New Year Quotes


“When one door closes, another opens, but often we look so long at he closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for us”. – Helen Keller

“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

“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.”  – Ellen Goodman

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

“New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.”  – Hamilton Wright Mabie

“We are responsible for what we are, and whatever we wish ourselves to be, we have the power to make ourselves. If what we are now has been the result of our own past actions, it certainly follows that whatever we wish to be in future can be produced by our present actions; so we have to know how to act.” – Swami Vivekananda

“Life is what happens while you are busy making other plans.” – John Lennon

“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.”
– F.M. Knowles

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year.  It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes.  Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions.  Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”  – G.K. Chesterton

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

“Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year.  Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.”  – Thomas Mann

“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

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

“If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” – Confucius

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future, and impossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.” – Jim Bishop

“Events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.” – Eudora Welty

“For centuries, man believed that the sun revolves around the earth. Centuries later, he still thinks that time moves clockwise”  – Robert Brault

“Come out of the circle of time
. And into the circle of love.” – Rumi

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