New year quotes
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. ~Charles
✓✓✓?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
jose Helen Fielding quotes
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
✓✓✓?The new year begins in a snow-
storm of white vows.?
sarah George William Curtis quotes
(American social reformer, author and
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓Happiness is too many things these days
for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly.
So let’s just wish each other a bileless
New Year and leave it at that.
✓✓✓A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I’ve played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓Each age has deemed the new born year
The fittest time for festal cheer
✓✓✓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
Edith Lovejoy Pierce
✓✓✓?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.?
aziza Charles Lamb quotes (English
Critic, Poet and Essayist, 1775-1834)
✓✓✓?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
✓✓✓I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the
✓✓✓?Ring out the old, ring in the
new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go; Ring out
the false, ring in the true?
Alfred, Lord Tennyson quotes (English
poet often regarded as the chief
representative of the Victorian age in
✓✓✓May all your troubles last as long as
your New Year’s resolutions. ~Joey
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓But can one still make resolutions when one is over
forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
✓✓✓?A New Year’s resolution is
something that goes in one year and out
✓✓✓Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice
as onerous a duty.
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓Be at war with your vices; at peace with
your neighbors, and let every new year
find you a better man.
✓✓✓Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a
going on, with all the wisdom that experience can
instill in us.
✓✓✓The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis
✓✓✓It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t
✓✓✓Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
✓✓✓Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve
Jean Paul Richter
✓✓✓Cheers to a New Year and another chance
for us to get it right.
✓✓✓?We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one?
jose John Greenleaf Whittier quotes (American
✓✓✓Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New
Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
✓✓✓?Each age has deemed the new-born year. The
fittest time for festal cheer?
aziza Sir Walter Scott quotes (Scottish Novelist,
Poet, Historian and Biographer, 1771-1832)
✓✓✓Matt and I have set a date. Matt and I will tie the
knot New Years Day in the town of Swampscott,
Massachusetts. Reserve your hotel rooms now. I will
be having a gay marriage.
✓✓✓Now there are more overweight people in
America than average-weight people. So
overweight people are now average. Which
means you’ve met your New Year’s
✓✓✓Many people look forward to the new year for a new
start on old habits. ~Author Unknown
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓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.
✓✓✓?New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.?
Charles Lamb quotes (English Critic, Poet and
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
~Alfred, Lord Tennyson, 1850
✓✓✓?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.?
jose Mark Twain quotes (American Humorist, Writer
and Lecturer. 1835-1910)
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance
be forgot. Unless, of course, those
tests come back positive. ~Jay Leno
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓He who breaks a resolution is a weakling;
He who makes one is a fool.
✓✓✓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, speech in New York
City, 31 March 1885
✓✓✓?The object of a new year is not
that we should have a new year. It is
that we should have a new soul?
jose G. K. Chesterton quotes (English
born Gabonese Critic, Essayist, Novelist
and Poet, 1874-1936)
✓✓✓?For last year’s words belong to
last year’s language and next year’s
words await another voice.?
Little Gidding II
T.S. Eliot quotes (American born
English Editor, Playwright, Poet and
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓?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 quotes (American political
commentator,Journalist, Writer and Humorist, b.1947)
✓✓✓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
✓✓✓I’m a little bit older, a little bit
wiser, a little bit rounder, but still
none the wiser.
✓✓✓?New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be
forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back
jose Jay Leno quotes (American TV Host and
✓✓✓?An optimist stays up until
midnight to see the new year in. A
pessimist stays up to make sure the old
Bill Vaughn quotes (American industry
author, mentor and subject-matter
✓✓✓Good resolutions are simply checks that
men draw on a bank where they have no
account. ~Oscar Wilde
✓✓✓?Another fresh new year is here .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
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!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!?
William Arthur Ward quotes (American
dedicated scholar, author, editor,
pastor and teacher)
✓✓✓And ye, who have met with Adversity’s
And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury –
Still, fill to the Future! and join in
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.