Sunday, December 30, 2012


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

Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life, if you survive them || Brittany Murphy

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

Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty || John Selden

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

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

New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights || Hamilton Wright Mabie

Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
|| Alfred, Lord Tennyson

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

Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day || Michael Josephson

People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas || Unknown

Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past.  Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go || Brooks Atkinson

Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
|| Walter Scott

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

Whether we want them or not, the New Year will bring new challenges; whether we seize them or not, the New Year will bring new opportunities || Michael Josephson

A new oath holds pretty well; but... when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it || Mark Twain

But can one still make resolutions when one is over forty?  I live according to twenty-year-old habits || Andre Gide

We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
|| John Greenleaf Whittier

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this:  To rise above the little things || John Burroughs

Of all sound of all bells... most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year || Charles Lamb

Why won't they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can't they use birth control on time?  I want an interregnum.  The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping - rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year's and Easter and Christmas - But, goodness, why need they do it? || John Dos Passos

Every man regards his own life as the New Year's Eve of time || Jean Paul Richter

The most melancholic time of the year is New Year’s eve. The best way to spend it is with your family. And a year wonderfully spent is bound to leave you in tears || Khamneithang

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