135+ Happy New Year Quotes and Sayings to Ring in the New Year

Last updated: December 8, 2023

Looking for the best New Year quotes to start the year with a smile? Then look no further! Whether you're in search of inspiring, funny, or religious New Year quotes, our extensive collection of over 135+ Happy New Year quotes and sayings is designed to make the upcoming year your best one yet. Our collection offers a diverse range of messages to capture the spirit of renewal and hope that the New Year brings.

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The New Year carries a special magic. It's a time to both pause and reflect on the year that's passed and dream of better things for the year ahead. On this page, you'll discover encouraging New Year quotes to send your friends and family best wishes for the beautiful year ahead. We offer a wide range of New Year quotes to ensure that everyone feels included during this magical time of year.

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Short Happy New Year Quotes 2024

Keep your New Year wishes simple and concise with one of these short New Year quotes. They are perfect to send via SMS or post on a friend's social media page to wish them happiness, safety, and love in the year ahead.

Stir the eggnog. Lift the toddy. Happy New Year, everybody!
~ Phyllis McGinley

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

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

Let all the failures of your past year be your best guide in the New Year.
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

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

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

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

Life isn't about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself.
~ George Bernard Shaw

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
~ Rumi

No matter how dirty your past is, your future is still spotless.
~ Drake

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
~ Charles Kettering

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

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

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

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
~ Eleanor Roosevelt

And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.
~ Meister Eckhart

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Happy New Year Quotes 2024 For Family

Send loving Happy New Year quotes to your family this NYE! Whether you are close or far away, the beginning of the New Year is a perfect time to keep in touch and show loved ones that you care.

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

There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of humans, are created, strengthened and maintained.
~ Winston Churchill

Another fresh new year is here
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
~ William Arthur Ward

What I hope for this New Year is to give love to my family, and good wishes to all my friends.
~ Anon

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.
~ Goran Persson

Enjoy the little things in life, for one day you may look back and realize they were the big things.
~ Robert Breault

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Inspirational Happy New Year Quotes for 2024

New Year's Eve is a beautiful time to reflect on the previous 12 months and look with hope to the year ahead. Why not send your loved ones an inspirational quote to inspire them at this magical time of the year?

A new year. A fresh, clean start! It's like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!
~ Bill Watterson

Don't ever feel like your best days are behind you. Reinvention is the purest form of hope. Make today your best yet!
~ Phil Wohl

Today, I close the door to the past, open the door to the future, take a deep breath, step on through, and start a new chapter in my life.
~ Author Unknown

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there's so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.
~ Zayn Malik

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering "it will be happier".
~ Alfred Lord Tennyson

One day you will wake up and there won't be any more time to do the things you've always wanted. Do it now.
~ Paolo Coelho

You have the pencil and paper in your hand, you write the story of the upcoming year. May your story be a year filled with positive happenings and successes, with few erase marks and full of exclamation marks.
~ Theodore W. Higginsworth

We must sail sometimes with the wind and sometimes against it - but we must sail, and not drift, nor lie at anchor.
~ Oliver Wendell Holmes

New Year - a new chapter, a new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.
~ Alex Morrit

Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.
~ Søren Kierkegaard

The past has no power over the present moment.
~ Eckhart Tolle

Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.
~ Oprah Winfrey

If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one.
~ Dolly Parton

Never make a resolution which won't be as important on the eighth of April or the tenth of July as it is on the first of January.
~ Cary Grant

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
~ John Burroughs, American naturalist and nature essayist

It doesn't matter where you came from, all that matters is where you are going.
~ Brian Tracy

Tomorrow is a new day. Begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.
~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
~ Lao Tzu

It's a terrible thing, I think, in life to wait until you're ready. I have this feeling now that actually no one is ever ready to do anything. There is almost no such thing as ready. There is only now.
~ Hugh Laurie

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

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

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.
~ Eric Zorn

The three Cs in life: choice, chance, change. You must make the choice to take the chance if you want anything in life to change.
~ Author Unknown

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are.
~ John Pierpont Morgan

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

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

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

I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
~ Anais Nin

It's not the resolutions you make once a year that matter, but the ones you make with every single breath.
~ Beau Taplin

You raze the old to raise the new.
~ Justina Chen

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
~ Sir Walter Scott

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

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

Below you can find some slightly longer inspiring New Year quotes and motivational New Year sayings. These quotes will create a little bit of extra magic for your loved ones as they contemplate the New Year.

