Dec 312011

Top 20 New Years Quotations

By Danielle Hollister

  1. “Here’s to the bright New Year, and a fond farewell to the old; here’s to the things that are yet to come, and to the memories that we hold.”— Anonymous
  2. “People are so worried about what they eat between Christmas and the New Year, but they really should be worried about what they eat between the New Year and Christmas.” — Anonymous

    Top 20 New Years Quotations

    Top 20 New Years Quotations

  3. “A new year is unfolding – like a blossom with petals curled tightly concealing the beauty within.” — Anonymous
  4. “Let us not drink to the past, but to the future.” — Anonymous
  5. “The new year begins in a snow-storm of white vows.” — George William Curtis
  6. “The New Year, like an Infant Heir to the whole world, was waited for, with welcomes, presents, and rejoicings.”— Charles Dickens
  7. “For last year’s words belong to last year’s language And next year’s words await another voice. And to make an end is to make a beginning.” — T.S. Eliot
  8. “Be at war with your vices; at peace with your neighbors, and let every new year find you a better man.” — Benjamin Franklin
  9. “New Year’s eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights.” — Hamilton Wright Mabie
  10. “The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to.” — P. J. ORourke
  11. “We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year’s Day.” — Edith Lovejoy Pierce
  12. “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 Powell
  13. “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.” — Lord Tennyson
  14. “It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.” — William Thomas
  15. “Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you … but your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.” — Unknown
  16. “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one Year and out the other.” — Unknown
  17. “Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” — Unknown
  18. “Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” — Bill Vaughan
  19. “An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — Bill Vaughan
  20. “It Depends on Us… Another year lies before us like an unwritten page, an unspent coin, an unwalked road. the pages will read, what treasures will be gained in exchange for time, or what we find alone the way, will largely depend on us.” — Esther Baldwin York

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Dec 312011

Seven Kwanzaa Quotes to Celebrate

This Magical Time of Year

Author: Noel Jameson

If education smites ignorance then hopefully these 7 Kwanzaa quotes will enlighten many of those who don’t know what Kwanzaa is or what it stands for. If you think Kwanzaa is political or even religious, you need a quick intro to what the holiday is really about. Here are 7 quotes that help define the true meaning of Kwanzaa.

1. ‘We all should know that diversity makes for a rich tapestry, and we must understand that all the threads of the tapestry are equal in value no matter what their color.’ ~ Maya Angelou

2. ‘We have religious holidays and we have secular holidays. I see Kwanzaa as an opportunity for African-Americans to reaffirm ourselves if we choose to, a chance to rebuild and renew our focus. I see Kwanzaa as a holiday of the spirit.’ ~ Jessica Harris

3. ‘Kwanzaa is a pan-African celebration of heritage and culture and family and community. The principles and the manner of observing the holiday lift up traditional values that are key to our lives.’ ~ Janine Bell

4. ‘The seven principles of Kwanzaa — unity, self-determination, collective work and responsibility, cooperative economics, purpose, creativity and faith — teach us that when we come together to strengthen our families and communities and honor the lesson of the past, we can face the future with joy and optimism.’ ~ President Bill Clinton

5. ‘Our children need the sense of specialness that comes from participating in a known and loved ritual. They need the mastery of self-discipline that comes from order. They need the self-awareness that comes from a knowledge of their past. They need Kwanzaa as a tool for building their future and our own.’ ~ Jessica Harris

6. ‘Kwanzaa is a holiday that should be celebrated by everyone, not just the black community.’ ~ Jacqui Lewis

7. ‘Kwanzaa isn’t a replacement for Christmas or even Hanukkah. Kwanzaa has nothing to do with religion and while some may twist it to be political, in its nature it is not. Kwanzaa is not the tool of its creator. Kwanzaa has a life of its own. Kwanzaa is about the spirit of people — all people regardless of color or race. Kwanzaa is a holiday of the human spirit — not the divine. The two were meant to co-exist peacefully.’ ~ Author Unknown

While the origins of Kwanzaa are often misunderstood, so is its meaning. For those who question and even criticize the beginnings and origins of Kwanzaa or the man who created it, we must all agree that at its core, the meaning of Kwanzaa and the values it instills are good ones. Let these 7 Kwanzaa quotes show us the real Kwanzaa — the way Kwanzaa should be seen and celebrated.

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