Happy New Year Quotes and Sayings

As another year comes to an end, I’ve been searching the web for famous quotes to help bring in the new year.  All of these quotes are so true.  I wish you all a new year filled with love, laughter, good health, and prosperity.  See you in 2012!

Via flickr user bayasaa

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

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

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

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

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 the second.
~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary

What’s your favorite quotes about the new year or resolutions?


  1. Great quotes. I have never been one to make resolutions as I’m a failure:( I do try to make changes though! Happy New Year!!

  2. Those are great quotes! I found this one and thought it was pretty funny

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

  3. Love these quotes-especially the John Burroughs

  4. Gorgeous photo and love the quotes! I don’t really set resolutions, I just take a few minutes to remind myself of some of the things I would like to accomplish in the coming year.

  5. Oh crap. That one quote tells me I’m a pessimist. Dang it.

    Happy New Year, K!

  6. Happy New Year! I would love to learn to rise above the little things too, but somehow I doubt it will happen. That’s a good resolution, though!

  7. Not sure I have a favorite in general, but I really like these!

  8. Love these quotes.

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