120 Leaving Job Quotes To Help You Quit Your Job

Looking for bittersweet quotes about leaving your job? We have rounded up the best collection of leaving job quotes, sayings, captions, and status messages (with images and pictures) to bid farewell and goodbye to your boss, colleagues, and company on a positive note.

Your workplace is the place where you spend the most time of the week.  You have an attachment with your co-workers, friends at work, and employees. But as we all aspire to grow in life, better job opportunities and good pay packages are often the reason to leave your existing job.

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There can be other reasons also to quit a job, be it bad working conditions, strict boss, low pay-scale, etc which will make you leave your job.

You may hate the job you are in because of your toxic boss, so these leaving job sayings will be a lot relatable to you. Leaving the old comfort zone and embracing change will help you grow in your career and reach the pinnacles of success.

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These feeling sad about leaving job quotes and quitting job quotes to deal with your mixed emotions and bid a goodbye to all employees and your boss. These encouraging quotes about leaving your job will give you the courage to pursue your dreams and aim higher in life.

Best Leaving Job Quotes

  1. “Do more than just exist.”

  2. “It’s time to go on with your life.”

  3. “Nothing is worth if you aren’t happy.”

  4. “I thank you for your part in my journey.”

  5. “This is the beginning of anything you want.”

  6. “The end of something doesn’t have to be ugly.”

  7. “My boss can change his own damn sign. I quit.”

  8. “A little step may be the beginning of a great journey.”

  9. “You can quit your job, but you can’t quit your calling.” — Lissa Rankin                                     

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    leaving job quotes

  10. “I’m quitting to pursue my dream of not working here.”

  11. “Leaving something behind is hard, but it’s also rewarding.” – Unknown                                   

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    quotes on quitting job

  12. “Good luck on finding better colleagues than me! Goodbye!”

  13. “Sunsets are proof that endings can be beautiful.” – Buddha

  14. “Never forget the people you met and the friends you made.”

  15. “Many a false step was made by standing still.” – Tim Ferriss

  16. “Your escape plan finally worked! Congrats on your new job.”

  17. “You’re leaving an era of your life behind you, and that’s OK.”

  18. “Be well, do good work, and keep in touch.” – Garrison Keillor

  19. “Congratulations on quitting the job that was killing your soul.”

  20. “Change is hard, but so is staying somewhere you don’t belong.” – Mandy Hale                                                                                                                                                               

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    quotes about leaving a job

  21. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

  22. “Goodbyes are hard when you grew to love what you’re leaving.” — A.A. Milne, “Winnie The Pooh”                                                                                                                               

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    quotes about leaving a job you love

  23. “Work harder on yourself than you do on your job.” – Jim Rohn

  24. “I’ve really enjoyed working with you. Good luck at the new job.”

  25. “Good friends never say goodbye. They simply say ‘See you soon.’”


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  26. “Remind yourself that you’re leaving to reach your ultimate goals.”                                                     

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    leaving a job quotes

  27. “Don’t cry because it’s over; smile because it happened.” – Dr. Seuss

  28. “Don’t settle for less just because you’re comfortable where you’re at.”

  29. “You have to end some things to move on to bigger and better things.”

  30. “If I work so hard at a job I hate, imagine what I can do in a job I love!” – Unknown                                                                                                                                                                   

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    quotes about leaving job

  31. “Take all the time you need, but you have to accept the end and move on.”

  32. “Farewell! God knows when we shall meet again.” – William Shakespeare

  33. “If you don’t build your dream, someone else will hire you to build theirs.”

  34. “There are far better things ahead than we ever leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

  35. “In every job that must be done there is an element of fun.” – Mary Poppins

  36. “The pain of parting is nothing to the joy of meeting again.” – Charles Dickens

  37. “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” – Michael McMillian

  38. “Sometimes life is about risking everything for a dream no one can see but you.”

  39. “We must accept the end of something in order to begin to build something new.”

  40. “Quit your job. Buy a ticket. Get a tan. Fall in love. Never return.” – Spencer Antle

  41. “There is a difference between giving up and knowing when you have had enough.”

  42. “A truly great coworker is hard to find, difficult to part with and impossible to forget.”

  43. “People don’t leave because things are hard. They leave because it’s no longer worth it.”

  44. “They must often change, who would be constant in happiness or wisdom.” – Confucius

  45. “Making a big life change is pretty scary. But know what’s even scarier? Regret.” – Zig Ziglar

  46. “Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” – Albert Einstein

  47. “May you someday have a job where you don’t hope end of the world predictions come true.”

