Humanities › Literature New Year's Resolutions Quotes How to Stick to New Year's Resolutions Share Flipboard Email Print Image Source/Stockbyte/Getty Images Literature Quotations Quotations For Holidays Funny Quotes Love Quotes Great Lines from Movies and Television Best Sellers Classic Literature Plays & Drama Poetry Shakespeare Short Stories Children's Books By Simran Khurana Education Expert M.B.A, Human Resource Development and Management, Narsee Monjee Institution of Management Studies B.S., University of Mumbai, Commerce, Accounting, and Finance Simran Khurana is the Editor-in-Chief for ReachIvy, and a teacher and freelance writer and editor, who uses quotations in her pedagogy. our editorial process Simran Khurana Updated March 18, 2017 Want to get fighting fit? Or kick a bad habit? Make a New Year's resolution and you are part of the way there. The tricky part in making New Year's resolutions is sticking to them. The loftier the resolution, the tougher it is to hang on to. It takes steely nerves and determination to live by what you resolve. Read these quotes about New Year's resolutions to motivate you to keep your resolutions and improve your life. Neil Gaiman"I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something." Maria Edgeworth"There is no moment like the present. The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterward; they will be dissipated, lost, and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence." Melody Beattie"The new year stands before us like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals."Alfred Lord Tennyson"Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'" Anonymous"A dog's New Year's Resolution: I will not chase that stick unless I actually see it leave his hand!"John Burroughs"One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things."Mark Twain"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." Cyril Cusack"If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am." Andre Gide"But can one still make resolutions when one is over 40? I live according to 20-year-old habits."Helen Fielding, "Bridget Jones's Diary""I do think New Year's resolutions can't technically be expected to begin on New Year's Day, don't you? Since, because it's an extension of New Year's Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year's Day isn't a good idea as you can't eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second."John Selden"Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty."Henry Moore"I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.""When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out." Albert Einstein"Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow." F.M. Knowles"He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool."