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New Year Quotes

Which famous people said the following quotes about the New Year or new beginnings?

  1. German-born scientist: "Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow."
  2. Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature in 1948: "For last year's words belong to last year's language. And next year's words await another voice."
  3. American inventor of the lightning rod: "Be at War with your Vices, at Peace with your Neighbours, and let every New Year find you a better man."
  4. English essayist and poet: "New Year's Day is every man's birthday."
  5. Creator of some of the best-known fictional characters: "A new heart for a New Year, always!"
  6. Dubbed the "Queen of All Media": "Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right."

  7. Singer of The Berlin Trilogy studio albums: "I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring."
  8. Controversial American comedian: "Listen. I wish I could tell you it gets better. But, it doesn't get better. You get better."
  9. Former lead singer of Destiny's Child: "In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours."
  10. On the 50th anniversary of his death in 2013, was honoured with a memorial in Poets' Corner: You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream."
  11. German-Dutch diarist: "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven't even happened yet."
  12. "The Charge of the Light Brigade" poet: "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, "It will be happier."
  13. 16th president of the United States: "The best way to predict the future is to create it."
  14. English dramatist during the reign of James I: "To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure."
  15. Samuel Langhorne Clemens: “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.”
  16. American singer who spent her early years on a Christmas tree farm: "This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change."
  17. "Cuz they say... 2000 zero zero party over oops out of time, so tonight I'm gonna party like it's 1999."
  18. Calvin Cordozar Broadus Jr. lyrics: "And I do believe, on New Year's Eve, we can make it. We can live forever."
  19. Creator of the fictional Father Brown: "The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul."
  20. Host of NBC's The Tonight Show from 1992 to 2009: "New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive."


  1. Albert Einstein
  2. T.S. Eliot
  3. Benjamin Franklin
  4. Charles Lamb
  5. Charles Dickens
  6. Oprah Winfrey
  7. David Bowie
  8. Joan Rivers
  9. Beyonce
  10. C.S. Lewis
  11. Ann Frank
  12. Alfred, Lord Tennyson
  13. Abraham Lincoln
  14. Ben Johnson
  15. Mark Twain
  16. Taylor Swift
  17. Prince
  18. Snoop Dogg
  19. G.K. Chesterton
  20. Jay Leno