Life is short, break the rules, forgive quickly, kiss slowly, love truly, laugh uncontrollably, and never regret anything that made you smile. Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
~ H Jackson Brown Jr

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.
So that's my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.
Whatever it is you're scared of doing, Do it.
Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
~ Neil Gaiman

A Happy New Year quotes collection would not be complete without reference to this famous poem by Robert Burns. Out of the many translations, I have chosen the English translation.

Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And never brought to mind?
Should old acquaintance be forgot,
And old lang syne!

For old lang syne, my dear,
For old lang syne.
We'll take a cup of kindness yet,
For old lang syne.
~ Robert Burns

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Romantic New Year Quotes

As we bid farewell to the old year and embrace the new, it's the perfect time to express our love and affection to the special people in our lives. Here are some heartfelt and romantic New Year quotes to share these words with your beloved to make the start of the year even more beautiful and meaningful.

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames.
~ Rumi

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

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home.
~ Edith Sitwell

Let yourself be silently drawn by the strange pull of what you really love. It will not lead you astray.
~ Rumi

The New Year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.
~ Melody Beattie

The horizon leans forward, offering you space to place new steps of change.
~ Maya Angelou

Be grateful for the home you have, knowing that at this moment, all you have is all you need.
~Sarah Ban Breathnach

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

It's never too late - never too late to start over, never too late to be happy.
~ Jane Fonda

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Heartwarming New Year Quotes

Say "Happy New Year" with this range of heartwarming quotes about the New Year. These quotes are sure to warm the hearts of anyone you send them to.

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint on it you can.
~ Danny Kaye

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.
~ Anne Frank

The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.
~ Oprah Winfrey

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you're wonderful. And don't forget to make some art - write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.
~ Neil Gaiman

Ah, New Year's Eve. The evening of little miracles. Take away the dazzling fireworks, the celebrations, the drinking and the countdowns and what you are left with is hope. Small human hope. The hope of better days, of fresh starts, and perhaps, if you are very lucky, a kiss.
~ Beau Taplin

The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.
~ Arnold Bennett

For last year's words belong to last year's language,
And next year's words await another voice.
What we call the beginning is often the end,
And to make an end is to make a beginning.
~ T.S. Eliot

If you can't fly, then run.
If you can't run, then walk.
If you can't walk, then crawl.
But whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.
~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready.
~ Anon

For what it's worth: it's never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you're proud of. And if you find that you're not, I hope you have the strength to start over.
~ F. Scott Fitzgerald

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.
~ Harriet Tubman

You can't go back and make a new start, but you can start right now and make a brand new ending.
~ James R. Sherman

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

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

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better person.
~ Benjamin Franklin

We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential.
~ Ellen Goodman

Congratulations! Today is your day. You're off to Great Places! You're off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
~ Dr. Seuss

What you can do, or dream you can, begin it,
Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.
~ Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, "Faust"

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

May your troubles be less, and your blessings be more. And nothing but happiness come through your door.
~ Irish Blessing

In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!
~ Mehmet Murat Ildan

Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.
~ Nido Qubein

I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.
~ William Arthur Ward

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Funny New Year Quotes & Sayings

This hilarious collection of funny New Year quotes is ideal for those friends and family members who prefer a lighthearted approach to the New Year. Many of these quotes are short and perfect for text messages or holiday cards.

