel
“One good man, one good man, it ain’t much – it’s only everything.” – Deborah Kerr
“Adversity toughens manhood, and the characteristic of the good or the great man is not that he has been exempt from the evils of life, but that he has surmounted them.” – Patrick Henry
“A good man would prefer to be defeated than to defeat injustice by evil means.” – Sallust
“There are two questions a man must ask himself: The first is ‘Where am I going?’ and the second is ‘Who will go with me?’ If you ever get these questions in the wrong order you are in trouble.” – Sam Keen
“No great man ever complains of want of opportunity.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The good man is the man who, no matter how morally unworthy he has been, is moving to become better.” – John Dewey
“He who Serves his fellows is, of all his fellows, greatest.” – E. Urner Goodman
“A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.” – Gautama Buddha
“What a man knows should find its expression in what he does. The value of superior knowledge is chiefly in that it leads to a performing manhood.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
“A strong man doesn’t have to be dominant toward a woman. He doesn’t match his strength against a woman weak with love for him. He matches it against the world.” – Marilyn Monroe
“A man’s got to have a code, a creed to live by, no matter his job.” – John Wayne
“A man does what he must – in spite of personal consequences, in spite of obstacles and dangers and pressures – and that is the basis of all human morality.” – John F. Kennedy
“A man should be able to hear, and to bear, the worst that could be said of him.” – Saul Bellow
“It is part of a good man to do great and noble deeds, though he risk everything.” – Plutarch
“There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Winston Churchill
“It is not the situation which makes the man, but the man who makes the situation.” – Frederick William Robertson
“A gentleman will open doors, pull out chairs, and carry things. Not because she’s helpless or unable, but because he wants to show her that she is valuable and worthy of respect.” – Charles J. Orlando
“The mark of a real man, is a man who can allow himself to fall deeply in love with a woman.” – C. JoyBell C.
“You have to be a man before you can be a gentleman.” – John Wayne
“Compassion for animals is intimately associated with goodness of character, and it may be confidently asserted that he who is cruel to animals cannot be a good man.” – Arthur Schopenhauer
“Good men who exercise power are really the most fascinating of all people.” – John Keegan
“A man’s ledger does not tell what he is, or what he is worth. Count what is in man, not what is on him, if you would know what he is worth—whether rich or poor.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“Being a good husband is like being a good stand-up comic: you need ten years before you can even call yourself a beginner.” – Jerry Seinfeld
“Good men have the fewest fears. He has but one great fear who fears to do wrong; he has a thousand who has overcome it.” – Christian Nestell Bovee
Manly Quotes About Strength To Moving On
“Though in the order of nature angels rank above men, yet, by scale of justice, good men are of greater value than bad angels.” – Saint Augustine
“A man must at times be hard as nails: willing to face up to the truth about himself…But he must also be tender. No weapon will breach the armor of a woman’s resentment like tenderness.” – Elisabeth Elliot
“If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Men are not prisoners of fate, but only prisoners of their own minds.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt
“It is his nature, not his standing, that makes the good man.” – Publilius Syrus
“The greatest deception men suffer is from their own opinions” — Leonardo da Vinci
“A good man does not spy around for the black spots in others, but presses unswervingly on towards his mark.” – Marcus Aurelius
“The greatness of a man is not in how much wealth he acquires, but in his integrity and his ability to affect those around him positively.” — Bob Marley
“Excellence or virtue in a man will be the disposition which renders him a good man and also which will cause him to perform his function well.” – Aristotle
“Women love us for our defects. If we have enough of them, they will forgive us everything, even our gigantic intellects.” — Oscar Wilde
“Try not to become a man of success, but rather become a man of value.” – Albert Einstein
“There is nothing wrong with being afraid – but there is nothing more wrong than allowing that to be your master.” – Bobby Darin
“A superior man is modest in his speech , but exceeds in his actions.” – Confucius
“A good man is kinder to his enemy than bad men are to their friends.” – Joseph Hall
“Experience is not what happens to you; it is what you do with what happens to you.” – Aldous Huxley
“A good man and a wise man may at times be angry with the world, at times grieved for it; but be sure no man was ever discontented with the world who did his duty in it.” – Robert Southey
“Life’s not about hard of a hit you can give….it’s about how many you can take, and still keep moving forward.” — Sylvester Stallone in Rocky
“A good man will not lie, although it be for his profit.” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet keep looking. Don’t Settle.” — Steve Jobs
“The life of a good man is at the same time the most eloquent lesson of virtue and the most severe reproof of vice.” – Samuel Smiles
“Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
“To accomplish great things we must not only act but also dream, not only plan but also believe” – Anatole France
“Try to live the life of the good man who is more than content with what is allocated to him.” – Marcus Aurelius
“A good man can be stupid and still be good. But a bad man must have brains.” – Maxim Gorky
Quotes About Being A Real Man To Move On
“People often tell me I could be a great man. I’d rather be a good man.” – John F. Kennedy Jr.
