New Years Quotes



I hope you enjoy this insightful, inspirational, and funny collection of New Years quotes. Check it out for some wisdom and a good chuckle.

Happy New Years!



About New Years

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
~ Oprah Winfrey

No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
~ Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
~ Charles Lamb

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
~ George William Curtis

Each age has deemed the new-born yearThe fittest time for festal cheer.
~ Walter Scott

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
~ Mark Twain

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
~ Oprah Winfrey

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Beautiful

A new year is unfolding--like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
~ Unknown

The New Year, like an infant heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.
~ Charles Dickens

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
~ G.K. Chesterton

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Celebrate

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more there is in life to celebrate.
~ Oprah Winfrey

Celebrate what you want to see more of.
~ Tom Peters

Let us celebrate the occasion with wine and sweet words.
~ Plautus

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Endings and Beginnings

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
~ Edward Payson Powell

For last year's words belong to last year's languageAnd next year's words await another voice.And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~ T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"

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Good Advice

Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New-Year find you a better Man.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.
~ Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives... not looking for flaws, but for potential.
~ Ellen Goodman

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
~ Henry Moore

I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
~ Anaïs Nin

From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining.
~ Leonard Bernstein

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
~ Brooks Atkinson

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Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since.
~ Dave Beard

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
~ Joey Adams

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average... which means, you have met your New Year's resolution.
~ Jay Leno

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
~ Unknown

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year's Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you're married to.
~ P.J. O'Rourke

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Insightful

Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
~ Hal Borland

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
~ Unknown

A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it.
~ Mark Twain

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
~ Jean Paul Richter

Know from whence you came because if you know from whence you came, there is no limit to where you can go.
~ James Baldwin

Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.
~ Henry Miller

Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.
~ Hector Berlioz

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Inspirational

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.
~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
~ Henry Ward Beecher

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
~ Helen Keller

It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen.
~ Frances Hodgson Burnette

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Jaded

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
~ William Thomas

New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
~ Mark Twain

New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
~ Jay Leno

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.
~ Mark Twain

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New Year's Eve

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
~ Hamilton Wright Mabie

The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
~ W.H. Auden

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New Year's Poems

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~ Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
~ Martin Luther

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.

~ John Greenleaf Whittier

A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
~ Edgar Guest

Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!

~ William Arthur Ward

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New Year's Resolutions

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One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
~ John Burroughs

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;He who makes one is a fool.
~ F.M. Knowles

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
~ Unknown

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.
~ John Selden

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
~ Oscar Wilde

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
~ Andre Gide

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I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.
~ Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones's Diary

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
~ James Agate

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
~ Eric Zorn

If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
~ Cyril Cusack

My New Year's resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy.
~ James Lafferty

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn't be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year's resolution is not to bark back.
~ Tucker Carlson

New year, same goal.
~ Joe King

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Perspective

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
~ Bill Vaughn

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
~ Bill Vaughan

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities.
~ Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com

Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.
~ Bernadette Devlin

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Profound

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ Mark Twain

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
~ Simon Newcomb

Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.
~ Auguste Rodin

Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.
~ M. Scott Peck

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Time

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Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.
~ John Randolp

Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
~ Delmore Schwartz

Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.
~ Henry Austin Dobson

Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.
~ Benjamin Franklin

Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.
~ Kahlil Gibran

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
~ Thomas Mann

Why won't they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can't they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping - rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas - But, goodness, why need they do it?
~ John Dos Passos, 1917

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