New years are always about bringing in the new and disposing off the old. And what better way of doing so than with the help of some inspirational new year quotes? True as it is that it is more the soul that needs a recycled fresh start, for the common man it has to do more with getting rid of cobwebs. Let this list of inspirational New Year quotes form great intellects in history guide you through to a beautiful 2011!
Ã¢â‚¬Å“I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant a tree and sing more joyful songs!Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€William Arthur Ward.
Ã‚Â Ã¢â‚¬Å“One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€John Burroughs
Ã¢â‚¬Å“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.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€Ellen Goodman
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbours, and let each new year find you a better man.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€Benjamin Franklin
Ã¢â‚¬Å“YearÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s end is neither an end nor a beginning but a going on, with all the wisdom that experience can instil in us.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€Hal Borland
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbour. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€Mark Twain
Ã¢â‚¬Å“The sun is just rising on the morning of another day, the first day of the new year. What can I wish that this day, that this year, may bring to me?
Nothing that shall make the world of others poorer, nothing at the expense of others; but just those few things which in their coming do not stop with me but touch me rather, as they pass and gather strength:
A few friends who understand me, and yet remain my friends.
A work to do which has real value without which the world would feel the poorer.
A mind unafraid to travel, even though the trail be not blazed.
An understanding heart.
A sense of humour and the power to laugh.
A little leisure with nothing to do.
A few moments of quiet, silent meditation. The sense of the presence of God.
And the patience to wait for the coming of these things, with the wisdom to know them when they come.Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ¢â‚¬â€W.R Hunt