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100+ Inspiring and Motivational New Year Quotes for 2023


As we say goodbye to another year, it’s normal to have mixed feelings. When we look back, it might be easy to focus on all of the things that didn’t work out, but it’s more important to celebrate our accomplishments—no matter how small. If you’re ready for a fresh start, we’ve put together this list of New Year quotes to motivate and inspire you. The best is yet to come!

New Year Quotes by Poets and Playwrights

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

You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. —Hillary DePiano

You can get excited about the future. The past won't mind. —Hillary DePiano

We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them. —Hillary DePiano

We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them. —Hillary DePiano

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

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- new year quotes

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

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

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. —Rainer Maria Rilke

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. —Rainer Maria Rilke- new year quotes

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

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- new year quotes

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. —Paulo Coelho

If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. —Paulo Coelho

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —E.E. Cummings

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are. —E.E. Cummings- new year quotes

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden. —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings. —Nick Frederickson

I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings. —Nick Frederickson- new year quotes

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. —T.S. Eliot

For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. —T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning. —T.S. Eliot

Every moment is a fresh beginning. —T.S. Eliot

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

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- new year quotes

New Year Quotes by Authors

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

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- new year quotes

We joyfully pray with grateful hearts to welcome blessings in the New Year. —Lailah Gifty Akita

We joyfully pray with grateful hearts to welcome blessings in the New Year. —Lailah Gifty Akita

Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness, and goodwill. —Lailah Gifty Akita

Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness, and goodwill. —Lailah Gifty Akita- new year quotes

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. —Sarah Ban Breathnach

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. —Sarah Ban Breathnach- new year quotes

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. —Robin Sharma

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. —Robin Sharma

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

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- new year quotes

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all. —Josiyah Martin

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all. —Josiyah Martin

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

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- new year quotes

New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours. —Alex Morritt

New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours. —Alex Morritt- new year quotes

Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another. —Alex Morritt

Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another. —Alex Morritt- new year quotes

It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot

It is never too late to be what you might have been. —George Eliot

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

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

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

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- new year quotes

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. —Neil Gaiman

Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever. —Neil Gaiman- new year quotes

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. —Vern McLellan

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. —Vern McLellan

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. —Ralph Blum

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings. —Ralph Blum- new year quotes

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. —C.S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. —C.S. Lewis- new year quotes

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. —C.S. Lewis

There are better things ahead than any we leave behind. —C.S. Lewis

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. —Melody Beattie

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. —Melody Beattie

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

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- new year quotes

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

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

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

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- new year quotes

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

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- new year quotes

Perhaps that is where our choice lies—in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning. —Elana K. Arnold

Perhaps that is where our choice lies—in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning. —Elana K. Arnold- new year quotes

Life’s not about expecting, hoping, and wishing, it’s about doing, being, and becoming. —Mike Dooley

Life’s not about expecting, hoping, and wishing, it’s about doing, being, and becoming. —Mike Dooley

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow. —Shauna Niequist

When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow. —Shauna Niequist- new year quotes

This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.  —Taylor Duvall

This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.  —Taylor Duvall

A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. —Anusha Atukorala

A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. —Anusha Atukorala- new year quotes

New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way. —Oscar Auliq-Ice

New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way. —Oscar Auliq-Ice

When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies! —Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies! —Ernest Agyemang Yeboah- new year quotes

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 thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future. —Peggy Toney Horton

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 thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future. —Peggy Toney Horton

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

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- new year quotes

We are the authors of our destinies. —Nike Campbell-Fatoki

We are the authors of our destinies. —Nike Campbell-Fatoki- new year quotes

A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding … and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink to 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

A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding ... and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink to 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

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives. —Steven Spielberg

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives. —Steven Spielberg

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. —Karen Kaiser Clark

Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely. —Karen Kaiser Clark- new year quotes

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou

If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude. —Maya Angelou- new year quotes

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. —David McCullough Jr.

Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you. —David McCullough Jr.- new year quotes

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning. —Louis L’Amour

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning. —Louis L'Amour

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

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- new year quotes

With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world. —Holly Black

With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world. —Holly Black- new year quotes

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

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

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. —F. Scott Fitzgerald

Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right. —F. Scott Fitzgerald- new year quotes

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. —Mandy Hale

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. —Mandy Hale

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings. —Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings. —Jonathan Lockwood Huie- new year quotes

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

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- new year quotes

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. —Charles Lamb

New Year's Day is every man's birthday. —Charles Lamb

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. —Ralph Waldo Emerson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. —Ralph Waldo Emerson- new year quotes

New Year Quotes by Historical Figures

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams. —Eleanor Roosevelt

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. —Benjamin Franklin

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. —Benjamin Franklin- new year quotes

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet. —Anne Frank

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet. —Anne Frank- new year quotes

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. —Thomas Jefferson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. —Thomas Jefferson

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. —Desmond Tutu

Forgiveness says you are given another chance to make a new beginning. —Desmond Tutu- new year quotes

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose—not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. —Anne Sullivan

Keep on beginning and failing. Each time you fail, start all over again, and you will grow stronger until you have accomplished a purpose—not the one you began with perhaps, but one you’ll be glad to remember. —Anne Sullivan

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. —Helen Keller

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. —Helen Keller- new year quotes

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

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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. —Albert Einstein

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. —Albert Einstein- new year quotes

New Year Quotes by Celebrities

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

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

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. —Brad Paisley

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one. —Brad Paisley- new year quotes

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. —Germany Kent

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction. —Germany Kent- new year quotes

Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both. —Kristin Kreuk

Life is about change. Sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both. —Kristin Kreuk- new year quotes

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. —Frank Scully

Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is. —Frank Scully

You are never too old to reinvent yourself.  —Steve Harvey

You are never too old to reinvent yourself.  —Steve Harvey- new year quotes

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

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

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool. —F.M. Knowles

He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool. —F.M. Knowles- new year quotes

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. —Arthur Rubenstein

I have found that if you love life, life will love you back. —Arthur Rubenstein- new year quotes

I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring. —David Bowie

I don't know where I'm going from here, but I promise it won't be boring. —David Bowie- new year quotes

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! —Joey Adams

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions! —Joey Adams- new year quotes

Remove “shoulds” from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now. —Kelly Martin

Remove "shoulds" from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now. —Kelly Martin

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. —Taylor Swift

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. —Taylor Swift

New Year Quotes by Philosophers

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. —Seneca

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end. —Seneca- new year quotes

The beginning is the most important part of the work. —Plato

The beginning is the most important part of the work. —Plato- new year quotes

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

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

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. —William James

Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does. —William James- new year quotes

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. —Socrates

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new. —Socrates

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. —Buddha

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. —Buddha- new year quotes

Be the change you wish to see in the world. —Ghandi

Be the change you wish to see in the world. —Ghandi- new year quotes

New Year Quotes by Businesspeople

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year. —John R. Dallas Jr.

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year. —John R. Dallas Jr.

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are. —J.P. Morgan

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are. —J.P. Morgan- new year quotes

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start. —Nido Qubein

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start. —Nido Qubein- new year quotes

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

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

Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. —Michael Josephson

Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. —Michael Josephson

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. —Michael Altshuler

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. —Michael Altshuler- new year quotes

And More New Year Quotes

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams. —Unknown

Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams. —Unknown- new year quotes

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. —Emile Coue

Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better. —Emile Coue

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly. —Unknown

Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly. —Unknown

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

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- new year quotes

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you. —Eckhart Tolle

You do not become good by trying to be good, but by finding the goodness that is already within you. —Eckhart Tolle

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

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- new year quotes

Be the girl who decided to go for it. —Unknown

Be the girl who decided to go for it. —Unknown

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