40 People Come and Go Quotes That Will Inspire You to Move On

Do you ever experience being left behind by a friend or someone who has a great impact in your life? Did you get the courage to let go and move on without them? While it may be very hard to let go when a person leaves you it is also quite depressing and lonely. However, you can’t stay like that for too long. Read these 40 people come and go quotes that will inspire you to move on and help you get back on your feet.

  1. “Remember that people come and go, and of all the people in your life, you are the one who is there to stay. You are the one who can choose to love yourself, choose to respect yourself, and promise with all your heart and soul that you will never leave you.” ~ Kimberly Kirberger
  2. “People come and go, pain comes and goes. But so does joy. And if our hearts are closed because we don’t want to suffer, they won’t be open enough to recognize the joy as it flies by.” ~ Geneen Roth
  3. “People come and go in life, but they never leave your dreams. Once they’re in your subconscious, they are immortal.” ~ Patricia Hampl
  4. “That’s what life is about: People come and go.” ~ Cecelia Ahern
  5. “People come and go, in and out of each other’s lives like it’s nothing. So I don’t know how/why this should be a big deal.” ~ Lauren Barnholdt
  6. “You have to let people go. Everyone who’s in your life is meant to be in your journey, but not all of them are meant to stay till the end.” ~ Unknown
  7. “But in life people come and go. We don’t always have control over it. But we can control how we respond. We can keep going, keep living the best we can. We can love the people we have instead of shutting them out. We can do our best to get to know them in the time we have.” ~ Suzanne LaFleur
  8. “Do not chase people. Work hard and be you. The right people who belong in your life will come find you and stay. Do your thing.” ~ Anonymous
  9. “Life changes, people come and go and seasons never last.” ~ Karen Kingsbury
  10. “The leaders come and go, but the people remain. Only the people are immortal.” ~ Joseph Stalin
  11. “Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.” ~ Unknown
  12. “If someone comes into your life and has a positive impact on you, but for some reason, they can’t stay, don’t mourn for too long. Be thankful that your paths crossed and that they somehow made you happy, even if it was just for a short while. Life is change. People really do come and go. Some come back, some don’t and that’s okay. And just because one person leaves, doesn’t mean you should forget about everyone else who’s still standing by your side. Continue to appreciate what you have, and smile about the memories.” ~ Unknown
  13. “People may come and go, lives may change in an instant, but love and friendship will last forever.” ~ Elizabeth Sims
  14. “People come into your life and go, but you will always have to live with yourself. Make yourself pleasant, positive, and peaceful.” ~ Akin Olokun
  15. “People come and go. Everyone that’s been in your life has been there for a reason to teach you, to love you, or to experience life with you.” ~ Anonymous
  16. “The people will come and go. Sometimes they’ll be there for you. Sometimes they won’t. Some will love you, some will not. This tide was never meant to be still. Step away from time to time. And know that only a heart fixed on the unmoving spot can ride the waves of this ever-changing, ever-fading life.” ~ Yasmin Mogahed
  17. “99% friendships are just visitors. Let them come and go.” ~ Anonymous
  18. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some people stay for awhile and move our souls to dance. They awaken us to a new understanding, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” ~ Flavia Weedn
  19. “When people walk away from you, let them go. Your destiny is never tied to anyone who leaves you and it doesn’t mean they are bad people. It just means that their part in your story is over.” ~ Anonymous
  20. “My heart is like an open highway…people come and go and sometimes they are just beside you and you don’t know.” ~ Jon Bon Jovi
  21. “People come, people go – they’ll drift in and out of your life, almost like characters in a favorite book. When you finally close the cover, the characters have told their story and you start up again with another book, complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  22. “Seasons change, so do cities. People come into your life and people go, but it’s comforting to know: the ones you love are always in your heart and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” ~ Michael Patrick King
  23. “You have to understand that people come and people go. That’s life. Stop holding on to those who have let go of you long ago.” ~ Anonymous
  24. “Watch your thoughts as you watch the street traffic. People come and go; you register without response. It may not be easy in the beginning, but with some practice, you will find that your mind can function on many levels at the same time and you can be aware of them all.” ~ Sri Nisargadatta Maharaj
  25. “I don’t give up. I’m a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.” ~ Kevin Costner
  26. “People come in and out of our lives to teach us. And we teach other people. It’s part of the process. They come in and they go out. Some stay for longer than others.” ~ Gillian Anderson
  27. “Nothing happens while you live. The scenery changes, people come in and go out, that’s all. There are no beginnings. Days are tacked on to days without rhyme or reason, an interminable, monotonous addition.” ~ Jean-Paul Sartre
  28. “People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever. So be good to yourself.” ~ Anonymous
  29. “It is okay for people you love to leave. For them to come and go. She taught it to me over and over.” ~ Peter Heller
  30. “Understand that friends come and go, but with a precious few you should hold on. The older you get, the more you need the people who knew you when you were young.” ~ Mary Schmich
  31. “Friends come and go, clothing is packed and unpacked households are continually purged of unnecessary items, and as a result, not much sticks. It’s hard at times but it makes a kid strong in ways that most people can’t understand. Teaches them that even though people are left behind, new ones ill inevitably take their place; that every place has something good and bad to offer. It makes a kid grow up fast.” ~ Nicholas Sparks
  32. “Nobody is worth stressing over. People come and go. Move on and go find yourself, the world is yours. Life goes on.” ~ Anonymous
  33. “Some people we know in our lives come up to a crossroads, and they could go left or right, and then end up in a totally different place.” ~ Jason Momoa
  34. “Some people bring joy wherever they go, and some people bring joy whenever they go.” ~ Mark Twain
  35. “No matter what is going on in your life today, remember, it is only preparation. People come and go; situations rise and fall; it’s all preparation for better things. You must stretch, reach, grow into your goodness. Without the preparation we receive through adversity, disappointment, confusion or pain, we could not appreciate the goodness when it arrives.” ~ Iyanla Vanzant
  36. “Seasons change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But its comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart… and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.” ~ Michael Patrick King
  37. “At some point. You have to realize that some people can stay in your heart but not in your life.” ~ Anonymous
  38. “I tell people this over and over again: don’t attach your faith to people. People will come and go. People will disappoint you. People will divulge dark secrets. People will turn out to be the opposite of what you thought. Allah is perfect. His messenger (peace be upon him) is a perfect example, and the religion is a perfect methodology. Attach yourself to the principles instead of the people. That way no Shaykh going wild or role model going rogue will be able to shake your faith.” ~ Omar Suleiman
  39. “I am my best friend. Other friends may come and go, but I am always here for me.” ~ Louise Hay
  40. “People come and go, but life is simply about seeing who cares enough to stay.” ~ Anonymous


Final Thoughts:

Life is a never-ending cycle of people coming and leaving in your life. However, it’s the person that only leaves. The memories and cherished moments you shared together will forever stay in your mind and in your heart.

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