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January 02, 2019 1st Anniversary Wishes 1 comment

new year bob hope. It's that time of year: for drinking and partying and then making New Year's resolutions. Martin Chilton picks his 30.

Check out these New Year Quotes to welcome in the next 365 days. You’ll find short, funny and famous quotations to getting you thinking about the year ahead.

Happy New Year Quotes

  • New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope.
    Mehmet Murat ildan

  • So tonight I’m gonna party like it’s 1999…
    Prince

  • First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.
    F. Scott Fitzgerald

  • This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.
    Taylor Swift

  • The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.
    Melody Beattle

  • Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.
    Jonathan Lockwood Huie

  • And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.
    Rainer Maria Rilke

  • I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.
    Henry Moore

  • If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
    Cyril Cusack

  • The beginning is the most important part of any work.
    Plato

  • Ring out the false, ring in the true.
    Alfred Lord Tennyson

  • 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

Funny New Years Quotes

  1. Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Years Eve. Middle age is when you are forced to.
    Bill Vaughan

  2. With the Chinese New Year there are dragons, parades, firecrackers – With New Years in America there are big parties, the ball drops in Times Square, you get drunk, tell someone you love them, and throw up on their shoes. With the Jewish New Year, we fast, we can’t turn on the lights, we confess our sins. Happy New Year. What a party. A bunch of guilty hungry people sitting in the dark.
    Billy Crystal

  3. 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

  4. Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
    Unknown

  5. I was going to quit all my bad habits for the new year, but then I remembered that nobody likes a quitter.
    Unknown

 

More Comedy

  • Tonight’s December thirty-first — Something is about to burst. — The clock is crouching, dark and small, — Like a time bomb in the hall. — Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. — Duck! Here comes another year!
    Ogden Nash

  • I’m a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser.
    Robert Paul

  • New Year’s is just a holiday created by calendar companies who don’t want you reusing last year’s calendar.
    Unknown

New Years Quotes Funny

  • Every New Year’s I have the same question: “How did I get home?”
    Melanie White

  • My New Year’s Resolution List usually starts with the desire to lose between ten and three thousand pounds.
    Nia Vardalos

  • “Out with the old, in with the new” is a fitting expression for a holiday that is based on vomiting.
    Andy Borowitz

  • A new year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.
    Unknown

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

  • Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn’t it, of a long line of proven criminals?
    Ogden Nash

New Years Quotes

  • Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
    Charles Kettering

  • Life goes by so very fast, my dears, and taking the time to reflect, even once a year, slows things down. We zoom past so many seconds, minutes, hours, killing them with the frantic way we live that it’s important we take at least this one collective sigh and stop, take stock, and acknowledge our place in time before diving back into the melee. Midnight on New Year’s Eve is a unique kind of magic where, just for a moment, the past and the future exist at once in the present. Whether we’re aware of it or not, as we countdown together to it, we’re sharing the burden of our history and committing to the promise of tomorrow.
    Hillary DePiano

  • The attraction of New Year is this: the year changes and in that change we believe that we can change with it. It is far more difficult however to change yourself than turn the calendar to a new page. We are creatures of faith, like it or not.
    R. Joseph Hoffmann

  • A lot can happen in a year.
    Unknown

  • We spend January 1st 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

Last day of the year

  1. No one knows the future, yet we can’t stop guessing while expecting of only the good, and not the bad or even both.
    Auliq Ice

  2. Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the New Year.
    John R. Dallas Jr.