  48. “Remember me and smile, for it’s better to forget than to remember me and cry.” – Dr. Seuss

  49. “People may take a job for money, but they often leave it for more recognition.” – Bob Nelson

  50. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying good bye so hard.” – Winnie The Pooh

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  51. “And suddenly you know… It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.”

  52. “Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending.” – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

  53. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with another hello.” – Paulo Coehlo                                                                                                                               

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    inspirational quotes about leaving a job

  54. “And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart                                                                                               

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    positive leaving a job quotes

  55. “You are on your way to doing some great things indeed. I wish you all the best for your new job.”

  56. “If your job is always making you angry and frustrated it’s time to make changes, or simple leave.”

  57. “It is so hard to leave—until you leave. And then it is the easiest thing in the world.” – John Green

  58. “You never really leave the place you love. You take part of it with you and leave part of you there.”

  59. “It’s been great working together. I look forward to or paths crossing again in the future. Goodbye.”

  60. “You’re one of the smartest colleague around. I know you’re bound for great things. Farewell Dear!”

  61. “I’m a big believer in picking your boss, not the job. Great people create great jobs.” – Nancy Dubue

  62. “Quitting because you don’t want to be uncomfortable will prevent you from growing.” – Amy Morin

  63. “There are no goodbyes for us. Wherever you are, you will always be in my heart.” – Mahatma Gandhi

  64. “It’s sad, but sometimes moving on with the rest of your life, starts with goodbye.” – Carrie Underwood

  65. “The two hardest things to say in life is hello for the first time and goodbye for the last.” – Moira Rogers

  66. “In every success story, you will find someone who has made a courageous decision.” – Peter F. Drucker

  67. “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard.” – A.A. Milne (Winnie-the-Pooh)

  68. “Goodbyes are not forever. Goodbyes are not the end. They simply mean I’ll miss you until we meet again!”

  69. “Dear colleagues, working with you was a great gratification and I’m going to miss you so much. Goodbye!”

  70. “Growth is painful. Change is painful. But nothing is as painful as staying stuck somewhere you don’t belong.”

    Positive Thank You Leaving A Job Quotes

  71. “Thank you for everything that you’ve accomplished so far, and good luck to everything you will in the future.”

  72. “Maternity leave is a great time to bond with your baby over how crappy your company’s maternity leave policy is.”

  73. “Today I close the door to my past, open the door to my future, take a deep breath, and step through a new life.”

  74. “We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day.” – Vera Lynn

  75. “Most people work just hard enough not to get fired and get paid just enough money not to quit.” – George Carlin

  76. “Never fear leaving a toxic environment. Be true and caring to yourself. Trust there is peace and positivity out there.”

  77. “You know when you just have to walk away from things that don’t align with you anymore? Yeah, I just quit my job.”

  78. “If you cannot work with love but only with distaste, it is better that you should leave your work.” – Kahlil Gibran

  79. “Starting a new job is always scary, or at least for me it’s always scary. It’s like the first day of school.” – Sean Maher

  80. “Saying goodbye doesn’t mean anything. It’s the time we spent together that matters, not how we left it.” – Trey Parker

  81. “Respect yourself enough to walk away from anything that no longer serves you, grows you, or makes you happy.”

  82. “I quit my job just to quit. I didn’t quit my job to write fiction. I just didn’t want to work anymore.” – Don DeLillo

  83. “You may not always end up where you thought you were going. But you will always end up where you are meant to be.”

  84. “With my resignation, my way in this company has been finished. But I will always have the sweet memories about you all.”

  85. “You hate your job? Why didn’t you say so? There’s a support group for that. It’s called everybody and they meet at the bar.”

  86. “When it feels scary to jump, that is exactly when you jump, otherwise you end up staying in the same place your entire life.”

  87. “It was the best job I ever had. I just left because my whole team was leaving and the new guys were coming.” – Victoria Jackson

  88. “Clearly you were only thinking of yourself when you made this decision. It’s not too late to change your mind, we’ll forgive you.”

  89. “Boss.. Nothing I can say will ever convey the amount of gratitude, I owe to you for changing me how to have the right attitude.”

  90. “Having awesome colleagues is a bad habit, because it’ll be impossible to work with someone else now that you’re leaving. Goodbye.”

  91. “Just because something ends doesn’t mean it never should’ve been. Remember, you lived, you learned, you grew and you moved on.”

  92. “You made this workplace feel like home. Having a coworker like you has been a blessing in disguise. All the best for your new venture.”

  93. “You always managed to make us laugh with your sense of humor during tough times. We will miss you being around us. Happy farewell.”

  94. “You can’t always wait for the perfect time. Sometimes, you have to dare to do it because life is too short to wonder what could’ve been.”

