Here we are! Diving into a new year and a new decade and, as always, looking at a list of New Year’s resolutions, working towards a better year and a better self.

Regardless of how 2019 has treated you, there’s always room for improvement. You can always set new goals, aim higher, focus on all the positive opportunities or start fresh. We can only hope that the New Year quotes we’ve selected for you will encourage you to do all the above.

It’s time to take a step back and analyze everything that has happened to us, learn from our mistakes and think of new and better ways of approaching relationships, life events, or professional opportunities.

Changing the way we’re used to doing things might seem scary, so start with something simple or divide a long term goal into smaller tasks.

What do you want to achieve in 2020? Once you have the answer to this question, make a plan and stick to it. Also make sure you celebrate each milestone. You deserve it!

Here are 25 New Year quotes that will help you work towards your goals

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

BENJAMIN FRANKLIN (more Benjamin Franklin quotes)

You are never too old to set another goal, or to dream a new dream.

C.S. LEWIS (more C.S. Lewis quotes)

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

OPRAH WINFREY

And suddenly you know: it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

MEISTER ECKHART

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.

RALPH WALDO EMERSON (more Ralph Waldo Emerson quotes)

Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.

BRAD PAISLEY

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

GEORGE ELIOT (more George Eliot quotes)

We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.

JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.

THOMAS JEFFERSON

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re doing something.

NEIL GAIMAN

We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives … not looking for flaws but for potential.

ELLEN GOODMAN

It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.

E.E. CUMMINGS

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.

T.S. ELIOT

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.

ANNE FRANK

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

JOSEPH CAMPBELL

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.

SARAH BAN BREATHNACH

Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.

MICHAEL JOSEPHSON

The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.

DAN MILLMAN

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

GÖRAN PERSSON
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What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.

VERN MCLELLAN

Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now.

KELLY MARTIN

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals. 

MELODIE BEATTIE

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.

ALBERT EINSTEIN

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas And progress.

CHARLES KETTERING

Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’

ALFRED LORD TENNYSON