  3. A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding…and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.
    C.J. Cherryh

Quotations for the year ahead

  • Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.
    Craig D. Lounsbrough

  • And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.
    Harry Burns, “When Harry Met Sally”

  • Honor to the earth, the abbot said, honor to the dead in the passing of the year; honor to the living, in the coming of the new. A Great Year passes tonight. A new one begins. Let the good that is old continue and let the rest perish….
    C.J. Cherryh

  • As the old year retires and a new one is born, we commit into the hands of our Creator the happenings of the past year and ask for direction and guidance in the new one. May He grant us His grace, His tranquility and His wisdom!
    Peggy Toney Horton

January 1

  • The great miraculous bell of translucent ice is suspended in mid-air. It rings to announce endings and beginnings. And it rings because there is fresh promise and wonder in the skies.
    Vera Nazarian

  • 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 Quote

  • For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!
    Mehmet Murat Ildan

  • Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.
    Unknown

  • Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happen in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.
    Melody Beattie

  • Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.
    Benjamin Franklin – for more great Benjamin Franklin quotes

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

  • Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas and progress.
    Charles Ketterin

  • Hope Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’…
    Alfred Tennyson

  • Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time. Call up a forgotten friend. Drop an old grudge, and replace it with some pleasant memories. Vow not to make a promise you do not think you can keep. Walk tall, and smile more. You will look 10 years younger. Do not be afraid to say, I love you. Say it again. They are the sweetest words in the world.
    Ann Landers

 Quotes for the New Year

  • Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
    Mark Twain.

  • As years passed away I have formed the habit of looking back upon that former self as upon another person, the remembrance of whose emotions has been a solace in adversity and added zest to the enjoyment of prosperity.
    Simon Newcomb

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

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

  • We meet today to thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one.
    John Greenleaf Whittier

  • 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

A New Leaf

  • Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday.
    Euripides.

  • You must leave your many millions, And the gay and festive crowd; Though you roll in royal billions, There’s no pocket in a shroud.
    John Alexander Joyce

  • Time is the school in which we learn, time is the fire in which we burn.
    Delmore Schwartz

Happy New Year Quote

  • 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

  • The merry year is born like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
    Hartley Coleridge

Rock the Night Away

  • Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average. Which means you’ve met your New Year’s resolution.
    Jay Leno

  • 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

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

More New Years Eve Quotes

  • I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back.
    Tucker Carlson

  • Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy.
    Akhenaton

  • I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes.  Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.  So that’s my wish for you, and all of us, and my wish for myself. Make New Mistakes – Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life.  Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it.  Make your mistakes, next year and forever.
    Neil Gaiman

  • He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.
    F.M. Knowles

Resolutions

  • 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

  • All of us every single year, we are a different person. I do not think we are the same person all our lives.
    Steven Speilberg

  • A happy New Year! Grant that I may bring no tear to any eye When this New Year in time shall end Let it be said I’ve played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year.
    Edgar Guest

New Year Sayings

Looking for some inspirational New Year quotes? Here you go:

  • Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.
    Charles Lamb

  • An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
    Bill Vaughn

  • Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.  
    Michael Josephson

  • Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody.
    Phyllis McGinley

  • Be always at War with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you, a better person.
    Benjamin Franklin

  • For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!
    Mehmet Murat ildan

Turn the Page

  • A new year brings not only happiness, it makes us happy with a hope to fulfill our dreamz or a new beginning of our life. So, a new year is very special to everyone.
    Santonu Kumar Dhar

  • Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.
    Helen Keller

  • Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.
    Sir Walter Scott

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

A New Start

  • Every tomorrow has two handles. We can take hold of it with the handle of anxiety or the handle of faith.
    Henry Ward Beecher

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

  • For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.
    T.S. Eliot

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

  • The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.
    George William Curtis

  • May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early. My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall.
    Aleister Crowley

  • If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
    Cyril Cusack

New Years Resolution Quotes

  • May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!
    Aleister Crowley

  • The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.
    G.K. Chesterton

  • I know. I’m lazy. But I made myself a New Years resolution that I would write myself something really special. Which means I have ’til December, right?
    Catherine O’Hara

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

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

  • I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the years’.
    Henry Moore

  • If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am.
    Cyril Cusack

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Every New Year brings a chance to mark the passage of time, reflect on the past, and embrace the future. Some of us celebrate the occasion by partying into the wee hours of the morning; others struggle to stay awake to watch the clock hands move past twelve. We make resolutions, only to break them; we promise to do better, try harder, be better, but oftentimes fall short as life gets in the way. The humorous quotes below, though, will help you start the New Year smiling.

