New Years is all about fresh starts and new beginnings. Why not kick off 2018 by sending a funny or inspiring message to friends and family? Here are our favorite quotes for the New Year.

By Sharon Boone

Come New Year’s Eve, we’re all looking for a little inspiration for the year ahead. These new year quotes—from celebrities, authors, beloved fictional characters and other notables—definitely provide that extra push we need. Some are funny new year quotes, others are motivational new year quotes, but all will get you thinking about what you want out of the coming year. Share them with friends and family, make them your mantra, or just read and enjoy.

Classic New Year’s Quotes

At a loss for what to say when you toast the new year at midnight? Borrow one of these inspirational new year’s quotes, from famous people including Benjamin Franklin, Beyonce, and Dr. Seuss.

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

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

Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ’it will be happier’...

To the old, long life and treasure; To the young, all health and pleasure.

In Our Perfect Ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Years Let’s make it Ours.

Inspirational New Year’s Quotes

These are the new year’s quotes that will spur you to greatness in the year ahead. Whatever your goals and plans for the next 12 months, approach them with the confidence inspired by these quotes for the new year. 

You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.

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

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.

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


We spend January 1 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.

There comes a day when you realize turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realize there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

Funny New Year’s Quotes

New Year’s Eve isn’t all about diet resolutions and dry January declarations. Share a laugh as you ring in the new year, with these funny new year’s quotes. 

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

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

 Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.

I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

New Year’s Resolutions Quotes

Whether you make—and stick to—a bunch of resolutions every year, or you refuse to make any at all, these new year’s resolutions quotes will entertain and inspire you. 

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.Hey friend, don’t you dare forget, as you’re creating a new you, that there’s a whole lot about the old you that is worth keeping.

If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.

 To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.

People can say whatever they want about the sport of bodybuilding, but to get prepared to do a contest, or even to get into decent shape, it requires a certain amount of discipline, and it comes from taking a New Year’s resolution to a lifestyle.

My New Year’s Resolution list usually stars with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.