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13 Encouraging Quotes About Starting Over

We have so many ways of marking new beginnings: a new year on the calendar, a wedding, the birth of a child. Life is full of monumental fresh starts, but the truth is that new beginnings can happen any time, anywhere.

At any moment in the day we can choose to take a deep breath and set an intention to do things differently, to make good choices, to appreciate the people in our lives. You can do it right now. Breathe in. Breathe out.

And if you find, as you travel down your path, that you’d like another fresh start, go ahead and make one. Make as many as you’d like. Fresh starts are a renewable resource. Granted, pressing reset isn’t always easy, which is why we’ve collected these 13 encouraging quotes about starting over.

Every day is a new opportunity to begin again. Every day is your birthday.
Dalai Lama

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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

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

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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

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The beginning is always today.
Mary Shelley

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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

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I want every day to be a fresh start on expanding what is possible.
Oprah Winfrey

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Rock bottom is the end of what wasn’t true enough. Begin again and build something Truer.
Glennon Doyle

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There is always an opportunity to start again and again, if the old ways were not working last year, look for better ways of doing it in the new year and start again afresh.
Bamigboye Olurotimi

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I love that we get a new day … A new opportunity to move our lives in a positive direction … Let's be unencumbered by yesterday's nonsense … a fresh start … Take a deep breath, smile, and start again.
Steve Maraboli

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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

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Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
Brad Paisley

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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

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About the Author
April Dávila
April Dávila is a lover of words. Her debut novel "142 Ostriches" was released in 2020.
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