New Years Quotes That Will Inspire You To Have the Best Year Yet

New Years is a special holiday that means many different things to many different people. While some believe in the superstitions surrounding the occasion, almost all of us look forward to the change of the year with hopes of a fresh start, new beginnings, and a better tomorrow. For whatever reason you’re celebrating, here’s a list of inspiring New Years quotes you can use to embrace this unique occasion.

New Years Quotes: Resolutions

Cheers to a new year and another

chance for us to get it right.

– Oprah Winfrey


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


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


Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,

and let each new year find you a better man.

— Benjamin Franklin


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed

is more important than any other.

— Abraham Lincoln


Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams.

Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential.

Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in,

but with what it is still possible for you to do.

— Pope John XXIII


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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


The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today.

Let us move forward with strong and active faith.

— Franklin D. Roosevelt


Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then

in ten years you may have made three thousand,

six hundred and fifty persons happy,

or brightened a small town by your contribution

to the fund of general enjoyment.

– Sydney Smith


Whether you think you can or whether you think you can’t, you’re right

— Henry Ford

New Years Quotes:  Rebirth

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language

And next year’s words await another voice.

– T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets


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


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


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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


Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life.

The evening beam that smiles the clouds away,

and tints tomorrow with a prophetic ray.

— Lord Byron


Yesterday is but today’s memory, and tomorrow is today’s dream.

— Kahlil Gibran


We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves

otherwise we harden.

— Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

New Years Quotes: Celebration

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a

drink, then the drink takes you.

— F. Scott Fitzgerald


Celebrate what you want to see more of.

— Tom Peters


Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

— Walter Scott


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A good time occurs precisely when we loose track of what time it is.

— Robert Farrar Capon


With the past, I have nothing to do; nor with the future. I live now.

– Ralph Waldo Emerson


To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.

— Oscar Wilde

Happy New Years!

Hopefully you found the inspiration you need to make the most out of the approaching new year. If you found any of these quotes particularly inspiring, consider inscribing it on a New Years card or Invitation. Happy New Years and may this one be the best one yet!

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