45+ Best New Year Quotes to Help Ring in a Happier, Healthier 2021

Need a way to let this year go? We've got dozens of the best new year quotes to help you close the door for good on a crazy 2020!

If you’re looking for the best New Year quotes, look no further.

It’s been quite a year, I’m sure you’ll agree; 2021 can’t possibly come fast enough!

We’ve scoured the web for dozens of the most inspirational quotes about New Year’s Eve and New Year’s sayings. In this post, we list only the best ones.

Before you scroll down and get to those inspiring New Year’s quotes, on behalf of everyone here at Goodwall, I’d like to wish you a happy, successful, healthy, productive, and problem-free new year!


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Here are our picks for the best New Year quotes around:

With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.

Eleanor Roosevelt

New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story?
Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.

Alex Morritt

The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.

Eleanor Roosevelt

You’ll never get bored when you try something new.
There’s really no limit to what you can do.

Dr. Seuss

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I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.

Nick Frederickson

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.

Germany Kent

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

T.S. Eliot

Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make new year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!

D.S. Mixell

Stop rejecting that unique pathway that was designed exclusively for you. Embrace your destiny, respect yourself and love others.

Oscar Auliq-Ice

The best is yet to come.

Frank Sinatra

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Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.

Sarah Ban Breathnach

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.

Steven Spielberg

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

Bill Vaughan

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.

Henry David Thoreau

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

Alan Cohen

An optimist stays up till midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

Bill Vaughn

This is one of these quotes for the new year which may not quite work in 2020 – I’ve always considered myself an optimist, but after this crazy year, I’m definitely making sure the old year is gone!

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Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.

Carl Bard

New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.

Oscar Auliq-Ice

This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.

Taylor Duvall

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.

Vern McLellan

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.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

If you’re a US citizen who just voted for Biden in the 2020 elections, this new year’s quote is for you!

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Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.

Charles Kettering

Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year everybody!

Phyllis McGinley

You are never too old to reinvent yourself.

Steve Harvey

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.

Anne Frank

As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.

Criss Jami

Congratulations!
Today is your day.
You’re off to great places!
You’re off and away!
You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.
You’re on your own.
And you know what you know.
And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go.

Dr. Seuss

You can’t find more inspirational new year quotes than those from Dr. Seuss! Inspirational + fun to say, what more could you want?

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The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

Socrates

The older I get the less I care what other people think of me. Therefore the older I get the more I enjoy life.

Oscar Auliq-Ice

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.

Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.

John R. Dallas Jr

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

Helen Keller

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I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

Thomas Jefferson

The greatest challenge in life is discovering who you are, The second greatest is being happy with what you find.

Oscar Auliq-Ice

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.

Melody Beattie

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world.

Harriet Tubman

In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.

Beyoncé

A new year. A fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!

Bill Watterson

Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.

Jonathan Huie

Especially this year, am I right?

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Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘it will be happier.’

Alfred Lord Tennyson

We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.

Hillary DePiano

And, because 2020 has enjoyed messing with us, it gave us a leap year, of course!

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.

William E. Vaughn

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

Oprah Winfrey

Tonight’s another chance to start again. It’s just another New Year’s Eve. Another night like the rest. It’s just another New Year’s Eve. Let’s make it the best!

Barry Manilow

Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes next year and forever.

Neil Gaiman

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It is never too late to be what you might have been.

George Eliot

This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.

Taylor Swift

Well, what did you think of our New Year quotes? We hope you enjoyed these NYE sayings as much as we did 🙂

Got any favorite quotes about New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day to add to our post? Let us know in the comments below.

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Christian Eilers
Written By Christian Eilers
is a writer and expert on the topics of education, entrepreneurship, career advice, travel, and culture. On the Goodwall Blog, he covers topics including self-improvement, social impact, college preparation, career development, climate action, and more. Christian is originally from New York City and now resides in Kyiv, Ukraine after living in Warsaw, Poland for the past 4 years. At his desk, you're sure to find Pickwick, his Devon Rex cat, either attacking his fingers as he types or the monitor as the mouse pointer moves around.

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