25 New Year’s Quotes to Ring in 2010

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Happy New Year! To ring in 2010, we’ve listed 25 new year’s quotes, sayings, and toasts to help you bless the incoming year (and decade):

1. 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

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

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

4. A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. -Author unknown

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

6. 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. -Mark Twain

7. New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive. -Jay Leno

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

9. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. -Joey Adams

10. The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears. -W.H. Auden

11. New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to
take up more of my time. -James Agate

12. 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

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

14. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits. -Author unknown

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

16. Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let’s just wish each other a bileless New Year and leave it at that. -Judith Crist

17. The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul. -G.K. Chesterton

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

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

20. In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want. -Irish toast

21. Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals? -Ogden Nash

22. Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody. -Phyllis McGinley

23. Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you … but your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others. -Author unknown

24. Here’s a toast to the future, A toast to the past, And a toast to our friends, far and near. May the future be pleasant; The past a bright dream; May our friends remain faithful and dear. -Anonymous

25. Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing. -Abraham Lincoln

Sources: 1, 2

Written by Drea Knufken

Currently, I create and execute content- and PR strategies for clients, including thought leadership and messaging. I also ghostwrite and produce press releases, white papers, case studies and other collateral.