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100 New Beginning Quotes to Bring in the New Year


Sarah Barthet


As December draws to a close and the festive season is almost over, it’s the perfect time for some quiet reflection on the year just gone by; the ups, the downs, the goals we achieved, the hardships we endured, the strength we gained, the lessons we learnt. Whatever your own personal experience of the year passed, whether good or bad, it’s time to close a chapter and start afresh, looking onwards and upwards as we move into the new year ahead.

To inspire and motivate, we’ve put together 100 of our favourite new beginning quotes – quotes that are not only perfect to celebrate the start of a new year, but quotes that serve as great reflection points for any new starts in life or times of new beginnings, and that serve as reminders that every day is a new beginning, whether that’s tomorrow, today .. or this very moment.

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New Year Quotes

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.

– Vern McLellan

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.

– Rainer Maria Rilke

The priceless lesson in the New Year is that endings birth beginnings and beginnings birth endings. And in this elegantly choreographed dance of life, neither ever find an end in the other.

– Craig D. Lounsbrough

Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.

– Oprah Winfrey

Tomorrow is a New Beginning Quotes

If something great is going to happen in your tomorrow there are certain things that need to end today.

– Sope Agbelusi

The darkest night is often the bridge for the brightest tomorrow.

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

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

– Brad Paisley

End is New Beginning Quotes

New beginnings are often disguised as painful endings.

– Lao Tzu

Every end is a new beginning.

– Marianne Williamson

There are far better things ahead than what we leave behind.

– C. S. Lewis

Perhaps that is where our choice lies—in determining how we will meet the inevitable end of things, and how we will greet each new beginning.

– Elana K. Arnold

Celebrate endings – for they precede new beginnings.

– Jonathan Lockwood Huie

If you wish to be happy right from the beginning of your day, then it is about time to leave behind your past.

– Lorin Hopper

Arriving at one goal is the starting point to another.

– John Dewey

Just when the caterpillar thought the world was over, she became a butterfly

– Barbara Haines Howett

There will come a time when you believe everything is finished; that will be the beginning.

– Louis L’Amour

Today is a New Beginning Quotes

The beginning is always today.

– Mary Shelley

If I must start somewhere, right here and now is the best place imaginable.

– Richelle E. Goodrich

A new day: Be open enough to see opportunities. Be wise enough to be grateful. Be courageous enough to be happy.

– Steve Maraboli

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can.

– Mike Dooley

The best time for new beginnings is now.

– Unknown

Every day is a New Beginning Quotes

Be willing to be a beginner every single morning.

– Meister Eckhart

Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every day is a fresh start. Each day is a new beginning. Every morning we wake up is the first day of our new life.

– Unknown

Every day is a new beginning. Treat it that way. Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be.

– Marsha Petrie Sue

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life. The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possible can.

– Douglas Pagels

Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time.

– Catherine Pulsifer

The sun is a daily reminder that we too can rise again from the darkness, that we too can shine our own light.

– S. Ajna

I have always been delighted at the prospect of a new day, a fresh try, one more start, with perhaps a bit of magic waiting somewhere behind the morning.

– J. B. Priestly

Every sunset is an opportunity to reset. Every sunrise begins with new eyes.

– Richie Norton

To greet a lovely morning, we must leave the night behind.

– Tarang Sinha

As long as I am breathing, in my eyes, I am just beginning.

– Criss Jami

Inspirational New Beginnings Quotes

The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings.

– Dave Weinbaum

Start over, my darling. Be brave enough to find the life you want and courageous enough to chase it. Then start over and love yourself the way you were always meant to.

– Madalyn Beck

Sometimes we can only find our true direction when we let the wind of change carry us.

– Mimi Novic

Everybody has a geography that can be used for change that is why we travel to far off places. Whether we know it or not we need to renew ourselves in territories that are fresh and wild. We need to come home through the body of alien lands.

– Joan Halifax

And suddenly you know… it’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings.

– Meister Eckhart

The best is yet to come.

– Frank Sinatra

It is not the failure that holds us back but the reluctance to begin over again that causes us to stagnate.

– Clarissa Pinkola Estés

You can learn new things at any time in your life if you’re willing to be a beginner. If you actually learn to like being a beginner, the whole world opens up to you.

– Barbara Shur

Don’t be afraid of new beginnings, of new people, new energy, new surroundings, new challenges. Embrace new chances at happiness.

