Irish Toast: In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, never in want.
Edith Lovejoy Pierce: 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.
Sydney Smith: Resolve to make at least one person happy every day, and then in ten years, you may have made three thousand, six hundred and fifty persons happy, or brightened a small town by your contribution to the fund of general enjoyment.
F.M. Knowles, A Cheerful Year Book: He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.
Benjamin Franklin: Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man (or woman!).
Charles Dickens: A happy New Year to the world!