Friday, January 02, 2009

Happy New Year

"New Year's Resolutions..."

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.- Bill Vaughn

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.- Bill Vaughan

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

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

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

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past.- Henry Ward Beecher

Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you've met your New Year's resolution.- Jay Leno

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets.- William Thomas

New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.- James Agate

Every year of my life I grow more convinced that it is wisest and best to fix our attention on the beautiful and good and dwell as little as possible on the dark and the base.- Cecil

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones 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

New Year's Day is every man's birthday.- Charles Lamb

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.- G.K. Chesterton

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

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

A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
- Anonymous

I like Benjamin Franklin's quote, except change man to person.

8 comments:

Winifred said...

Some nice quotes for the New Year there.

Margaret Cloud said...

I like the quotes and I agree it should be person.

40 said...

Happy New Year to you and your family as well. :)

Renie Burghardt said...

I like Benjamin Franklins quote the best as well, and Jay Leno's quote is a good one, too!

Hope the new year is going well for you, Patty.

Renie

Rinkly Rimes said...

Last year'swords belong to last year's language'..... lovely.

Joops said...

Happy New year Ms. Lincoln.. May you have a fruitful year ahead...

ryliej said...

Happy new year, wishing you good health and happiness!

misty said...

best wishes to you this year and for the coming years!