It doesn’t make much difference what you study, as long as you don’t like it. ~Finley Peter DunneCUL
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. ~Theodore Roosevelt
The most beautiful discovery true friends make is that they can grow separately without growing apart. ~Elisabeth Foley
No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam. ~Charles Lamb”New Year’s Eve,” London Magazine, Jan 1821 and Essays of Elia, 1823; CTO
Friends are kisses blown to us by angels. ~Author Unknown
It is indeed ironic that we spend our school days yearning to graduate and our remaining days waxing nostalgic about our school days. ~Isabel Waxman
Yesterday, everybody smoked his last cigar, took his last drink and swore his last oath. Today, we are a pious and exemplary community. Thirty days from now, we shall have cast our reformation to the winds and gone to cutting our ancient shortcomings considerably shorter than ever. ~Mark Twain
Don’t aim for success if you want it; just do what you love and believe in, and it will come naturally. ~David Frost
Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day. ~Michael Josephson, whatwillmatter.com2012mail
Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. ~Jean Paul Richter
Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances; but on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take no interest in the things that were and are past. ~Henry Ward Beecher, "A Completed Year," Plymouth Pulpit: Sermons. October 1882-April 1883, 1887; CTO
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, 1850, In Memoriam A.H.H. 106; CTO
Memory is a way of holding onto the things you love, the things you are, the things you never want to lose. ~From the television show The Wonder Years
Put your future in good hands – your own. ~Author Unknown
When then is lost, as time is by,
we look upon the yearly wine
to see our substance in the lees.
Did tribe and purse most pleasing leave?
To look for clear and faithful sense,
that gives a bodied stance bouquet,
then see the vat at mirror’s face
and find in it, the yearly pace.
~E. Marshall, Vintner Epilogue (Happy Old Year)dec2008 email
Just about a month from now I’m set adrift, with a diploma for a sail and lots of nerve for oars. ~Richard HalliburtonLLDT
Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart. ~Kongzi
The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective. Unless a man starts on the strange assumption that he has never existed before, it is quite certain that he will never exist afterwards. ~G.K. Chesterton
The merry year is born
Like the bright berry from the naked thorn.
If at first you don’t succeed, do it like your mother told you. ~Author Unknown
Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year. ~Charles Lamb
An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves. ~Bill Vaughanin Kansas City Star
Time you enjoy wasting, was not wasted. ~John Lennon
A new oath holds pretty well; but… when it is become old, and frayed out, and damaged by a dozen annual retryings of its remains, it ceases to be serviceable; any little strain will snap it. ~Mark Twain, speech in New York City, 31 March 1885
The language of friendship is not words but meanings. ~Henry David Thoreau
I do think New Year’s resolutions can’t technically be expected to begin on New Year’s Day, don’t you? Since, because it’s an extension of New Year’s Eve, smokers are already on a smoking roll and cannot be expected to stop abruptly on the stroke of midnight with so much nicotine in the system. Also dieting on New Year’s Day isn’t a good idea as you can’t eat rationally but really need to be free to consume whatever is necessary, moment by moment, in order to ease your hangover. I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~Helen Fielding, Bridget Jones’s Diary"Sunday 1 January," 1998; CTO
A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other. ~Author Unknown
No schooling was allowed to interfere with my education. ~Olive Pratt Rayner (Grant Allen), 1899quoteinvestigator.com/2010/09/25/schooling-vs-education
Why won’t they let a year die without bringing in a new one on the instant, can’t they use birth control on time? I want an interregnum. The stupid years patter on with unrelenting feet, never stopping – rising to little monotonous peaks in our imaginations at festivals like New Year’s and Easter and Christmas – But, goodness, why need they do it? ~John Dos Passos, 1917
Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it’s twice as onerous a duty. ~John SeldenCD
How did it get so late so soon?
It’s night before it’s afternoon.
December is here before it’s June.
My goodness how the time has flewn.
How did it get so late so soon?
Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams. ~Patch Adams
The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. ~George William CurtisCOE
It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets. ~William Thomas
The Old Year has gone. Let the dead past bury its own dead. The New Year has taken possession of the clock of time. All hail the duties and possibilities of the coming twelve months! ~Edward Payson PowellCOE
Things that were hard to bear are sweet to remember. ~Seneca
Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable. ~Wendy WassersteinDDG
Each age has deemed the new-born year
The fittest time for festal cheer.
Time has no divisions to mark its passage, there is never a thunder-storm or blare of trumpets to announce the beginning of a new month or year. Even when a new century begins it is only we mortals who ring bells and fire off pistols. ~Thomas Mann
Glory to God in highest heaven,
Who unto man His Son hath given;
While angels sing with tender mirth,
A glad new year to all the earth.
