New Year Quotes

By | September 21, 2013

A cool selection of New Year Quotes, ranging from funny to motivational – and even including some New Year love quotes!

Find the ideal quotation to start the year off perfectly!

Funny New Year Quotes

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

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Unknown

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
P.J. O’Rourke

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

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

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
Unknown

I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin onNew 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.
Bridget Jones’s Diary

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

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution.
Jay Leno

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

Inspirational New Year Quotes

I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.
Henry Moore

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 balancethe list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.
Ellen Goodman 

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

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

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

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

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

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

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.
Charles Lamb

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

General New Year Quotes 

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

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty.
John Selden
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis

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

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

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

Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody.
Phyllis McGinley

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