New Years Quotes

New Years Quotes
These New Years quotes should remind us of our yearly human need to forget our short-comings of the previous year, and to look forward with a brightness of hope for the new year ahead…a clean slate.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. -Bill Vaughan

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

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to. ~Bill Vaughn

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

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. -Henry Ward Beecher

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

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. -Michael Altshuler

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas. -unknown

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

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

Maybe this year…walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but potential. -Ellen Goodman

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. -Benjamin Franklin

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. -T.S. Eliot

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. -Joey Adams

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    • Lisa P
    • December 31, 2010

    Shawn- I just wanted to thank you for a year of inspring and thought provoking qoutes. I always look forward to your emails and hope you know how much they are appreciated. Her are wishes for a wonderful,joyous and life changing 2011.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lisa. I look forward to feedback like this. 🙂 It certainly helps to make me feel like I’m helping someone, somewhere, in some small way. Hope to hear from you more!

    • Jerry
    • December 31, 2010

    Thanks for the great quotes. I placed my favorites of them, the ones that spoke to my soul, in the last pages of my 2010 journal.

    I like this quote, which can apply all year long, by Kahlil Gibran: “A little knowledge that acts is worth infinitely more than much knowledge that is idle.”

    • Lee
    • December 31, 2010

    Hello Shawn, “Happy New Year”, to you and your family, wishing you good health and happiness. May you treasure every day the gifts that revolve in your life, family and friends, every hug and kiss, love being the most important gift of all.

    Wonderful quotes, I just have some thought to add:

    Looking back on the months gone by,
    As a new year starts and an old one ends,
    We contemplate what brought us joy,
    And we think of our loved ones and our friends.
    Recalling all the happy times,
    Remembering how they enriched our lives,
    We reflect upon who really counts,
    As the fresh and bright New Year arrives.
    And when I ponder those who do,
    I immediately think of you.

    By Joanna Fuchs


    While ringing in the new year
    say goodbye to the old
    Holding on to the memories
    worth more to us than gold

    The past we’ll leave behind
    and welcome in the new
    May this brand new year
    be the greatest one for you

    Happy New Year!!
    Peace on earth to all.

    1. Reply

      Thanks Lee! I was just wondering…I sent this on the 31st…but isn’t it always “tomorrow” in Australia? So, yesterday was already Jan 1st to you?

    • Laurie
    • January 8, 2011

    These quotes all make you think, and are positive. My favorite one is: For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. -T.S. Eliot

    • December 11, 2011

    Hello shawn . i loved these quotes .

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