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24 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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

“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.

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34 thoughts on “24 Inspirational Quotes for the New Year

    1. 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.

    1. 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!

  1. 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.

  2. 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

  3. 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!

  4. “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.

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