New year, old you.
~ A.D. Aliwat

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since.
~ Dave Beard

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

Out with the old, in with the new' is a fitting expression for a holiday that is based on vomiting.
~ Andy Borowitz

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

My New Year's resolution was going to be to quit all my bad habits, but then it occurred to me - no one likes a quitter.
Live it up on New Year's Eve - you've got the whole year to live it down!
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

Life should not be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside in a cloud of smoke, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming "Wow! What a Ride!"
~ Hunter S. Thompson

The bad news is time flies. The good news is you're the pilot.
~ Michael Altshuler

So tonight I'm going to party like it's 1999.
~ Prince

I can't believe it's been a year since I didn't become a better person.
~ Author Unknown

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

My New Year's resolution is to stop feeling guilty about not keeping last year's resolution.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
~ Joey Adams

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

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

Tonight's December thirty-first,
Something is about to burst...
Hark, it's midnight, children dear.
Duck! Here comes another year!
~ Ogden Nash

One glass of champagne and I smile, two and I grin, but three I'm ever so ready to sin.
~ Anastasia Miller

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. O'Rourke

Pour the Champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.
~ Jared M. Brown

Let us have wine and women
Mirth and laughter
Sermons and soda-water
The day after.
~ Lord Byron

May all of your troubles last as long as my New Year's resolutions! Happy New Year!
Doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results means you're either insane or are making a New Year's resolution.
~ @thedeadauthor

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

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

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

May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
~ Aleister Crowley

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Christian New Year Quotes & Bible Verses

Sending New Year blessings? The New Year is a time for reflection, filled with hope for better things ahead. These religious New Year quotes serve as a reminder of how God's presence in our lives can provide us with strength and courage throughout the New Year and during times of change.

I want to make a New Year's prayer, not a resolution. I'm praying for courage.
~ Susan Sontag

I am the new year. I am an unspoiled page in your book of time. I am your opportunity to renew your allegiance to Him who said: Behold, I make all things new.
~ Author Unknown

Resolve to make each day the beginning of a new year, a new morning, a new adventure. Enjoy the blessings of a new year, in Christ, one day at a time!
~ Debbie Carroccio

In His wisdom God does not show us all that lies ahead. So we enter a new year to live it day by day. Each day let us follow more faithfully, more courageously, more daringly the lead of our great Captain who bids us follow Him.
~ William Thomson Hanzsche

If this is to be a Happy New Year, a year of usefulness, a year in which we shall live to make this earth better, it is because God will direct our pathway. How important then, to feel our dependence upon Him!
~ Matthew Simpson

Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

In their hearts humans plan their course, but the Lord establishes their steps. Proverbs 16:9

Glory to God in highest Heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad New Year to all the earth.
~ Martin Luther

Resolution One: I will live for God.
Resolution Two: If no one else does, I still will.
~ Jonathan Edwards

May He give you the desire of your heart and make all your plans succeed. Psalm 20:4

Resolutions can become reality, when we turn to the One who makes it possible, the One who truly makes all things new, Jesus Christ the Lord.
~ Deacon Keith Fournier

You crown the year with your bounty, and your carts overflow with abundance. Psalm 65:11

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here! 2 Corinthians 5:17

Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Everything is beautiful.
~ Prince

As the year comes to an end, don't look back at yesterday's disappointment. Look ahead to God's promises yet to unfold.
~ Buky Ojelabi

May joy and peace surround you,
contentment latch your door,
and happiness be with you now
and bless you evermore!
~ Irish blessing

May there always be work for your hands to do;
May your purse always hold a coin or two;
May the sun always shine on your windowpane;
May a rainbow be certain to follow each rain;
May the hand of a friend always be near you;
May God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
~ Irish blessing

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

Look not back on yesterday
So full of failure and regret;
Look ahead and seek God's way -
All sin confessed you must forget.
~ Dennis DeHaan

May the road rise to meet you,
May the wind be ever at your back.
May the sun shine warm upon your face,
and the rains fall soft upon your fields.
And until we meet again,
may God hold you in the palm of His hand.
~ Irish Blessing

The LORD bless you and keep you; the LORD make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the LORD turn his face toward you and give you peace. Numbers 6:24-26

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Whoever gives heed to instruction prospers, and blessed is the one who trusts in the LORD. Proverbs 16:20

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