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Quotes on New Year Resolutions

Published: Dec 28, 2013 07:52:24 AM IST
Updated: Dec 26, 2013 12:59:33 PM IST
Quotes on New Year 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.
Mark Twain

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

Men should pledge themselves to nothing; for reflection makes a liar of their resolution.

A resolution to avoid an evil is seldom framed till the evil is so far advanced as to make avoidance impossible.
Thomas Hardy

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

In fact, my New Year’s resolution every year, and I’m Jewish so I get two New Years a year, is to meditate, and I fail every time.
Sheryl Sandberg

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

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

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

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

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.
TS Eliot

I made no resolutions for the New Year. The habit of making plans, of criticising, sanctioning and moulding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.
Anaïs Nin

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.
Jay Leno

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