“ New Year's Day is every man's birthday. ”

- Charles Lamb

“ And suns grow meek, and the meek suns grow brief, and the year smiles as it draws near its death. ”

- William C. Bryant

“ Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source - a Sower of Dreams - just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true. ”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

- Oprah Winfrey

“ Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise be wise and thou art happy. ”

- Akhenaton

“ New Year's Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change. ”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach

“ Resolution One: I will live for God. Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will. ”

- Jonathan Edwards

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

- Hal Borland

“ Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. ”

- Cavett Robert

“ My parents used to throw great New Year's Eve parties. They invited such an eclectic mix of showbiz people. All those cool people were always hanging out at our apartment. ”

- Ben Stiller

“ Going to a party, for me, is as much a learning experience as, you know, sitting in a lecture. ”

- Natalie Portman

“ Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. ”

- Helen Keller

“ Make New Year's goals. 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. ”

- Melody Beattie

“ If you are young and you drink a great deal it will spoil your health, slow your mind, make you fat - in other words, turn you into an adult. ”

- P. J. O'Rourke

“ The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. ”

- Melody Beattie

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

- Benjamin Franklin

“ I never worry about being driven to drink I just worry about being driven home. ”

- W. C. Fields

“ I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You're doing things you've never done before, and more importantly, you're doing something. ”

- Neil Gaiman

“ Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough. ”

- Mark Twain

“ Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress. ”

- Charles Kettering