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We know New Year’s resolutions aren’t for everyone, but there’s something so uplifting about wiping the slate clean come January 1. Even if you aren’t one for upheaving your life every year, now is as good a time as any to reset your mind and refocus on your priorities. Here, ten of our favorite thinkers and writers reflect on what the new year means to them.

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Quote 1

“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.” - Göran Persson

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

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

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

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

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"The road ahead is not some predetermined path that I am forced to trod, but it is a rich byway that I can help create." - Craig D. Lounsbrough 

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"What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year." -  Vern McLellan 

Quote 8

"This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change." - Taylor Swift

 

Quote 9

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

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