Best New Year Quotes 

 Originally Written: December 27, 2018

By  Hanna Trafford

Last Updated on December 22, 2022 by Hanna Trafford

It always helps to have something that will make you smile – especially this time of the year, between Christmas and New Year, when you are just working on catching your second breath to deal with all the holiday activities.

I was thinking about what to write – and then I thought that it may be a good idea to find what others are saying about New Year and find the ones that made me smile.

Here are some of my favorites:

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.

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

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 Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.

On this new year, be someone you yourself can admire

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

It is difficult to live in the present, ridiculous to live in the future and imp[ossible to live in the past. Nothing is as far away as one minute ago.

If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.

Write it on your heart, that every day is the best day in the year.

The bad news is – time flies. The good news is – you are the pilot.

What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So – throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails, Explore. Dream. Discover.

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. No man is rich enough to buy back his past.


If it didn’t Bring you Joy,

Just Leave it Behind.

Let’s Ring in the New Year

With Good Things in Mind.

Let Every Bad Memory Go

That Brought Heartache and Pain.

And let’s Turn a New Leaf

With the Smell of New Rain.

Let’s Forget Past Mistakes

Making Amends for This Year.

Sending You These Greetings

To Bring you Hope and Cheer

Happy New Year!






Hanna Trafford

Hanna is the mother of two grown sons Dan and Dusan Nedelko, and is also the Grandmother to Jax, Cohen and Mila. She is the lead editor of Mama Knows and is hoping to create an exchange of communications with other grandmothers, mothers and daughters - giving everyone the opportunity to learn and share about everything that is "Mama"

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