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40 Moving On Quotes to Help You Push Forward

For the past decade, MsDora has been sharing poetry, creative writing, positive quotes, and reflections online. Her aim is life enrichment.

Move on the most vibrant life possible.

Move on the most vibrant life possible.

Sometimes the frustration and the sense of uselessness we experience is a call to move on. The longer we remain stuck in a mediocre life-as-usual, the greater the chances of losing the passion to explore new opportunities and pursue new dreams. The following quotes will encourage us to move out of complacency and move on to a more vibrant life.

The Faith Perspective

1. "Read Hebrews 11. I defy you to find one verse that says, ‘By faith, they watched.’ It’s always by faith, they moved. By faith, they did." —Steve Furtick

2. "When the Israelites saw Pharaoh and his army coming toward them, they … cried to the Lord for help. Then the Lord said to Moses, 'Why are you still crying to me? Tell the Israelites to start moving.'" —Exodus 14: 10, 15 ERV

3. "When you [the Israelites] moved forward, He [God] forced out nations that were greater and more powerful … He gave you their land to live in, as he is still doing today." —Deuteronomy 4:38 ERV

4. "How many a soul has quit praying when the door of mercy was just about opening! Go forward." —T. L. Cuyler

5. "The stream moves forward, not a wave of it turns back… The winds move forward, pausing…but speedily resuming their onward sweep again. The stars—the earth included—move forward… seeking, it is said, some distant centre… And so with the path of the individual... it must advance." —G. Gilfillan

6. "When the woman saw that she could not hide, she came forward, shaking. She bowed down before Jesus… Then she said that she was healed immediately when she touched him." —Luke 8:47 ERV

7. "A man's mission is the force that motivates him to move forward." —Lailah Gifty Akita

8. "It is important that we forgive ourselves for making mistakes. We need to learn from our errors and move on." —Steve Maraboli

One Step/Day at a Time

9. "Times when the way is dark and slippery, and adverse forces combine to stop your progress… if you can move at all, it will be but a step at a time." —J. Higgins

10. "These Israelites had to go all their long journey to Canaan one step at a time, and so it is with you." —W. H. Grey

11. You just move on. One day. One moment. Just like that. No drama. No discussion. You just move on." —Sarvesh Jain

12. "To 'Move On' is not to deny anything, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish it fully." —Aditya Ajmera

13. "You alone can help yourself to move ahead in life and gain personal satisfaction. You only get out of life what you put into it." —Sid Luckman

14. "One may walk over the highest mountain, one step at a time." —John Wanamaker

15. "Live brightly, leave fear and move forward one step at a time with faith and confidence in the future.” ― Senora Roy

16. "Appreciate what’s beautiful. Take in the love. Nod to what’s good and true. And then move forward one step at a time." —Kathy Freston

New Opportunities

17. "We keep moving forward, opening new doors, and doing new things, because we’re curious and curiosity keeps leading us down new paths." ―Walt Disney

18. "We may be discouraged because of PAST FAILURES. Still we have no choice but to go on. Life is made up of rash beginnings and premature endings. We have nothing for it but to begin again." —J. Vaughan

19. "There’s no time for regrets. You’ve just got to keep moving forward." ―Mike McCready

20. "Keep moving forward, and never stop learning." ―Santosh Kumar (San)

21. "Every time there is a mistake, learn from it, change the plan and keep moving forward." ―Pooja Agnihotri

22. "Sunset shows that LIFE is too beautiful to hold on to the past so Move on to the Present." ―Jennifer Aquillo

23. "If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree!" ―Atlas Gondal

24. "What's done is done. Looking backwards will cause you to miss out on new blessings ahead. Move on." ―Germany Kent

Sometimes your happy ending isn't finding love but finding the strength to move on.

Sometimes your happy ending isn't finding love but finding the strength to move on.

