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And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.
Rainer Maria Rilke

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

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
Oprah Winfrey

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So
overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution.
Jay Leno

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

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

New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a
scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
Mark Twain

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
Oscar Wilde

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

For last year's words belong to last year's language
And next year's words await another voice.
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
T.S. Eliot

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

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old
Andre Gide

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

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.
Anais Nin

It is usually better to keep old resolutions than to make new ones.
Tim Ferriss

Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
Charles Lamb

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

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make
sure the old year leaves.
Bill Vaughn

From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I
resolve to stop complaining.
Leonard Bernstein

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

The only way to spend New Year's Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise
when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.
W. H. Auden

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

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

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

Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
Brad Paisley

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.
Judith Crist

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

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

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

Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
Martin Luther

The Old Year has gone.  Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken
possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve
Edward Payson Powell

The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken
possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve
Edward Payson Powell

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

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