Famous New Year related quotes.
The merry year is born like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
-- Hartley Coleridge
New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.
-- Hamilton Wright Mabie
Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,
With never a thought of sorrow;
The old goes out, but the glad young year
Comes merrily in tomorrow.
-- Emily Miller
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.
-- Lord Tennyson
No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
-- Charles Lamb
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
-- Thomas Mann
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
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice, And to make an end is to make a beginning.
-- T.S. Eliot, "Little Gidding"
New Year's Day is every man's birthday.
-- Charles Lamb
Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
-- Brooks Atkinson
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.
-- Henry Ward Beecher
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.
-- Mark Twain
We meet today to thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.
-- John Greenleaf Whittier
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