Happy New Year 2012

31 Dec

Dear Friends,

We wish you a very successful New Year in 2012 – filled with joy, success and excellent health.

Here are some other amusing and sometimes inspiring New Year’s quotes

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.’ – Joey Adams

“Another fresh new year is here . . . . Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear, To love and laugh and give!
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!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs, To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
by William Arthur Ward

“Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty.” ~John Selden~

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

“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~

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

It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.”~Charles Lamb~

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

“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~

All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months!”~Edward Payson Powell~

“The merry year is born – Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.” ~Hartley Coleridge~

“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~

“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~

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~

“Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever.”~Mark Twain~

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

“Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.”
~Martin Luther King~

“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.”       by Edith Lovejoy Pierce quotes (Poet b.1904)

“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~

“No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference.
“I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser.”~Robert Paul~

“The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead.
“The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.” ~George William Curtis~

“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.” ~Author Unknown~

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language
“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~

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

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

“And ye, who have met with Adversity’s blast,

And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;

To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass’d

Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury –

Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,

The regrets of remembrance to cozen,

And having obtained a New Trial of Time,

Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.”

~Thomas Hood~

“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~

“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~

“New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.” ~Jay Leno~

“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~

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

“It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.” ~William Thomas~

“We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives… not looking for flaws, but for potential.” ~Ellen Goodman~

“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~

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

“Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.” ~Thomas Mann~

“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~

“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~

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

“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~

“Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.” ~Eric Zorn~


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