Quotes for a New Year
"Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors, and let
each new year find you a better man."
- Benjamin Franklin
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."
- Charles Lamb
“The object of a new year is not that we should have
a new year. It is that we should have a new soul”
- G. K. Chesterton
"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
"No one ever regarded the First of January
with indifference. It is that from which all date
their time, and count upon what is left. It is
the nativity of our common Adam."
- Charles Lamb
"A New Year's resolution is something that
goes in one year and out the other."
- Author Unknown
"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
"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
"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