New Year Quotes

New Year Quotes From Great Thinkers: Insights From Philosophers, Authors, Poets, Teachers, Scientists

Chosen with care, here are New Year quotes from famous philosophers, scientists, teachers, writers and poets, thinkers all. May they encourage and inspire, as we reflect and face the challenges of the future.

New Year Quotes from Famous Great Thinkers

  • Henry Ward Beecher — “Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.”
  • The Buddha — “There is only one time when it is essential to awaken. That time is now.”
  • Pierre Teilhard de Chardin — “The ills from which we are suffering have their seat in the very foundation of human thought. But today something is happening to the whole structure of human consciousness. A fresh kind of life is starting.”
  • Charles Dickens — “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair.”
  • Albert Einstein — “The splitting of the atom has changed everything save our mode of thinking, and thus we drift towards unparalleled catastrophe.”
  • Epictetus — “Quiet the evasions. Stop giving yourself needless trouble. It is time to really live; to fully inhabit the situation you happen to be in now.”
  • Benjamin Franklin — “Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors and let every new year find you a better man.”
  • Kahlil Gibran — “Yet the timeless in you is aware of life’s timelessness, And knows that yesterday is but today’s memory and tomorrow is today’s dream.”
  • Johann W. Von Goethe — “Nothing is worth more than this day.”
  • Hildegard of Bingen — “All nature is at the disposal of humankind. We are to work with it. Without it we cannot survive.”
  • Elisabeth Kübler-Ross — “It’s only when we truly know and understand that we have a limited time on earth – and that we have no way of knowing when our time is up – that we will begin to love each day to the fullest, as if it was the only one we had.”
  • Martin Luther — “Glory to God in highest heaven, Who unto man His Son hath given; While angels sing with tender mirth, A glad new year to all the earth.”
  • Albert Schweitzer – “If mankind is not to perish after all the dreadful things it has done and gone through, then a new spirit must emerge. And this new spirit is coming not with a roar but with a quiet birth, not with grand measures and words but with an imperceptible change in the atmosphere – a change in which each one of us is participating …”
  • Seneca — “Some there are that torment themselves afresh with the memory of what is past; others, again, afflict themselves with the apprehension of evils to come; and very ridiculously – for the one does not now concern us, and the other not yet … One should count each day a separate life.”
  • William Shakespeare — “The time of life is short! To spend that shortness basely were too long.”
  • Rabindranath Tagore — “The butterfly counts not months but moments and has time enough.”
  • Henry David Thoreau — “To affect the quality of the day, that is the highest of the arts.”

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