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20 Inspiring New Year Quotes

Begin 2024 with these New Year inspirational quotes from Steven Spielberg, Helen Keller, Oprah Winfrey, and others.

Check out our collection of the best New Year inspirational quotes to begin your year on the right foot! These words of wisdom, encouragement and inspiration will give you confidence to reach for your goals in the year ahead.

READ MORE: 12 Positive Habits to Start in the New Year

Girl holding sparkler with New Year quote about new beginnings

1 of 20 New Year Quote About New Beginnings

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.  —Rainer Maria Wilke


City lights as seen from outer space with New Year quote about the self

2 of 20 New Year Quote About the Self

“All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives.”  —Steven Spielberg

Sunset with clouds above with new year quote about celebrating

3 of 20 New Year Quote About Celebrating

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.”  —Tom Peters


Single firework bursting in the night sky with a new year quote about life

4 of 20 New Year Quote About Life

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones that you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.”  —Mark Twain


Two firework sparklers held by two people with new year quote about starting over

5 of 20 New Year Quote About Starting Over

“Tomorrow, is the first blank page of a 365 book. Write a good one.”  —Brad Paisley


Times Square in New York City on New Years Eve with new year quote about family

6 of 20 New Year Quote About Family

“Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we count down together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.”  —Hillary DePiano


Holiday decorative pinecones with holly with new year quote about success

7 of 20 New Year Quote About Success

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”  —Helen Keller

Person riding a bicycle reaching out to another person on a bicycle with new year quote about love

8 of 20 New Year Quote About Love

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving Source – a Sower of Dreams – just waiting to be asked to help you make your dreams come true.”  —Sarah Ban Breathnach


Dim firework exploding in the midnight sky with new year quote about trying new things

9 of 20 New Year Quote About Trying New Things

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you make 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


An open calendar planner with new year quote for progress

10 of 20 New Year Quote For Progress

“Everytime you tear a leaf off of a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.”  —Charles Kettering


White holiday lights with new year quote about friends

11 of 20 New Year Quote About Friends

“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.”  —Ann Landers


Close up of colorful balloons with new year quote about goals

12 of 20 New Year Quote About Goals

“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

Snow topped pine trees with new year quote about resolutions

13 of 20 New Year Quote About Resolutions

“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”  —Cavett Robert


Monarch butterfly on a purple flower with new year quote about change

14 of 20 New Year Quote About Change

“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!”  —Mehmet Murat Ildan


Sunlight peeking through a large cloud with new year quote about happiness

15 of 20 New Year Quote About Happiness

“Hope smiles through the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier’.  —Alfred Lord Tennyson


Bokeh city lights with new year quote about potential

16 of 20 New Year Quote About Potential

“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 or our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.”  —Ellen Goodman


Mother and daughter with sparklers saying a funny new year quote

17 of 20 Funny New Year Quote

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” —Bill Vaughan

Man walking on a trail at sunrise with New Year quote about God

18 of 20 New Year Quote About God

“Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading.” —Oswald Chambers


Woman outside at sunrise looking at a new year quote for second chances

19 of 20 New Year Quote About Second Chances

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” —Oprah Winfrey


Girl in a pink sweater and backpack going to school with New year quote for students

20 of 20 New Year Quote for Students

“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

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