An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.
Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us.
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!
Edward Payson Powell
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.