Quotes for the New Year: Literary Advice to Ring In 2021

Literary Advice to Ring In the New Year

As we close out of 2020 and enter into a hopefully less-eventful year, I thought it was appropriate to compile some thoughtful quotes to help ring in the new year.

If you’re looking for some literary inspiration and advice, I hope these quotes help you out. Cheers to the new year! I hope you all have a lovely New Year’s Eve.

Quotes for the New Year

“Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come,
Whispering ‘it will be happier’…”

Lord Alfred Tennyson

“The horizon leans forward, 
Offering you space to place new steps of change.”

Maya Angelou

“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.” 

Mark Twain

“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.”

G.K Chesterton

“[T]omorrow is a new day. You shall begin it well & serenely, & with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense. This day … is too dear with its hopes & invitations to waste a moment on the rotten yesterdays.” 

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” 

Benjamin Franklin

“Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.” 

Sir Walter Scott