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102 Great New Year Quotes

2013-2014

An occasion becomes even more special if you wish your loved ones with a few words of wisdom and inspiration. New Year brings new chances for everyone and leads us to a new start. A motivational New Year Quote can urge us to let go of things and make us focus on new chapters of life. New Year is nature’s way of giving us a whole new chance to get inspired to live an amazing new chapter of your life. Here are some motivational quotes to gear you up for a new year.

1. 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

2. 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

3. Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which brings out the Old Year. – Charles Lamb

4. An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – Bill Vaughn

5. Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. – John Selden

6. The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. – George William Curtis

7. May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early. My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall. – Aleister Crowley

8. The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. –Eleanor Roosevelt

9. To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you cannot explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you cannot coach. – Bobby Bowden

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

11. The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – Benjamin Disraeli

12. For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit. – Arthur H. Sulzberger

13. Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since. – Dave Beard

14. Let our New Year’s resolution be this, we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word. – Goran Persson

15. 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

16. Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer. – Sir Walter Scott

17. New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – Charles Lamb

18. “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” – Henry Moore

19. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin

20. 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

21. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

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

23. If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people. – Confucius

24. You have done what you could — some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

26. 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

27. 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

28. We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one. – John Greenleaf Whittier

29. Each age has deemed the new born year, the fittest time for festal cheer. – Walter Scott

30. 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

31. 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

32. A New Year is unfolding–like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within. – Anonymous

33. 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

34. 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

35. New habits make new horizons. – Grenville Kleiser

36. Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and good and dwell as little as possible on the dark and the base. – Cecil

37. What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year. – Vern McLellan

38. “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

39. “New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” – James Agate

40. “A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.” – Author Unknown

41. “Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” – Author Unknown

42. “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

43. Little keys open big locks
Simple words reflect great thoughts
Your smile can cure heart blocks
So keep on smiling it rocks.
Happy New Year 2011 – Author Unknown

44. 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

45. 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

46. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! – Joey Adams

47. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler

48. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

49. “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.” – Henry David Thoreau

50. “Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.”
― Brad Paisley

51. “May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
― Aleister Crowley

52. “Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come”. – Melody Beattie

53. “For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” ― Mehmet Murat ildan

54. “There are years that ask questions and years that answer.”
― Zora Neale Hurston

55. 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

56. The merry year is born like the bright berry from the naked thorn. – Hartley Coleridge

57. 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

58. 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. Chesternut

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

60. All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives. – Steven Spielberg

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

62. A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now. – Phil McGraw

63. To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can’t explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can’t coach. – Bobby Bowden

64. Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish ill on anyone lightly. So let’s just wish each other bile less New Year and leave it at that. – Judith Crist

65. 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

66. 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

67. Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. – Jean Paul Richter

68. 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

69. When then is lost, as time is by,
We look upon the yearly wine. E. Marshal

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

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

72. “I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser,
a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser.” – Robert Paul

73. We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one. – John Greenleaf Whittier

74. “Even if I knew that tomorrow the world would go to pieces, I would still plant my apple tree.” ― Martin Luther

75. “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt

76. “Visualize this thing you want. See it, feel it, believe in it. Make your mental blueprint and begin.” ― Robert Collier

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

78. Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win. – Bernadette Devlin

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

80. 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

81. 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

82. A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. – Author Unknown

83. Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. – Michael Josephson

84. 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

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

86. It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets. – William Thomas

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

88. 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

89. “Get going. Move forward. Aim High. Plan a takeoff. Don’t just sit on the runway and hope someone will come along and push the airplane. It simply won’t happen. Change your attitude and gain some altitude. Believe me, you’ll love it up here.” ― Donald Trump

90. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

91. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

92. It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.- Jim Bishop

93. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! – Joey Adams

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

95. Another fresh new year is here…
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give! – William Arthur Ward

96. 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

97. “Oh, Father, a brand-new year! What a time to make my deepest, even secret, requests known to You.” – Marion Bond West

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

99. 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

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

101. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice”. – T.S. Eliot

102. “Life is overflowing with the new. But it is necessary to empty out the old to make room for the new to enter.” – Eileen Caddy