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  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
  

  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
  

  But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.  
 -  Andre Gide
  

  Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.  
 -  Benjamin Franklin
  

  Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.  
 -  Bill Vaughn
  

  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
  

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

  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
  

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

  Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.  
 -  Charles Lamb
  

  The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!  
 -  Edward Payson Powell
  

  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
  

  He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.  
 -  F. M. Knowles
  

  The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.  
 -  G. K. Chesterton
  

  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
  

  I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.  
 -  Henry Moore
  

  I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.  
 -  Henry Moore
  

  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
  

  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
  

  I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.  
 -  Henry Moore
  

  I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.  
 -  Henry Moore
  

  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
  

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

  Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution.  
 -  Jay Leno
  

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

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

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

  New Year's is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.  
 -  Mark Twain
  

  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
  

  Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.  
 -  Oprah Winfrey
  

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

  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
  

  And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.  
 -  Rainer Maria Rilke
  

  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
  

  It is usually better to keep old resolutions than to make new ones.  
 -  Tim Ferriss
  

  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