"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."

"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."

"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."

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

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

"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."

"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."

"New Year's Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time."

"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."

"New Year's Day is every man's birthday."

"Happiness is too many things these days for anyone to wish it on anyone lightly. So let's just wish each other a bile-less New Year and leave it at that."

"Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits."

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other."

"Last year’s resolution was to lose 20 pounds by Christmas. Only 30 pounds to go."

"Remember when we were young and wanted to stay up for New Year’s? Now we are old and all we want to do is sleep."

"May the New Year bring you significantly more joy than the holidays did."

"May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions!"

"Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."

"I'm a little bit older, a little bit wiser, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser."

"I would say Happy New Year but it’s not happy; it’s exactly the same as last year except colder."

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New Year’s Day is an exciting day of new beginnings. It’s a time to take stock of the events of the past year and focus on your goals for the new one. New Year’s is a good time to send wishes to family and friends. It’s a beautiful gesture to let people know you are thinking of them. Rather than just writing Happy New Year in your messages you can make fun or say something cute. There is no better way to start the New Year than with a laugh. Share your joy with these funny New Year messages.

  • Wishing you 12 Months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck and 31536000 seconds of happiness.
  • Before the sun sets in this day, before the memories fade in this year, before the networks get jammed… Happy New Year!
  • All we wanted from life was love, peace, happiness and a Porsche. Three out of four isn’t quite so bad, considering what we’ve been through as friends. Happy New Year, and may this be the year of the Porsche.
  • Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.
  • Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Kim Kardashian, Beyoncé, George Clooney & ME! All the famous wish you a very Happy New Year!
  • I wish you can evade your boss successfully while using instant messengers at workplace this year!
  • I wish you end up fighting less with your partner over TV remote this New Year!
  • You will be a little bit older, a little bit rounder, but still none the wiser. Happy New Year!

 

  • Happy New Year. May this year be as full of success and surprise as the last year and may all your wishes come true.
  • I’ve been waiting 365 days to say “happy new year” since I had so much fun saying it last year. Happy New Year, friend.
  • May this New Year bring actual change in you, not recurrence of old habits in a new package!
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  • May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.
  • It’s time to start the new year. Let’s chill some champagne, whip up some party food, and start dancing the year away.
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  • This time of year offers us a brand new start. I want to take this opportunity to start fresh with you and wish you love and peace in the new year.
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  • Every year we make resolutions and we vow to keep them. This year, my only resolution is to keep spending time with you.
  • I’m so excited to make new plans and new memories with you. Let’s make this year as good as the last one.

 

  • This time of year, it’s important to gather friends around and spend time together. I am eager to ring in the new year with you.
  • This time of year is always so hectic with parties and events. I wanted to take a quiet moment to let you know how much you mean to me.
  • I know you are looking for this year to be full of changes and I want you to know that I support you in your dreams, dear friend.
  • Last year was so much fun but I know this year is going to be even better. Happy New Year!
  • I’m so excited for the new year. Unfortunately, I don’t have any resolutions to make since I’m already perfect.
  • You made last year so special for me. It is my greatest wish that this coming year be special for you.
  • My new year’s wish for you is that your life is full of love and prosperity. I hope this year is the best year ever.
  • The most fun part about making New Year’s resolutions is breaking New Year’s resolutions. Can’t wait to mess up with you.

 

  • New Year’s Eve is finally here, where we can be drunk in public and no one minds. That’s why this is the best holiday.
  • A New Year is the chance to start over with a clean slate. Too bad my credit card won’t start over with a blank slate.
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  • Every year we try to diet and exercise. Maybe this year our plans will actually work. Happy New Year friend.
  • Remember when we were young and wanted to stay up for New Year’s? Now we are old and all we want to do is sleep.
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  • Last year we got older and slower but we had a good time. Let’s make sure we do the same in this new year.
  • Happy New Year friend. I hope you saved some champagne because I’m going to need some drinks all year.

