Quotes about New Year

The first day of the New Year is always a day of mixed emotions. On one hand, the New Year promises a fresh beginning--a new chapter in one’s life. The New Year offers hopes for a brighter future and the excitement of what to come. On the other hand, we have to bid farewell to the many wonderful things we experienced the previous year. Let us enjoy these wonderful New Year quotes as we welcome in the New Year.


“A lot of people get all caught up in the New Year's resolution thing. I think it gives them an easy way, later, to say, 'Oh, that was just a New Year's resolution' and not taking it seriously. People who really want to make changes can make them any day of the year, whether be the Jewish New Year, the Chinese New Year, or any day that suits them. You've got every day of your life to make changes.” James Wilcox

“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

“When planning for a year, plant corn. When planning for a decade, plant trees. When planning for life, train and educate people. We should start training and educating people on January 1st.” Chinese Proverb

“The book is opened, but its pages are blank. We are going to put words on the pages ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day.” Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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

"Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bileless New Year and leave it at that." Judith Crist

“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.” Anais Nin

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

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

“My goals for next year are: compete in & win American Idol, pick up the Nobel Prize for Economics, travel around the globe in 79.5 days, and become Bill Gates’ apprentice.” Simon Nguyen

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