With the Christmas glow dimming, our thoughts turn to the more frantic New Year’s Eve and the opportunities and fresh slate of a brand new year. Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Here are some famous comments on the subject to get your ideas flowing.
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.
Brooks AtkinsonDrop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.
Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year's resolution.j
New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.j
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.
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right.
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.
Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!
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.
Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.
A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.