25 Great New Year Quotes

Travis McAshan Monday, January 2nd, 2012 25-great-new-year-quotes

In a nutshell… here’s a collection of classic New Year’s quotes.

While these are mostly floating around on the net in other places I wanted to collect them all and have them for reference. There’s some great wisdom, humor, and wry wit in the quotes below, enjoy!

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,
French-Cuban Author

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”
– Oscar Wilde,
Irish Writer & Poet

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

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,
American Columnist & Author

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,
American Author & Humorist

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,
American Theatre Critic

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
– T.S. Eliot,
American Playwright & Literary Critic

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. Chesterton,
English Writer

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”
– Benjamin Franklin,
Author, Inventor & Diplomat

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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”
– Albert Einstein,
Theoretical Physicist

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
– Oprah Winfrey,
American Media Proprietor

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,
American Journalist & Author

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

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson,
American Essayist, Lecturer & Poet

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.”
– Michael Altshuler,
Speaker & Trainer

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

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.”
– Hal Borland,
American Author & Journalist

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.”
– F.M. Knowles,
American Artist

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.”
– Henry Moore,
English Sculptor & Artist

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!”
– Joey Adams,
American Comedian

This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!

– William Arthur Ward,
American Writer & Author

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
– P.J. O’Rourke,
American Political Satirist

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,
American Poet & Pacifist

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,
American Journalist

11 Responses to “25 Great New Year Quotes”

  1. Rishika Shukla says:

    all r 2 gud

  2. Lloyd Soans says:

    2013: i hope to see each and every individual on this planet achieve his dreams. Forget the Past, its not the last, Think about your present Fast, And you future will be a Blast.

  3. rajdeep says:

    happy new year2013

  4. twitter_gemmawhite05 says:

    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.”

  5. Safran oden says:

    Hpy new year guyz..

  6. yuvraj says:

    cool….
    they r awesome..

  7. I’m Feeling My Self…… Am So Fly…

  8. ‘dream big, inspire others and believe in God”

  9. Muhammad Durmush says:

    Today is a New Day.

  10. Malcolm Pariong M'wayne says:

    Great Thoughts

  11. tinil thomas says:

    happy new year to all my friends and family….

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