New Year Quotes and Sayings
Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. ~Charles Lamb
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.
Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. Bill Vaughan
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
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
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
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
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.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. Oscar Wilde
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits. Andre Gide
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.
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.
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