New Years Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old new years quotes, new years sayings, and new years proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!

Mehmet Murat ildan

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.     

Michael Josephson

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

Vern McLellan

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

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

For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice.

T.S. Eliot

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!     

Joey Adams

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

Taylor Swift

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.     

Brad Paisley

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.

Walter Scott

From New Year’s on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining.     

Leonard Bernstein

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

William Thomas

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

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

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

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

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.     

Dave Beard

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

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

Oscar Wilde

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.

Melody Beattie

Although I’ve been thoroughly conditioned by pain to see it otherwise, an ending is nothing more than the backside of a beginning.     

Craig D. Lounsbrough

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

There are greater things to be achieved in every New Year, and each and everyone must prepare themselves to be great, not by words of the mouth, but by a lot of sacrifices.     

Michael Bassey Johnson

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

Oprah Winfrey

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

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.

Judith Crist

Another fresh new year is here . . . Another year to live! To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give!

William Arthur Ward

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

Jay Leno

It isn't only a new year, it is a new chance for everyone to restart.

Mohammed Sekouty

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.     

Akhenaton