New Year Quotes
“Progress not perfection.”
73 Best New Year Quotes to Ring in 2023 With Inspiration
2023 is right around the corner, and it’s time to celebrate! So get to planning that annual New Year’s Eve party complete with just the right curated New Year’s Eve song playlist and all your favorite New Year’s Eve traditions like watching the ball drop and holding a New Year’s movie marathon. In addition to all the festivity to ring in the New Year, it’s also a great time to reflect on all that 2022 brought and all the new beginnings 2023 will usher in. To inspire more of those thoughts for yourself or to share in them a card to a family member or friend, we’ve rounded up 62 New Year’s quotes to help fill the start of 2023 with joy.
These words of motivation and positivity are sure to energize you to step into new beginnings with new resolutions (perhaps even funny ones). Some quotes will likely be familiar, others will be new to you. Some are funny, others are inspirational. So scroll through these sayings and see which stand out to you. Perhaps write them on a notecard to continue to speak to you as you step into New Year’s Day or pair them with just the right photo for an New Year’s Instagram caption win. Cheers to the new year!
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.”
“If it doesn’t challenge you, it doesn’t change you.”
“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.”
“Whether you think you can, or think you can’t, you’re right.”
“Continuous improvement is better than delayed perfection.”
“Progress not perfection.”
New Year Quotes
“May Light always surround you;
Hope kindle and rebound you.
May your Hurts turn to Healing;
Your Heart embrace Feeling.
May Wounds become Wisdom;
Every Kindness a Prism.
May Laughter infect you;
Your Passion resurrect you.
May Goodness inspire
your Deepest Desires.
Through all that you Reach For,
May your arms Never Tire.”
― D. Simone
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
― Oprah Winfrey
“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
― Benjamin Franklin
“As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.”
― Criss Jami, Killosophy
“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare
to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.”
― Aberjhani, Journey through the Power of the Rainbow: Quotations from a Life Made Out of Poetry
“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.”
― Edith Lovejoy Pierce
“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.
Goals give us direction. They put a powerful force into play on a universal, conscious, and subconscious level. Goals give our life direction.
What would you like to have happen in your life this year? What would you like to do, to accomplish? What good would you like to attract into your life? What particular areas of growth would you like to have happen to you? What blocks, or character defects, would you like to have removed?
What would you like to attain? Little things and big things? Where would you like to go? What would you like to have happen in friendship and love? What would you like to have happen in your family life?
What problems would you like to see solved? What decisions would you like to make? What would you like to happen in your career?
Write it down. Take a piece of paper, a few hours of your time, and write it all down – as an affirmation of you, your life, and your ability to choose. Then let it go.
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, The Language of Letting Go: Daily Meditations on Codependency
“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!”
― Aleister Crowley, Moonchild
“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.”
― G.K. Chesterton, A Chesterton calendar
“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.”
― Ellen Goodman
“In this new year, may you have a deep understanding of your true value and worth, an absolute faith in your unlimited potential, peace of mind in the midst of uncertainty, the confidence to let go when you need to, acceptance to replace your resistance, gratitude to open your heart, the strength to meet your challenges, great love to replace your fear, forgiveness and compassion for those who offend you, clear sight to see your best and true path, hope to dispel obscurity, the conviction to make your dreams come true, meaningful and rewarding synchronicities, dear friends who truly know and love you, a childlike trust in the benevolence of the universe, the humility to remain teachable, the wisdom to fully embrace your life exactly as it is, the understanding that every soul has its own course to follow, the discernment to recognize your own unique inner voice of truth, and the courage to learn to be still.”
― Janet Rebhan
“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.”
― Rainer Maria Rilke, Letters of Rainer Maria Rilke, 1892-1910
“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.”
― Juansen Dizon, Confessions of a Wallflower