So you’ve prepped your canapes, the champagne is on ice and you’ve made your playlist, and shortly you’ll be ringing in the new year.
Celebrations to welcome 2020 begin in a matter of hours and you’ve no doubt gathered your nearest and dearest round to help you enjoy the party.
But before you crack open the bubbly, why not take some inspiration from these words of wisdom to help you start the new year with a clean slate.
Here are some of the best New Year’s Eve quotes around to help you celebrate the start of a new year.
New Year’s Eve quotes for the new year
“There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.” C.S. Lewis
“It is not in the stars to hold our destiny but in ourselves.” William Shakespeare
“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey
“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. Vaughan
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” Helen Keller
“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” Albert Einstein
“You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.” Dr Seuss
“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” Plato
“The best way to predict the future is to create it.” Abraham Lincoln
“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” Rainer Maria Rilke
“The best is yet to come.” Frank Sinatra
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.” Walt Disney
“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” T.S. Eliot
“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” Socrates
“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
“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” E.E. Cummings
“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” Thomas Jefferson
“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” Eleanor Roosevelt
“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” George Eliot
“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” Neil Gaiman
“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched.” Ellen Goodman
“Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.” Hal Borland
“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S Eliot
“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.” F.M. Knowles