The New Year Sayings and Quotes

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

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

Oprah Winfrey

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.     

Carl Brad

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.     

Bill Vaughn

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

Brad Paisley

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

Let our New Year's resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.     

Goran Persson

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

Mehmet Murat ildan

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

New Year's most glorious light is sweet hope!     

Mehmet Murat ildan

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.     

Charles Lamb

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.     

G. K. Chesterton

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

Benjamin Franklin

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

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

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

Vern McLellan

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


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

Walter Scott

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

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.     

Henry Ward Beecher

New year, same goal.     

Joe King

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'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

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

Michael Josephson

A new year brings not only happiness, it makes us happy with a hope to fulfill our dreams or a new beginning of our life. So, a new year is very special to everyone.     

Santonu Kumar Dhar

Let the new year be an entirely fresh start towards achieving all our goals. Lets kick start and era of excellence!     


In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.     

Irish Toast

The New Year, like an infant heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.     

Charles Dickens

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

Hartley Coleridge

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

William Thomas