"New Yearís Day is every manís birthday."
"As you go through your week, month, and even New Year, recognize the people who have packed your parachute and enabled you to get where you are today!"
"A happy New Year! Grant that I
May bring no tear to any eye
When this New Year in time shall end
Let it be said I've played the friend,
Have lived and loved and labored here,
And made of it a happy year.
Edgar A. Guest
"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions."
"Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them."
"New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights."
Hamilton Wright Mabie
"Of all sound of all bells . . . most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year."
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
"It is difficult not to believe that the next year will be better than the old one! ... And this illusion is not wrong. Future is always good, no matter what happens. It will always give us what we need and what we want in secret. It will always bless us with right gifts. Thus in a deeper sense our belief in the New Year cannot deceive us."
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
"Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past."
Henry Ward Beecher
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
"With bounteous cheer, conclude the year.
Be always at war with your vices,
at peace with your neighbors,
and let each new year find you a better man."
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