65+ Best End Of Year Quotes For Goodbyes And New Starts

The end of a year is the time to make a new start.

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Life is brimming with farewells and new beginnings.

“If you’re brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.”  And as quoted by Paulo Coelho, we ought to give in to the goodbyes bravely and wholeheartedly so that we can appreciate the essence of new beginnings.

Hence, when it’s finally time to bid the past adieu, gallantly let the endings hit your rearview mirrors and welcome the shine of new beginnings with all your heart. However, the best course to abide by is to treasure the pieces of the best memories and store the lessons of the worst times and move ahead into new beginnings with an effervescent attitude.

And as you step into a new year, keep the motto of filling the pages of your book with rich experiences. It is also essential to keep up the spirit to ‘rise every time you fall, no matter what’ tagging along as you take those zealous steps into the new beginnings. Read along to find your favorite motto for a new year.

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Best End Of Year Quotes For Goodbyes And New Year Quotes For New Beginnings

Regardless of whether they are entertaining, uplifting, or despairing, quotes frequently communicate a lot to us. Here we have listed some of the best end of the year quotes and new start quotes to help you focus on letting the past go and looking forward to vibrant new beginnings for self discovery.

New year gives you a reason for celebration.

1. “The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. We can help write that story by setting goals.”

- Melody Beattie.

2. “Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end.”

- Semisonic.

3. “Isn’t it funny how day by day nothing changes, but when you look back everything is different?”

- C.S. Lewis.

4. “Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives.”

- Steven Spielberg.

5. “There are far, far better things ahead than any we leave behind.”

- C.S. Lewis.

6. “Don’t be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is necessary before you can meet again. And meeting again, after moments or lifetimes, is certain for those who are friends.”

- Richard Bach.

7. “It is always important to know when something has reached its end. Closing circles, shutting doors, finishing chapters, it doesn’t matter what we call it; what matters is to leave in the past those moments in life that are over.”

- Paulo Coelho.

8. “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.

9. “Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.”

- Carl Bard.

10. “Everybody has difficult years, but a lot of times the difficult years end up being the greatest years of your whole entire life if you survive them.”

- Brittany Murphy.

11. “The ending of the year is also a time when serious people want real changes in their lives. Change offers a fresh new start, a new beginning, and rightly so.”

- Boomy Tokan.

12. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.”

- Oprah Winfrey.

13. “For last year's words belong to last year's language, and next year's words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning.”

- T.S. Eliot.

14. “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.

15. “I won’t be a carer any more come to the end of the year, and though I’ve got a lot out of it, I have to admit I’ll welcome the chance to rest.”

- Kazuo Ishiguro.

16. “The New Year is a painting not yet painted; a path not yet stepped on; a wing not yet taken off! Things haven’t happened as yet! Before the clock strikes twelve, remember that you are blessed with the ability to reshape your life!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

17. “May the New Year bring you the courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue so that I triumph even when I fall!”

- Aleister Crowley, ‘Moonchild.’

18. “Don’t go into the new year holding a grudge from last year. Leave the hurts and disappointments behind.”

- Joel Osteen.

19. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.”

- T.S. Eliot.

20. “Make New Year’s goals. Dig within, and discover what you would like to have happened in your life this year. This helps you do your part. It is an affirmation that you’re interested in fully living life in the year to come.”

- Melody Beattie.

Famous New Year Quotes For End Of The Year

To improve our attitude, out looks, or perspectives, structured and guiding quotes might work as door openers to new perspectives and feelings. And in the middle of this incredible change of endings and beginnings, it can be elusive to find compelling words to summarize our feelings. Read on for the funny end of year quotes along with inspirational end of year quotes that will make time flies and let you set your goals every new year.

You must use the end of year as a source of inspiration.

21. “Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Believe in yourself. And believe that there is a loving.”

- Sarah Ban Breathnach.

22. “Laugh often friends tho’ passing years bring, sometimes, smiles and, sometimes, tears, For mirth forever warms and cheers.”

- John McLeod.

23. “A new year brings not only happiness, it makes us happy with a hope to fulfil our dreams or new beginnings of our life. So, a new year is very special for everyone.”

- Santonu Kumar Dhar.

24. “It’s never too late to become who you want to be. I hope you live a life that you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over.”

- F. Scott Fitzgerald.

25. “What the new years bring to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.”

- Vern McLellan.

26. “As the old year retires and a new one is born, we commit into the hands of our Creator the happenings of the past year and ask for direction and guidance in the new one.”

- Peggy Toney Horton.

27. “The first step towards getting somewhere is to decide you’re not going to stay where you are.”

