• Melissa Kartini

50 Life-Changing Quotes to Get You Ready for the New Year

Updated: Jan 3, 2019


It's nearly New Year, and you know what that means. Yes, you're about to see those resolutions start rolling in. Whether those resolutions are about losing weight, becoming a better person or learning a new skill, you're going to see them. Heck, you might even have a couple of your own.


And as we all know, resolutions aren't exactly the easiest to start, let alone fully realize. Sometimes we need a nudge in the right direction to get the ball rolling, so here are 50 inspirational quotes to get you started:


  • "Whether you think you can or you can't, you're right." -Henry Ford


  • “The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson


  • "If you don't like something, change it. If you can't change it, change your attitude." -Maya Angelou


  • "Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice." -Wayne Dyer


  • “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.” -Mark Twain


  • “Change your thoughts and you change your world.” -Norman Vincent Peale


  • “Believe you can and you’re halfway there.” -Theodore Roosevelt


  • "If you don't risk anything, you risk even more." -Erica Jong


  • “I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” -Lucille Ball


  • "I find that the harder I work, the more luck I seem to have." -Thomas Jefferson



  • "If you don't design your own life plan, chances are you'll fall into someone else's plan. And guess what they have planned for you? Not much." -Jim Rohn


  • "Don't brood. Get on with living and loving. You don't have forever." -Leo Buscaglia


  • "Don't let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning." - Robert Kiyosaki


  • “I’ve missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed.” -Michael Jordan


  • "Striving for success without hard work is like trying to harvest where you haven't planted." -David Bly


  • "Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day-in, and day-out." -Robert Collier


  • "The best revenge is massive success." -Frank Sinatra


  • "Take time to deliberate; but when the time for action arrives, stop thinking and go in." -Napoleon Bonaparte


  • "If you are not willing to risk the usual, you will have to settle for the ordinary." -Jim Rohn


  • "Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something: they're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take." -Anthony Robbins



  • "Success is not final, failure is not fatal: it is the courage to continue that counts." -Winston Churchill


  • "Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment." -Oprah Winfrey


  • "A year from now you may wish you had started today." -Karen Lamb


  • "There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed." -Ray Goforth


  • "The first step toward success is taken when you refuse to be a captive of the environment in which you first find yourself." -Mark Caine


  • "Life's real failure is when you do not realize how close you were to success when you quit." -Rhett Power


  • "Never idealize others. They will never live up to your expectations. Don't over-analyze your relationships. Stop playing games. A growing relationship can only be nurtured by genuineness." -Leo F. Buscaglia


  • "If you don't value your time, neither will others. Stop giving away your time and talents. Value what you know and start charging for it." -Kim Garst


  • "Action is the foundational key to all success." -Pablo Picasso


  • "Take up one idea. Make that one idea your life - think of it, dream of it, live on that idea. Let the brain, muscles, nerves, every part of your body, be full of that idea, and just leave every other idea alone. This is the way to success, that is way great spiritual giants are produced." -Swami Vivekananda



  • "Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again." -Richard Branson


  • "Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great." -Mark Twain


  • "Nothing in the world can take the place of perseverance. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful people with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost legendary. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Perseverance and determination alone are omnipotent." - Calvin Coolidge


  • "The best years of your life are the ones in which you decide your problems are your own. You do not blame them on your mother, the ecology, or the president. You realize that you control your own destiny." -Albert Ellis


  • "Success means having the courage, the determination, and the will to become the person you believe you were meant to be." -George Sheehan


  • "Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world." -Lucille Ball


  • "I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse." -Florence Nightingale


  • "Amateurs sit and wait for inspiration, the rest of us just get up and go to work." -Stephen King


  • "Keep on going, and the chances are that you will stumble on something, perhaps when you are least expecting it. I never heard of anyone ever stumbling on something sitting down." -Charles F. Kettering


  • "You can make more friends in two months by becoming interested in other people than you can in two years by trying to get other people interested in you." -Dale Carnegie



  • "Success seems to be connected with action. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit." -Conrad Hilton


  • "Things may come to those who wait, but only the things left by those who hustle." -Abraham Lincoln


  • "Spend eighty percent of your time focusing on the opportunities of tomorrow rather than the problems of yesterday." -Brian Tracy


  • "Don't let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do." -John R. Wooden


  • "Never limit yourself because of others' limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination." -Mae Jemison


  • "People who succeed have momentum. The more they succeed, the more they want to succeed, and the more they find a way to succeed. Similarly, when someone is failing, the tendency is to get on a downward spiral that can even become a self-fulfilling prophecy." -Tony Robbins


  • "You can teach a student a lesson for a day; but if you can teach him to learn by creating curiosity, he will continue the learning process as long as he lives." -Clay P. Bedford


  • "Try not to become a person of success, but rather try to become a person of value." -Albert Einstein


  • "Success is largely a matter of holding on after others have let go and given up." -Rhett Power


  • "The difference between a successful person and others is not a lack of strength, not a lack of knowledge, but rather a lack of will." -Vince Lombardi


And that's a wrap! Good luck with your New Year resolutions!


Written and compiled by Crunch's Melissa Kartini

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