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20 New Years Sayings, Quotes and Phrases

Updated on July 11, 2012

Here is a list of New Years quotes to look back on through your years.  I hope you enjoy. 

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New Years Quotes

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves." - Bill Vaughn

"It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets." - William Thomas

"Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to." - Bill Vaughn

"Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty." - John Selden

"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."

"Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution." - Jay Leno

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! - Joey Adams

From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. - Leonard Bernstein

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. - P.J. ORourke

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

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. - Oscar Wilde

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.

New Years day is every man's birthday. - Charles Lamb

"A good resolution is like an old horse, which is often saddled but rarely ridden."

"It was a decent New Year's, but it took a million officers to make it so." - Zane Grey

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. - George William Curtis

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

''I hope everyone enjoyed these little quotes and that it may in someway alter your perceptive on New Years Day. I wish everyone a Happy New Years. - Diggy


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      fresh2def05 7 years ago from Louisville, Ky


      I am very glad you enjoyed this hub.

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      Richard Francis Fleck 7 years ago from Denver, Colorado

      I enjoyed reading your nicely wrought anthology of quotes.

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      fresh2def05 7 years ago from Louisville, Ky


      I am very glad you enjoyed this hub. Have a wonderful New Year.


      Yeah, I know, they do make you think. My personal favorite is "Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey

      And if your New Years resolution is to have no resolutions, then I hope you stick with it. =)

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      summerrose70  7 years ago

      Hey Diggy, Some of these quotes really make you think, my New Year resolution is not to have any resolutions!Simply keeping it simple. Happy New Year!

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      Gertrude 7 years ago

      I found these New Years quotes both funny and inspirational.

      Keep up the good work!

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      fresh2def05 7 years ago from Louisville, Ky


      Don't we all. Don't we all.

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      Don A. Hoglund 7 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

      Another New Year which I hope will be better than the last.