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163 January Quotes To Inspire You For The New Year

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If you are looking for an incredible selection of January quotes you’re in the right place.

January is a time where we can wipe the slate clean and start fresh.

We can attack the New Year with new vigour and motivation.

It’s a great time of year to set some goals that you want to achieve over the next 12 months.

January quotes can provide you with that added layer of motivation needed to achieve all of the goals you set.

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Right, let’s jump into this list of January quotes.

Top 10 January Quotes

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: ‘To rise above little things’.

John Burroughs
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New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.

Auliq Ice
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Use your New Year’s resolution or resolutions as a method to correct or improve upon that which leads to finishing a past goal.

Byron Pulsifer
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I pray this winter be gentle and kinda season of rest from the wheel of the mind. 

John Geddes
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New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be written. Sarah

Ban Breathnach
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You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for.

Ted Turner
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A clear vision, backed by definite plans, gives you a tremendous feeling of confidence and personal power.

Brian Tracy
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Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect.

Alan Cohen
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Like many other people, you’ve decided to make New Year’s resolutions because you know there are things you’re unhappy with in your life.

Thibaut Meurisse
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The beginning of every New Year is always the best time to give another chance to your neglected talents!

Mehmet Murat ildan
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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

I am thankful for all of those who said, No to me. It’s because of them I’m doing it myself.

Albert Einstein

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. Rainer Maria Rilke

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

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May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! Aleister Crowley

A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.

Anusha Atukorala

We all need a fresh start every year. It’s important that we go into the New Year with an open mind and a new way of thinking. Tony A. Gaskins Jr.

To read a poem in January is as lovely as to go for a walk in June. Jean Paul

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Think big and don’t listen to people who tell you tell you it can’t be done. Life’s too short to think small. Tim Ferriss

If I had my way, I would remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead.

Roald Dahl

We meet today To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one. John Greenleaf Whittier

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. Richard Adams

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Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. Alexandra Guarnaschelli

January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.

Sara Coleridge

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all. Josiyah Martinl

The secret to living the life of your dreams is to start living the life of your dreams today, in every little way you possibly can. Mike Dooley

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The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. Michelangelo

This cannot be a year of talking, of wishing, of wanting. This has to be the year, you get done!

Eric Thomas

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

Each year’s regret are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year. John R. Dallas

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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

It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals.

Pat Summitt

For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move! Mehmet Murat Ildan

Celebrate what you want to see more of. Tom Peters

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January is always a good month for behavioral economics: Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken. Sendhil Mullainathan

New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.

Munia Khan

Each passing year sees changes in our world, our society, but we also change and grow up to appreciate the value of each day of every New Year. Kate Summers

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. Michael Caine

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If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. Andrew Carnegie

It is no surprise that those who – Wish – may not see results, but those with a resolution get the results they desire – at least close to it!

Boomy Tokan

There is nothing magical about the flip of the calendar, but it represents a clean break, a new hope, and a blank canvas. Jason Soroski

Success does not consist in never making mistakes, but in never making the same one a second time. George Bernard Shaw

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Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminderno matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered. Candace Bushnell

Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness.

Karen Joy Fowler

If you asked me for my New Year Resolution, it would be to find out who I am. Cyril Cusack

All of us every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all our lives. Steven Spielberg

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You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. Hillary DePiano

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible.

Tony Robbins

A New Year’s resolution to stay in touch with old friends, start exercising, or get more sleep has no real painful consequence for not following through, at least in the short-term, unless you attach a consequence yourself. Derek Doepker

We overestimate how much we can accomplish in a day, and we underestimate how much we can do in a year. Unknown

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No one’s ever achieved financial fitness with a January resolution that’s abandoned by February. Suze Orman

If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it.

Jill Koenig

Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of someone else. Judy Garland

New Year’s resolutions have always been something to beat myself up with by the second week of January. It seems perverse to set yourself up for failure right at the start of the year. Romesh Ranganathan

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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

The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.

George William Curtis

A year from now, you’re gonna weigh more or less than what you do right now. Phil McGraw

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice. T.S. Eliot

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January looks forward to the new year and back to the old year. He sees past and future. M.L. Stedman

Let our New Year’s resolution be this: we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word.

Goran Persson

It’s not just a New Year’s Resolution but a resolution for a new life, a life filled with God’s goodness any time of the year! Roni Adigun

Instead of trying to change your entire life in January, the simpler strategy is to adopt a -month plan where you’re making constant improvements. S. J. Scott

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Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. Oprah Winfrey

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise — it makes you stretch.

Mary Kay Ash

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

Work on your strengths, not your weaknesses. How many of your New Year’s resolutions have been about fixing a flaw? Jonathan Haidt

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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

Ring out the false, ring in the true.

Alfred Lord Tennyson

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson

Making New Year resolution is one thing. Remaining resolute and seeing them through is quite another. Alex Morritt

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Most people will passively do exactly what they did last year. Whatever you do, don’t let that person be you. Richie Norton

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

Michael Josephson

Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations. Catherine Pulsifer

Inspirational January Quotes

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. Bo Bennett

Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.

Oscar Wilde

Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer. Walter Scott

A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. Author Unknown

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The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. Melody Beattie

All our dreams come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

Walt Disney

Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, the love we forgot to show, and the charity we forgot to offer. Peggy Toney Horton

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. Aristotle

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. Sarah Ban Breathnach

The beginning is the most important part of the work.


Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end. Seneca

January? The month is dumb. It is fraudulent. It does not cleanse itself. Anne Sexton

It doesn’t matter where you came from. All that matters is where you are going. Brian Tracy

Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.

