The New Year is just a few hours away, which many people may be looking forward to after a rough 2020.

A turn of the calendar means new opportunities, and for some, a fresh outlook on life. While COVID-19 might have put a hold on New Year’s Eve parties and celebrations, that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate 2021 internally.

If you want to start off Jan. 1 on a positive note, make notes of the below quotes to live by throughout the year. Here are 13 quotes from Country Living, Inspirational Quotes, and Quote Garden to inspire you and help you with the new beginning that’s 2021.

  • "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right." - Oprah Winfrey 
  • "A new year is simply the turn of a calendar page — and a beautiful chance for us to turn over a new leaf." - Terri Guillemets
  • "To be nobody but yourself in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight; and never stop fighting." - E.E. Cummings
  • "You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do." - Dr. Suess
  • "Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect." - Alan Cohen 
  • "Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." - Carl Bard 
  • "You gotta find your best self and when you do, you gotta hold on to it for dear life." - Cheryl Strayed
  • "The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be." - Horace Bushnell
  • "Don't wait for extraordinary opportunities. Seize common occasions and make them great." - Orison Swett Marden
  • "Aim at the sun, and you may not reach it, but your arrow will fly far higher than if aimed at an object on a level with yourself. " - Joel Howes
  • "Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." - Michael Josephson 
  • "The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are." - J.P. Morgan 
  • “Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” - Henry David Thoreau 

new-years-eve Fireworks on New Year's Eve are pictured here. Photo: Pixabay