Last Updated: 21st November, 2020

New Year Quotes


Here are the best New Year's quotes to inspire and encourage you in the coming year. Words of wisdom for a Happy New Year motivate you to live your best life in 2021.

New Year Sayings

It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.
~William Shakespeare

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool."
~F.M. Knowles


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

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

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
~Charles Lamb

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!
William Arthur Ward

And now we welcome the new year.
Full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

Praying God's love shines bright in your new year… and his blessings over flow.
Romans 5:5

"Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can." I wish you Happy New Year and diary full of best stories ever written in your life.
~Lao Tzu

New Year Sayings

The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

Peace comes from within. Do not seek it without.

What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.
Vern Mclellan

It's not luck... it's God's favor. From the fullness of his grace we have all received one blessing after another.
John 1:16

A good beginning makes a good end.
English Proverb


Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.
William Shakespeare

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.
C.S. Lewis

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

Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that.
~Judith Crist

The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes.
Benjamin Disraeli

Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
~Sydney Smith

A merry Christmas to everybody! A happy New Year to the world!
~Charles Dickens

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
~Martin Luther

Famous New Year Quotes

People with goals succeed because they know where they’re going.
– Earl Nightingale

Certain corpuscles, denominated Christmas Books, with the ostensible intention of swelling the tide of exhilaration, or other expansive emotions, incident upon the exodus of the old and the inauguration of the New Year.
~William Makepeace Thackeray

A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means.
- William Hazlitt

What can be said in New Year rhymes,
That's not been said a thousand times?
The new years come, the old years go,
We know we dream, we dream we know.
We rise up laughing with the light,
We lie down weeping with the night.
We hug the world until it stings,
We curse it then and sigh for wings.
We live, we love, we woo, we wed,
We wreathe our prides, we sheet our dead.
We laugh, we weep, we hope, we fear,
And that's the burden of a year.
~Ella Wheeler Wilcox

Be Content with what you have; rejoice in the way things are. When you realize there is nothing lacking, the whole world belongs to you. Happy New Year!
~Sufi Poetry by Hazrat Inayath Khan

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

New Year Quotes

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. Harles Kettering

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

We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.
John Greenleaf Whittier

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
Aleister Crowley, Moonchild

Happy New Year Quotes

This is your Year to Sparkle.

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, "Little Gidding"

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in.
A pessimist stays up to make sure the Old Year leaves.
~Irish Toast

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

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 quotes

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering 'it will be happier'
Alfred Lord Tennyson

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer."
~Walter Scott

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

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.
Edgar Guest

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

You must leave your many millions,
And the gay and festive crowd;
Though you roll in royal billions,
There's no pocket in a shroud.
John Alexander Joyce

These things I remember as I pour out my soul: how I used to go with the multitude, leading the procession to the house of God, with shouts of joy and thanksgiving among the festive throng.

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

Best New Year Quotes

May your troubles be less,
and your blessings be more,
and nothing but happiness
come through your door.
Have a Splashing New YearIrish Blessing

Rule your mind or it will rule you.”

Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.”
~Thomas Edison

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

Inspirational New Year Quotes

Inspirational New Year Quotes

A New Year Have a Good One!

A new heart for a New Year, always!
Charles Dickens

The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
Lao Tzu

Not knowing when the dawn will come
I open every door.
Emily Dickinson

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

All lasting business is built on friendship.
– Alfred A. Montapert

Prosperous New Year Quotes

Warm Wishes for a Bright and a Prosperous New Year.

A business absolutely devoted to service will have only one worry about profits. They will be embarrassingly large.
– Henry Ford

I do not believe a man can ever leave his business. He ought to think of it by day and dream of it by night.
– Henry Ford

What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Many are stubborn in pursuit of the path they have chosen, few in pursuit of the goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

Not every end is the goal. The end of a melody is not its goal, and yet if the melody has not reached its end, it has not reached its goal.
– Friedrich Nietzsche

All who have accomplished great things have had a great aim, have fixed their gaze on a goal which was high, one which sometimes seemed impossible.
– Orison Swett Marden

Necessity of action takes away the fear of the act, and makes bold resolution the favorite of fortune.
Francis Quarles

When was the last time you did something for the first time?
Sally Edwards

New Year Motivational Quotes

Inspirational 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

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
Charles Kettering

Be always at War with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each New Year find you
a better person.
~Benjamin Disraeli

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.
Albert Einstein

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

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end.

Short New Year Quotes

Short New Year Quotes

Happy New Year.

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one
~John Greenleaf Whittier

The happiest moments of my life have been the few which I have passed at home in the bosom of my family.
Thomas Jefferson

I shall stick to my resolution of writing always what I think no matter whom it offends.
Julia Ward Howe

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

New Year Quotes and Sayings

Whatever we do together works
Happy New Year!

The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
~Hartley Coleridge

As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
– Simon Newcomb

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

Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday.
– Euripides

You must leave your many millions, And the gay and festive crowd; Though you roll in royal billions, There's no pocket in a shroud.
John Alexander Joyce

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.
Mark Twain

Funny New Year Quotes

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

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

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

Funny New Year Quotes

Hope you do some running around, and lose a few pounds in the year ahead.
Happy New Year!

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

First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
F. Scott Fitzgerald

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

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

New Year Resolution Quotes

New Year Resolution Quotes

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln

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

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise, we harden.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.
-Benjamin Franklin

The changes in our life must come from the impossibility to live otherwise than according to the demands of our conscience not from our mental resolution to try a new form of life.
-Leo Tolstoy

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

The man who will not execute his resolutions when they are fresh upon him can have no hope from them afterwards; they will be dissipated, lost and perish in the hurry and scurry of the world, or sunk in the slough of indolence.
Marie Edgeworth

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

When we once begin to form good resolutions, God gives us every opportunity of carrying them out.
St John Chrysostom

Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
Jonathan Edwards

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.

To live like a lion for a day is far better than to live like a jackal for a hundred years.
Sultan Fateh Ali Tipu

Neither a wise man nor a brave man lies down on the tracks of history to wait for the train of the future to run over him.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Let me tell you the secret that has led me to my goal: my strength lies solely in tenacity.
Louis Pasteur

An invincible determination can accomplish almost anything and in this lies the great distinction between great men and little men.
Thomas Fuller

A good battle plan that you act on today can be better than a perfect one tomorrow.
George S. Patton

I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the years.
Henry Moore

What counts is not necessarily the size of the dog in the fight – it’s the size of the fight in the dog.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will.
Mahatma Gandhi