The 50 Best Things Anyone Ever Said About A New Year!

To celebrate the beginning of 2024, Wisdom Harbour proudly presents The 50 Best Things Anyone Ever Said About A New Year! Our Wisdom Harbour Contributors have collected a captivating collection of deep thoughts that encapsulate the hope, reflection, and joy associated with the advent of a new year. 

From poignant reflections on the passage of time to uplifting proclamations of new beginnings, this compilation is a treasure trove of wisdom, humor, and inspiration. Bringing together a fascinating array of unique perspectives on the significance of this annual milestone, these 50 Best is right in time to shape your understanding of your role in this New Year! 

#1 “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

#8 “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new beginning in life.” 

#9 “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” 

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

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

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

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

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

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

#16 “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 yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!” 

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

#18 “Every single year, we’re a different person.

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

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

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

#22 “New Year’s Day is every person’s birthday.” 

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

#24 “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.” 

#25 “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” 

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

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

#28 “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.” 

#29 “Forget New Year’s goals.  Set New Year’s Responsibilities! 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.” 

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

#31 “There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” 

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

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

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

#35 “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.”

#36 “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.” 

#37 “Begin doing what you want to do now. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” 

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

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

#40 “When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” 

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

#42 “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” 

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

#44 “As the year comes to a close, 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.” 

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

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

#47 “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” 

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

#49 “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.” 

#50 “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.”