New Years Quotes and Sayings

Posted by Brian

A new oath holds pretty well; but… when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it.
– Mark Twain

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
– Author Unknown

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

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

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
– Andre Gide

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
– Oprah Winfrey

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

Each age has deemed the new born year, the fittest time for festal cheer.
– Walter Scott

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.
– Jean Paul Richter

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
– T. S. Eliot

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
– Oscar Wilde

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

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.
– Henry Moore

It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.
– William Thomas

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
– Author Unknown

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

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

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.
– Charles Lamb

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

New Year’s Eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
– Hamilton Wright Mabie

New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
– Jay Leno

New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
– Mark Twain

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

No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
– Charles Lamb

Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
– Charles Lamb

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

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.
– Author Unknown

The merry year is born like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
– Hartley Coleridge

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
– George William Curtis

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
– G.K. Chesterton

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

The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
– W.H. Auden

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

Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
– Thomas Mann

We meet today, to thank Thee for the era done, and Thee for the opening one.
– John Greenleaf Whittier

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

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

Why won’t they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can’t they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping – rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year’s and Easter and Christmas – But, goodness, why need they do it?
– John Dos Passos, 1917

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

Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.
– Mark Twain

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

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

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

A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.
– Author Unknown


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