We meet today
To thank Thee for the era done,
And Thee for the opening one.
~John Greenleaf WhittierCOE
May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. ~Joey Adams
May the sun shine, all day long,
everything go right, and nothing wrong.
May those you love bring love back to you,
and may all the wishes you wish come true!
Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it. ~From the movie Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars. ~Les Brown
And ye, who have met with Adversity’s blast,
And been bow’d to the earth by its fury;
To whom the Twelve Months, that have recently pass’d
Were as harsh as a prejudiced jury –
Still, fill to the Future! and join in our chime,
The regrets of remembrance to cozen,
And having obtained a New Trial of Time,
Shout in hopes of a kindlier dozen.
Lastly, do I vow, that mine eyes desire you above all things. ~Catherine of Aragon, 1535
Adieu! I have too grieved a heart to take a tedious leave. ~William Shakespeare
So dear I love him, that with him all deaths I could endure, without him live no life. ~John Miltonqso
Love reckons hours for months, and days for years; and every little absence is an age. ~John Dryden
In springtime, love is carried on the breeze. Watch out for flying passion or kisses whizzing by your head. ~Terri Guillemets
Love is no respecter of age or practicality
Neither morality: unabashed
She enters where she will
Unheeding that her immortal fires
Burn up human hearts…
~Phillip Pulfrey, from Beyond Mesee Nov2008 email, www.originals.net
Smiles escape from clouds above and angels ring a chorus of your love. ~Daniel, @blindedpoettwitter.com/blindedpoet/status/29202250607
Love is the greatest touch-up artist of all. ~Robert Brault, www.robertbrault.com
My heart to you is given:
Oh, do give yours to me;
We’ll lock them up together,
And throw away the key.
Hate leaves ugly scars, love leaves beautiful ones. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN
Love makes your soul crawl out from its hiding place. ~Zora Neale Hurston
Love isn’t blind, it’s retarded. ~Don Foster and Susan Beavers, Two and a Half Men
Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. ~Henry David Thoreau
Love is the silent saying and saying of a single name. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Neurotic’s Notebook, 1960CDN, TPV
You really shouldn’t say “I love you” unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget. ~Author unknown, attributed to an 8-year-old named Jessica
Lust fades, so you’d better be with someone who can stand you. ~Alan Zweibel and Jessie Nelson, The Story of Us
Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification. ~Martin H. FischerFFM
Your love has gone all through my body
like honey in water,
as a drug is mixed into spices,
as water is mingled with wine….
The simple lack of her is more to me than others’ presence. ~Edward Thomas
Love is a Mystery. You can’t find it; it has to find you. ~Author Unknown
Some women love only what they can hold in their arms; others, only what they can’t. ~Mignon McLaughlin, The Second Neurotic’s Notebook, 1966CSN
Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. ~Alfred Lord Tennyson
Nothing makes the earth seem so spacious as to have friends at a distance; they make the latitudes and longitudes. ~Henry David Thoreau
Love is how you earn your wings. ~Karen GoldmanLAAN
Ah me! why may not love and life be one? ~Henry TimrodQSO
No man was ever wise by chance. ~Seneca
I wanted a perfect ending. Now I’ve learned, the hard way, that some poems don’t rhyme, and some stories don’t have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what’s going to happen next. ~Gilda Radner
Great is the art of beginning, but greater is the art of ending. ~Lazurus Long
When I am with you, the only place I want to be is closer. ~Author Unknown
He dares to be a fool, and that is the first step in the direction of wisdom. ~James Gibbons Huneker
A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study. ~Chinese Proverb
Let now the chimneys blaze
And cups o’erflow with wine;
Let well-tuned words amaze
With harmony divine….
~Thomas Campion, "Winter Nights"
As soon go kindle fire with snow, as seek to quench the fire of love with words. ~William Shakespeare
People who are sensible about love are incapable of it. ~Douglas Yates
Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end. ~Author Unknown
Grow old with me! The best is yet to be. ~Robert Browning
Gone – flitted away,
Taken the stars from the night and the sun
From the day!
Gone, and a cloud in my heart.
A wise man can see more from the bottom of a well than a fool can from a mountain top. ~Author Unknown
The child, offered the mother’s breast,
Will not in the beginning grab it;
But soon it clings to it with zest.
And thus at wisdom’s copious breasts
You’ll drink each day with greater zest.
~Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
It is easier to find a score of men wise enough to discover the truth than to find one intrepid enough, in the face of opposition, to stand up for it. ~A.A. Hodge
I almost wish we were butterflies and liv’d but three summer days – three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain. ~John Keats
Until then, mio dolce amor, a thousand kisses; but give me none in return, for they set my blood on fire. ~Napolean Bonaparte, letter to wife Josephine, December 1795