Motivation for the New Year

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For those who are in need of some encouragement, here is a round-up of motivational quotes for the new year. The perfect recipe for our new year resolutions.

Problems are only opportunities in work clothes.
– Henry J. Kaiser

A good general not only sees the way to victory; he also knows when victory is impossible.
– Polybius

Wisdom doesn’t necessarily come with age. Sometimes age just shows up all by itself.
– Tom Wilson

Do not anticipate trouble, or worry about what may never happen. Keep in the sunlight.
– Benjamin Franklin

Our doubts are traitors, and make us lose the good we oft might win, by fearing to attempt.
– William Shakespeare

We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, therefore,
is not an act but a habit.
– Aristotle

When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us.
– Helen Keller

Do not forget small kindnesses and do not remember small faults.
– Chinese Proverb

Look to be treated by others
as you have treated others.
– Publius Syrus

No great man ever complains of want of opportunities.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

It is of little traits that the greatest human character is composed.
– William Winter

It requires wisdom to understand wisdom: the music is nothing if the audience is deaf.
– Walter Lippmann

The secret of success is to know something nobody else knows.
– Aristotle Onassis

In learning to know other things, and other minds, we become more intimately acquainted with ourselves, and are to ourselves better worth knowing.
– Philip Gilbert Hamilton

Great effort from great motives is the best definition of a happy life.
– William Ellery Channing

We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future.
– George Bernard Shaw

Every artist was first an amateur.
– Ralph Waldo Emerson

Every man has his own destiny; the only imperative is to follow it, to accept it, no matter where it leads him.
– Henry Miller

Destiny is not a matter of chance; but a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, It is a thing to be achieved.
– William Jennings Bryan

By associating with wise people you will become wise yourself.
– Menander

One who understands much displays a greater simplicity of character than one who understands little.
– Alexander Chase

Dost thou love life?
Then do not squander time,
for that is the stuff life is made of.
– Benjamin Franklin

Prosperity is a great teacher; adversity a greater.
– William Hazlitt

If you would know the road ahead, ask someone who has traveled it.
– Chinese Proverb

Men spend their lives in anticipations, in determining to be vastly happy at some period when they have time. But the present time has one advantage over every other, it is our own. Past opportunities are gone, future have not come. We may lay in a stock of pleasures, as we would lay in a stock of wine; but if we defer the tasting of them too long, we shall find that both are soured by age.
– Charles Caleb Colton

A good deed is never lost: he who sows courtesy reaps friendship; and he who plants kindness gathers love.
– Basil

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