As it comes time to welcome in a new year and a new decade, many may be looking to literature to find inspiration for the year to come. Whether you’re in search of inspirational quotes ahead of the first day of 2020 or looking for some quips about New Year’s resolutions, we’ve got you covered.

Below are 15 quotes about New Year’s. The following quotes are courtesy of collections from BrainyQuoteQuote Ambition, Goodreads, and The Quotations Page.

On New Beginnings

  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.’”- Alfred Lord Tennyson
  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” -Oprah Winfrey
  • “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.”- Ralph Waldo Emerson
  • “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” - Charles Lamb
  • “We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano​
  • “Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.” – Douglas Pagels
  • “To have the kind of year you want to have, something has to happen that you can not explain why it happened. Something has to happen that you can not coach.” – Bobby Bowden
  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughn​

On Resolutions

  • “Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.” - Melody Beattie (Read the full quote here.)
  • “A year from now you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.” - Phil McGraw
  • “How few there are who have courage enough to own their faults, or resolution enough to mend them.” - Benjamin Franklin
  • “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - Cavett Robert
  • “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” – Joey Adams
  • “Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since.” – Dave Beard​
  • “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any one thing.” – Abraham Lincoln