New Year Quotes
Inspirational New Year Quotes
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
G. K. Chesterton
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
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
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
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
For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
New Year Resolutions Quotes
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis
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.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
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.
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
New year, same goal.
Selected New Year Quotations
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T. S. Eliot
Each age has deemed the new born year
The fittest time for festal cheer
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
John Greenleaf Whittier
Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.
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.
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.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time.
Jean Paul Richter
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.
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