21 Quotes About the New Year That Will Get You Excited for a Fresh Start

These phrases sum up the new chapter we begin when the clock strikes midnight.

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For many, the new year symbolizes renewed personal goals, endless possibilities, and hope for what's for come. Whether you're looking for the perfect conclusion to your midnight toast or a phrase to hold with you throughout the 365 days ahead, the following quotes perfectly sum up what it means to enter a new chapter of life.

From inspirational words about starting fresh to advice on how to approach a blank slate, you'll appreciate the message in each of these relevant expressions.

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Michael Josephson

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"Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day."

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Terri Guillemets

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"This year's book, at midnight, turns to footnote in the next."

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Munia Khan

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"New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future."

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Robin Sharma

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"Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life."

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Bamigboye Olurotimi

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"In order to be successful in the new year, stay focused, develop a positive attitude and be passionate with your dreams."

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Edith Lovejoy Pierce

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"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."

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Anusha Atukorala

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"A new year has tiptoed in. Let's go forward to meet it."

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Oprah Winfrey

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"Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right."

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T.S. Eliot

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"For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice."

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Charles Kettering

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"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas."

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

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Alex Morritt

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

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Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

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"When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies."

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Hillary DePiano

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"You can get excited about the future. The past won't mind."

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Carl Bard

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"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

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Eleanor Roosevelt

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"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

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Nick Frederickson

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"I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings."

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Sarah Ban Breathnach

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"Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing."

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Brad Paisley

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"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one."

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Ellen Goodman

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"We spend January 1st 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."

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Germany Kent

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"Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction."

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