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You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

 

Have you decided what you want in the new year?  Do you know who you want to be? 

This new year, go forth.  Dream big.  Live life.  Love life.  Love you.

Cheers to a prosperous new year.  May you always strive to be better.

 

61 Quotes About Life – Here’s to the New Year! 

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~ M. Scott Peck

Until you value yourself, you won’t value your time. Until you value your time, you will not do anything with it. ~ M. Scott Peck

Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you. ~ Jeffree Star

Haters are just confused admirers because they can’t figure out the reason why everyone loves you. ~ Jeffree Star

Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether. ~ Epictetus

Anything worth putting off is worth abandoning altogether. ~ Epictetus

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Regret for the things we did can be tempered by time; it is regret for the things we did not do that is inconsolable. ~ Sydney J. Harris

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. ~ Katharine Hepburn

Life is hard. After all, it kills you. ~ Katharine Hepburn

That’s the funny thing about life. We’re rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present. ~ Lauren Miller

That’s the funny thing about life. We’re rarely aware of the bullets we dodge. The just-misses. The almost-never-happeneds. We spend so much time worrying about how the future is going to play out and not nearly enough time admiring the precious perfection of the present. ~ Lauren Miller

The road to success is always under construction. ~ Lily Tomlin

The road to success is always under construction. ~ Lily Tomlin

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. I have spent most of my life worrying about things that never happened. ~ Mark Twain

Worrying is like paying a debt you don’t owe. I have spent most of my life worrying about things that never happened. ~ Mark Twain

I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde

I can resist everything except temptation. ~ Oscar Wilde

Midnight is that strange hour when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

Midnight is that strange hour when the veil between the frail present and the eternal future grows thin. ~ Harriet Beecher Stowe

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

The butterfly counts not months but moments, and has time enough. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

Let your life lightly dance on the edges of Time like dew on the tip of a leaf. ~ Rabindranath Tagore

What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself — and thus make yourself indispensable. ~ André Gide

What another would have done as well as you, do not do it. What another would have said as well as you, do not say it; what another would have written as well, do not write it. Be faithful to that which exists nowhere but in yourself — and thus make yourself indispensable. ~ André Gide

You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. ~ Charlie Parker

You’ve got to learn your instrument. Then, you practice, practice, practice. And then, when you finally get up there on the bandstand, forget all that and just wail. ~ Charlie Parker

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

Since we cannot change reality, let us change the eyes which see reality. ~ Nikos Kazantzakis

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~ Laurence Leamer

The difference between a helping hand and an outstretched palm is a twist of the wrist. ~ Laurence Leamer

We tend to get what we expect. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

We tend to get what we expect. ~ Norman Vincent Peale

…[R]eturning to a simpler way allows us to regain our dignity, puts us in touch with the land, and makes us value human contact again. ~ Yvon Chouniard 

…[R]eturning to a simpler way allows us to regain our dignity, puts us in touch with the land, and makes us value human contact again. ~ Yvon Chouniard

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C. S. Lewis

It’s amazing what doors can open if you reach out to people with a smile, friendly attitude and a desire to make a positive impact. ~ Richard Branson

It’s amazing what doors can open if you reach out to people with a smile, friendly attitude and a desire to make a positive impact. ~ Richard Branson

The choice for gratitude rarely comes without some real effort. But each time I make it, the next choice is a little easier, a little freer, a little less self-conscious. ~ Henri Nouwen

The choice for gratitude rarely comes without some real effort. But each time I make it, the next choice is a little easier, a little freer, a little less self-conscious. ~ Henri Nouwen

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

You cannot do a kindness too soon, for you never know how soon it will be too late. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Let’s rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we may have learned a little. And if we didn’t learn even a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we did get sick, at least we didn’t die. So let us all be thankful. ~ Anonymous

Let’s rise and be thankful, for if we didn’t learn a lot today, at least we may have learned a little. And if we didn’t learn even a little, at least we didn’t get sick. And if we did get sick, at least we didn’t die. So let us all be thankful. ~ Anonymous

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

True happiness is to enjoy the present, without anxious dependence upon the future, not to amuse ourselves with either hopes or fears but to rest satisfied with what we have, which is sufficient, for he that is so wants nothing. ~ Lucius Annaeus Seneca

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ Confucius

Forget injuries, never forget kindnesses. ~ Confucius

When quitting is done correctly, it isn’t giving up – it’s making room for something better. ~ Adam Kirk Smith 

When quitting is done correctly, it isn’t giving up – it’s making room for something better. ~ Adam Kirk Smith

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

Two kinds of gratitude: The sudden kind we feel for what we take; the larger kind we feel for what we give. ~ Edwin Arlington Robinson

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. ~ Eileen Caddy

Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you. ~ Eileen Caddy

When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything. ~ Alex Haley

When you clench your fist, no one can put anything in your hand, nor can your hand pick up anything. ~ Alex Haley

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong. ~ Mahatma Gandhi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi

The wound is the place where the Light enters you. ~ Rumi

If you’re more fortunate than others, build a longer table, not a taller fence. ~ Anonymous

