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34 Fresh Start Quotes to Inspire A New Beginning

What does a fresh start mean?

A fresh start is an opportunity to start over again – without judgement, ties or baggage. A clean slate.

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Fresh starts and new beginnings are often thought of as a New Year’s resolution type thing – but they can happen anytime. Changes in life and changes in thinking can bring them into fruition. As can a new home, a new relationship, a new job or simply returning from a trip away from your normal routine.

But they aren't always easy or comfortable.

While the initial excitement, anticipation and motivation provide a great starting point, changes and new beginnings often need inspiration, hope and faith.

Here are 34 fresh start quotes about life to inspire you on your new beginning:


"The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second-best time is now." Chinese Proverb

Chinese Proverb (1)


“Isn't it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” L.M. Montgomery


“If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.” Rumi


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


“A bird sitting in a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because it’s trust is not in the branch, but in its wings.” Unknown

Unknown quote


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


“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


“Whatever you do or dream you can do – begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe


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


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


“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

F.Scott Fitzgerald quote


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


“Believe in yourself. Believe in your capacity to do good and great things. Believe that no mountain is so high you cannot climb it. Believe that no storm is so great that you cannot weather it. Believe in yourself.” Gordon B. Hinckley


“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


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

Jeffrey McDaniel quote


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


“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 always today.” Mary Wollstonecraft


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

Plato quote


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


“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


“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” T.S. Eliot


“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot


“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

Carl Bard quote


“Even though the future seems far away, it is actually beginning right now.” Mattie Stepanek


 “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


“Failure lies not in falling down. Failure lies in not getting up.” Chinese Proverb


“What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE


“Forget past mistakes. Forget failures. Forget everything except what you’re going to do now and do it.” William Durant


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


“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


“The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” Walt Disney


Walt Disney quote


“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.” J. K. Rowling


“Never feel guilty for starting again.” Rupi Kaur


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