Having trouble sticking to your New Year’s resolutions already? Change can be difficult, and sometimes you need some inspirational quotes to help you work toward your goals. Lucky for us, some of the world’s best writers and thinkers have tackled the annual New Year’s shift, and their thoughts on the matter will help you get in the right frame of mind for the transition into a new decade.
With every new year comes a clean slate — so what will you do with this fresh start? Let these positive quotes about change, new beginnings and optimism from Oprah Winfrey, Maya Angelou, Abraham Lincoln, Winston Churchill and even William Shakespeare motivate you to focus on all of the wonderful opportunities that this new year will bring. Without further ado, here are some New Year’s quotes to motivate you to live your best life this year.
There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind.
Camilla Eyring Kimball
You do not find the happy life. You make it.
Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on.
F. Scott Fitzgerald
Strength shows not only the ability to persist, but the ability to start over.
As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.
Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.
Tomorrow is the first black page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.
Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.