Get ready to make this new year fantastic cause 2019 is too near to celebrate with fun, flirting and a little bit of humor. On this eve of happy new year enjoy and make fun as much as you can! This funny new year status has a special and magical power that will make your new year.

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Happy, Funny New Year Greetings, Wishes and Messages

With the New Year being (eternally) just around the corner you may be looking for New Year greetings, wishes or messages. 

Well, at Quotescoop.com we live to serve (and have fun), so allow us to serve you ... a big collection of loving, funny greetings, New Year wishes and New Year messages - starting right here and now: 

For you, your family and all your friends - a toast
may the new year bring you all what you want the most

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May what you see in the mirror delight you, and what others see in you delight them.
~ Anonymous ~

Live long and prosper!
~ (from: 'Star Trek')

This year, may you realize the truth that you are already whole.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May you let go of a core belief this year and see the beauty and splendor of reality.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May this year be the one where you relax your beliefs enough to realize who you are.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May your hopes of fame and glory be dashed this year so you may know true empowerment.
~ Quotescoop.com ~

May each day of next year be vibrant and new.
And bring you much joy and worries few.

Have no fear,
Lend an ear,
Shed a tear,
Have a beer,
Oh my dear,
Happy new year!

~ New Year Messages & Wishes by Quotescoop.com ~

May the wisdom of your higher self bless you in all walks of your life as from this day forward. And may you have the courage of your convictions to walk in the way of the Wisdom within you.
~ Deborah Anderson ~

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!

~ New Year Messages by William Arthur Ward ~

May you have the grace and wisdom to act kindly, learning to distinguish between what is personal and what is not. May you have good friends to mirror your blind spots.
~ New Year Messages by John O’Donahue ~

May the joy and peace of Christmas be with you now and throughout the new year.
~ New Year Wishes & Greetings ~

May you choose to be who you really are this year.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

May you choose this year to empower yourself as much as you can.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

Wishing you a year of courageousness of the heart, silence of the mind and presence in the now.
~ Quotescoop.com ~

May you abandon fear, addictions and all other kinds of suppression and slavery the coming year.
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In a world of black sheep, may you choose to be the white wolf.
~ Spiritual and provocative New Year Greetings ~

May this be the year where you quit listening to your mind and start sensing the small still voice within.
~ Spiritual New Year Wishes and Greetings by Quotescoop.com ~

May you realize your Higher Self, know silence of mind and enjoy Christ Consciousness.

Here's to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old;
here's to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.

New Year and all those New Year greetings are all well and good ... First, though, you have to get past the jolly round-bellied well-wisher that is Christmas.

You need to say goodbye to those you spent your Christmas with, finish sleeping off your Christmas hangover and/or come down from your sugar high from devouring 80 pounds of Christmas chocolate etc. Then you need to get over the sight of your belly in the mirror and just accept that is has grown to Santa-like proportions - just like last Christmas.

May your Christmas be like Santa Claus - fat, jolly and generous.
~ Funny Christmas Sayings ~

Nobody wants to admit it, but ...

In a sizable chunk of the blueberry muffin that is the world ... fat is the new normal.
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So don't worry. All you have to do is observe one simple rule with regard to your eating habits:

Don't be so worried about what you eat between Christmas and New Year's, but worry more about what you eat between New Year's and Christmas.
~ Funny Christmas Sayings ~

Only when the orgy that is Christmas THEN will you remember that New Year is almost upon you and it is time to evaluate your life. Because that's what people do the week after Christmas.

Looking back on the months gone by
As a new year starts and an old one ends
We contemplate what brought us joy
And we think of our loved ones & our friends.

~ New Year Sayings ~

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.
~ New Year Messages by Hamilton Wright Mabie ~

Yes, the time around Christmas and New Year's Eve people look into the mirror, and they look into their souls. Or, at least they look back at the year that has almost gone and forward towards the year that is approaching.

And they start throwing New Years greetings left and right.