If you’re more fortunate than others, build a longer table, not a taller fence. ~ Anonymous

In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. ~ Anthon St. Maarten

In order to complete our amazing life journey successfully, it is vital that we turn each and every dark tear into a pearl of wisdom, and find the blessing in every curse. ~ Anthon St. Maarten

Love your mistakes as much as your accomplishments. Because without mistakes, there wouldn’t be any accomplishments. ~ Anonymous

Love your mistakes as much as your accomplishments. Because without mistakes, there wouldn’t be any accomplishments. ~ Anonymous

Happiness is also a way of interpreting the world, since while it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it. ~ Matthieu Ricard

Happiness is also a way of interpreting the world, since while it may be difficult to change the world, it is always possible to change the way we look at it. ~ Matthieu Ricard

Accept everything about yourself — I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end — no apologies, no regrets. ~ Clark Moustakas

Accept everything about yourself — I mean everything. You are you and that is the beginning and the end — no apologies, no regrets. ~ Clark Moustakas

Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Future: That period of time in which our affairs prosper, our friends are true, and our happiness is assured. ~ Ambrose Bierce

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. ~ John Lubbock

Our ambition should be to rule ourselves, the true kingdom for each one of us; and true progress is to know more, and be more, and to do more. ~ John Lubbock

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. ~ Bernard Meltzer

Before you speak ask yourself if what you are going to say is true, is kind, is necessary, is helpful. If the answer is no, maybe what you are about to say should be left unsaid. ~ Bernard Meltzer

I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. ~ Maya Angelou

I do not trust people who don’t love themselves and yet tell me, ‘I love you.’ There is an African saying which is: Be careful when a naked person offers you a shirt. ~ Maya Angelou

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. ~ Paulo Coelho

Every blessing ignored becomes a curse. ~ Paulo Coelho

We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it. ~ Bill Murray

We’re in this life, and if you’re not available, the sort of ordinary time goes past and you didn’t live it. But if you’re available, life gets huge. You’re really living it. ~ Bill Murray

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

The thing everyone should realize is that the key to happiness is being happy by yourself and for yourself. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. ~ Anonymous

Those who dance are considered insane by those who cannot hear the music. ~ Anonymous

A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself. ~ Heidi Wills

A friend is someone who makes it easy to believe in yourself. ~ Heidi Wills

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Groucho Marx

Learn from the mistakes of others. You can never live long enough to make them all yourself. ~ Groucho Marx

It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? ~ Jim Carrey

It is better to risk starving to death than surrender. If you give up on your dreams, what’s left? ~ Jim Carrey

But effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ John F. Kennedy

But effort and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. ~ John F. Kennedy

...When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

…When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds. ~ Ellen DeGeneres

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. ~ Jim Carrey

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. ~ Jim Carrey

Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. ~ Stephen Colbert

Don’t be afraid to be a fool. Remember, you cannot be both young and wise. ~ Stephen Colbert

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Never throughout history has a man who lived a life of ease left a name worth remembering. ~ Theodore Roosevelt

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. ~ Alex Haley

Either you deal with what is the reality, or you can be sure that the reality is going to deal with you. ~ Alex Haley

What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~ Oscar Wilde

What seem to us bitter trials are often blessings in disguise. ~ Oscar Wilde

Measure not life by the hopes and enjoyments of this world, but by the preparation it makes for another; looking forward to what you shall be, rather than backward to what you have been. ~ Edward Smedley

Measure not life by the hopes and enjoyments of this world, but by the preparation it makes for another; looking forward to what you shall be, rather than backward to what you have been. ~ Edward Smedley

Measure by man’s desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long. ~ Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

Measure by man’s desires, he cannot live long enough; measure by his good deeds, and he has not lived long enough; measure by his evil deeds, and he has lived too long. ~ Johann Georg Ritter von Zimmermann

If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail. ~ Ricky Gervais

If you spend your days doing what you love, it is impossible to fail. ~ Ricky Gervais

It is not how long, but how well we live. ~ Jacques Delille

It is not how long, but how well we live. ~ Jacques Delille

He lives long that lives well; time misspent is not lived, but lost. ~ Thomas Fuller

He lives long that lives well; time misspent is not lived, but lost. ~ Thomas Fuller

We all complain of the shortness of life; yet waste more time than we can use. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

We all complain of the shortness of life; yet waste more time than we can use. ~ Henry Wheeler Shaw

Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~ Muhammad Ali 

Impossible is just a word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they’ve been given than to explore the power they have to change it. Impossible is not a fact. It’s an opinion. Impossible is potential. Impossible is temporary. Impossible is nothing. ~ Muhammad Ali

 

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3 comments

  • CGP Grey recently published a self-improvement strategy concept based on themes rather than resolutions for the New Year.
    https://youtu.be/NVGuFdX5guE

    Jeremy Oehlert
  • You’re welcome, Wimala. I’m glad you enjoyed them.

    Tywanquila
  • Beautiful thoughts! Thank you so much for selecting & sharing.
    Wimala

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