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54 People Come and Go Quotes That Will Keep You Moving Forward

Just like season, people change.

With a multitude of people that you just temporarily meet, you might feel sad or even depressed when they finally decide to move on without you.

Others might leave you without notice when you show them your real self, lowering your self-esteem.

But you need to understand that not all people you meet will be with you for better or for worse, people come and go and only a few will never go and accept you truly.

54 People Come and Go Quotes

1. “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

2. “We have three types of friends in life: Friends for a reason, friends for a season, and friends for a lifetime.” – Anonymous

3. “Not everyone is going to want, accept or know how to receive your energy. Make peace with that and keep on.” – Unknown

4. “When you’re busy creating your own fulfillment, you won’t feel the need to seek it from others.” – Unknown

5. “Your life will get better when you realize it’s better to be alone than to chase people who don’t really care about you.” – Anonymous

6. “I don’t chase people anymore. I learned that I’m here, and I’m important. I’m not going to run after people to prove that I matter.” – Unknown

7. “Don’t sacrifice your time for people who wouldn’t do the same for you.” – Anonymous

8. “Faced with inevitable change, the choice was mine. I could fight until my spirit was weary, or I could release all resistance and create something new in my changed world.” – Dean Jackson

9. “I’ve come to realize that the only people I need in my life are the ones who need me in theirs even when I have nothing else to offer them but myself.” – Unknown

10. “There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need to change your life, or you’re the one that’ll change theirs.” – Louis and Champagne

11. “People think that being alone makes you lonely, but I don’t think that’s true. Being surrounded by the wrong people is the loneliest thing in the world.” – Unknown

12. “Don’t chase people. Be you, do your own thing and work hard. The right people who belong in your life will come to you and stay.” – Unknown

13. “I don’t like depending on people because people leave all the time. Because at the end of the day all you have is yourself and that has to be enough.”  – A.M.

14. “We don’t meet people by accident. They are meant to cross our path for a reason.” – Anonymous

15. “Because people come and go. And those who stay are those whom we should never let go of.” – Unknown

16. “People come and go. But life is simply seeing who cares enough to stay.” – Unknown

17. “People come and go. Just try not to take it personally.” – Unknown

18. “People come and go, and when they go it’s because they have made the impact they were meant to make in your life.” – Anonymous

19. “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, and complete with new characters and adventures. Then you find yourself focusing on the new ones, not the ones from the past.” – Nicholas Sparks “The Rescuer”

20. “People will come and go in life, but the person in the mirror will be there forever: so be good to yourself.” – Unknown

21. “Not everyone you lose is a loss.” – Unknown

22. “Friends may come and go. But two hundred pounds is always two hundred pounds.”  – Henry Rollins

23. “I am my best friend. Other friends may come and go, but I am always here for me.” – Louise Hay

24. “Friends come and go, but true friends leave footprints in your heart.” – YashrajSuman

25. “Just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything, they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them.” – Marilyn Monroe

26. “Friends come and go, I really don’t have time to be running after people.” – Anonymous

27. “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

28. “I would tell 17-years-old to be proud of who you are. Don’t try to change yourself for others. Focus on school and your future. Boys and friends will come and go, just focus on you and your future.” – Lea Michele

29. “The older you get, the more you live with ghosts.”– Nick Tosches

30. “Friends are like stars, they come and they go but only the true ones glow.” – Kushand

31. “People come and go, that’s why I watch my back and trust only a few.” – Anonymous

32. “Yes, you can lose somebody overnight. Yes, your whole life can be turned upside down. Life is short. It can come and go like a feather in the wind.” – Shania Twain

33. “Because too many times in life there’s just one person that I met, just one thing that I heard, one movie that I saw, one song that was sung, that changed my life. So, I’m always trying to stay awake to be in the moment, and capture the moments when they come. Because they come and go all the time.” – Mike Singletary

34. “You may come and go, but the real test is to see how long one can manage to stay in the game.” – Armaan Malik

35. “I don’t give up. I’m a plodder. People come and go, but I stay the course.” – Kevin Costner

36. “Letting go means to come to the realization that some people are a part of your history, but not a part of your destiny.” – Unknown

37. “People come and go in our lives. That’s why we have photographs and memories.” – Unknown

38. “Some people come into our lives and quickly go. Some stay for a while, leave footprints in our hearts, and we are never, ever the same.” – Unknown

39. “Some people come into your life just to teach you how to let go.” – Unknown

40. “In life, you’ll realize that there is a purpose for every person you meet. Some are there to test you… Some will use you… Some will teach you, and some will bring out the best in you.” – Anonymous

41. “Nothing lasts forever. People come. People go. Some people can make a difference in your life and open you up to new opportunities, and others can take you down the wrong paths and influence the wrong decisions. Life will throw you many curve balls, at times you will drop life’s opportunity and others you will catch! At times backstabbing and bitterness will haunt you, but others there will be love and loyalty.” – BQ

42. “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 that you will never leave you.” – Kimberly Kirberger

43. “It’s a shame in a way that people come and go with one album.” – Marc Almond

44. “People come into your life and go, but you will always have to live with yourself. Make yourself pleasant, positive and peaceful.” – Akin Olokun

45. “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.” – Roth

46. “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

47. “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 have 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

48. “People come and go, but love always remains. Sometimes beautiful and sometimes a beautiful ache, but love always remains.” – Jen Storms

49. “Looking back isn’t going to help you. Moving forward is the thing you have to do.”- McKayla Maroney

50. “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

51. “We met for a reason. Either you’re a blessing or a lesson.” – Frank Ocean

52. “Drifting from people. It happens so often. It happens without even knowing, it’s just life. There are friends that stay, yet many that go. Maybe it’s just bound to happen. It’s probably a sign that you don’t need those people in your life as much as you think you do. That’s why you keep making new friends after. No one likes to drift, but it’s normal.” – Unknown

53. “All along your life, people come and go. Some hurt you some make you smile, but each one of them leaves something of theirs with us. The new lessons they teach us, the new aspects of life they show us, making us better equipped to face the world – much stronger.” – Karen Salmansohn

54. “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


Even if people leave you, there will always be new ones you will meet. And even if someone leaves you, your memories of them, good or bad, will stay, and that’s what matters most in this life.