The Most Famous New Year Greetings of Today

A Merry Christmas to everybody! A Happy New Year to the world.
~ Charles Dickens ~ (from: 'A Christmas Carol', 1843)

The above quote is one of the most famous New Years greetings of the modern world. Given how often we repeat it - or something like it - it is a marvel it was only published as late as 1843 (on the 17th of December to be exact). The story of the miserly and sour Ebenezer Scrooge's transformation has touched millions of people all over the world - and continues to do so to this day.

As chance would have it 1843 was also the year when Sir Henry Cole (the founder of the Victoria and Albert Museum in London) had so many Christmas greetings to send that he gave up on handwriting them. His solution was to get an artist by the name of John Calcott Horsley to paint a card showing the feeding and clothing of the poor and - in front and center of it - add the Christmas saying ...

A Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to You
~ Christmas Saying on the World's First Printed Christmas Card, 1843 ~

... and have it printed. Thus, Sir Henry's Christmas card became the very first mass produced Christmas card, ever. As you are no doubt aware, that particular kind of item has since exploded in popularity and people both buy mass produced Christmas Cards and look for free printable Christmas cards on the Internet as well.

Beating Christmas and New Year to the Punch

So, Christmas is supposed to be 'merry' and New Year is supposed to be 'happy'.

'Merry' is just another word for happy, but how happy is our Christmas? Over-commercialized, over-stressed and financially out-of-control is how many people's Christmas really is. Hence this definition of Christmas:

Christmas: Several weeks of Hell for Christ's sake!
~ Funny Christmas Quotes & Sayings ~

But, once those several weeks are over, be they merry or not-so-much-so, then comes the new year - the one we tell other people that we wish will be 'happy' for them.

Sending you wishes for a happy year filled with health, prosperity, love and loads of fun!
~ New Year Messages & Greetings ~

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!
~ William Arthur Ward ~

May your year be full of solutions for the many problems you will face.
~ New Year Wishes & Greetings ~

Yes, New Years greetings are usually cheerful, festive sayings that you pass from one person to the next, orally or in writing. But think about the typical New Year wishes. What do they really mean? The New Years wishes and greetings go further than just the words that we say to everyone that we see on the street.

What does it mean when you wish someone "Happy New Year"?

Does it mean, "I'm only saying these New Years greetings because it is the social convention"?

Does it mean, "Have a happy new year, at least until you anger me enough that I wish you were dead - or at least seriously injured - or at least that you have in bad itch in a spot where your arms can't reach!"?

Or does it really mean, "I hope you have a great year"?

If so, why do we start out the first few days of our year wishing everyone the most wonderful year yet ... but spend the rest of the year yelling at them for cutting us off in traffic? Or doing the cutting off ourselves so they can curse us for it?

Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you. But your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.
~ Funny Christmas Quotes & Happy New Year Sayings ~

May you have ...

Enough happiness
to keep you sweet,

Enough trials
to keep you strong,
Enough sorrow
to keep you human,

Enough hope
to keep you happy;
Enough failure
to keep you humble,

Enough success
to keep you eager,
Enough friends
to give you comfort,

Enough wealth
to meet your needs;
Enough enthusiasm
to look forward,

Enough faith
to banish depression,
Enough determination
to make each day better than yesterday.


May the new year see you being of service to yourself, others and life itself.
~ Wise New Year Sayings & Wishes by Quotescoop.com ~

Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
~ New Year Messages by Sydney Smith ~

Such new years quotes can make you think, right? Well, as one of the most famous of modern American women says:

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.
~ New Year Messages by Oprah Winfrey ~

The funny thing is that each year we continue to get it more or less wrong, right?

That is ... if indeed there is such a thing as 'wrong'.

Perhaps the only thing wrong with all the things we judge as 'wrong' is the judgment itself.
~ Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

Funny Greetings

Then, of course, the introspection we make around New Year may reveal to us that we have in fact not been as nice to other people as we thought we had:

There have been many time in the past year when I may disturbed you, irritated you, troubled you, bugged you and annoyed you. Today as a new year is approaching I just want to tell you this: All through the new year I plan to continue doing it!

