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Happy New Year Quotes: 4 Tips, 50 Quotes & 5 Wishes

3 … 2 … 1 … Happy New Year! Every year on the night of December 31st to January 1st we celebrate the beginning of a new year full of possibilities and special moments. Here we have a wide selection of sayings to help you find the best New Year Quotes for your most important people.

At the turn of the year, most people are content with a short text message wishing their loved ones a Happy New Year. If you want to stand out from the crowd, there are plenty of tips with beautiful and creative quotes you can use for your New Year’s wishes.

The Most Beautiful and Funny Happy New Year Quotes

The most beautiful and funny New Year quotes

No matter who you are wishing a Happy New Year, we have a creative and colorful selection of funny and beautiful New Year’s wishes for every recipient.

Funny Happy New Year Quotes

Funny wishes, no matter the occasion, are always appreciated. Laughing together or making others smile brings us joy and makes us happy. You too may want to cheer up one of your loved ones with a funny New Year’s wish.

  1. "Though I am wishing you a very happy New Year, remember you still have the same old louse of a spouse!"
  2. "First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you."
    (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  3. "What I like to drink most is wine that belongs to others."
  4. "Sometimes too much to drink is barely enough."
    (Mark Twain)
  5. "To-Do List for the New Year:
    – Get a grip on life.
    – Realize dreams.
    Become Happy."
  6. "To all my friends and acquaintances who sent me best wishes last year: It didn’t do any good at all! Please send me either money or alcohol this year!"
  7. "I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home."
    (W. C. Fields)
  8. "New Year’s Eve is finally here, where we can be drunk in public and no one minds. That’s why it’s the best holiday!"
  9. "Before I agree to the new year, I need to see some terms and conditions."
  10. "Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account."
    (Oscar Wilde)

Motivational New Year Quotes for your Family and Friends

Nice and Loving New Year quotes

Maybe you like expressing your emotions and would like to show a friend or your partner how important he or she is to you.

For this, we have some beautiful and loving New Year’s wishes for you. These are particularly suitable to be supplemented and combined with a personal text.

But you could also simply write the poems or sayings on a beautiful homemade card.

  1. "Everything that is good, shall improve, everything that is bad, the new year should delete from your life."
  2. "And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been."
    (Rainer Maria Rilke)
  3. "Be at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man."
    (Benjamin Franklin)
  4. "Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering, 'It will be happier.'"
    (Alfred Lord Tennyson)
  5. "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
    (Ralph Waldo Emerson)
  6. "I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
    (Thomas Jefferson)
  7. "For the new year, I wish you a hand that holds you, a net that catches you, a sign that shows you the way and 1000 stars that illuminate this path for you."
  8. "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)
  9. "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)
  10. "It is never too late to be what you might have been."
    (George Eliot)

Inspirational New Year’s Quotes and Wishes for Social Media

New Year’s quotes for WhatsApp

Most people are busy on New Year’s Eve and the first New Year’s Day, celebrating the start of the year with friends or family.

To avoid the phones ringing constantly, many resort to text messages or other social media. So the message can be read and written in peace.

If you want to send messages other than "Happy New Year and good health", you will certainly find something more varied here. But basically you can send any other saying via text.

  1. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end."
  2. "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)
  3. "What a wonderful thought it is that some of the best days of our lives haven’t even happened yet."
    (Anne Frank)
    Happy New Year!
  4. "The secret of change is to focus all of your energy, not on fighting the old, but on building the new."
  5. "We must always change, renew, rejuvenate ourselves; otherwise we harden."
    (Johann Wolfgang von Goethe)
  6. "Don’t let today’s disappointments cast a shadow on tomorrow’s dreams."
    To the new year all the best.
  7. "Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hand and melting like a snowflake."
    (Francis Bacon)
  8. "Thankfulness is the beginning of gratitude. Gratitude is the completion of thankfulness. Thankfulness may consist merely of words. Gratitude is shown in acts."
    (Henri Frederic Amiel)
  9. "To a good year with more time for dreams, new goals, a new love, new adventures and travels and one or two new beginnings!"
  10. "For the new year I wish you as much happiness as drops of water in the sea, as much love as stars in the sky and health on each new day!"
Especially when using messenger apps like WhatsApp or social media, it is a good idea to make your own texts funnier and more emotional by using emojis and GIFs instead of just sending a text message. Otherwise it could seem dry and emotionless.

Short and Positive New Year Quotes

Short New Year wishes

If you do like to send your New Year’s greetings at midnight, short sayings lend themselves especially well to the hustle and bustle.

Some of the sayings are suitable for a quick message to friends and acquaintances and some for wishing your colleagues a happy New Year.

  1. "New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday."
    (Charles Lamb)
  2. "The beginning is the most important part of the work."
  3. I wish you a year full of magical, magical, wonderful moments.
  4. "Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does."
    (William James)
  5. "For the new year I wish you that dreams come true, new ones are added and old ones are preserved!"
  6. "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning’s end."
  7. "Jump boldly into the new year, with happiness and joy it will be wonderful!"
  8. "No matter how hard the past, you can always begin again."
  9. "Dinner was made for eating, not for talking."
    (William Makepeace Thackeray)
  10. "Remember tonight… for it is the beginning of always."
    (Dante Alighieri)
If you want to save time, you can also send your loved ones Christmas wishes and New Year wishes together. You can still wish them a happy new year on January 1st.

Spiritual and Religious New Year Quotes

Below we have collected some spiritual and Christian New Year Quotes for you.

  1. Wishing you a beautiful and cheerful New Year with your loved ones and with the blessings and love of God. May happiness and positivity surround you.
  2. When you have God to guide you and bless you through life then you don’t need anyone else. Wishing you a cheerful and Happy New Year.
  3. Warm greetings this New Year to you my dear. May this new and fresh chapter of your life give you a chance to start fresh and write a beautiful story with your actions.
  4. May the joys in your life multiply and the problems in your life transform into opportunities. Warm greetings on this New Year to you.
  5. Wishing you a year that brings into your life all the goodness and happiness you deserve. May all your dreams come true with your efforts and blessings of your loved ones. Happy New Year.
  6. Warm wishes on New Year to you. May each and every day of your New Year be blessed by the Almighty and may you be showered in his choicest blessings.
  7. Happy New Year to you. I wish that you are never alone and you always have the power of truth and goodness empowering you through all the challenges of your life.
  8. Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
  9. When you have God to guide you and bless you through life then you don’t need anyone else. Wishing you a cheerful and Happy New Year.
  10. This new year may the Almighty make a permanent place in your heart and let you rise above the petty things in life. A blissful new year from me to you and your family!! Happy New Year.

Sample Texts for Business New Year Wishes

Sample texts for business New Year wishes

Your New Year’s wishes can be a little more polite and cordial for colleagues, your boss, business customers or company partners. Of course, you know best whether you are on a first name basis with your boss or how close you are to your colleagues. You can easily adapt our business appropriate New Year’s wishes for this purpose.

Especially when it comes to your boss or important company partners, you should be careful to be polite and friendly, but not too much. Otherwise your New Year’s wishes might come across as if you are trying to ingratiate yourself.

  1. Dear Ms./Mr. [name],
    as we reflect on the past year, we realize how much you’ve done for our company. We want to thank you for your partnership and wish you a very prosperous and happy New Year. Cheers to another year of our cooperation! May we accomplish our business goals in the upcoming year.

  2. Good morning Mr./Mrs. [name],
    on behalf of the entire company, we wish you a Happy New Year. May you start the new year successfully and end it just as positively. We are glad to have you as a customer/business partner and look forward to the coming year.
    Yours sincerely,

  3. Dear Ms./Mr. [name],
    the old year has faded away. I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for the past year and our mutual successes. I wish you a healthy and happy new year and look forward to continuing our successful business relationship in [number of the new year].
    Yours sincerely,

  4. Dear Mr./Mrs. [name],
    since […] you are now a loyal customer of our company. We hope for many more years together and wish you a healthy and happy new year.
    Yours sincerely,

  5. Dear Mr./Mrs. [name boss],
    I have been employed in your company for several years now. Therefore, on the occasion of the New Year, I would like to thank you for all that you have made possible and accomplished during these years. Thank you and have a blessed and wonderful new year.
    Yours sincerely,

Tips for Very Special New Year’s Wishes

Tips for very special New Year’s wishes

Sweetening the start of the new year for your loved ones not only puts a smile on their faces, but also on our own.

If you pay attention to a few things, you can embellish your greetings even more and create the first highlight of the new year for your friends or family.

Reflect on the Past Year

This tip may not necessarily apply to business relationships. But if you want to send a New Year’s message to your friends, partner or loved one, it’s always a good idea to find personal words.

Loving texts in which you revel in memories of the past year are always well received. Of course, they should be memories you shared.

Maybe you went on vacation together or you witnessed how your loved one started a new job, moved or otherwise experienced something special.

If the recipient of your message has taken a big step, you can share your pride with him or her.

Look Forward

Regardless of whether the past year was successful or perhaps completely awful, the new year should always be about looking ahead.

There may be something special coming up this year, such as a new job, a wedding, the birth of a child, and so on. Wish your friends and family happiness, confidence and lots of success for the new year.

With a personal reference to what lies ahead for them, those reading your message could be extra glad that you thought of them.

Relate to Resolutions

If you know someone’s resolutions for the new year you can refer to them in your messages and wish him or her success. Make sure, however, that you do not unconsciously demand too much with these resolutions or exert pressure.

Many people take on a lot for the new year, but unfortunately do not achieve it all. Often, the more pressure they are put under, the worse it gets.

Find the Right Time

The right time for New Year wishes

Ideally, we probably want to send our messages at twelve o’clock sharp. But toasting with friends, watching fireworks and sending messages on your cell phone at the same time is rather difficult most of the time.

This is especially true for longer and more personal messages. Likewise, the recipients won’t necessarily have the time to read them in peace at that moment.

If you do have time on New Year’s Eve, there’s nothing to stop you from sending your message directly. Otherwise, you can safely send it one or even a few days later.

If you want to give someone a card personally, you can also wait until the next time you see the person. After all, the new year is still young and fresh, so January will be a good time for doing this.

Use photos

Especially if you send your New Year’s wishes via text or in another digital form, it is a good idea to send a photo along. How about taking a selfie with your fellow revelers on New Year’s Eve and sending it at noon with a funny saying?

Of course, you should only do this for people close to you. For colleagues or even the boss, it would be better do without this kind of New Year’s greetings.

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