Faith and Business 101: 20 New Year Business Quotes

Here are 20 quotes to motivate, inspire and help you to reflect on the year’s past. I hope these quotes challenge your thinking and help you take action for your business, so you can improve and find bigger successes in the New Year.

1. “It wouldn’t be New Year’s if I didn’t have regrets.” William Thomas

2. “Your Merry Christmas may depend on what others do for you, but your Happy New Year depends on what you do for others.” Unknown

3. “Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.” Henry Ford

4. “The tragedy in life doesn’t lie in not reaching your goal. The tragedy lies in having no goal to reach.” Benjamin Mays

5. “The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little.” Roosevelt

6. “I cannot give you a formula for success, but I can give you the formula for failure – which is: try to please everybody.” Herbert Bayard Swope

7. “Rule your mind or it will rule you.” Horace

8. “Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new ending.” Anonymous

9. “The more I want to get something done, the less I call it work.” Richard Bach

10. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison

11. “Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” Ralph W. Emerson

12. “Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right.” Oprah Winfrey

13. “One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things.” John Burroughs

14. “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

15. “We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives…not looking for flaws, but for potential.” Ellen Goodman

16. “The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.” G.K. Chesterton

17. “Making resolutions is a cleansing ritual of self assessment and repentance that demands personal honesty and, ultimately, reinforces humility. Breaking them is part of the cycle.” Eric Zorn

18. “Celebrate what you want to see more of.” Tom Peters

19. “Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.” Abraham Lincoln

20. “If you think in terms of a year, plant a seed; if in terms of ten years, plant trees; if in terms of 100 years, teach the people.” Confucius

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