62 Best New Year Quotes to Ring in 2022 With Joy

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

By now, you've made appetizers for your annual New Year's Eve party, made a list of goals for the coming year, and have your New Year's Eve song playlist curated to perfection. What else is there to do on New Year's Eve—besides, you know, classic New Year's Eve traditions like watching the ball drop and celebrating with a New Year's movie marathon? Why, get inspired for what's to come, of course! There's no better way to do it than via a few best New Year quotes like the ones we've compiled here.

Let these words of wisdom, grace, positivity, and motivation inspire you to have your best year yet. We've got the classics (“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice," from famed writer T.S. Eliot) and a few words you may have never heard before ("Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties," from Helen Keller).

We've even got some funny New Year quotes thrown in for good measure, like Bill Vaughan's words about New Year's Eve: "Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to." From happy New Year quotes to inspirational New Year quotes and everything in between, we know you'll find something here that fits the bill and gives you the boost you're looking for. You'll be on the road to an inspirational 2020—or just a brilliant New Year caption for Instagram—in no time.

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"Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings."

Dr. Seuss
Country Living

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

Alan Cohen
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"Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect."

Ben Jonson
Country Living

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

Frank Sinatra
Country Living

"The best is yet to come."

Ellen Goodman
Counry Living

"We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched."

Country Living

"In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours."

C.S. Lewis
Country Living

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

Edith Lovejoy Pierce
Country Living

"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."

Steve Harvey
Country Living

"You are never too old to reinvent yourself."

George Eliot
Country Living

"It is never too late to be what you might have been."

Alfred Lord Tennyson
Country Living

"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."

Karen Kaiser Clark
Country Living

"Life is change. Growth is optional. Choose wisely."

Germany Kent
Country Living

"Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction."

T.S. Eliot
Country Living

"Every moment is a fresh beginning."

Mike Dooley
Country Living

"Life's not about expecting, hoping and wishing, it's about doing, being and becoming."

Thomas Jefferson
Country Living

"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."

D.S. Mixell
Country Living

"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!"

E.E. Cummings
Country Living

"It takes courage to grow up and become who you really are."

Josiyah Martin
Country Living

"The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all."

Carl Bard
Country Living

"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending."

Taylor Duvall
Country Living

"This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun."

J.P. Morgan
Country Living

"The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you're not going to stay where you are."

Country Living

"The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."

Nido Qubein
Country Living

"Your present circumstances don't determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start."

Bill Vaughan
Bill Vaughan

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

Auliq Ice
Country Living

"New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way."

Criss Jami
Country Living

"As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning."

Helen Keller
Country Living

"Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties."

Charles Kettering
Country Living

"Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas."

Alex Morritt
Country Living

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

John R. Dallas Jr.
Country Living

"Each year's regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year."

Eleanor Roosevelt
Country Living

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts."

Melody Beattie
Country Living

"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written."

Neil Gaiman
Country Living

"Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes next year and forever."

Vern McLellan
Country Living

"What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year."

Hal Borland
Country Living

"Year's end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on."

T.S. Eliot, “Little Gidding”
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“Last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.”

Helen Rowland
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

“You will never win if you never begin.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson
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“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘it will be happier.’”

Nick Frederickson
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

“I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings."

Sarah Ban Breathnach
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

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

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

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

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

William E. Vaughn
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."

F. Scott Fitzgerald
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

“Strength shows not only in the ability to persist, but the ability to start over."

Dan Millman
Design: Emily Schiff-Slater

“The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.”

Henry David Thoreau
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“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.”

Guy Finley
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“Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.”

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

Nelson Mandela
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“It always seems impossible until it’s done.”

Neale Donald Walsch
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"Life begins at the end of your comfort zone."

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

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

C.S. Lewis
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"There are far better things ahead than any we leave behind."

Cheryl Strayed
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"You gotta find your best self and when you do, you gotta hold on to it for dear life."

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

Meister Eckhart
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"And suddenly you know: It's time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings."

Paulo Coehlo
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"If you're brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello."

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

John D. Rockefeller
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"Don't be afraid to give up the good to go for the great."

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