101 New Year Quotes That Will Inspire a Fresh Start for 2022

Some people welcome the new year with enthusiasm and optimism because they hope the new year will bring new hopes. They also hope that they can become better individuals in the new year. How about you? Here are 100 new year quotes that you can use as motivation and encouragement to welcome a fresh and new beginning

Happy New Year Quotes

  1. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie
  2. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey
  3. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma
  4. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
  5. “The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” – Josiyah Martin
  6. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” – J.P. Morgan
  7. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.” – Brad Paisley
  8. “New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt
  9. “I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” – Thomas Jefferson
  10. “The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” – Gilbert K. Chesterton
  11. “And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
  12. “Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein
  13. “It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot
  14. “Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the timeit’s both.” – Kristin Kreuk
  15. “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
  16. “What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan
  17. “Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” – Germany Kent
  18. “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
  19. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” – Melody Beattie
  20. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – William E. Vaughan
  21. “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
  22. “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.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson
  23. “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughan
  24. “On New Year’s Eve the whole world celebrates the fact that a date changes. Let us celebrate the dates on which we change the world.” – Akilnathan Logeswaran
  25. “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” – Hillary DePiano
  26. “The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!” – Mehmet Murat ildan
  27. “Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.” – Catherine Pulsifer
  28. “Tonight’s December thirty-first,
    Something is about to burst.
    The clock is crouching, dark and small,
    Like a time bomb in the hall.
    Hark, it’s midnight, children dear.
    Duck! Here comes another year!” – Ogden Nash
  29. “Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot
  30. “Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.” – Steven Spielberg
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  31. “Your success and happinesslies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller
  32. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
  33. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot
  34. “If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” – Paulo Coehlo
  35. “Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!” – D.S. Mixell
  36. “We joyfully pray with grateful heart’s to welcome blessings in New Year.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  37. “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb
  38. “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
  39. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca
  40. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  41. “The beginning is the most important part of the work.” – Plato
  42. “Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.” – Mandy Hale
  43. 42.“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” – Anne Frank
  44. “Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” – John R. Dallas Jr.
  45. “Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” – Oscar Wilde
  46. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard
  47. “We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.” – Joseph Campbell
  48. “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
  49. “The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates
  50. “You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”  – Steve Harvey
  51. “Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.” – Unknown
  52. “We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
  53. “Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” – Karen Kaiser Clark
  54. “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou
  55. “As we grow older and wiser, we begin to realize what we need and what we need to leave behind. Sometimes there are things in our lives that aren’t meant to stay. Sometimes the changes we don’t want are the changes we need to grow. And sometimes walking away is a step forward.” – Unknown
  56. “Be like a tree. Stay grounded. Connect with your roots. Turn over a new leaf. Bend before you break. Enjoy your unique natural beauty. Keep growing.” – Joanne Raptis
  57. “No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” – Buddha
  58. “Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” – Unknown
  59. “Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake.” – Francis Bacon Sr.
  60. “Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.” – Mike Dooley
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  61. “It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” – E.E. Cummings
  62. “Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” – Emilie Coue
  63. “When life is sweet, say thank youand celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” – Shauna Niequist
  64. “This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.”  – Taylor Duvall
  65. “Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” – Frank Scully
  66. “Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” – William James
  67. “Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness and goodwill.” – Lailah Gifty Akita
  68. “A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.” – Anusha Atukorala
  69. “New Beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” – Auliq Ice
  70. “As the year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection – a time to release old thoughts and beliefs and forgive old hurts. Whatever has happened in the past year, the New Year brings fresh beginnings. Exciting new experiences and relationships await. Let us be thankfulfor the blessings of the past and the promise of the future.” – Peggy Toney Horton
  71. “Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” – Michael Josephson
  72. “When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” – Ernest Agyemang Yeboah
  73. “The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough
  74. “A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding…and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.” – C.J. Cherryh
  75. “We are the authors of our destinies.” – Nike Campbell-Fatoki
  76. “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
  77. “You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you.” – Eckhart Tolle
  78. “Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” – David McCullough Jr.
  79. “With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world.” – Holly Black
  80. “I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” – Arthur Rubenstein
  81. “This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!” – William Arthur Ward
  82. “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.” – Göran Persson
  83. “A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.” – Phil McGraw
  84. “I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” – David Bowie
  85. “Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” – F. Scott Fitzgerald
  86. “Be the change you wish to see in the world.” – Ghandi
  87. “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  88. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!” – Joey Adams
  89. “The attraction of New Year is this: The year changes, and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult, however, to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page.” – R. Joseph Hoffmann
  90. “Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now.” – Kelly Martin
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  91. “He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool.” – F.M. Knowles
  92. “The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
  93. “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.” – Richelle E. Goodrich
  94. “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano
  95. “Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another.” – Alex Morritt
  96. “I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.” – Nick Frederickson
  97. “Be the girl who decided to go for it.” – Unknown
  98. “Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” – Neil Gaiman
  99. “There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis
  100. “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift
  101. “Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

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