Inspiring New Year Quotes

atkins bookshelf quotations“And now we welcome the new year,” wrote the German poet Rainer Maria Rilke, “Full of things that have never been seen.” Indeed, the new year is a tabula rasa, a fresh, blank sheet ready to be written on. What will you write this year? Here are some inspirational quotes about ushering in the New Year.

T. S. Eliot: “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”

Lord Alfred Tennyson: “Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier'”

William Shakespeare: “Come, gentlemen, I hope we shall drink down all unkindness.”

Eleanor Roosevelt: “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Mother Teresa: “Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.”

Neil Gaiman: “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… Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, Do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.”

Benjamin Franklin: “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”

C. S. Lewis: “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

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

Sarah Ban Breathnach: “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.”

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

Ellen Goodman: “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.”

Mark Twain: “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.”

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