Charles Kettering

Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed. Cavett Robert

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. Mandy Hale

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.

Gilbert K. Chesterton

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. Paul Theroux

Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy. Sarah Ban Breathnach

Nothing burns like the cold. George R.R. Martin

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time.

Jean Paul

Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you. Andy Andrews

Let January open with joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus. Charles H. Spurgeon

January is the calendar’s ingrown hair. Stewart Stafford

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year.

Vern McLellan

We are designed to thrive off of success after success, but the problem most people have with New Year’s resolutions is that they are not generally short-term plans that are wired for a quick adrenaline rush of success. Sharlene Snow

A failure to take precise and deliberate action is the reason why so many New Year’s resolutions and other goals fail. Jordan Ring

After the holidays are over then you may want to look at setting your goals for the coming year rather than just setting a resolution. Catherine Pulsifer

Are you excited about your plans for the new year? Most of us have an idea about areas where we’d like to improve. And at the beginning of the year, those ideas sometimes turn into resolutions or goals.

John Maxwell

Don’t live the same year times and call it a life. Robin Sharma

New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday. Charles Lamb

I don’t believe in New Year’s resolutions. I think if you want to change something, change it today and don’t wait until the New Year. Georgina Bloomberg

A happy New Year! Grant that I May bring no tear to any eye When this New Year in time shall end Let it be said I’ve played the friend, Have lived and loved and labored here, And made of it a happy year.

Edgar Guest

Last year told you what you needed to know. Now it’s go-time. Richie Norton

Feeling a little blue in January is normal. Marilu Henner

Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self-assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle. Eric Zorn

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things.

Albert Einstein

We spend January st 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

Now, as we close one chapter, the pen is gradually inking up, preparing itself to write the next. Mie Hansson

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce. Taylor Swift

Welcome, winter. Your late dawns and chilled breath make me lazy, but I love you nonetheless.

Terri Guillemets

Let us begin this New Year with a resolution. Be all for Jesus and with Jesus and you will be happy and holy throughout the year. Give yourselves over to prayer and close union with God and to a deep, joyful charity. Angelo Scolozzi

Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other. Abraham Lincoln

New year—a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours. Alex Morritt

Motivational Quotes About January

The meaning of resolution is a firm decision to do or not to do something. The key words are firm decision. If you make a firm decision about something then you must also take action and set a deadline, in other words, set a goal! Catherine Pulsifer

Call it ‘the New Year’s resolution effect’— it’s why gyms that were crowded in January are only half full in July and why so many slightly used guitars are available on Craigslist.

Anders Ericsson

Snow brings a special quality with it—the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks. Nancy Hatch Woodward

Don’t be too timid and squeamish about your actions. All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better. Ralph Waldo Emerson

I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past. Thomas Jefferson

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.

Anne Bradstreet

I like starting projects in January. That’s the best time to start something. It’s so inward. Carolyn Chute

Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Henry Ward Beecher

January was a two-faced month, jangling like jester’s bells, crackling like snow crust, pure as any beginning, grim as an old man, mysteriously familiar yet unknown, like a word one can almost but not quite define. Patricia Highsmith

I’ll never understand why everybody puts so much emphasis on January first. There are three hundred and sixty-four other days in the year that you can make a change.

Elizabeth Eulberg

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back. Tucker Carlson

Make your mistakes, next year and forever. Neil Gaiman

What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet. Anne Frank

Every ceiling, when reached, becomes a floor, upon which one walks as a matter of course and prescriptive right.

Aldous Huxley

I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January . Jerry Spinelli

No year should start with traces of resentment hanging in the air. The greatest gift we can give ourselves and others is the gift of forgiveness. Brenda Shoshanna

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. C.S. Lewis

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.


The first day of January always presents to my mind a train of very solemn and important reflections and a question more easily asked than answered frequently occurs viz: How have I improved the past year and with [what] good intentions do I view the dawn of its successor? Charlotte Brontë

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. Bill Copeland

Those who gave thee a body, furnished it with weakness; but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution. Employ it, and thou art wise; be wise and thou art happy. Akhenaton

In order to be successful in the new year, stay focused, develop a positive attitude, and be passionate with your dreams.

Bamigboye Olurotimi

Winter forms our character and brings out our best. Tom Allen

Sometimes a year has been so disastrous and so terrible that entering a new year will automatically mean entering a wonderful year! Mehmet Murat ildan

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle Age is when you’re forced to. Bill Vaughan

The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person who is doing it.

Chinese Proverb

On the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past. Henry Ward Beecher

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. Pietro Aretino

No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. Hal Borland

I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second.

Helen Fielding

I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written. Juansen Dizon

Every moment is a fresh beginning. T.S. Eliot

The best way to predict the future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln

The sun is just rising on the morning of another day, one of the first of a new year. What can I wish that this day, this year, may bring to me?

W.R. Hunt

Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time. Catherine Pulsifer

Remove ‘shoulds’ from your vocabulary this year. Start your journey of self-love now. Kelly Martin

The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. P. J. O’Rourke

Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams.

Avina Celeste

Let each new year find you a better person. Benjamin Franklin

New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time. James Agate

Kindness, kindness, kindness. I want to make a New year’s prayer, not a resolution. I’m praying for courage. Susan Sontag

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer.

Albert Camus

Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man. Benjamin Franklin

The past prepares us for the present. Lailah Gifty Akita

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. Edith Sitwell

To Sum Up

Hopefully you enjoyed this big list of January quotes.

There are lots to motivate and inspire you for the year ahead.

I’d love to know which January quotes are your favourites.

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