A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
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
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.
But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty? I live according to twenty-year-old habits.
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.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.
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.
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.
I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.