15 Inspirational New Year’s Quotes to Ring in ‘15

nye quoteWith only a few days left in 2014, many of you are likely reflecting on the previous year and what you experienced and accomplished as well as your goals and resolutions to make 2015 even better.

The start of a new year naturally triggers a time of self reflection. It’s a moment to pause and think about your life and your goals for the future. This has been a practice for hundreds of years, so history is ripe with inspirational quotes about the New Year.

Many important figures, from Benjamin Franklin to Oprah Winfrey, have weighed in on what the New Year means. If you’re looking for inspiration, take a moment to read through these 15 quotes about embracing the New Year and resolving to grow with the coming year.

  1. “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
  2. “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
  3. “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
  4. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
    Rainer Maria Rilke
  5. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”
    Oprah Winfrey
  6. “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
  7. “Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.”
    Goran Persson
  8. “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
  9. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.”
    Benjamin Franklin
  10. “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”
    Charles Kettering
  11. “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”
    Cavett Robert
  12. “I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.”
    Henry Moore
  13. “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.”
    Gilbert K. Chesterton
  14. Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page.”
    Henry Ward Beecher
  15. “Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ”
    Michael Josephson

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