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Some Words of Wisdom for the Beginning of the Year

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~ Some Words of Wisdom for the Beginning of the Year ~

Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~ Henry Ward Beecher

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~ John Burroughs

Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man. ~ Benjamin Franklin

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

Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. ~ Albert Einstein

You have done what you could — some blunders and absurdities have crept in. Forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day. You shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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

What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year. ~ Vern McLellan

Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover. ~ Mark Twain

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

Never look back unless you are planning to go that way. No man is rich enough to buy back his past. ~ Oscar Wilde

Reflect upon your blessings, of which every man has plenty, not on your past misfortunes, of which all men have some. ~ Charles Dickens

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 New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit. ~ Arthur H. Sulzberger

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