100+ Inspirational New Year Quotes for Family and Friends

As we prepare to say farewell to the past year and embrace the adventures that await us in 2024, there’s no better time to reflect, set new goals, and express gratitude for the loved ones in our lives.

 We’ve all experienced the ups and downs, triumphs and challenges that each year brings, but our family and friends make the journey worthwhile.

This year, I wanted to do something special to ring in the New Year with positivity, warmth, and a sense of unity. 

What better way to do that than to share some lovely quotes that capture the spirit and potential of the New Year? 

That’s why I’ve put together a heartfelt and unique list of 114 touching New Year’s quotes that are perfect for sharing with your family and friends in 2024.  

I’ve also created images for some of my favorite quotes for you to easily share with your loved ones.

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” – Oprah Winfrey

“Ring out the old, ring in the new, Ring, happy bells, across the snow.” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.” – Joey Adams

“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice.” – T.S. Eliot

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

“As the year comes to an end, don’t look back on yesterday’s disappointments. Look ahead to God’s promises yet to unfold.” – Buky Ojelabi

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” – Charles Lamb

“You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.” – C.S. Lewis

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

“In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Let go of what was and embrace what to be.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.” – Robin Sharma

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“New Year’s Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions.” – Mark Twain

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow.” – Albert Einstein

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” – Lao Tzu

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” – Sarah Ban Breathnach

“The best is yet to come.” – Frank Sinatra

“May the best day of your past be the worst day of your future.” – Unknown

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early!” – Aleister Crowley

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“The New Year brings opportunities to steer your life in the direction you desire.” – Unknown

“Whatever you do or dream you can do — begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

“A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.” – Anusha Atukorala

“The new year is like a blank book, and the pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.” – Unknown

“Out with the old, in with the new: may you be happy the whole year through.” – Unknown

“New Year’s Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive.” – Jay Leno

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

“The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create.” – Craig D. Lounsbrough

“Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

“The best way to predict the future is to invent it.” – Alan Kay

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.” – Auliq Ice

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughan

“Wishing you 12 months of success, 52 weeks of laughter, 365 days of fun, 8760 hours of joy, 525600 minutes of good luck, and 31536000 seconds of happiness.” – Unknown

“The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot.” – Michael Altshuler

“A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now.” – Phil McGraw

“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.” – Helen Keller

“Celebrate what you want to see more of.” – Tom Peters

“The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul…” – G.K. Chesterton

“The new year is a time to celebrate new beginnings. It is time to celebrate having a clean slate.” – Unknown

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“May the New Year bring you warmth, love, and light to guide your path to a positive destination.” – Unknown

“Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better person.” – Benjamin Franklin

“Let the old year end and the New Year begin with the warmest of aspirations.” – Unknown

“And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been.” – Rainer Maria Rilke

“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow is our doubts of today.” – Franklin D. Roosevelt

“A new heart for a New Year, always!” – Charles Dickens

“I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world.” – Neil Gaiman

“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you have always wanted to do but could not find the time.” – Ann Landers

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“A new year brings not only happiness; it makes us happy with a hope to fulfill our dreams or a new beginning of our life.” – Unknown

“May the New Year bring you gifts of love, joy, and prosperity.” – Unknown

“The secret of change is to focus all your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new.” – Socrates

“A year from now you will wish you had started today.” – Karen Lamb

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness.” – Neil Gaiman

“The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or in a brothel. Otherwise, when the evening ends and people pair off, someone is bound to be left in tears.” – W.H. Auden

“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.” – Brooks Atkinson

“New Year’s Resolution: To simplify my life by laughing at my troubles, praying for strength, and loving more.” – Unknown

“The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.” – George William Curtis

“The new year means nothing if you’re still in love with your comfort zone.” – Rachel Wolchin

“The best time for new beginnings is now.” – Unknown

“Each year’s regret is an invitation to move forward in the new year.” – Unknown

“The ending of a year brings no end to love and hope.” – Unknown

“Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” – Carl Bard

“Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go; they merely determine where you start.” – Nido Qubein

“For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of the New Year, we look at our own.” – Bill Vaughan

“The only way to spend New Year’s Eve is either quietly with friends or loudly with family.” – Unknown

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“Cheers to a gracious New Year. May we uphold the fullness of God’s grace, goodness, and goodwill.” – Lailah Gifty Akita

“In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.” – Irish Proverb

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” – Hillary DePiano

“Youth is when you are allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to stay up to make sure the kids do not.” – Unknown

“The new year is a harvest of the hard work of the past year. Reap well.” – Unknown

“The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off!” – Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” – Michael Josephson

“On the road to success, the rule is always to look ahead. May you reach your destination and may your journey be wonderful.” – Unknown

“The most important thing to remember as we approach 2024 is that it’s okay to not have it all figured out yet.” – Unknown

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson

“New Year’s most glorious light is sweet hope.” – Unknown

“Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.” – Seneca

“New Year, new you, new resolution, new change, a new beginning, new opportunities. Happy New Year to you!” – Unknown

“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

“Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.” – Martin Luther King Jr.

“May the New Year bring fresh hopes and bright beginnings.” – Unknown

“New Year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it; the choice is ours.” – Alex Morritt

“It’s not the years in life but the life in years that matters the most. May your life be always full of life!” – Unknown

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.” – Unknown

“May the New Year bring you an abundance of amazing opportunities, beautiful moments, and joyful experiences.” – Unknown

“And suddenly you know: It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.” – Meister Eckhart

“May the New Year bring you blessings of love, joy, warmth, and laughter.” – Unknown

“A New Year is the chance to start over with a clean slate. Too bad my credit card won’t start over with a blank slate.” – Melanie White

“A new year is unfolding—like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.” – Unknown

“Don’t watch the clock; do what it does. Keep going.” – Sam Levenson

“Wishing you a year that’s promising, exciting, inspiring and full of fun! Happy New Year everyone!” – Unknown

“Let’s forget the baggages of the past and make a new beginning.” – Shehbaz Sharif

“Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.” – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

“A new year is a chance to make new beginnings and letting go of old regrets.” – Unknown

“With the new year comes a refueled motivation to improve on the past one.” – Gretchen Bleiler

“A bridge of silver wings stretches from the dead ashes of an unforgiving nightmare to the jeweled vision of a life started anew.” – Aberjhani

“The best way to predict your future is to create it.” – Peter Drucker

“Here’s to a bright New Year and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.” – Unknown

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” – Taylor Swift

“The New Year is a canvas yet to be painted; pour all the colors of your heart into it.” – Unknown

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” – Bill Vaughan

New Years Quote for Family & Friends

“May the new year be filled with brightness and hope so that darkness and sadness stay away from you. Happy New Year!” – Unknown

“The New Year lies ahead with books to be read, and adventures to be led.” – Unknown

“New Year, same me—because I’m already awesome.” – Unknown

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, ‘It will be happier.'” – Alfred Lord Tennyson

“This New Year, may you make the attempt to trim and clean your Social Media accounts.” – Unknown

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.” – Abraham Lincoln

“May your New Year’s resolution be high definition, and may you be too drunk to understand that joke!” – Unknown

“The greatest gifts you can give someone are your time, your love, and your attention. Let’s share these abundantly in the New Year.” – Unknown

“Every moment is a fresh beginning.” – T.S. Eliot

“Whatever you do or dream you can do—begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it.” – Unknown

“May this year bring new happiness, goals, achievements, and inspirations to your life. Wishing you a year fully loaded with happiness.” – Unknown

I hope you enjoyed reading these quotes for your friends and family as much as I have! Please leave a comment and tell me which is your favorite or share an inspirational story. 

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