May you be hospitable to love, kindness, joy and criticism!

May you learn that careening down a hill in a shopping cart, swimming with great white sharks and playing with poisonous snakes are not the safest pastimes, and that you will probably not be one of the 7 people in the world who get paid to do those things.
~ Funny New Year Wishes & Greetings ~

Funny how every New Year we make a resolution to lose weight, but we end up with our faces in the cookie jar weeks later. What's really funny about that, though, is that so many people are so very preoccupied with the way they look on the outside ...

May your hair, your teeth, your face-lift, your abs and your stocks not fall; and may your blood pressure, your triglycerides, your cholesterol, your white blood count and your mortgage interest not rise!

... when in fact beauty comes from the inside.

Beauty is not in the face; beauty is a light in the heart.
~ Kahlil Gibran ~

Beauty is how you feel inside, and it reflects in your eyes. It is not something physical.
~ Sophia Loren ~ Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and it may be necessary from time to time to give a stupid or misinformed beholder a black eye.
~ 'Miss Piggy' ~ (from: 'The Muppet Show')

And, another funny thing ... Ever notice how, when you're young, you look forward to staying up and counting down until midnight? The crazy thing is that most people tend to be the opposite when they get older.

Youth counts down until midnight to celebrate the arrival of a new year. Maturity counts down until midnight to celebrate the time that they can finally get to bed.
~ New Year Quotes Andrew Peloquin ~

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to.
~ New Years Quotes by Bill Vaughn ~

Another funny New Year's quote states:

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.
~ New Years Quotes W.H. Auden ~

The funny New Years greetings and quotes above are great reminders of one way we would surely benefit from facing the New Year: with a sense of humor!

In the New Year here are going to be challenges to face, obstacles to overcome, and things to deal with that you could never have imagined before. If you don't face the New Year with a smile on your lips, a song in your heart, and a bottle of your favorite hooch in your hand, you may end up stressed out and, as the psychologists say, going completely nuts.

New Year's Choices

It's funny how every New Year's Eve, we stay up to greet the new year as if it were an emperor: highly respected, yet undefined. We know nothing of him, but that he could give us all we need, all we hope, all we dare to dream. And then eventually we realize he's just like all the others. Nothing special at all. Ordinarily stupid. Like the emperor with new clothes. We've been blinded.
~ New Year Quotes by Victoria Jean Ella ~

Yes, it's funny, in a way, how every New Year starts with large dreams and goals, and after a while we barely slog through the year and get out the other side alive.

It doesn't sound quite right, does it? It sounds like there's something, somewhere we're overlooking.

And so there is. It's called choice.

Or, to use a different couple of words for the same thing: Free will.

YES, the New Year is going to be pretty much like the old one - unless YOU change that. YES, this means you must ignore or let go of your fear, take a chance and do something new. And YES, it's scary; but YES you can do it, because it's YOUR life where YOU get to choose that you want to LIVE! Or not.
~ New Year Quotes by Soren Lauritzen ~, the Personal Development Guy

The New Year is going to be filled with hundreds of challenges that could totally knock each of us flat, which is why we need to greet it with a smile and a laugh.

The healthiest response to life is joy.
~ Deepak Chopra ~

Laughing in the face of problems may seem like insanity to you, but it is the best way to be certain that you don't break down weeping due to the pressure and strain placed upon you (i.e. that you allow yourself to be burdened with). No one can tell you with certainty that the New Year will be easy, but you can bet your boots it is going to be a heck of a lot of fun - provided that is how you choose to see it, of course.

Life is a ticket to the greatest show on earth.
~ Martin H. Fischer ~

The challenges that you face in the New Year should thrill you and inspire you to try out new solutions and do new things. If you so desire, all of the new things that you are going to face in the year ahead are going to push you to new heights of accomplishment and achievement, and with that in mind why not greet them cheerfully?

Because you might fail, you say?

