Many choose the New Year as the time to turn over a new leaf. Smokers vow to kick the foul habit. Some decide to change to a new and improved lifestyle. Habitual spendthrifts decide to mend their ways. And most of us, who enjoy eating unhealthy food, latch on to the latest dieting fad. The New Year symbolizes the birth of hope, and the renewal of life. Here are New Year quotes, inspirational enough to help you find your calling.
- Jay Leno
New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
- Hal Borland
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
- Edward Payson Powell
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!
- George William Curtis
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
- Hartley Coleridge
The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
- John Burroughs
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
- Oprah Winfrey
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
- Mark Twain
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.
- G. K. Chesternut
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
- Benjamin Franklin
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
- Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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.
- Ellen Goodman
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.