48 end of year quotes to motivate and inspire you.

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Motivational and inspirational quotes to end the year.

The end of the year can feel like everything is coming to a close too quickly.  All the planning and events are enough to make your head spin.

You can make this a time for reflecting on the past experiences that have happened in your life.  The following list is a compilation of memorable end of the year quotes.

Use them to help you appreciate your past experiences and look forward to the new year with some positivity, motivation, and inspiration.

Champagne glasses toasting end of year quotes

GRATITUDE QUOTES

Expressing gratitude is a great way to add moments of joy into your life and appreciate all the wonderful things that you already possess.  These gratitude quotes will help you focus on the things that bring meaning to your life.

“Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow.” – Melody Beattie

“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

“Gratitude helps you to grow and expand; gratitude brings joy and laughter into your life and into the lives of all those around you.” – Eileen Caddy

“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
 – Oprah Winfrey

“We are all more blind to what we have than to what we have not.” — Audre Lorde

REFLECTION QUOTES

Reflecting on your past experiences is like putting a mirror up to see all your good and messy parts.  Embracing all those parts will help you celebrate the become the person you were truly meant to be.

“Women need real moments of solitude and self-reflection to balance out how much of ourselves we give away.” – Barbara De Angelis

“Did you ever wonder if the person in the puddle is real, and you're just a reflection of him?” ― Bill Watterson

“Sometimes, you have to look back in order to understand the things that lie ahead.” ― Yvonne Woon

“Your soul needs time for solitude and self-reflection. In order to love lead, heal and create you must nourish yourself first.” – Linda Joy

“Unless you learn to face your own shadows, you will continue to see them in others, because the world outside you is only a reflection of the world inside you.” Unknown

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FUNNY END OF THE YEAR QUOTES

I wanted to throw some laughter into the mix.  Laughter is the best medicine, they say.  So what better way to end the year and celebrate the new year than with funny quotes?

"A New Year's resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other." — Anonymous

“My New Year’s resolution? I will be less laz.” — Jim Gaffigan

“Many people look forward to the New Year for a new start on old habits.” — Anonymous

“And now we welcome the New Year, full of things that have never been.” — Rainer Maria Rilke

Happy new year! How’d it be if instead of bringing happiness, joy, and peace, new year’s brought cash, fame and champagne? —  Anonymous

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES

When I see an inspirational quote, I get a spark of creativity inside of me.  Words can do that to you.  They can stir up emotions that bring out the best in you.

These inspirational words may bring forth your creative spark or an emotion that will help you be your best self in the new year.

“You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” — Mahatma Gandhi

“If it scares you, it might be a good thing to try.” — Seth Godin 

“I never dream of success. I worked for it.” — Estee Lauder

“When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.” —  Malala Yousafzai

“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.” — Sheila Murray Bethel

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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES

A bit of positive motivation can go a long way.  When you're trying to make lasting changes in your life, you will need it drive you to take action.  The following motivational quotes can help move you from where you are to where you want to be.

"Don’t ever think that just because you do things differently, you’re wrong." — Gail Tsukiyama

"A single seed can turn into a forest.  A single heart can transform a nation." — Bryan Thao Worra

“Change your life today.  Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” —  Simone de Beauvoir

"Life isn't perfect, any failures you have are actually learning moments.  They teach us how to grow and evolve." — Phillipa Soo

“Doubt is a killer.  You just have to know who you are and what you stand for.” —  Jennifer Lopez

QUOTES ON POSITIVITY

Focusing on the good things in life can lead to healthier behaviors, longevity, and even increased immunity to the common cold.  Here are quotes to help you look on the bright side of things, even when the going gets tough.

“When you are joyful, when you say yes to life and have fun and project positivity all around you, you become a sun in the center of every constellation, and people want to be near you.” – Shannon L. Alder

“Cultivate an optimistic mind, use your imagination, always consider alternatives, and dare to believe that you can make possible what others think is impossible.” – Rodolfo Costa

“Optimism is the most important human trait, because it allows us to evolve our ideas, to improve our situation, and to hope for a better tomorrow.” – Seth Godin

“I really think a champion is defined not by their wins but by how they can recover when they fall.” – Serena William

“No matter what your past has been, you have a spotless future.” ― Tony Hsieh

LOVE QUOTES

Love is universal and knows no bounds.  It is the thread that connects us all.  Without it, we would not have these beautiful words to inspire us to love ourselves and one another.  Let’s use these beautiful quotes on love to celebrate the end of the year and the beginning of a new one.

“A life without love is of no account.  Don’t ask yourself what kind of love you should seek, spiritual or material, divine or mundane, Eastern or Western.  Divisions only lead to more divisions.  Love has no labels, no definitions.  It is what it is, pure and simple. Love is the water of life.  And a lover is a soul of fire!  The universe turns differently when fire loves water.” — Rumi

“The strongest actions for a woman is to love herself, be herself and shine amongst those who never believed she could.” —UNKNOWN

“Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier.” — Mother Teresa

“Love takes off the masks we fear we cannot live without and know we cannot live within.” — James Baldwin

Love all you see, including yourself.” — Hale Makua

START THE NEW YEAR RIGHT QUOTES

Wondering what the new year will bring?  The new year will bring fresh beginnings and wonderful opportunities, of course.  Use the following quotes to help you get into a mindset that helps you seize those opportunities. 

“New year is the glittering light to brighten the dream-lined pathway of future.” — Munia Kahn

“I hope you realize that every day is a fresh start for you. That every sunrise is a new chapter in your life waiting to be written.” — Juansen Dizon

"In order to be successful in the new year, stay focused, develop a positive attitude and be passionate with your dreams." — Bamigboye Olurotimi

"Enter this new year with a gratitude for this new chance to create your dreams." — Avina Celeste

"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

Women celebrating end of the year.

MEMORABLE END OF THE YEAR QUOTES

Remember that words have the power to change you and lead you to take action.  Let's finish off the year with some strong and memorable quotes.

"It was our belief that the love of possessions is a weakness to be overcome. Its appeal is to the material part, and if allowed its way, it will in time disturb one's spiritual balance. Therefore, children must early learn the beauty of generosity. They are taught to give what they prize most, that they may taste the happiness of giving.

If a child is inclined to be grasping, or to cling to any of his or her little possessions, legends are related about contempt and disgrace falling upon the ungenerous and mean person ..." — Charles Alexander Eastman (Ohiyesa)

"Do the best you can until you know better. Then when you know better, do better." — Maya Angelou.

"It always seems impossible until it's done." — Nelson Mandela

“Dance like nobody’s watching.  Sing like no one is listening.  Love like you’ve never been hurt.” — Ahlam Mosteghanemi

"Genius has no country.  It blossoms everywhere.  Genius is like the light, the air.  It is the heritage of all." — Jose Rizal

"With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." — Eleanor Roosevelt

"The best way to predict the future is to create it." — Abraham Lincoln

“You can tell more about a person by what he says about others than you can by what others say about him.” — Audrey Hepburn

There you have it!  48 quotes to inspire and motivate you to create positive and lasting change in the new year.

Only you have the power to follow through on your goals and plans for the future.

I hope these powerful words from past sages help you start your new year on the right foot.

More resources to inspire you into the New Year.  Enjoy!

Gratitude journal: my 30 days of gratitude.

8 ways to help you focus on the good things in life.

Christine Songco is the creator of Third Bliss and is passionate about helping others thrive holistically by finding passion, meaning, and purpose in life. Christine has been featured in WebMD, Authority Magazine, Philips Lifeline, Owl Guru, and The Lifestyle Blogger UK.

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