For four millennia, people all over the world have been celebrating New Years. Most New Years festivities begin on Dec. 31st., New Years Eve, and come to a close on Jan. 1st, New Years Day.
Some common New Years practices include New Years Eve parties, fireworks, making resolutions and of course, watching the ball drop at midnight. Most major cities celebrate the New Year with the ball drop, including New York City. People come from all over the world to watch the ball drop in New York with millions of others nearly every year since 1907.
New Years is a time of reflection for many, as they look back on the year behind them with hopes of a good year ahead. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes to help you ring in the New Year right.
New Years Quotes & Inspirational Sayings
“Years end is neither an end nor a beginning, but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.” – Hal Borland
“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 Years Day. A fresh start. A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced and loves. Answers to be discovered and then lived in this transformative year of delight and self-discovery. Today carve out a quiet interlude for yourself in which to dream, pen in hand. Only dreams give birth to change.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach
“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.” – Melody Beattie
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey
“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'”- Alfred Lord Tennyson
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“If you asked me for my New Years resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” – Cyril Cusack
“Ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson