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
New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. — Charles Lamb
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 has 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! — William Arthur Ward
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
For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. — T.S. Eliot
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