A Short Collection of Old Fashioned New Year’s Eve

“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

“May the New Year bring summer in its wake.“
-Irish

“Then sing, young hearts that are full of cheer,
With never a thought of sorrow;
The old goes out, but the glad young year
Comes merrily in tomorrow.” -Emily Miller

“In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want.” -traditional Irish toast

“May the new year help to make us old.“

“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

“Here’s health to those I love and wealth to those who love me.”

“May the New Year grant you
the eye of a blacksmith on a nail
the good humor of a girl at a dance
the strong hand of a priest on his parish.”
-Irish

“May all your troubles during the coming year be as short as your New Year’s resolutions.”

“May this sweetest old time greeting
Heavily laden with good cheers
Bring content, and peace and plenty
Enough to last through all the Year.”

“May you never lie, cheat or drink. But if you must lie, lie in each other’s arms. If you must cheat, cheat death. And if you must drink, drink with all of us because we love you.”