80 Powerful and Motivating New Year’s Quotes & Sayings

80 Powerful and Motivating New Year's Quotes | If you're looking for positive and inspirational quotes and sayings to inspire you to create new year's resolutions and goals for the year ahead, we've got you covered. We've curated 80 motivational quotes about resilience, growth, new beginnings, self-love, self-acceptance, action, and persistence that are sure to give you the motivation you need to live your life fearlessly and unapologetically.

Every year breeds a fresh start. Even if you didn’t check off all of your goals or haven’t quite crafted the life you envisioned, you still have time. Yet, if you need a bit of inspiration to help you shake the dust off and begin anew, we compiled a list of empowering New Year’s quotes & sayings to propel you forward.

80 New Year’s Quotes & Sayings

New Year’s Quotes & Sayings for Resilience & Growth

Sorrow prepares you for joy. It violently sweeps everything out of your house, so that new joy can find space to enter. It shakes the yellow leaves from the bough of your heart, so that fresh, green leaves can grow in their place. It pulls up the rotten roots, so that new roots hidden beneath have room to grow. Whatever sorrow shakes from your heart, far better things will take their place. -Rumi 

Without change, there would be no butterflies. -Maya Angelou

To soar toward what’s possible, you must leave behind what’s comfortable. -Cicely Tyson

On New Year’s Eve the whole world celebrates the fact that a date changes. Let us celebrate the dates on which we change the world. -Akilnathan Logeswaran

Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy. -Sarah Ban Breathnach.

Dreams are lovely. But they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral. Pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It’s hard work that makes things happen. It’s hard work that creates change. -Shonda Rhimes

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today, I am wise so I am changing myself. -Rumi

Your time as a caterpillar has expired. Your wings are ready. -Unknown

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

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step. -Martin Luther King

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. -Neil Gaiman

It’s not about perfect. It’s about effort. And when you bring that effort every single day, that’s where transformation happens. That’s how change occurs. -Jillian Michaels 

Year’s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instill in us. -Oprah Winfrey

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

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. -John Burroughs

A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new. -Albert Einstein

My biggest discovery was that you can literally re-create your life. -Viola Davis

The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create. -Craig D. Lounsbrough

New Year’s Quotes & Sayings about New Beginnings

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. -Rainer Maria Rilke

Enter this new year with gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams. -Avina Celeste

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

A New Year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself. -Kahlil Gibran

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. -Melody Beattie

Though no one can go back and make a brand-new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand-new ending. -Carl Bard

The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life! -Mehmet Murat Ildan

So I close my eyes to old ends, and open my heart to new beginnings. -Unknown

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas. -Charles Kettering

Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations. -Catherine Pulsifer

A New Year is a fresh canvas. Paint your own masterpiece. -Unknown

No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again. -Buddha

I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written. -Juansen Dizon

A New Year brings new grace for new accomplishments. -Lailah Gifty Akita

A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. -Anusha Atukorala

Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending. -Amy Sparling

Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next. -Mie Hansson

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. -Edith Lovejoy Pierce

Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.” -Mother Teresa

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning. -T.S. Eliot

All great beginnings start in the dark, when the moon greets you to a new day at midnight. -Shannon L. Alder

New Year’s Quotes & Sayings about Self-Love and Acceptance

To be beautiful means to be yourself. You don’t need to be accepted by others. You need to accept yourself. When you are born a lotus flower, be a beautiful lotus flower, don’t try to be a magnolia flower. If you crave acceptance and recognition and try to change yourself to fit what other people want you to be, you will suffer all your life. True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself. -Thich Nhat Hanh

You wander from room to room hunting for the diamond necklace that is already around your neck. -Rumi

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style. -Maya Angelou

You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. -Hillary DePiano

When the world tells you to shrink, expand. -Elaine Welteroth

Pay attention to your patterns. The ways you learned to survive may not be the ways you want to continue to live. Heal and shift. -Dr. Thema Bryant Davis

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

You don’t have to become something you’re not to be better than you were. -Sidney Poitier

Never let anyone—any person or any force—dampen, dim or diminish your light. -John Lewis

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. -Albert Einstein

It’s never too late. Never too late to start over. Never too late to be happy. -Jane Fonda

Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties. -Hellen Keller

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

When your dreams are bigger than the places you find yourself in, sometimes you need to seek out your own reminders that there is more. And there is always more waiting for you on the other side of fear. -Elaine Welteroth

I call something a miracle when an ordinary person achieves something extraordinary. We all have the potential to create miraculous changes. -Tina Turner

Don’t sell yourself short. You will meet people along the way who will be lining up to place limits on you. You don’t need to beat them to the punch. -Leslie Odom Jr

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life into a new direction. -Germany Kent

Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. -Rumi

You are never too old to reinvent yourself. -Steve Harvey

I believe in living. I believe in birth. I believe in the sweat of love and in the fire of truth. And I believe that a lost ship, steered by tired, seasick sailors, can still be guided him to port. -Assata Shakur

If you think you are too small to make a difference, you haven’t spent the night with a mosquito. -Dalai Lama

If I don’t poke my head out of my shell and show people who I am, all anyone will ever think I am is my shell. -Shonda Rhimes

New Year’s Quotes & Sayings about Action and Persistence

A month from now…You can either have a month of progress. Or a month of excuses why you didn’t. -Unknown

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together. -Vincent Van Gogh

If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello. -Paulo Coelho

Life’s not about expecting, hoping, and wishing, it’s about doing, being, and becoming. -Mike Dooley

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. -Vern McLellan

No one ever told her how to get her heart to abandon a dream once the dreamer stops dreaming. -Kaia Alderson

If you don’t go after what you want, you’ll never have it. If you don’t ask, the answer is always no. If you don’t step forward, you’re always in the same place. -Nora Roberts

I learnt that the only way to get a thing done is to start to do it, then keep on doing it, and finally you’ll finish it, even if in the beginning you think you can’t do it at all. -Langston Hughes

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life. -Robin Sharma

Restart. Reset. Refocus. As many times as you need to. -Unknown

Only put off tomorrow what you are willing to die having left undone. -Pablo Picasso

If you get tired, learn to rest, not to quit. -Banksy

The time for action is now. It’s never too late to do something. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery

Either you seize what may turn out to be the only chance you have, or you decide you’re willing to live with the knowledge that the chance has passed you by. -Barack Obama

The most reliable way to predict the future is to create it. -Unknown

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are. -J.P. Morgan

A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy. -Steve Maraboli

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. -Albert Einstein

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

There you have it! Your guide to New Year’s quotes & sayings that inspire you to live your life fearlessly and unapologetically. If you need more support, check out this list of powerful mental health quotes. May everything you want in this beautiful world come true next year and every year after.

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