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Thoughts on New Year's Day

New Year's is a great day for everyone. New wishes, new hopes, new dreams. It's a great way to try to forget the past and hope for a new direction in life.

These thoughts on New Year's Day is a great way to help celebrate this wonderful beginning of a new year.

Every New Year is the direct descendant, isn't it, of a long line of proven criminals?
Ogden Nash
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
Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear, and with a manly heart.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Time has no divisions to mark its passage; there is never a thunderstorm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols.
Thomas Mann
Ring out the old, ring in the new,
Ring, happy bells, across the snow:
The year is going, let him go;
Ring out the false, ring in the true.
Alfred Lord Tennyson
The New Year begins in a snow storm of white vows.
George William Curtis
No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam.
Charles Lamb
Surely, it is much easier to respect a man who has always had respect, than to respect a man who we know was last year no better than ourselves, and will be no better next year.
Samuel Johnson
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