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51 January Quotes To Start the Year Strong

January sets the tone for the year to come. Jumpstart the new year strong with these inspiring January quotes and sayings.

January marks the beginning of a new year. And with a new year comes new hope, new goals, and new intentions. And here we are all again, we say. But January is not just a fresh start. It’s also the time to think about how you can make a difference in your life.

For example, if New Year resolutions don’t work for you, make weekly plans this year instead and start small. On the contrary, if you need time to recover from the holiday chaos, take a breath before jumping on a new project or role.

The start of the year is not just another dash towards December. It’s the time to reflect and catch your breath before taking the first step. It’s about doing what will benefit you in years to come, not what everyone else is doing.

So here is a list of January quotes to inspire and refresh your mindset. From motivational sayings about new beginnings to self-care reminders, you will find words to start the year with joy and mindfulness. But first, let’s take a look at special occasions and days in January, so you don’t miss a thing.

Holidays, special occasions, and fun facts of January

  • January 1: New Year’s Day, Global Family Day
  • January 2: World Introvert Day
  • January 16: Birthday of Martin Luther King Jr.
  • January 15: Winnie the Pooh Day
  • January 22: Chinese New Years
  • January 26: Australia Day
  • The birth flower of January: Carnation and Snowdrop
  • January birthstone: Garnet
  • Astrology signs born in January: Capricorn and Aquarius

Inspiring January quotes

January is the first page of a new chapter. Believe that this year is the most fantastic year, and it will be. And these January quotes will bring you confidence and motivation.

Hello January - January quotes and sayings

Hello January!
Journey of a thousand miles
Always starts somewhere.
Nothing will be achieved
Unless you take
Action. Momentum plus
Repeated efforts will take
You further than expected.

I love beginnings. If I were in charge of calendars, every day would be January 1.
– Jerry Spinelli

January, the first month of the year. A perfect time to start all over again. Changing energies and deserting old moods. New beginnings, new attitudes.
– Charmaine J Forde

January reminders - January quotes and sayings

January reminders
You can do anything, but not everything at the same time.
You don’t have to figure everything out.
Restart as many times as needed.
Your inner peace is too expensive to be sacrificed.
Do more of what makes you forget about time.

January is my favorite month, when the light is plainest, least colored. And I like the feeling of beginnings.
– Anne Truitt

Every man should be born again on January 1. Start with a fresh page.
– Henry Ward Beecher

How to love yourself in January

How to love yourself
*January edition*
Stop watering every flower
Give yourself permission to say no
See your mistakes as lessons
Set realistic goals and plans
Breathe before you react
Smile to yourself in the mirror

If January is the month of change, February is the month of lasting change. January is for dreamers… February is for doers.
– Marc Parent

January to-do list - January quotes and sayings

January to-do list
Visualize your highest self
Dance to an upbeat song
Explore a new city
Do what you’ve always wanted to do
Make plans instead of resolutions
Spend quality time with loved ones

December is letting go, Of all the past year’s fails, And starting anew in January, As time again chases its tail.
– Stewart Stafford

I’ll never understand why everybody puts so much emphasis on January 1. There are three hundred and sixty-four other days in the year that you can make a change.
– Elizabeth Eulberg

January brings the snow, makes our feet and fingers glow.
– Sara Coleridge

The best things you can do for yourself

The best things you can do for yourself
Forgive and learn from mistakes
Let go of those who aren’t good for you
Invest in bettering yourself
Be patient with your growth
Know your worth but stay humble
Say no to things you hate

January looks forward to the new year and back to the old year. He sees past and future.
– M.L. Stedman

Quotes about New Year and new beginnings

We enter a new year as the clock strikes 12 on New Year’s Eve. This is the time to leave behind what happened last year and to embrace the coming year with hope and a new mindset. 

If you need a little motivation to kick off the year strong, don’t miss these inspiring quotes about New Year and new beginnings.

I hope this New Year brings you - new year wishes

I hope this New Year brings you…
Courage to try again
Passion for doing what you love
Ambition to aim higher
Resilience in overcoming obstacles
Humility to learn from others
Kindness for yourself and others

An optimist stays up until midnight to see the New Year in. A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves.
– Stephanie Simpson

A new year is not just about starting something new.

A new year is not just about starting something new.
It’s also about putting the past behind along with the tears, triumphs, and regrets. 
It’s about clearing up mental space for new adventures and knowledge.
So be an empty cup and fill it with gold.

If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello

If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.
– Paul Coelho

We must be willing to let go of the life we planned so as to have the life that is waiting for us.
– Joseph Campbell

This year, know your worth and don't give discounts. -  new year quotes and wishes

This year, know your worth and don’t give discounts.
– Unknown

The object of a new year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul.
– G. K. Chesterton.

New Year’s Day. A fresh start. A new chapter waiting to be written.
– Sarah Ban Breathnach

Don't be afraid to start again. This time, you are not starting from scratch. You are starting from experience

Don’t be afraid to start again. This time, you are not starting from scratch. You are starting from experience.
– Unknown

Never underestimate the power you have to take your life to a new direction.
– Germany Kent

The best time for new beginnings is now.
– Unknown

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

Thought-provoking quotes to read this January

A new beginning is exciting, just like New Year and Monday. You can’t wait to check those items on your New Year goal lists.

But if you haven’t done a year-end review, maybe it’s a good time to reflect before you start. So below is a list of inspiring quotes that will clear your thoughts and help you find the right direction. Scroll on.

Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do.
– H. Jackson Brown Jr.

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness

May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful.
– Neil Gaiman

Count your age by friends, not years. Count your life by smiles, not tears.
– John Lennon

I hope that in this year to come, you make mistakes. Because if you are making mistakes… you’re Doing Something.
– Neil Gaiman

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes

Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don’t resist them; that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
– Lao Tzu

One day, in retrospect, the years of struggle will strike you as the most beautiful.
– Sigmund Freud

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.
– T.S. Eliot

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.

Your life does not get better by chance. It gets better by change.
– Jim Rohn

There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
– Zora Neale Hurston

The important thing to you is not how many years in your life, but how much life in your years!
– Edward J. Stieglitz

You can go through life and make new friends every year – every month practically – but there was never any substitute for those friendships of childhood that survive into adult years.
– Alexander McCall Smith

it's about un-becoming everything that isn't really you

Maybe the journey isn’t so much about becoming anything. Maybe it’s about un-becoming everything that isn’t really you, so you can be who you were meant to be in the first place.
– Paul Coelho

Part of you died each year when the leaves fell from the trees, and their branches were bare against the wind and the cold, wintery light. But you knew there would always be the spring, as you knew the river would flow again after it was frozen.
– Ernest Hemingway

Yesterday I was clever, so I wanted to change the world. Today I am wise, so I am changing myself.
– Rumi

Don't live the same year 75 times and call it a life.

Don’t live the same year 75 times and call it a life.
– Robin Sharma

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