44 New Year Quotes & Wishes for Friends and Family

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It’s the start of a new year! With the day countdown to 2022 approaching, we all started making plans to celebrate the new year with friends and family.

The tradition of gathering during the holidays for dinners, ugly sweater parties, champagne popping, and New Year’s Eve parties. 

Even though there have been more zoom parties and social distancing measures this year, we can still gather in our hearts.

Most of us will spend the evening cozily at home with our loved ones, while others will go out with their partner.

It doesn’t matter what you do on New Year’s Eve, one thing is certain: you’ll wish your family and friends a happy new year.

For the new year ahead, our phones and hearts will be filled with messages of love, peace, hope, and joy.

Sure, you can say “Happy New Year!” or “Happy 2022!” but why not send heartfelt wishes instead?

You can show your loved ones how much you care by sending these special new year’s greetings.

Let’s encourage one another to live our best lives in 2022, to make progress toward our goals, and to plan for a successful new year! 

Having positive thoughts at the beginning of the new year and carrying that energy into the following months. That would be great!

I have compiled 44 new year quotes for friends and family to share love and cheer this year. 

I believe that these inspirational and motivational quotes will inspire us to make the most of 2022. Live life to the fullest and do our best!

Welcome a Happy New Year Quotes

New Year Quotes

What are your plans for the new year? Will you watch Time Square as the ball drops? 

The new year is here with the ringing of bells and the singing of people. In this first collection of New Year quotes, write to your friends and family about the excitement, the magic, and the wonder of night. The world is waiting and celebrating the arrival of 2022.

Auliq Ice

“New beginnings are in order, and you are bound to feel some level of excitement as new chances come your way.”

Charles Lamb

“Of all sound of all bells… most solemn and touching is the peal which rings out the Old Year.”

Alfred Lord Tennyson

“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.”

Walter Scott

“Each age has deemed the new-born year the fittest time for festal cheer.”

Brooks Atkinson

“Drop the last year into the silent limbo of the past. Let it go, for it was imperfect, and thank God that it can go.”

Positive Thoughts for the New Year

What are your expectations for the new year? Will it be your best year yet? Here are a few quotes to wish everyone a happy and prosperous new year. 

No matter what happens in the coming year, being positive no matter what resolutions you make is a good thing.

Ogden Nash

“Tonight’s December thirty-first, Something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!”

Rainer Maria Rilke

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”


“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.”

Oprah Winfrey

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

William Arthur Ward

“Another fresh new year is here. Another year to live! To Banish worry, doubt, and fear, to love and give.”

Celebrating New Year’s Eve with Friends Quotes

With whom are you celebrating the new year? Do you plan to throw a new year’s party this year? These new year’s wishes share the joy of celebrating the new year with friends and family.

 Let’s toast the new year with champagne, cheers, and laughter. Raise a glass and wish your friends a heart-warming new year.  Tell me, what are your plans for this new year?

“Ah, but in case I stand one little chance. Here comes the jackpot question in advance. What are you doing New Year’s, New Year’s Eve?” —  Ella Fitzgerald

“Too much of anything is bad, but too much Champagne is just right.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“Pour the champagne and let its mousse rise, like thousands of sparkling smiling eyes.” ― Jared M. Brown

“Stir the eggnog, lift the toddy, Happy New Year, everybody.” — Phyllis McGinley

“First you take a drink, then the drink takes a drink, then the drink takes you.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald

“In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.” — Napoleon Bonaparte

“Life is too short to not have oysters and champagne sometimes.” — Christie Brinkley

“Let us have wine and women. Mirth and laughter. Sermons and soda-water the day after.” ― Lord Byron

Quotes About Spending New Year’s Eve with Friends

What are your plans for the new year? Do you stay up late to countdown? Do you intend to spend New Year’s Eve or day with family and friends?  

We have compiled a collection of happy new year quotes that express the joys and pains of celebrating the new year. 

Staying up late, staying too long, or hanging around at home. Perhaps you don’t feel like partying anymore. How do you celebrate New Year’s Eve?

“A year of ending and beginning, a year of loss and finding…and all of you were with me through the storm. I drink your health, your wealth, your fortune for long years to come, and I hope for many more days in which we can gather like this.” — C.J. Cherryh

“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

“An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.” — William E. Vaughn

“To be an ideal guest, stay at home.” — E. W. Howe

“Good parties create a temporary youthfulness.” —  Mason Cooley

“At a dinner party one should eat wisely but not too well, and talk well but not too wisely. — W. Somerset Maugham

Inspirational Happy New Year Quotes for Friends

Are you spending New Year’s Eve with friends? Celebrating with family or close friends? Here are some happy new year quotes for friends and family to wish them a happy new year. 

I wish you a year of happiness and believing in all that’s possible for you in 2022. Wishing you all the best and may you make your dreams come true in the new year. Embrace the joy of a new year by letting go of the past.

“Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, whispering ‘it will be happier’.” ― Alfred Lord Tennyson

“Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing.” ― Sarah Ban Breathnach

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“When you see a new year, see realities and limit fantasies!” ― Ernest Agyemang Yeboah

“A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it.”― Anusha Atukorala

“With dawn of the new year on the horizon, I resolved to exert my will on the world.” ― Holly Black

“Tonight’s another chance to start again. It’s just another New Year’s Eve, Another night like all the rest. It’s just another New Year’s Eve, Let’s make it the best.” ― Barry Manilow

Motivational New Year’s Day Wishes

How do you see the new year? Are you committed to moving forward? Here are some inspirational new year quotes to encourage you and your loved ones to embrace a fresh start. 

When we turn the calendar, we begin again, with 365 new days to improve our lives. You can also use these quotes for happy New Year wishes for your friends.

“A new year. A fresh, clean start! It’s like having a big white sheet of paper to draw on! A day full of possibilities!” ― Bill Watterson

“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

“Approach the new year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day.” — Michael Josephson

“Every time you tear a leaf off a calendar, you present a new place for new ideas.” ― Charles Kettering

“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.” ― Mark Twain

“We all get the exact same 365 days. The only difference is what we do with them.” — Hillary DePiano

“365 new days. 365 new chances.” ― Unknown

“New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” ― Charles Lamb

New Year Wishes for Best Year Yet

Have you ever wanted to do something, but were too scared to do it? But wish you had? A new year is an opportunity to start over, to do it right, and to start something new. 

With this final collection of New Year quotes for friends and family, we are encouraged to live with no regrets in 2022. 

Don’t hold back and don’t stay stuck in the New Year. Make yourself proud of your life and be happy with it. You are the only obstacle standing in your way!

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

“Let this coming year be better than all the others. Vow to do some of the things you’ve always wanted to do but couldn’t find the time.” ― Ann Landers

“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” ― Vern McLellan

“Each year’s regrets are envelopes in which messages of hope are found for the new year.” ― John R. Dallas, Jr

“For a new year to bring you something new, make a move, like a butterfly tearing its cocoon! Make a move!” ― Mehmet Murat Ildan

“Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody’s ever made before. Don’t freeze, don’t stop, don’t worry that it isn’t good enough, or it isn’t perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you’re scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” ― Neil Gaiman

How excited are you about the new year? Looking forward to spending time with family and friends?

Be sure you send heart-warming new year greetings to those you love.

Cheers to the new year filled with possibilities and everything you’ve ever imagined.

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