15 Wise Quotes To Start Your 2020

Happy New Year! Bring in the year on a positive note with these 15 uplifting quotes. 


  • “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, American Journalist and Pulitzer Prize winner
  • “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, Poet


  • “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.” T.S. Eliot, Essayist, poet, and playwright. 


  • “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – William E. Vaughan, American Columnist and author.  


  • “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • “You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” C.S. Lewis, Author


  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, American Essayist and Philosopher 


  • “Each year’s regret are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.” – John R Dallas Jr, American Actor 


  • “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written.” –  Melody Beattie, Author


  • “Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.“ Neil Gaiman, Author


  • “If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” – Maya Angelou 


  • “With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


  • “What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet.” – Anne Frank 


  • “Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.” – Charles Kettering, American Inventor, Engineer, and the holder of 186 patents 


  • “New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” – James Agate, English Journalist, DIarist, and theater critic
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