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New Year’s Day quotes, toasts and sayings for your holiday

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2013 officially ends at midnight, giving everyone a promise of a new chance. Whether it’s healthier choices, a more productive lifestyle or dreams filled with new hopes and desires: all expectations seem within reach.

While you stay up late ringing in the New Year, or spending Jan. 1 gathering with friends use one of these appropriate quotes on top of a cake, as a toast, or written in a card.

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Although no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a new ending. ~ Carl Bard

"In the New Year, may your right hand always be stretched out in friendship, but never in want." ~ Irish toast

May all your troubles last as long as your New Year's resolutions! ~ Joey Adams

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"New Year's Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive." ~ Jay Leno

As we start the New Year,
Let's get down on our knees
to thank God we're on our feet.

~ Irish toast

"Be at war with your voices, at peace with your neighbors, and let every New Year find you a better man." ~ Benjamin Franklin

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In the year ahead,
May we treat our friends with kindness
and our enemies with generosity.
Let us resolve to do the best we can with what we've got. ~-William Feather

"May the best of this year be the worst of next." ~ Unknown

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

And an oldie but a goodie ~
"May we be alive this time next year!"

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