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100 Best Short New Year’s Quotes to Celebrate

The new year is always exciting, a time to start anew, wish friends and loved ones a Happy New Year and celebrate. If you looking for short New Year’s quotes and sayings to help you ring in the new year you have come to the right place. We have gathered all the best short quotes about the new year into one place including short funny New Year quotes, motivational quotes about a new start for the new year, wishes and sayings, short New Year wishes and short new year captions.

There is something about the start of a new year that is so special. And however you choose to celebrate it should be memorable.

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Short New Year’s Quotes

Here are our favorite short New Year’s quotes.

“You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.” ―Hillary DePiano

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” —T.S. Eliot

“The year is going, let him go; ring out the false, ring in the true.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be written.”- Sarah Ban Breathnach                                                                                                                                                                

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

Firewords with short new years quotes

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” —Charles Lamb

“No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again.” —Buddha

“I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1.”- Jerry Spinelli

“Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness and goodwill.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” ―Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding” ―C.J. Cherryh

“I have found that if you love life, life will love you back.” —Arthur Rubenstein

“Be the change you wish to see in the world.” —Ghandi

“New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours.” —Alex Morritt

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” —Gilbert K. Chesterton

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot

“Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year.” —Melody Beattie

“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

“What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.” —Vern McLellan

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” ―Josiyah Martin

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

Fuzzy sparkles with short new year's quotes for Instagram by Brad Paisley

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” -Rainer Maria Rilke

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” —George Eliot

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” —Melody Beattie

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” — C.S. Lewis

“The New Year is a painting not yet painted.” ―Mehmet Murat ildan

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” —Paulo Coehlo

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” —Seneca

If you like this quotes about starting again check out our list of New Beginnings Quotes

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.” – Josiyah Martin

Sunrise on beach with new beginnings quotes by Martin

“What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” —Anne Frank

“You are never too old to reinvent yourself.”  —Steve Harvey

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does.” —William James

“A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.”―Anusha Atukorala

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” —Taylor Swift

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“And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“We joyfully pray with grateful heart’s to welcome blessings in New Year.” ―Lailah Gifty Akita

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” —Sarah Ban Breathnach

“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

“Tomorrow is a new day. Begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit to be cumbered with your old nonsense.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.”  —Taylor Duvall

“Whatever has happened in the past year, the New Year brings fresh beginnings.” ―Peggy Toney Horton

“Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” —Michael Josephson

“The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings.”―Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

“I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past.” —Thomas Jefferson

“Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.” ―Germany Kent

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” —Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Sparklers with new year quote short by Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin

“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.” —John R. Dallas Jr.

“Just when the caterpillar thought her life was over, she became a butterfly.” —Unknown

“Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely.” —Karen Kaiser Clark

“Begin doing what you want to do now.” —Francis Bacon Sr.

“Climb the mountain so you can see the world, not so the world can see you.” —David McCullough Jr.

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” —Eleanor Roosevelt

“Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now.” —Kelly Martin

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

“As the year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection – a time to release old thoughts and beliefs and forgive old hurts.” ―Peggy Toney Horton

“I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right?” – Catherine O’Hara

Sparkler with short new year's quotes

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” —Benjamin Franklin

“This bright new year is given me, To live each day with zest, To daily grow and try to be, My highest and my best!” —William Arthur Ward

“Let our New Year’s resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.” —Göran Persson

Check out our list of Very Short Quotes if you like your quotes short and sweet.

Short Funny New Year Quotes

These short funny new year quotes will put a smile on your face. If you like funny quotes and sayings, you should also check out our lists of Funny Good Morning QuotesFunny Love QuotesFunny Work QuotesFunny Quotes of the DayFunny Quotes About Life and Funny Inspirational Quotes

“New year, old you.” ― A.D. Aliwat

“Treat every day like it’s a new year because it is.” – Temitope Ibrahim

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — William E. Vaughan

“Many years ago, I made a New Year’s resolution to never make New Year’s resolutions. Hell, it’s been the only resolution I’ve ever kept!”―D.S. Mixell

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.” —Oscar Wilde

“Don’t be afraid to go out on a limb. That’s where the fruit is.” —Frank Scully

“I don’t know where I’m going from here, but I promise it won’t be boring.” —David Bowie

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” —F. Scott Fitzgerald

Champagne glasses with short funny new year quots by F. Scott Fitzgerald

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions!” —Joey Adams

“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; he who makes one is a fool.” —F.M. Knowles

“Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year!” – Mehmet Murat ildan

Short Inspirational New Year Quotes

These short inspirational new Year quotes will get you ready to start the new year. If you like inspirational quotes check out our lists of Short Inspirational Quotes, Inspirational Morning Quotes, Inspirational Quotes for Today, Funny Inspirational Quotes and Inspirational Quotes for Work.

