New Year Quotes: Inspirational

New Year Quotes: Inspirational Thoughts for a Great Beginning

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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.

If you are super charged about making a glorious new beginning this New Year, it is a good time to consider creating your New Year resolutions. Pick your favourite peeve and resolve to get rid of the rot from your life. Give up whining and take charge of your life. You are not going to be around forever, so what are you waiting for?

  • 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.