What's new about the New Year?

posted 29 Dec 2011, 23:42 by C S Paul   [ updated 30 Dec 2011, 05:56 ]

What's new about the New Year? 

The New Year is not just a ritual. 

It is the celebration of new hopes and dreams. 

It is an opportunity to start with a clean slate. 

The New Year offers us an opportunity to introspect and anticipate. 

Let us welcome the New Year with these inspirational New Year quotes.

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Oscar Wilde
We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Albert Einstein
Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
In all things it is better to hope than to despair.

French Proverb
Hope is the dream of a soul awake.

George Bernard Shaw
He who has never hoped can never despair.

George Weinberg
Hope never abandons you; you abandon it.

Orison Swett Marden
No man is beaten until his hope is annihilated, his confidence gone. As long as a man faces life hopefully, confidently, triumphantly, he is not a failure; he is not beaten until he turns his back on life.

Allan K. Chalmers
The grand essentials of happiness are: something to do, something to love, and something to hope for.

Winston Churchill
The pessimist sees difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees the opportunity in every difficulty.

Pope John XXIII
Consult not your fears but your hopes and your dreams. Think not about your frustrations, but about your unfulfilled potential. Concern yourself not with what you tried and failed in, but with what it is still possible for you to do.

Charles F. Kettering
You can’t have a better tomorrow if you are thinking about yesterday all the time.

Dan Quayle
The future will be better tomorrow.

Lord Byron
Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with a prophetic ray.

Kahlil Gibran
Yesterday is but today's memory, and tomorrow is today's dream.

John Wayne
Tomorrow hopes we have learned something from yesterday.

Hal Borland
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.

Edward Payson Powell
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!

George William Curtis
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.

Hartley Coleridge
The merry year is born Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.

John Burroughs
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

Oprah Winfrey
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.

Mark Twain
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.

G. K. Chesternut
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

Benjamin Franklin
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce
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.

Ellen Goodman
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.

Delmore Schwartz
Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.

Henry Austin Dobson
Time goes, you say? Ah, no! alas, time stays, we go.

Benjamin Franklin
Dost thou love life? Then do not squander time, for that the stuff life is made of.

Salman Rushdie
Reality is a question of perspective; the further you get from the past, the more concrete and plausible it seems -- but as you approach the present, it inevitably seems incredible.

Kahlil Gibran
Time has been transformed, and we have changed; it has advanced and set us in motion; it has unveiled its face, inspiring us with bewilderment and exhilaration.

John Randolp
Time is at once the most valuable and the most perishable of all our possessions.

Auguste Rodin
Nothing is a waste of time if you use the experience wisely.

M. Scott Peck
Until you value yourself, you will not value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it.

Henry Miller
Every moment is a golden one for him who has the vision to recognize it as such.

This only is denied even to God: the power to undo the past.

Hector Berlioz
Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all its pupils.

Bernadette Devlin
Yesterday I dared to struggle. Today I dare to win.

Bruce Catton
Progress is the sum of small victories won by individual human beings.

Frances Hodgson Burnette
It is astonishing how short a time it takes for very wonderful things to happen.