Spiritual New Year Quotes by Benjamin Franklin, James Agate, Jay Leno, P. J. O’Rourke, Hamilton Wright Mabie, Andre Gide and many others.
Let each new year find you a better person.
New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.
New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.
The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.
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.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice.
Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow: The year is going, let him go; Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty.
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.
We spend January 1st 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.
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
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