Can you believe that 2009 is already coming to a close? I don’t know about you, but it seems that it sped right on by at a precariously high rate of speed. Here’s hoping 2010 will slow down just a smidge. I thought it would be fun to find some New Year quotes for this week’s Quotable Sunday…enjoy!
“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
“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language and next year’s words await another voice.”
“The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul”
G. K. Chesterton
“A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.”
“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
“New Year’s Day – Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual.”
“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.”
“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!
This bright new year is given me
To live each day with zest . . .
To daily grow and try to be
My highest and my best!
I have the opportunity
Once more to right some wrongs,
To pray for peace, to plant a tree,
And sing more joyful songs!”
William Arthur Ward