Top 50 New Year’s Quotes

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The Best New Year’s Quotes

  • Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. – By Michael Josephson
  • All of us every single year, we are a different person. I do not think we are the same person in all our lives. – By Steven Speilberg
  • If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. – By Cyril Cusack
  • 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. – By Ellen Goodman
  • What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year. – By Vern McLellan


  • 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! – By Edward Payson Powell
  • All our dreams can come true if we dare to pursue them. – By Walt Disney
  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. – By Bill Vaughan
  • A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. – By Author Unknown
  • Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin. – By Mother Teresa
  • 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. – By Simon Newcomb.


  • Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you, a better person. – By Benjamin Franklin
  • Character is the ability to carry out an excellent resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. – By Cavett Robert
  • Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness. – By William Shakespeare
  • 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. – By Brooks Atkinson
  • Each age has deemed the new- Byborn year the fittest time for festal cheer. – By Sir Walter Scott
  • First, you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you. – By F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Follow your passions, believe in karma, and you won’t have to chase your dreams; they will come to you. – By Randy Pausch
  • For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move! – By Mehmet Murat Ildan


New Year’s Quotes to Inspire a Fresh Start

  • 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. – By Arthur H. Sulzberger
  • 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 create a beginning. – By T.S. Eliot
  • Glory to God in the highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given; While angels sing with tender mirth, A glad new year to all the earth. – By Martin Luther
  • Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. – By Oscar Wilde
  • He who breaks a decision is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. – By F.M. Knowles
  • Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’… – By Alfred Tennyson
  • 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. – By Tucker Carlson
  • I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something. So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, surprising mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. – By Neil Gaiman


  • 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. – By Anais Nin
  • I shall stick to my resolution of always writing what I think no matter who it offends. – By Julia Ward Howe
  • I believe in terms of the day’s decisions, not the year’s. – By Henry Moore
  • I would say happy new year, but it’s not happy; it’s exactly the same as last year except colder. ― Robert Clark
  • Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the most exquisite sense of the word. – By Goran Persson
  • Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Repeat it. They are the sweetest words in the world. – By Ann Landers
  • Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving. – By Albert Einstein


Inspirational New Year Quotes

  • Many people look forward to the new year for a fresh start on old habits. – By Author Unknown
  • Many years ago, I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since. – By Dave Beard
  • May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. – By Joey Adams
  • May the New Year bring you the courage to break your decisions early. My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue so that I triumph even when I fall. – By Aleister Crowley
  • Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. – By John Selden
  • New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. – By Charles Lamb
  • New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. – By James Agate
  • 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. – By Charles Lamb


  • Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. – By Charles Lamb
  • One resolution I have made, and always try to keep, is this: to rise above the little things. – By John Burroughs
  • The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. – By- By Eleanor Roosevelt
  • The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family. – By Thomas Jefferson
  • The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn. – By Hartley Coleridge
  • The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. The drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. ― P.J. O’Rourke
  • The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes. – By Benjamin Disraeli


  • To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can not explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can not coach. – By Bobby Bowden
  • 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. – By Mark Twain.
  • Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday. – By Euripides.
  • Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – By Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • 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. – By Oprah Winfrey
  • You must leave your many millions, And the gay and festive crowd; Though you roll in royal billions, There’s no pocket in a shroud. – By John Alexander Joyce
  • Your success and happiness lie in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. – By Helen Keller
  • Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to. – By Bill Vaughn


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