New Year Quotes

Best New Year’s Quotes: Funny, Serious And Classical Quotations For New Year’s Eve

For everyone who has to give a toast or a speech this New Year’s at a party or dinner, here are some popular quotations to help bring in the New Year. Say goodbye to the Old Year and hello to the New Year with a speech peppered with one or more of the following classical, funny or inspirational quotations.

New Year’s Quotes Through the Years

  • Benjamin Franklin – Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
  • Brooks Atkinson – 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.
  • John Burroughts – One resolution I have made, and always try to keep is this: To rise above the little things.
  • TS Elliot – For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make another beginning.
  • Boris Johnson (Mayor of London) – I want to quote Colonel Kilgore in Apocalypse Now when he says ‘Some day captain, this war is going to end’, and some day, this recession is going to end.
  • Lord Alfred Tennyson – 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.
  • Anonymous – Dance as if no one were watching, sing as if no one were listening, and live every day as if it were your last.
  • P.J. O’Rourke – 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.
  • Harry Burns – I’ve been doing a lot of thinking, and the thing is, I love you.
  • Charles Lamb – Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
  • Brooks Atkinson – 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.
  • Auld Lang Syne – We’ll take a cup o’ kindness now, for auld lang syne.

Short New Year Quotes

  • Goethe – Nothing is worth more than this day.
  • Andre Gide – But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
  • Joe King – New year, same goal.
  • William Thomas – It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets
  • Charles Lamb – New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday
  • Henry Moore – I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.
  • Text Message – HNY

New Year’s Eve Quotes for Every Mood and Speech

Whether you choose to welcome the New Year in with humor or inspiration, add one of the above New Year’s Quotes to a toast or a speech for a little added spice. Happy New Year!

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