– Billy Chapata

There comes a day when you realise turning the page is the best feeling in the world, because you realise there is so much more to the book than the page you were stuck on.

– Zayn Malik

We must be willing to get rid of the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. The old skin has to be shed before the new one can come.

– Joseph Campbell

Never allow waiting to become a habit. Live your dreams and take risks. Life is happening now.

– Paulo Coelho

Recreate your life, always, always. Remove the stones, plant rose bushes and make sweets. Begin again.

– Cora Coralina

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No matter how hard the past is, you can always begin again.

– Buddha

Beginnings could happen more than once or in different ways.

– Rachel Joyce

Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.

– Martin Luther King Jr.

Be like the lotus: trust in the light, grow through the dirt, believe in new beginnings.

– Unknown

I hope the morning sun continues to remind you: you are worthy of new beginnings.

– Morgan Harper Nichols

Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next.

– Mie Hansson

Making a big life change can be scary but living with regret is always scarier.

– Unknown

No river can return to its source, yet all rivers must have a beginning.

– American Indian Proverb

A new beginning is a blank canvas ready and thirsty for paint.

– Chaker Khazaal

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all.

– Josiyah Martin

I close my eyes to old ends. And open my heart to new beginnings.

– Nick Frederickson

Nothing is predestined. The obstacles of your past can become the gateways that lead to new beginnings.

– Ralph Blum

Every moment is a fresh beginning.

– T.S. Eliot

New Life Quotes

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream.

– C. S. Lewis

Stepping onto a brand-new path is difficult, but not more difficult than remaining in a situation which is not nurturing to the whole woman.

– Maya Angelou

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life in a new direction.

– Germany Kent

Life is about change, sometimes it’s painful, sometimes it’s beautiful, but most of the time it’s both.

– Kristin Kreuk

You start whenever you decide to start.

– Elizabeth Gilbert

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

– Socrates

The greatest of all capabilities of a human being is to become born again.

– J.R. Rim

It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.

– F. Scott Fitzgerald

Fresh Start Quotes

Your present circumstances don’t determine where you can go. They merely determine where you start.

– Nido Qubein

It is never too late to be what you might have been.

– George Eliot

It turned out that sometimes it’s enough to start doing things differently now.

– Laini Taylor

You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down.

– Mary Pickford

Man cannot discover new oceans unless he has the courage to lose sight of the shore.

– Andre Gide

Starting over is an acceptance of a past we can’t change, an unrelenting conviction that the future can be different, and the stubborn wisdom to use the past to make the future what the past was not.

– Craig D. Lounsbrough

Never restart a journey and use the same road that failed you before.

– Dennis E. Adonis

Never feel guilty for starting again.

– Rupi Kaur

The thrill of new beginnings is immensely alluring!

– Avijeet Das

Nothing in the universe can stop you from letting go and starting over.

– Guy Finley

The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.

– J.P. Morgan

The best way to predict the future is to create it.

– Abraham Lincoln

It’s humbling to start fresh. It takes a lot of courage. But it can be reinvigorating. You just have to put your ego on a shelf & tell it to be quiet.

– Jennifer Ritchie Payette

Starting over can be challenging, but also it can be a great opportunity to do things differently.

– Catherine Pulsifer

Motivational New Beginning Quotes

The scariest moment is always just before you start.

– Stephen King

Failure is the opportunity to begin again more intelligently.

– Henry Ford

Even the greatest was once a beginner. Don’t be afraid to take that first step.

– Muhammad Ali

You can’t be that kid standing at the top of the water slide, overthinking it. You have to go down the chute.

– Tina Fey

You don’t have to be great to start, but you do have to start to be great.

– Zig Ziglar

Have enough courage to start and enough heart to finish.

– Jessica S. Yourko

Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

– Alan Cohen

The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.

– Walt Disney

The big question is whether you are going to be able to say a hearty yes to your adventure.

– Joseph Campbell

The best way to predict your future is to create it.

– Peter Drucker

If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.

– Dolly Parton

You can’t build a reputation on what you are going to do.

– Henry Ford

If all you can do is crawl, start crawling.

– Rumi

A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.

– Bruce Springsteen

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

– Lao Tzu

The indispensable first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: decide what you want.

– Ben Stein

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing.

– Mandy Hale

The visionary starts with a clean sheet of paper, and re-imagines the world.

– Malcolm Gladwell

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