- J.P. Morgan.

28. “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions.”

- Joey Lauren Adams.

29. “In the New Year, never forget to thank your past years because they enabled you to reach today! Without the stairs of the past, you cannot arrive at the future!”

- Mehmet Murat Ildan.

30. “Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of others' opinions drown out your own inner voice.”

- Steve Jobs.

31. “A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.”

- C. J. Cherryh.

32. “Packaged inside of every mistake there lays a great lesson. And while I don’t want to make the mistake into the New Year, I most certainly want to take the lesson that’s packaged inside of it.”

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

33. “We spend January 1st walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives ... not looking for flaws but for potential.”

- Ellen Goodman.

34. “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.

35. “This cannot be the year of talking. Of wishing. Of wanting. This has to be the year, you get it done!”

– Eric Thomas.

36. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.”

- Bill Vaughan.

37. “Maybe this year, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws but looking for potential.”

- Ellen Goodman.

38. “You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind.”

- Hillary DePiano.

39. “Let us embrace the coming year with a living hope for everyday life.”

- Lailah Gifty Akita.

End of School Year Quotes

No matter how your year passes, goodbyes are always the time for nostalgia and reflection. It’s hard to let go regardless of whether the year was a great one or not. The end of it leaves you feeling happy and emotional. Read for the best end of the school year quotes as tools for change through information.

40. “This year, be structured enough for success and achievement and flexible enough for creativity and fun.”

- Taylor Duvall.

41. “Let us enter the New Year cheerfully. Let us resolve to look onto the bright side, to make the best of whatever may befall, to maintain faith that doing the right thing will ultimately bring victory.”

- B. C. Forbes.

42. “To the old, long life and treasure; to the young, all health and pleasure.”

- Ben Jonson.

43. “I made no resolutions for the new year. The habit of making plans, of criticizing, sanctioning and molding my life, is too much of a daily event for me.”

- Anais Nin.

44. “Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.”

- Walter Scott.

45. “You’ll never get bored when you try something new. There’s really no limit to what you can do.”

- Dr. Seuss.

46. “In our perfect ways. In the ways we are beautiful. In the ways we are human. We are here. Happy New Year’s. Let’s make it ours.”

- Beyoncé.

47. “The best is yet to come.”

- Frank Sinatra.

48. “Past and Present I know well; each is a friend and sometimes an enemy to me. But it is the quiet, beckoning Future, an absolute stranger, with whom I have fallen madly in love.”

- Richelle E. Goodrich, ‘Slaying Dragons.’

49. “Any new beginning is forged from the shards of the past, not from the abandonment of the past.”

- Craig D. Lounsbrough.

50. “Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.”

- Charlotte Eriksson.

51. “Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.”

- Ichael Josephson.

52. “Celebrate endings—for they precede new beginnings.”

- Jonathan Lockwood Huie.

53. “Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365-page book. Write a good one.”

- Brad Paisley.

54. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.”

- Ralph Waldo Emerson.

55. “Hope, Smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering ‘it will be happier’...”

- Alfred Lord Tennyson.

56. “A new year is a time for inspirational dreams but more importantly a time to set your goals to see the dreams turn into a reality.”

- Samuel Fixon.

57. “I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes, then you are making new things, trying new things, learning, living, pushing yourself, changing yourself, changing your world. You’re doing things you’ve never done before, and more importantly, you’re Doing Something.”

- Neil Gaiman.

58. “Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.”

- Robin Sharma.

59. “And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been, full of work that has never been done, full of tasks, claims, and demands; and let us see that we learn to take it without letting fall too much of what it has to bestow upon those who demand of it necessary, serious, and great things.”

- Rainer Maria Rilke, ‘Letters Of Rainer Maria Rilke.’

60. “Every ending is a beginning. We just don’t know it at the time.”

- Mitch Albom.

61. “Well, we have a whole new year ahead of us. And wouldn’t it be wonderful if we could all be a little more gentle with each other, a little more loving, and have a little more empathy, and maybe, next year at this time we’d like each other a little more.”

- Judy Garland.

62. “Another fresh new year is here another year to live! to banish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and laugh and give!”

- William Arthur Ward.

63. “Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step.”

- Martin Luther King, Jr.

64. “For me the end of the year is always a time to reflect and recharge my energies.”

- Gisele Bundchen.

65. “Year’s end, all corners of this floating world, swept”.

- Matsuo Basho.

Here at Kidadl, we have carefully created lots of interesting family-friendly quotes for everyone to enjoy! If you liked our suggestions for end of year quotes, then why not take a look at new day quotes, or [new month quotes].


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