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Best January Quotes And Sayings To Start The New Year

The New Year is just around the corner, which means resolutions are being made and goals are being set.

Whether you are looking to increase health and wellness, start a mindfulness practice, improve fitness, cook healthier food, reduce stress, or spend more time with friends and family- these inspirational January quotes can give you words of wisdom to help say goodbye to the past year and start your new year off right!

And, in the spirit of a new beginning- if you’re looking for a caption to put on a card, photo, social media post, or a kind word to send someone in need, these 50+ January quotes and sayings are a great way to inspire, add positive thoughts to your day, and help when you or someone you know needs a little pick-me-up.

January Quotes And Sayings

Hello & Welcome January Quotes

Welcome the first of January by saying a big hello! These Hello January quotes are perfect for social media posts, scrapbook content, or a nice note to a friend.

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“January is a time of quiet and new beginnings- is the perfect time to reflect on how you want to live your life. January is the perfect time to refocus on your priorities and set goals”- Unknown

“Welcome, January. May you scatter blessings of health, happiness, and prosperity to all”- Unknown

“Hello, January. Make my wishes come true!”- Unknown

“Surprise me, January”- Unknown

“January opens the box of the year and brings out days that are bright and clear, and brings out days that are cold and grey, and shouts “Come see what I brought today!”- Leland B. Jacobs

“January: Just go with the flow”- Unknown

“The best is yet to come”- Frank Sinatra

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January Birthday Quotes

Do you have a birthday in the month of January or know someone who does? Then it’s probably your favorite month! Here are a few of the best January birthday quotes to help you celebrate.

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“My birthday is in January, but I accept gifts in every month”- Kush Baroniya

“Behind you all your memories, before you all your dreams, around you all who love you, within you all you need”- Unknown

“All women are created equal but the best are born in January”- Unknown

“Your birthday always comes as we start another year, January is your month, your special day is here. It’s the middle of winter most days are cold and dreary, so here’s a birthday wish for you that your day is bright and cheery!”- Unknown

“We have to be able to grow up. Our wrinkles are our medals of the passage of life. They are what we have been through and who we want to be”- Lauren Hutton

“For your January birthday, I got you the gift of helping rationalize that it’s ok to break your New Years Resolutions”-Unknown

“January born Birthday means you are amazing and incredible enough to be synonymous with a happy new year”-Unknown

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New Year Quotes

Ready to start the new year? Here are some of the best quotes that can help you decide on your New Year’s resolutions and the best way to start your month of change.

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“Let our New Year’s Resolution be this: We will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word”- Goran Persson

“The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written”- Melody Beattie

“There better things ahead than any we leave behind”- C.S. Lewis

“Every man should be born again on the first day of January. Start with a fresh page”- Henry Ward Beecher

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

“New Years Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual”- Mark Twain

“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year”- Ralph Waldo Emerson

“Celebrate endings-for they precede new beginnings”- Jonathan Huie

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New Beginning Quotes

The start of a new year is the perfect time for new beginning quotes. The first month of the year can be an exciting time, but can also be a little scary. Here are a few words to help you as you set out on your new adventure!

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“Every moment is a fresh beginning”- T.S. Eliot

“And suddenly you know; It’s time to start something new and trust the magic of beginnings” – Meister Eckhart

“The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all”- Josiyah Martin

“You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing that we call ‘failure’ is not the falling down, but the staying down”- Mary Pickford

“A new chapter in life waiting to be written. New questions to be asked, embraced, and loved”- Sarah Ben Breathnach

“Tomorrow is a new beginning. Embrace the light of a new day, for you have a fresh chance to begin again, to make life beautiful”- Leon Brown

“The beginning is always today”- Mary Shelley

“This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change”- Taylor Swift

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Inspirational Quotes

Need a little inspiration for this first chapter of the rest of the year? Here are 7 inspirational January quotes that show new attitudes can create a new life.


“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be”- Lao Tzu

“It has been said that life only gives us what we can handle. But this is not the case. Life often kills us, that’s the truth. But that’s how phoenixes are born”- C. Joybell C.

“Inspiration is everywhere”- Charlotte Eriksson

“Let life happen to you. Believe me: Life is in the right, always”- Rainier Maria Rilke

“One kind word can warm three winter months”- Japanese proverb

“We are like a snowflake. All different in our own beautiful way”- Unknown

“As we look to the new year, hold on to what is good. Let go of what is bad. It really is that simple”- Mandy Hale

“Your time is limited, so don’t waste it living some else’s life”- Steve Jobs

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Cute & Funny Quotes

Craving warm sun and an end to the winter season? By the second week of January, I am too! And while I can’t change the weather, let me help you start your year off with a little humor! Check out these cute and funny January quotes and sayings.


“January is the worst month. You’re fat and broke from the holidays, paler than ever, and you can’t feel your face when you walk outside”-Unknown

“It’s time to make old mistakes in different ways. Hurray! Happy New Year!”- Unknown

“Ugh, January. The whole month is just a giant Monday”-Unknown

“One good thing about Christmas shopping is that it toughens you for the January sales”- Grace Kriley

“January is the month for dreaming”-Jean Hersey

“If I had my way, I would remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead”- Roald Dahl

“I think it would be much more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second”- Helen Fielding (Bridget Jones’s Diary)

January Quotes Of Encouragement

For many, starting a new year can be a time of new beginnings, setting goals, and taking the first step to a new and improved life. But, for others, it can be a challenging time of year. If you struggle and feel a little blue or deal with depression, anxiety, family struggles, money trouble, or any other difficulty, these quotes are for you.

(And if you happen to deal with the winter blues, here are some helpful tips!)

“It isn’t where you came from, it’s where you’re going that counts”- Ella Fitzgerald

“It’s never too late to be what you might have been”- George Eliot

“The shadows are as important as the light”- Charlotte Bronte

“Continuous effort- not strength or intelligence- is the key to unlocking our potential”- Winston Churchill

“For what it’s worth: It’s never too late to be whoever you want to be. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you find that you’re not, I hope you have the strength to start over”- F. Scott Fitzgerald

“You are the hero of your own story”- Joseph Campbell

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward”- Martin Luther King Jr.

“You never fail until you stop trying”- Albert Einstein

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Biblical & Religious Quotes

If you’re looking for biblical or religious quotes that are perfect for the new year, here are a few to consider.


“We may be surprised at the people we find in heaven. God has a soft spot for sinners. His standards are quite low”- Desmond Tutu

“Those who walk with God always reach their destination”- Henry Ford

“Seek first His kingdom”- Matthew 6:33

“Do everything in love”- 1 Corinthians 16:14

“God has planted greatness in you. Let today be the beginning of a great adventure as you step into the gifts He’s given you”- Joyce Meyer

“God has not given us a spirit of fear”- 2 Timothy 1:7

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future”- Jeremiah 29:11

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Last Thoughts About January Quotes

This is the time of year when lots of people feel it’s the best time for important reflections and to contemplate the coming year. So clear away the old moods and gray skies, make a list of work you want to accomplish, and start a fresh page in the new chapter of your life armed with good intentions and a list of positive quotes.

I hope these words help give you inspiration, motivation, and encouragement so you can achieve your dreams!

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