Symbol Sage Sale Banner

75 Quotes to Ring in the New Year

There are billions of reasons why we love New Year’s Eve. One of the reasons is that it is a time to look back on the last year and rejoice in all of the wonderful things that have occurred throughout the course of the year.

It is also a good time to think ahead to the new year and formulate goals and strategies on how to make the next year even more successful than the previous one.

Symbol Sage Sale Banner

The last day of the year is not only a time to spend with loved ones, but it is also a time when many people like celebrating by viewing fireworks or going to a party.

Let’s take a look at New Year quotes that highlight what we love about this time of year.

“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 beginning is the most important part of the work.”


“Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.”

Kristin Kreuk

“Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.”

Michael Josephson

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”


“It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”

F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”

Steve Harvey

“Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”

Brad Paisley

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”

Melody Beattie

“Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.”

Catherine Pulsifer

“Celebrate endings- for they precede new beginnings.”

Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!”

Joey Adams

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!”

Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

Vern McLellan

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.”


“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”


“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.”

Josiyah Martin

“The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.”

Craig D. Lounsbrough

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.”

Mandy Hale

“New year- a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately, we write it. The choice is ours.”

Alex Morritt

“Tonight’s December thirty-first,

Something is about to burst.

The clock is crouching, dark and small,

Like a time bomb in the hall.

Hark, it’s midnight, children dear.

Duck! Here comes another year!”

Ogden Nash

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

Robin Sharma

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.”

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

Oprah Winfrey

“A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding…and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.”

C.J. Cherryh

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.”

T.S. Eliot

“The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!”

Mehmet Murat Ilda

“A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.”

Phil McGraw

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

Benjamin Franklin

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.”

Karen Kaiser Clark

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.”

Anne Frank

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.”

T.S. Eliot

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.”

Germany Kent

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.”

Nido Qubein

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.”

Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

Rainer Maria Rilke

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.”

Maya Angelou

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

William E. Vaughan

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…”

Gilbert K. Chesterton

“As the year ends, it is a time for reflection – a time to release old thoughts and beliefs and forgive old hurts. Whatever has happened in the past year, the New Year brings fresh beginnings. Exciting new experiences and relationships await. Let us be thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future.”

Peggy Toney Horton

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

J.P. Morgan

“Ring out the old, ring in the new,

Ring, happy bells, across the snow:

The year is going, let him go.

Ring out the false, ring in the true.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.”

Melody Beattie

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.”

Charles Lamb

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.”

Thomas Jefferson

“The attraction of New Year is this: The year changes, and in that change, we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult, however, to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page.”

R. Joseph Hoffmann

“As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow. And sometimes walking away is a step forward.”


“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”

Paulo Coehlo

“This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.”

Taylor Duvall

“Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.”

Steven Spielberg

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”

Göran Persson

“New Beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.”

Auliq Ice

“We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.”

Joseph Campbell

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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.”

John R. Dallas Jr.

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”

Hillary DePiano

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.”

George Eliot

“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

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.”

E.E. Cummings

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

Oscar Wilde

“Be like a tree. Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty. Keep growing.”

Joanne Raptis

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.”

William James

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.”

C.S. Lewis

“Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!”

D.S. Mixell

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

Helen Keller

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.”

Bill Vaughan

“Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness, and goodwill.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

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

Benjamin Franklin

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.”


“On New Year’s Eve the whole world celebrates the fact that a date changes. Let us celebrate the dates on which we change the world.”

Akilnathan Logeswaran

“We joyfully pray with grateful hearts to welcome blessings in New Year.”

Lailah Gifty Akita

“Although no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending.”

Carl Bard

“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.”

Mike Dooley

“A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.”

Anusha Atukorala

“With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world.”

Holly Black
person holding lighted sparkler

It’s That Time of the Year

We’re almost there! The evening of the last day of the year is a time to celebrate the end of the current year and the coming of a new one and to wish for a brighter future. On the eve of the New Year, there are various activities to choose from.

The New Year’s Eve ball drop in Times Square is a tradition that many people enjoy watching from the comfort of their own homes, while others prefer to be out and about celebrating with friends. Attending a party, watching fireworks, drinking champagne, and indulging in New Year’s resolve treats are among the most common things to do at this time of year.

Symbol Sage Quiz Banner

No matter what you decide to do on New Year’s Eve, it is a time to celebrate and enjoy the company of those close to you, both in the past and in the future. Describe some of the customs you follow around the New Year.

Interesting New Year’s Eve Tradition

Around the world, people celebrate the New Year with a wide variety of customs and rituals. While others set goals for themselves for the next year, other people believe that eating lentils or black-eyed peas will bring them good luck.

At the stroke of midnight, some celebrate by kissing the person they love, while others opt to pop a bottle of their favorite bubbly. When it comes to New Year’s traditions, the possibilities are virtually limitless, and everyone has their own way of enjoying the event in their own unique way.

New Year’s Eve Is a Time to Dress Up

There are no steadfast rules to follow when it comes to selecting an outfit for New Year’s Eve celebrations. On the other hand, many people like getting into the spirit of the occasion by dressing in garb that is appropriate for the holiday.

Dresses with sequins and glitter, and festive headgear, are all popular options for ladies. A tuxedo or a festive bow tie is a common option for men to wear when attending formal events. Regardless of what people choose to put on their bodies, New Year’s Eve is a time to let free and have a good time with friends and family. In the end, it’s up to you, but we advise you to wear something that will make you feel happy.

Where to Spend the New Year’s Eve?

When it comes to the question of whether or not one should attend a party on New Year’s Eve, there is no answer that can be considered correct or incorrect. Others would rather go out and celebrate with their friends, while others would rather stay in and watch a music programme.

In the end, each person is responsible for making their own choice. Nevertheless, regardless of which course of action people decide to take, New Year’s Eve is a time to let loose, and cheers to the future year.

balloon and disco ball on the floor

New Year’s Resolutions

It’s hard to give advice about New Year’s Resolutions because there isn’t any rulebook. Ultimately, everyone will have their own approach, but the best advice is to establish New Year’s resolutions that are practical.

But if you want to make New Year’s resolutions that are actually going to help you, you should try integrating a fresh hobby or interest into your existing routine, establishing objectives that are attainable, and developing a better method for monitoring your development over the course of the year.

Wrapping Up

There you have it! We hope our selection of quotes inspired you to have a beautiful New Year’s Eve with your loved ones.

Remember that New Year’s Eve is all about giving life another chance, and who knows, there might be something exciting around the corner.

Affiliate Disclosures

Nemanja Đukić
Nemanja Đukić

I am a writer and a teacher of rhetoric, international humanitarian law, and entrepreneurship. As a writer, I specialize in writing about history, politics, and finding quirky ways to elevate all the great selling points of a product/service. I obtained my bachelor's degree in International Relations at the University of Montenegro and completed my master' s studies at the Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary where I studied diplomacy. I believe studying diplomacy and politics sets you up for knowing how to craft a sentence, how to fill it with content and ensure that your audience understands the message.