"Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man." - By Benjamin Franklin
"New Year's Day is every man's birthday." - By Charles Lamb
"Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty." - By John Selden
"The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn." - By Hartley Coleridge
"And ye, who have met with Adversity's blast,
And been bow'd to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass'd
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury -
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen." - By Thomas Hood
"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."