It’s a new year, my friends! January brings fresh hope and a chance to set new goals. We have gathered a collection of 24 inspirational quotes to help you stay motivated and start the year with the right mindset.
If a quote or saying resonates with you, write it down and put it somewhere you will see it daily. I’ve made my favorite quotes into Pinterest images that you can share with your friends and followers as well.
Here’s to 365 days of new opportunities and inspiration! CHEERS!
“All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.” – Walt Disney
“Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small.” – Tim Ferris
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein
“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
“Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey
“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
“Happiness is not something readymade. It comes from your own actions.” – Dalai Lama
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke
“Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue
“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.” – Benjamin Franklin
“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” – John Burroughs
“If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.” – Cyril Cusack
“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler
“Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
“The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.” – Chinese Proverb
“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln
“Everything you’ve ever wanted is on the other side of fear.” – George Addair
“Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.” – Walter Scott
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” – G.K Chesterton
“We cannot start over, but we can begin now, and make a new ending.” – Zig Ziglar
“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” – Vern McLellan
“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” – Michael Josephson
“We all need a fresh start every year. It’s important that we go into the New Year with an open mind and a new way of thinking.” – Tony A. Gaskins, Jr.
“If you can’t fly then run, if you can run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.
34 thoughts on “24 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year”
Wise words! Love them all. Great idea to place a written statement where you see it daily, much like affirmations. Happy new year!
Thanks, Chantel. I’m a big fan of putting things where I can read them. Hence, the sticky notes all over the house! It’s quirky but it works for us.
I’m loving the Abraham Lincoln quote! Makes me think I need a bit more life in my years!
Yes! Make each day count!
I love inspirational quotes! I post one in my FB group every day! Thanks for sharing these.
That is dedication Shanna!
Beautiful and truly inspiring quotes. Love them all.
Thank you! I really loved putting this list together and I’m happy people are inspired by it.
I needed this. These are so unique and inspiring. I hope 2018 is a great year. Not just about losing weight or blogging, but achieving some of my goals.
I think we are all hoping for a brighter 2018! Break down those goals into baby steps and just keep moving forward Monica! You’ve got this!
I like the one “Everything you ever wanted is on the other side of fear”. So true!
That’s a really powerful one, isn’t it? I love the image that goes with it, too.
Love this list of inspirational quotes!
So many great quotes but my favorite is “Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue
I am always telling my husband that when he starts off on his ” I should have ……” downward spirals.
Same here, Dee. I’ve got this one posted right next to the coffee pot so we can see it every morning!
Very inspirational. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you for this list of uplifting sayings. Being the Disney people that we are, it made me smile that your first quote was from Walt himself.
I had to include Walt in there!
I think my favorite is “Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.” – Marsha Petrie Sue
I love these quotes! And beautiful images too. My favorite was- “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” – G.K Chesterton
I really love that one, too. It’s so optimistic!
I love the one that says, “What the new year brings to you depends on what you bring to the new year!” I think I live my life by this motto.
That’s a perfect motto to live by!
These are all so amazing! Thanks for sharing, I think I have found my 2018 quote, “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis
This will be my motivation and inspiration to accomplish all my goals and dreams for the New Year. So thank you for that!
YAY! I’m so happy you found a quote to inspire you this year!
“We all need a fresh start every year. It’s important that we go into the New Year with an open mind and a new way of thinking.” – Tony A. Gaskins, Jr. This quote resonates with me. Thanks for spreading positivity.
I love this quote. An open mind and open heart are the only way to get through each day.
Wonderful quotes to start off the new year on a positive note! Thank you
So many inspiring quotes for the New Year to keep us going. Thank you. I will draw on several of them.
I love these quotes! I think my favorite is “The bad news is, time flies. The good news is, you’re the pilot.”
I really love that one, too! It’s such a great reminder.
Great collection of quotes! Its inspiring to have a list like this to look back on.
Thanks! I had a lot of fun putting it together.
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