New beginnings can be a bit overwhelming but also exciting! It means there is a new day and a new opportunity to start with a clean slate.

If you’re looking for inspiration, here are new beginnings quotes for you.

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New starts are exciting!
  1. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide that you are not going to stay where you are.” — J.P. Morgan
  2. “There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.” — Louis L’Amour
  3. “The beginning is always today.” — Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley
  4. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” — George Eliot
  5. “Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways.” — Rachel Joyce
  6. “The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.” — Alan Watts
  7. “A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” — Lao Tzu
  8. “Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.” — Guy Finley
  9. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” — Josiyah Martin
  10. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca
  11. “Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.” — Richie Norton
  12. “The beginning is always today.” — Mary Shelley
  13. “New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.” — Lao Tzu
  14. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” — T.S. Eliot
  15. “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
  16. “No one can ever take your memories from you – each day is a new beginning, make good memories every day.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  17. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” — Martin Luther King Jr.
  18. “Isn’t it nice to think that tomorrow is a new day with no mistakes in it yet?” ― L.M. Montgomery
  19. “And, when you want something, all the universe conspires in helping you to achieve it.” — Paulo Coelho
  20. “And now let us welcome the new year, full of things that never were.” — Rainer Maria Rilke
  21. “The secret to change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” — Socrates
  22. “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
  23. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” ― T.S. Eliot
  24. “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
  25. “Every morning we are born again. What we do today matters most.” — Buddha
  26. “No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.” — Buddha
  27. “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
  28. “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” ― Arnold Bennett
  29. “A new beginning. Be willing to let go of the past. Release the hurt. It is over. Yesterday ended last night.” — Steve Maraboli
  30. “Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful.” — Prince
  31. “Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.” — Meister Eckhart
  32. “There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth… not going all the way, and not starting.” — Buddha
  33. “You’re off to great places! Today is your day! Your mountain is waiting, So get on your way!” — Dr. Seuss
  34. “In the middle of every difficulty lies opportunity.” — Albert Einstein
  35. “Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.” — Shahbaz Sharif
  36. “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
  37. “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
  38. “No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” — C. JoyBell C.
  39. “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
  40. “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” — Chinese Proverb
  41. “Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.” — Muhammad Ali
  42. “Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.” — Henry Ford
  43. “What would life be if we had no courage to attempt anything?” — Vincent Van Gogh
  44. “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” — Arthur Ashe
  45. “No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.” — American Indian Proverb
  46. “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” — Douglas Pagels
  47. “One can never have enough beginnings.” — J.R.R. Tolkien
  48. “Holding on is believing that there’s only a past; letting go is knowing that there’s a future.” — Daphne Rose Kingma
  49. “You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.” — Tina Fey
  50. “I discovered that a fresh start is a process. A fresh start is a journey – a journey that requires a plan.” — Vivian Jokotade
  51. “Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning.” — Desmond Tutu
  52. “You are not your past, you are the resources and capabilities you glean from it. And that is the basis for all new beginnings.” — Unknown
  53. “Some of us think holding on makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.” — Herman Hesse
  54. “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
  55. “Nourish beginnings, let us nourish beginnings. Not all things are blest, but the seeds of all things are blest. The blessing is in the seed.” — Muriel Rukeyser
  56. “No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.” — Hal Borland
  57. “Don’t be afraid of new beginnings. Don’t shy away from new people, new energy, new surroundings. Embrace new chances at happiness.” — Unknown
  58. “You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.” — Barbara Shur
  59. “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?” — Mel Gibson
  60. “If you want to fly, you have to give up the things that weigh you down.” — Toni Morrison
  61. “If you wish to be happy right from the beginning of your day, then it is about time to leave behind your past.” — Lorin Hopper
  62. “The hardest part is starting. Once you get that out of the way, you’ll find the rest of the journey much easier.” — Simon Sinek
  63. “Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.” — Jim Rohn
  64. “Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” — Marsha Petrie Sue
  65. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” — Unknown
  66. “Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.” — Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  67. “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
  68. “It’s a funny thing about life, once you begin to take note of the things you are grateful for, you begin to lose sight of the things that you lack.” — Germany Kent
  69. “Today is a new day. Don’t let your history interfere with your destiny.” — Steve Maraboli
  70. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” — Germany Kent
  71. “Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” — Oprah Winfrey
  72. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go they merely determine where you start.” — Nido Qubein
  73. “New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” — Auliq Ice
  74. “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.” — Maya Angelou
  75. “I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.” — Jeffrey McDaniel
  76. “A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” — Bruce Springsteen
  77. “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” — Nelson Mandela
  78. “Getting over a painful experience is much like crossing monkey bars. You have to let go at some point in order to move forward.” — C. S. Lewis
  79. “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
  80. “Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.” — Ralph Blum
  81. “The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” — Franklin D. Roosevelt
  82. “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
  83. “Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.” — Alan Cohen
  84. “The only real limitation on your abilities is the level of your desires. If you want it badly enough, there are no limits.” — Brian Tracy
  85. “Success is not final. Failure is not fatal. It’s the courage to continue that counts.” — Winston Churchill
  86. “Life is a progress, and not a station.” — Ralph Waldo Emerson
  87. “It’s never too late to be who you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  88. “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
  89. “Challenges are gifts that force us to search for a new center of gravity. Don’t fight them. Just find a new way to stand.” — Oprah Winfrey
  90. “Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death.” — Anais Nin
  91. “That last page turned is a perfect excuse to write a whole new book.” ― Toni Sorenson
  92. “New beginnings are the chance to start fresh, to wipe the slate clean and to chase your dreams once again.” — Unknown
  93. “Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations.” — Catherine Pulsifer
  94. “Everything begins at the beginning, and quite often the beginning begins when you shift your mind in a new direction.” ― Louie Herron
  95. “I keep turning over new leaves, and spoiling them, as I used to spoil my copybooks; and I make so many beginnings there never will be an end.” ― Louisa May Alcott
  96. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” — Mandy Hale
  97. “It’s never too late to be who you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald
  98. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” — Walt Disney
  99. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C. S. Lewis
  100. “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
  101. “Set fire to the broken pieces; start anew.”― Lauren DeStefano

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