An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’.
I don’t even drink! I can’t stand the taste of alcohol. Every New Year’s Eve I try one drink and every time it makes me feel sick. So I don’t touch booze – I’m always the designated driver.
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.
I would say happy new year but it’s not happy; it’s exactly the same as last year except colder.
It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
My New Year’s resolution is to stick to a good workout plan that will keep me healthy and happy.
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty.
New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.
New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
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.
The merry year is born. Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
George William Curtis
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.
The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
The tiger springs in the new year. Us he devours.
T S Eliot
This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one.
We spend January 1st 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.
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
What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to.