Ten Quotes to Inspire You in the New Year

The beginning of a new year offers a time for reflection…for self-evaluation…for hope…for healing…for opportunity…and far more. Regarding resolutions, mine has been the same for the last decade or so: be as decadent as possible, living as fully as possible, without being too poor or too fat. So far, so good! Happy New Year and may these words amuse you, incite you, and inspire you to live your best year yet.

1. “New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

3. “May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!” Aleister Crowley

4. “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” Alfred Lord Tennyson

5. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.” Neil Gaiman

6. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rilke

7. “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.” G.K. Chesterton

8. “And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death.” William C. Bryant

9. “Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller

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