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What are some good quotations to celebrate the New Year?

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Some good quotes to celebrate the New Year are "Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right," by Oprah Winfrey, "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year," by Ralph Waldo Emerson and “If you asked me for my New Year resolution, it would be to find out who I am,” by Cyril Cusack. Good New Year's quotes are typically inspirational, funny or deal with resolutions.

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In inspirational quotes, the New Year is seen as a blank slate. The sentiments in these observations emphasize putting the old year behind and making a fresh start. This outlook is conveyed by Hartley Coleridge, who said, “The merry year is born like the bright berry from the naked thorn.”

Because it is a time of celebration and the culmination of the holiday season, New Year's Day lends itself to humor. It is also a holiday associated with drinking and overindulgence, so much so that P.J. O'Rourke said New Year's Eve is a time "when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.”

One of the activities most associated with the New Year is making resolutions. Many people make resolutions in good faith, but their good intentions often fall by the wayside as the month of January progresses. This is why many people can identify with Cavett Robert when he said, “Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.”

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