In Relationships

25. "When your trust has been betrayed, the only thing to do is live, learn and let go... Letting go doesn’t mean forgetting... And by not forgetting, you will learn and move forward from the betrayal of the past." ―S.L. Vaden

26. "Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else." ―Steve Maraboli

27. "Sometimes you just outgrow certain people. Don’t try to fix or repair it, just accept it and move on." ―Nitya Prakash

28. "Sometimes your happy ending isn't finding love but finding the strength to move on." ―Nitya Prakash

29. "We can't always know… why a person makes the choices they do. Knowing why isn't necessary to move forward, unless we make it so. You may never find out why. Don’t let that keep you from moving on with your life." ―Scott Stabile

30. "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

31. "You can love someone deeply, but somehow not always do the right thing by them. People have flaws. We get so much wrong. Maybe if you try to understand him as a human being with faults then you can move forward." ―Lisa Heathfield

32. "Should’ve, could’ve, would’ve, but you didn’t. So you move on." ― Dominic Riccitello

Good Counsels

33. "We shrink ourselves to fit into places we’ve outgrown. Then we find ways to anesthetize the pain and discomfort. Stop spiritually and emotionally starving yourself. Let go. Move on. Grow." ―Steve Maraboli

34. "Man maintains his balance, poise, and sense of security only as he is moving forward." ―Maxwell Maltz

35. "Move out of your comfort zone. You can only grow if you are willing to feel awkward and uncomfortable when you try something new." ―Brian Tracy

36. "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." ―Nicholas Sparks

37. "Life is about accepting the challenges along the way, choosing to keep moving forward, and savoring the journey." ―Roy T. Bennett

38. "Ignore any loss of nerve, ignore any loss of self-confidence, ignore any doubt or confusion. Move on believing in love, in peace, and harmony, and in great accomplishment. Remember joy isn't a stranger to you." ― Anne Rice

39. "You don’t have to forget where you came from to move on." ―K. Weikel

40. "Don't dwell on what went wrong. Instead, focus on what to do next. Spend your energies on moving forward toward finding the answer." ―Denis Waitley

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Comments

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 12, 2021:

True, Devika. Moving on is one sure thing we must do for our own benefit. We must encourage each other.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 12, 2021:

MsDora Such quotes give us a positive feel and an encourages us to move on each day.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 11, 2021:

Mark, I appreciate your comment. Thanks for stopping by.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on May 10, 2021:

Forgiving, accepting, and what's done is done. Thanks for these healthy reminders.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 06, 2021:

Hi Mary. It's about time we start marching again. We must do what we can with what we can control. Thanks for your input.

Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on May 06, 2021:

Very inspiring. I love moving-on ceremonies. I hope there will be some this year.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 05, 2021:

Marlene, that's a very meaningful quote. Freedom is necessary to move forward.

Marlene Bertrand from USA on May 05, 2021:

These are all wonderful quotes to help people remember to push forward. The quote for #30 moves me the most in life.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 03, 2021:

Linda, you're welcome. It's my pleasure to share the gems I find. Happy when readers like you appreciate them.

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on May 02, 2021:

Your articles containing quotations are always interesting. There are some inspiring ideas in this article. Thank you for sharing them.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

True, Flourish. We deal with the past (not dwell on it). Great idea!

FlourishAnyway from USA on May 01, 2021:

I like this topic and #24 in particular. Although the past is nice to reflect upon and learn from, it’s important to focus forward. Anything else lends itself to personal stagnation.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Greg, thanks for sharing your perspective as a cyclist. Your comparisons between moving forward and looking back are very helpful. I appreciate your input.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Thanks, Heidi. I noticed the reference and I think I'm getting some benefits. Grateful!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Thanks, Lorna. You made me happy to know that you found the quotes relevant. I'm encouraged.

greg cain from Moscow, Idaho, USA on May 01, 2021:

Ms. Dora - I just love this, and try to remind myself of this notion quite often. As a cyclist, this set of adages is important. If you spend time looking back, you are likely to veer into oncoming traffic, or somehow otherwise crash yourself into the ditch. Better to look forward, move forward and keep trying to do better in the next mile. Life is just like that, as you so eloquently point out here with your wonderful selection of quotes. Thanks for sharing with us, making all of us better.

Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 01, 2021:

Inspiring! Thanks for sharing.

BTW, did you see that one of your posts was featured in the April 28 HubPages email newsletter? How cool is that? It was the 31 Quotes about May. Congrats on getting that recognition!

Have a beautiful weekend!

Lorna Lamon on May 01, 2021:

A wonderful and wise collection of quotes for all those situations where 'moving on' is definitely the right choice. I enjoyed each collection for different reasons. Thank you for sharing.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Chitrangada, thank you for sharing. It's a wise person who knows when to move on. You're one of them.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on May 01, 2021:

Great collection of quotes!

Like many others, i have been in such situations, when I thought that the best option was to 'move on'

One step at a time- - -

I loved reading all your inspiring quotes!

Thank you for sharing!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Ek, thanks for sharing that insight. We do get out what we put in. We push forward, we make progress.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on May 01, 2021:

Thanks, Nuthya. It's my pleasure to share gems like these. Happy that you like them.

EK Jadoon from Abbottabad Pakistan on April 30, 2021:

That was a motivational read, MsDora. And I always believed that you only get out of life what you put into it. Thanks for sharing these beautiful quotes.

Nithya Venkat from Dubai on April 30, 2021:

Great inspiring quotes, thank you for sharing them. Each one a gem.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

True, Devika. We need these prompts daily to keep us moving. Thanks for your comment.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Thanks, Brenda. I appreciate your approval and your encouragement.

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on April 30, 2021:

Hello MsDora You shared such value in this hub with all quotes that I feel great after reading. It is what we need for now and tomorrow and in our lives.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on April 30, 2021:

Great way to start the day off by reading your work.

I love the very first one.

 "Read Hebrews 11. I defy you to find one verse that says, ‘By faith, they watched.’ It’s always by faith, they moved. By faith, they did." —Steve Furtick

Great one.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Misbah, I appreciate the gestures of love. Love and blessings to you, too!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Peggy, it is my pleasure to share quotes that I like. They serve as powerful reminders when we need them.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 30, 2021:

Love and kisses, MsDora

Blessings!!

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Iqra, thanks for the positive comment and also for the channa recipe. I couldn't get enough of that stuff when I was pregnant years ago, and now my child cannot get enough pepper.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Thanks, Misbah. I like knowing which quotes are your favorites. Don't worry about the space. You still have some left.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Thank you, Liz. My devotional yesterday was bout moving on, and the idea for these quotes was born right then.

Dora Weithers (author) from The Caribbean on April 30, 2021:

Mactavers, thank you for your encouraging comment. I've noticed that you have some interesting topics and I'm not happy that I cannot leave a comment. However, keep on writing and we'll keep on reading.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on April 30, 2021:

There are so many good quotes here that are inspiring. Thanks for assembling them in one place.

Iqra from East County on April 30, 2021:

These 40 quotes are very useful for moving forward. Thanks MsDora for these useful and excellent quotes.

Misbah Sheikh from The World of Rebels. on April 30, 2021:

Hi MsDora, what an interesting article. These quotes are so true and motivational. I loved all of them but the following ones touched my heart and soul:

1) By faith, they watched.’ It’s always by faith, they moved. By faith, they did ( faith is the first and foremost thing. Without faith there’s nothing)

2) Love is forgiving, accepting, moving on, embracing, and all encompassing. And if you’re not doing that for yourself, you cannot do that with anyone else.( love is unconditional, one who can’t love himself cannot love others)

3) 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 ( no disappointments and forgiveness makes us strong)

4) You don’t have to forget where you came from to move on (this one is very important)

5) If you don’t like where you are, move on. You are not a tree! (life is a constant challenge you have to keep moving. You have to make opportunities for yourself. God love those who help themselves and others)

Sorry, I made it too long. I enjoyed the read. Full of wisdom. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings and Kisses

Liz Westwood from UK on April 30, 2021:

This is an interesting, encouraging and thought-provoking set of quotes.

mactavers on April 30, 2021:

Very good advice

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