Friday, January 1, 2010

Quotes for a New Year...

Quotes for a New Year

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

"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

"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
"It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets."
- William Thomas
"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."
- Oprah Winfrey
"Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer."
- Sir Walter Scott
"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
"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
"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
"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you a better man."
- Benjamin Franklin
Auld Lang Syne
- by Robert Burns

"Should auld acquaintance be forgot,
and never brought to mind?
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and days of auld lang syne?

For auld lang syne, my dear,
For auld lang syne,
We'll take a cup o' kindness yet
For auld lang syne."

Happy New Year, everyone!!!! Wishing the best for all in 2010!!
Sending love and joy to all my friends, family and readers... Love, Val xox


  1. Happy New Year to you and your family. I read your blog everyday and enjoy it so much.

  2. A new year is a chance to look back at what has been done that was good as much as it is a chance to look forward. It's living day by day to the best of our abilities that makes a new life.

    Thank you for these thoughts.


  3. I especially love that quote by Beecher!


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