A dozen quotations about starting the year.
“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I’ve stuck with it ever since.” Dave Beard
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past." Thomas Jefferson
“This New Year’s I was going to make a resolution never to be late again, but I didn’t wake up until January 2.” Melanie White
"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
"Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man." Benjamin Franklin
“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
"You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." Martin Luther King
"What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year."
"Ring out the false, ring in the true." Alfred Lord Tennyson
"Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending." Carl Bard
"The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written." Melody Beattie
“Every New Year’s I have the same question: ‘How did I get home?’” Melanie White