  95. “Goodbyes make you think. They make you realize what you’ve had, what you’ve lost, and what you’ve taken for granted.” – Ritu Ghatourey

  96. “It’s time to say goodbye, but I think goodbyes are sad and I’d much rather say hello. Hello to a new adventure.” – Ernie Harwell

  97. “Working in this office without you will be so boring. We’ll miss having a wonderful colleague like you. Good luck in your future endeavors!”

  98. “If it no longer works for you, then leave. It’s never worth staying at a job that makes you miserable and doesn’t hep you become a better person.”

  99. “Kids need to know they’re the most important thing in the world to you, and if that means quitting your job to prove it, then you have to prove it.”

  100. “The best part of working with you was your insightful suggestions and delightful nature. I really enjoyed the period of working with you. Goodbye!”

  101. “A farewell is necessary before we can meet again, and meeting again, after moments or a lifetime, is certain for those who are friends.” – Richard Bach

  102. “Like every teacher you are leaving us, but we will always cherish your exciting classes, enthusiastic lessons, and great deeds. Congratulations for your new job.”

  103. “Thank You… for imparting skills that have shaped my career and professional life. Your mentoring has meant so much to me. I can never really thank you enough.”

  104. “If you are staying around just to collect that comfortable lump sum every other week, there are lots of other ways to make money. Ways that won’t crush your soul.”

  105. “Work for a cause, not for applause. Live life to express not to impress. Don’t strive to make your presence noticed, just make your absence felt. Feel the legacy, not just money.”

  106. “And then there is the most dangerous risk of all – the risk of spending your life not doing what you want on the bet you can buy yourself the freedom to do it later.” – Randy Kosimar

  107. “Look straight ahead, and fix your eyes on what lies before you. Mark out a straight path for your feet; stay on the safe path. Don’t get sidetracked.” – Proverbs 4:25–27 (Bible Verse)

  108. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” – Steve Jobs

  109. “Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. The only way to do great work is to love what you do.” – Steve Jobs

  110. “So, old friends, now it’s time to start growing up, taking charge, seeing things as they are, facing facts, not escaping them, still with dreams, just reshaping them, growing up.” – Stephen Sondheim

  111. “You get a strange feeling when you leave a place. Like you’ll not only miss the people you love, but you miss the person you are at this time and place because you’ll never be this way ever again.” – Azar Nafasi

  112. “May the road rise up to meet you, may the wind be ever at your back. May the sun shine warm upon your face and the rain fall softly on your fields. And until we meet again, may God hold you in the hollow of his hand.” – Irish Blessing

  113. “There is a middle class in America for only one reason: organized labor. If not for organized labor, where would you find a job where you had some sense that you had a shot of leaving behind something better than you inherited?.” – Joe Biden

  114. “I have always said to myself, I never want to say I’m leaving a job because I want to spend more time with my family. I feel sorry for people when they say that. But my advice to them is that you shouldn’t have taken the job in the first place.” – Louis Freeh

  115. “Don’t complain about your job. If you hate it, quit. If there’s something wrong with it, find a way to fix it. If it’s a good job, be grateful for it. If you want more out of your job, make it happen. Be diplomatic about it and make it your dream job, or leave.” – Danny Wong

  116. “We ask our men and women in uniform to leave their families, our guardsmen and reservists to leave their jobs. We ask you to fight, to sacrifice, to risk your lives for your country. The last thing you should have to do is fight for a job when you come home.” – Barack Obama

  117. “When a good employee quits a job, the bad things happen to that particular organization not necessarily immediately but definitely; if bad management guys leave their topmost position, good results start pouring in the same company often after some time.” – Anuj Somani

  118. “I didn’t see it then, but it turned out that getting fired from Apple was the best thing that could have ever happened to me. 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.”

  119. “At some point, most of us reach a place where we’re afraid to fail, where we instinctively avoid failure and stick only to what we’re already good at. This confines us and stifles us. We can be truly successful only at something we’re willing to fail at. If we’re unwilling to fail, then we’re unwilling to succeed.” – Mark Manson

  120. “It’s worth remembering that for any change to happen in your life, you must be wrong about something. If you’re sitting there, miserable day after day, then that means you’re already wrong about something major in your life, and until you’re able to question yourself to find it, nothing will change.” – Mark Manson

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The decision of quitting a job can never be easy. You have to evaluate a lot of financial, career, and other paramaters before putting down your papers. You may love your work or hate your job, but swtiching jobs can be the most appropirate decision to reach your career goals.

You can quit your job to start your own business, take a new job, do freelancing, or give wings to your true potential. Stepping out of your comfort zone may be tough but is always rewarding.

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