May this arbitrary, transient aspect of your solipsistic discernment of
the space-time continuum delineate the initiation of a procession of
random events which trend in a manner you perceive as favorable.
-Kevin G. Barkes
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist
stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every
new year find you a better man.
Celebrate what you want to see more of.
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.
Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of
For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's
words await another voice.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they
have no account.
He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.
I have never heard anything about the resolutions of the apostles, but a
good deal about their acts.
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.
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's.
Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions,
and I've stuck with it ever since.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions.
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.
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
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does
not encourage them to take up more of my time.
New Years Eve: when the beautiful promise of tomorrow is transformed
into the ugly reality of today, and the disgusting miasma of now becomes
the rosy nostalgic netherworlds of yesterday.
Resolutions, like the good, die young.
-Fulton J. Sheen
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.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm
to announce the beginning of a new year. It is only we mortals who ring
bells and fire off pistols.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
-Ralph Waldo Emerson
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all
the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
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
Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your
joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle
age is when you're forced to.