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” —Robin Sharma

“JANUARY, The first month of the year, A perfect time to start all over again.”- Charmaine J. Forde                                                                                                                                          

Sparkles with short inspirational new year quotes by Charmaine J. Forde

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.” —Nido Qubein

“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

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” —Maya Angelou

“Life’s not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it’s about doing, being and becoming.” —Mike Dooley

“When life is sweet, say thank you and celebrate. When life is bitter, say thank you and grow.” —Shauna Niequist

“New beginnings always start in the here-and-now.” – Richelle E. Goodman

Sunrise over water with new start quotes by Goodrich

“With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world.”―Holly Black

“Making New Year resolutions is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another.” —Alex Morritt

“The beginning is the most important part of the work.” –Plato

“It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are.” —E.E. Cummings

“We are the authors of our destinies.” ―Nike Campbell-Fatoki

“I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.” —Nick Frederickson

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” —Albert Einstein

“The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.” —J.P. Morgan

“Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.” —Kristin Kreuk

“There are better things ahead than any we leave behind.” – C.S. Lewis

Champagne glasses with new year quotes short by C.S. Lewis

“We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden.” —Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties,” -Helen Keller

“Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams.” —Unknown

“Every day, in every way, I am getting better and better.” —Emilie Coue

“Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.” – Jessica S. Yourko

Man watching sunrise with new start quotes by Yourko

“New Beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” —Auliq Ice

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” —Hillary DePiano

“Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” —Neil Gaiman

Short New Year’s Eve Quotes

You might also like these short New Year’s Eve quotes.

“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

“On New Year’s Eve the whole world celebrates the fact that a date changes. Let us celebrate the dates on which we change the world.” ―Akilnathan Logeswaran

“So I started shoveling Bob’s driveway, which is a strange thing to do at a New Years Eve Party”

― Stephen Chbosky

“The attraction of New Year is this: The year changes, and in that change we believe that we can change with it.” ― R. Joseph Hoffmann

Confetti with short new Year's eve quotes by R. Joseph Hoffman

“The drunkenness culminates on New Years’ Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” ― P.J. O’Rourke

“There are proponents of New Year’s Eve, and there are proponents of regular Tuesday nights.” ― Amy Krouse Rosenthal

“As a kid, I thought the song Auld Lang Syne was called Old Man’s Eye. I like my version better.” ― Stewart Stafford

“You staying home all alone on New Year’s Eve? Unthinkable. Take my advice … the countdown should be shared with someone, or it’s just another set of numbers passing you by.” ― E.A. Bucchianeri

“Tonight’s December thirty-first, Something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!” ―Ogden Nash

Short Happy New Year Sayings

If you are looking for short Happy New Year quotes, wishes or sayings, look no further! Check out our list of Short Happy Quotes!

  • Happy New Year! Here’s to a year of good health, lots of love, and plenty of laughter.
  • Happy New Year. Here’s to having a fresh start at binge eating, boozing, and slacking off.
  • Happy New Year and good luck in the next year! We’ll both need it!
  • Happy New Year now and always!
  • Wishing you a Happy New Year with the hope that you will have many blessings in the year to come.
  • Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through. Happy New Year!
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  • Counting my blessings and wishing you more. I hope you enjoy the New Year in store.
  • Let us look back at the past year with the warmest of memories. Happy New Year.
  • Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations. Happy New Year!
  • “Last year told you what you needed to know. This year is go time! Happy New Year!” ― Richie Norton

And there you have it! Our list of the best short New Year’s quotes and new year sayings. We hope you found one that spoke to you.

Let us know in the comments below if we missed a short quote on the New Year that should be added.

And before the new year it is Christmas season. If you are in the Christmas mood check out our lists of Funny Christmas QuotesFunny Christmas CaptionsPerfect Christmas CaptionsShort Christmas QuotesChristmas Tree QuotesCute Christmas QuotesCute Christmas Captions, and Christmas Tree Captions that will get you in the holiday spirit.

And have a Happy New Year!

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Laynni Locke

Laynni Locke

Laynni has been sharing her travel adventures and day-to-day life on Routinely Nomadic social media for over 15 years and appreciates the importance of finding the perfect quote or caption to showcase those experiences. Putting her extensive writing and education background to good use, Laynni has become passionate about researching and curating comprehensive lists of all the best quotes and captions for every occasion.

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