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
Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.
The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
Ring out, wild bells, to the wild sky, The flying cloud, the frosty light: The year is dying in the night; Ring out wild bells and let him die. Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go.
Alfred, Lord Tennyson
‘Where there is a will there is a way,’ is an old and true saying. He who resolves upon doing a thing, by that very resolution often scales the barriers to it, and secures its achievement.
Resolve to be thyself: and know that he who finds himself loses his misery.
The reason of a resolution is more to be considered than the resolution itself.
Sir John Holt
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.