Forbes India 15th Anniversary Special

Thoughts on new years

Published: Jan 9, 2019 02:50:28 PM IST
Updated: Jan 9, 2019 02:55:15 PM IST

Thoughts on new yearsImage: Christopher Aluka Berry / Reuters

Every day brings a chance for you to draw in a breath, kick off your shoes, and dance.
—Oprah Winfrey

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

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.
—TS Eliot

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.
—Vern McLellan

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

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.
—Cavett Robert

We always welcome in the New Year with the same old weary promises.
—Anthony T Hincks

Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.

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

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

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

(This story appears in the 18 January, 2019 issue of Forbes India. To visit our Archives, click here.)