“It is the task of a good man to help those in misfortune.” – Sophocles
“Life is strange. Every so often a good man wins.” – Frank Dane
“Living or dead, to a good man there can come no evil.” – Socrates
“Most important is be a good man.” – Pele
“The good man does not grieve that other people do not recognize his merits. His only anxiety is lest he should fail to recognize theirs.” – Confucius
“No evil can happen to a good man either in life or after death.” – Plato
“The life of a good man was a continual warfare with his passions.” –Samuel Richardson
“One can know a man from his laugh, and if you like a man’s laugh before you know anything of him, you may confidently say that he is a good man.” – Fyodor Dostoevsky
“The value of a man should be seen in what he gives and not in what he is able to receive.” – Albert Einstein
“We are all ready to be savage in some cause. The difference between a good man and a bad one is the choice of the cause.” – William James
“A man ought to carry himself in the world as an orange tree would if it could walk up and down in the garden–swinging perfume from every little censer it holds up to the air.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“The times are never so bad but that a good man can make shift to live in them.” – Thomas More
“There is one rule, above all others, for being a man. Whatever comes, face it on your feet.” – Larissa Ione
“Contemporaries appreciate the man rather than the merit; but posterity will regard the merit rather than the man.” – Charles Caleb Colton
“You can’t measure manhood with a tape line around his biceps.” – Billy Sunday
“Here is the manliness of manhood, that a man has a good reason for what he does, and has a will in doing it.” –Alexander MacLaren
“A man knows his limits, but a real man can overcome them.” – Travis Martin
“Judge a man by his questions rather than by his answers.”― Voltaire
“Change your thoughts and you change your world.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“The truth is found when men are free to pursue it.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
“Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get.” – Dale Carnegie
“I’d rather be hated for who I am than loved for who I’m not.” — Kurt Cobain
“The secret of getting ahead is getting started.” – Mark Twain
“Holding onto anger is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.” — Buddha
“You and only you are responsible for your life choices and decisions.” – Robert Kiyosaki
“Sometimes solitude is one of the most beautiful things on earth — Charles Bukowski
“Great hopes make great men.” – Thomas Fuller
“If you perform the sacrifice of doing your duty, you do not have to do anything else. Devoted to duty, man attains perfection.” – Bhagavad Gita
“Nearly all men can stand adversity, but if you want to test a man’s character, give him power.” – Abraham Lincoln
“The most persevering becomes the most talented.” – Maxime Lagacé
“The greater the success, the more it was due to one thing: focus.” – Shane Parrish
“The crucial thing is to find a truth which is truth for me, to find the idea for which I am willing to live and die.” – Søren Kierkegaard
“All fortune belongs to him who has a contented mind.” – The Panchatantra
“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.” – Bruce Lee
“Manhood is the defeat of childhood narcissism.”- David Gilmore
“The ignorant work for their own profit; the wise work for the welfare of the world, without thought for themselves.” – Bhagavad Gita
“Every day is a new life to the wise man.”-Dale Carnegie
“A person can achieve everything by being simple and humble.” – The Vedas
“There is nothing with which every man is so afraid as getting to know how enormously much he is capable of doing and becoming.” – Søren Kierkegaard
“You will earn the respect of all men if you begin by earning the respect of yourself.” – Musonius Rufus
“You don’t succeed by being perfect. You succeed by doing good work, consistently.” – Thibaut
“If you want to save the world, save your little corner of the world.” – Naval Ravikant
“Every man of courage is a man of his word.”- Pierre Corneille
“What you aim at determines what you see.” – Jordan Peterson
“Work hard, be honest, help people, never give up, love your fellow man and woman, give back to society, and don’t ever discriminate.”-Jesse White
“You should think in such a way that everybody could look into your soul and see what is transpiring there.” – Seneca
“Most people give up right before the big break comes– don’t let that person be you.”-Michael Boyle
“Do what you can, where you are, with what you have.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“I believe the first test of a truly great man is in his humility.” — John Ruskin
“Men’s best successes come after their disappointments.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“In the face of inhumanity, a good man reacts, but a great one acts.” — James Rollins
“Failure will never overtake me if my determination to succeed is strong enough.” – Og Mandino
“A great man is always willing to be little.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Change your life today. Don”t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be a value.” — Albert Einstein
“The man who has no imaginations has no wings.” — Muhammad Ali
“As a general rule, it pays to be confident, helpful and nice.” — Colin Wright
“Your life will become better by making other lives better.” – Will Smith
“A great man does not seek applause or place; he seeks for truth; he seeks the road to happiness, and what he ascertains, he gives to others.” — Robert Green Ingersoll
“Only put off until tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone.” – Pablo Picasso
“It makes a big difference when men respect women. There are a lot of men who don’t, so that’s the main quality that would make a good man a great man.” — Stephanie Sigman
“A young man without ambition is an old man waiting to be.” – Steven BrustIf
“It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.” — Logan Pearsall Smith
“Believe in yourself. Have faith in your abilities. Without a humble but reasonable confidence in your powers you cannot be successful or happy.” – Norman Vincent Peale
“A gentleman is one who puts more into the world than he takes out.” — George Bernard Shaw