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Happy New Year 2011! Top 20 New Years Quotes for New Years Toasts and Happy New Years Wishes

It’s traditional to start off the new year with a toast and happy new year wishes, so here are some great words to start 2011 off in style. For starters, I wish you a very happy new year, full of promise, possibilities, and the potential. I hope well all find the freedom to become our best selves. Blessings to you and yours.

Keep reading for some ideas on new years quotes and happy new year wishes….

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

2. Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits.  ~Author Unknown

3. A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.  ~Author Unknown

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

5. New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.  ~Charles Lamb

6. 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

7. 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

8. The Old Year has gone.  Let the dead past bury its own dead.  The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time.  All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!  ~Edward Payson Powell

9. 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, 1850

10. The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk.  This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.  ~P.J. O’Rourke

11. 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

12. The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel.  Otherwise when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.  ~W.H. Auden

13. Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.  ~Jean Paul Richter

14. New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.  ~Mark Twain

15. I made no resolutions for the New Year.  The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.  ~Anaïs Nin

16. 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

17. New Year’s Day:  Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.  Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.  ~Mark Twain

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

19. I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.  ~Henry Moore

20. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.  ~Joey Adams

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