7 New Year's Quote To Inspire Your 2017

By Ivy Kuo, Legends Report Writer

Is it a change in calendar that makes everything change? Or is it our underlying attitude that governs the habits, results and happiness that decide how this year will turn out?

As we enter the exciting chapter of the New Year, mamy of us eagerly write our resolutions for the year ahead. As a writer, I’ve always thought of New Year’s Day as the first blank page of an empty journal, hungry with the desire to be filled with inky words. The coming 360-odd pages are to be inscribed with our emotional development, lessons we’ve gained from hardships, and memories of joy and laughter with our loved ones.

It is this very possibility of creating a reality that closely aligns with our vision for ourselves, that so greatly thrills us on January 1st of every year. Here are seven quotes from legends around the world, expressing their own thoughts about the fresh start of a new year.

“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man.”

- Benjamin Franklin (one of the Founding Fathers of the United States)

“We are the authors of our destinies. No one can see the vision any clearer, believe in and work any harder to make it a reality more than the visionary.”

- Nike Campbell-Fatoki (author)

“To dress up today in the threadbare garments of yesterday is to create an impoverished tomorrow.”

- Craig D. Lounsbrough (author)

“I used to have this toy, a magic slate. You wrote or drew on it and then, just by pulling up the plastic cover, everything you did disappeared and you could start new. Maybe everyone feels that on New Year’s Eve: They can pull up the magic sheet and rewrite their lives.”

- V.C. Andrews (American novelist)

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.”

- Hillary DePiano (Playwright, fiction and non-fiction author)

“You can be clumsy yet clever. You can be classy yet poor. It’s not tearing a leaf off a calendar which will make you a better or a worse man but the attitude that you have from dusk till dawn every day.”

- Indeewara Jayawardene (cricketer)

“As the year comes to a close, it is a time for reflection – a time to release old thoughts and beliefs and forgive old hurts. Whatever has happened in the past year, the New Year brings fresh beginnings. Exciting new experiences and relationships await. Let us be thankful for the blessings of the past and the promise of the future.”

- Peggy Toney Horton (author)

How To Apply This!

What is the main New Year’s Resolution you are focusing on in 2017? Who can help you achieve it?

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