That is an option, of course. Maybe even a likelihood! But in the immortal words of Robert Allen, Samuel Beckett, Henry Ford, Mary Pickford and Charles F. Kettering:

There is no failure. Only feedback.
~ Robert Allen ~

Try again. Fail again. Fail better.
~ Samuel Beckett ~

Failure is only the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.
~ Henry Ford ~

Supposing you have tried and failed again and again. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call "failure" is not the falling down, but the staying down.
~ Mary Pickford ~

One fails forward toward success.
~ Charles F. Kettering ~

Here's how you might also put all of the above - in one short sentence that forces you to think a bit:

The only time you don't fail is the last time you try anything - and it works.
~ William Strong ~

The feeling of failure is one that is hard to bear, and you may feel like your world is collapsing around you when all of your dreams come crumbling down. However, the mental, emotional and physical muscles that you develop while overcoming challenges will be able to handle more failures and difficulties than you fear. Each year you grow stronger and wiser, and thus you are able to deal with problems more effectively.

The New Year is full of surprises for you, so why not treat it like the amazing new thing that it really is? Why not approach the New Year with the wide-eyed anticipation of a child opening his birthday presents? If you are willing to fail and learn and grow you will find that it contains all of the good things you anticipate from a present.

Yesterday is history. Tomorrow a mystery. Today is a gift. That's why it's called the present.
~ Spiritual New Year Sayings ~

Final Words: Someone Suggested a New Kind of New Year Greeting to Us ...

Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
~ Ogden Nash ~

Very recently someone we know and consider a friend wrote something interesting to us at Quotescoop.com.

As the very last thing on this page of New Year greetings, we bring you the text as is:

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"New Years greetings are usually based around one word: Happy. However, that is really the wrong word to base our greetings around, and there is another word that should be on our lips when we send out our verbal greetings for New Year: Content.

If everyone was to find contentment in this year, they would really have a happy new year.

Is there a difference between happiness and contentment? Absolutely.

Happiness is something that changes from one moment to the next. You can be thrilled because you are getting to go home at the end of a long day, be furious because someone cut you off, be annoyed because of all the traffic, feel romantic because your favorite love song comes on the radio, and be sad because you miss your family. All this can happen in the space of a few heartbeats, and the emotion we call 'happy' is something that comes and goes.

Contentment is not something you can think about, but it is something you feel. You feel contentment sitting in your gut like a good meal, and life simply seems good. With contentment, happiness can come and go, but your outlook will never change.

Let us all avoid the traditional New Years greetings of 'Happy New Year', but rather let us wish each other "Contented New Year". While it doesn't have quite the ring that Happy greetings does, you will find that meaning behind it will communicate the true feeling of what you want to say." ~ New Year's Message from a Friend to Quotescoop.com ~

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So, what do you think of that, then? Maybe we should all switch from New Year Greetings such as 'Happy New Year!' and over to ...

Have a thoroughly adequate day and a contented New Year!

External links to a few really cool websites that have pages relevant to this page:

We have collected a few easy-to-use links on the various subjects and a few of the people mentioned on this page:

- New Year irreverently described by 'the voice of the people', Urbandictionary.com: New Year.

- Christmas, soberly described at New World Encyclopedia: Christmas.

- The content-free encyclopedia, Uncyclopedia (enter at own risk) describes Failure.

- Probably deep thoughts, but also a bit unintentionally funny encyclopedia.com description of: Failure Neurosis.

- The voice of the people (Urbandictionary.com) defines: Failure.

- WikiPedia.com describes Indian medical doctor, writer and public speaker Deepak Chopra.

- The philosophical concept of will as defined on the 1911 Classic Encyclopedia Britannica, it may be oldies but goodies, but it's not an easy read: will.

- Wisegeek.com describes the different types of greeting cards, including Christmas Cards, and New Year Cards) in an article called: What are the Different Types of Greeting Cards?

- Encyclopedia.com describes spiritual poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran.

- The 'usual unusual' weirdly described stuff at Uncyclopedia.com, this time describing: Happiness.

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