135 January Quotes and Sayings

January is a month for new beginnings and new opportunities.  It’s the month of the year we’re free to erase all our past mistakes and be able to look at them as “last year’s” mistakes. It also gives us a fresh start to work on our goals or simply just a chance to be grateful for another year. These January Quotes we compiled will definitely inspire you to live your best life not just for the month of January but for the whole year.

January Quotes

1. It is growing cold. Winter is putting footsteps in the meadow. What whiteness boasts that sun that comes into this wood. One would say milk-colored maidens are dancing on the petals of orchids. How coldly burns our sun! One would say its rays of light are shards of snow, one imagines the sun lives upon a snow-crested peak on this day. One would say she is a woman who wears a gown of winter frost that blinds the eyes. Helplessness has weakened me. Wandering has wearied my legs. – Roman Payne

2. Lots of people go mad in January. Not as many as in May, of course. Nor June. But January is your third most common month for madness. – Karen Joy Fowler

3. I killed my ex-lovers and buried to my memories’ grave. It is January and I am tired of being brave. – Arzum Uzun

4. I blink January’s lashes and gush down December’s cheeks. – Sanober Khan

5. I really look forward to that insane hour that we spend together. – Colin Farrell

6. Snow is diamonds for a faery’s feet, blithely and bonnily she trips along, her lips a-carol with a merry song, and in her eyes the meaning life is sweet. – Ruby Archer

7. It’s January and I’m kicking snow off the ground. I just threw out the flower you made me promise to water, handle with care because I was too careless, you said. Careless with things and people, around me and behind and I remember being still for just a second or two, thinking that it’s so much easier to leave and start anew than take care of what’s already here. – Charlotte Eriksson

8. 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

9. I am in no mood to fulminate on paper. I wish the two of us were in a room together talking of what matters most, the air thick with affinity. In January a man crawls into a cave of hopelessness, he hallucinates sympathies catching fire. Letters are glaciers, null frigates, trapping us where we are in the moment, unable to carry us on toward truth. – Carlene Bauer

10. January 26th. The day when nothing remarkable happens to anyone else. – Ashley Newell

11. I did put on the record player, the love symphony of Beethoven wafted in the air. You and I made love, last February on that amazing Sunday afternoon. And the neighbor’s dog barked madly every time our bed creaked from all the gyrations that you and I could outmaneuver in our frenzy of wanting each other’s body and soul. – Avijeet Das

12. And instead of dying immediately after they shot him, he would go on to survive several days solely because of the cold that January. Maybe that’s why we are drawn to those who possess the coldest of hearts. In an effort to survive. – Bethany Brookbank

13. Sometimes the wind made her feel like she was not alone. The icy blasts there seemed to whisper and call her name, they had done so tonight. Not only whispered her name but told her to do it. A frigid voice from somewhere in those January howls had told her to kill them, kill them all. – Don Roff

14. Dickensian poverty tends to occur after Christmas in January. For it is then, with pockets empty, diary decimated and larder bare, that the general populace sinks into a collective pauper’s hibernation until Valentine’s Day. – Stewart Stafford

15. At Rainbow Cake, January’s special flavors would be dark chocolate and coffee, those pick-me-ups we all needed to start the day or a new year. To me, their toasty-toasty flavors said that even if you only had a mere handful of beans and your life went up in flames, you could still create something wonderful.

16. A little trial by fire could do you good. After all, if it worked so well with raw cacao and coffee beans, it could work for others, including me. – Judith Fertig

17. And I couldn’t tell my mother to fuck off. I’d be killed. – Audrey Bell

18. Sharks are as tough as those football fans who take their shirts off during games in Chicago in January, only more intelligent. – Dave Barry

January Quotes

19. Honestly, I just go to restaurants to eat so I won’t die. If there was a pill I could take in January and then I wouldn’t have to eat again for the rest of the year, I would take it. Of course, I wouldn’t want to sacrifice my chocolate cake and ice cream. – Steven Wright

20. January, the month of empty pockets. Let us endure this evil month, anxious as a theatrical producer’s forehead. – Sidonie Gabrielle Colette

21. January is always a good month for behavioral economics. Few things illustrate self-control as vividly as New Year’s resolutions. February is even better, though, because it lets us study why so many of those resolutions are broken. – Sendhil Mullainathan

22. Working with a lot of people at the same time is a task. I really like making stuff and getting stuff done. One of the things I really liked about Facebook was that I could always move so quickly. I wrote the original application in, like, nine days at the end of January. – Mark Zuckerberg

23. I miss everything about Chicago, except January and February. – Gary Cole

24. Summer is a promissory note signed in June, its long days spent and gone before you know it, and due to be repaid next January. – Hal Borland

25. As I sit down and start to work, I often panic. I stare at the empty piece of music paper. How can I say that my piece will be ready for a performance next January when I do not have a recipe for making it happen? – Lukas Foss

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

January Quotes

27. New Year’s 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

28. 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

29. Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each new year find you a better man. – Benjamin Franklin

30. Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. – Albert Einstein

31. Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account. – Oscar Wilde

32. Cheers to a new year and another chance for us to get it right. – Oprah Winfrey

33. One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this, to rise above the little things. – John Burroughs

34. Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

35. The bad news is time flies. The good news is you’re the pilot. – Michael Altshuler

36. He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool. – F. M. Knowles

37. I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s. – Henry Moore

38. May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s resolutions. – Joey Adams

39. The proper behavior all through the holiday season is to be drunk. This drunkenness culminates on New Year’s Eve, when you get so drunk you kiss the person you’re married to. – P. J. O’Rourke

40. 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

41. Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you and I am thankful for another year. – Charlotte Eriksson

January Quotes

42. Treat every day like it’s a new year because it is. – Temitope Ibrahim

43. The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. – Michelangelo

44. Life’s like a movie, write your own ending, keep believing, keep pretending. – Jim Henson

45. There is no security in this life. There is only opportunity. – Douglas MacArthur

46. Destiny is not a matter of chance, it is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved. – William Jennings Bryan

47. It’s never too late to be what you might have been. – George Elliot

48. If you have no critics, you’ll likely have no success. – Malcolm Forbes

49. Winners make a habit of manufacturing their own positive expectations in advance of the event. – Brian Tracy

50. It is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing. It is not how much we give, but how much love we put in the giving. – Mother Teresa

51. People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost. – Dalai Lama

52. We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing. – George Bernard Shaw

53. A ship in harbor is safe, but that is not what ships are for. – John A. Shedd

54. There is a vitality, a life force, an energy that is translated through you, and because there is only one of you in all of the time this expression is unique. – Martha Graham

55. I want to sing like the birds sing, not worrying about who hears or what they think. – Rumi

56. To understand the heart and mind of a person, look not at what he has already achieved, but at what he aspires to do. – Kahlil Gibran

57. I don’t know what your destiny will be, but one thing I know, the only ones among you who will be truly happy are those who have sought and found how to serve. – Albert Schweitzer

58. Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure, than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt

59. A good criterion for measuring success in life is the number of people you have made happy. – Robert J. Lumsden

60. The time is always right to do what is right. – Martin Luther King Jr.

61. Let yourself be silently drawn by the stronger pull of what you really love. – Rumi

January Quotes

62. Time is the coin of your life. It is the only coin you have, and only you can determine how it will be spent. Be careful lest you let other people spend it for you. – Carl Sandburg

63. To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment. – Ralph Waldo Emerson

64. The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others. – Mohandas K. Gandhi

65. Out of clutter, find simplicity. From discord, find harmony. In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity. – Albert Einstein

66. Life isn’t about finding yourself. Life is about creating yourself. – George Bernard Shaw

67. A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. – Lao Tzu

68. There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be the beginning. – Louis L’Amour

69. Life is really simple, but men insist on making it complicated. – Confucius

70. With every experience, you alone are painting your own canvas, thought by thought, choice by choice. – Oprah Winfrey

71. Whether you be man or woman, you will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor. – James Lane Allen

72. It takes as much energy to wish as it does to plan. – Eleanor Roosevelt

73. It is not the strongest of the species that survive, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change. – Charles Darwin

74. When one reads a poet in January, it is as lovely as when one goes to walk in June. – Jean Paul Friedrich Richter

75. Plant carrots in January and you’ll never have to eat carrots. – Gardening Saying

76. We spend January 1 walking through our lives, room by room, drawing up a list of work to be done, cracks to be patched. Maybe this year, to balance the list, we ought to walk through the rooms of our lives, not looking for flaws, but for potential. – Ellen Goodman

77. With bright or sombre gear, with smile or frown or song. In a masque the months go gliding perpetually along. First January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, a frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow. – Edgar Fawcett

78. No one ever regarded the First of January with indifference. It is that from which all date their time, and count upon what is left. It is the nativity of our common Adam. – Charles Lamb

79. The leaves hop, scraping on the ground. It is deep January. The sky is hard. The stalks are firmly rooted in ice. It is in this solitude, a syllable, out of these gawky flitterings, intones its single emptiness. The savagest hollow of winter-sound. – Wallace Stevens

80. Somewhere along the way, I realized that the new year doesn’t begin for me in January. The new and fresh has always come for me in the Fall. Ironically, as leaves are falling like rain, crunching beneath my feet with finality, I am vibrating with the excitement of birth and new beginnings. My year begins in Autumn. – Betsy Cañas Garmon

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

82. Every man should be born again on the first of January. Start with a fresh page. Take up one hole more in the buckle, if necessary, or let down one, according to circumstances, but, on the first of January let every man gird himself once more, with his face to the front, and take interest in the things that are and are to be, and not in the things that were and are past. – Henry Ward Beecher

83. You’d be so lean, that blasts of January would blow you through and through. – William Shakespeare

84. Believe in yourself, take on your challenges, dig deep within yourself to conquer fears. Never let anyone bring you down. You got to keep going. – Chantal Sutherland

85. Learn to say no to the good so you can say yes to the best. – John C. Maxwell

86. We did not come to fear the future. We came here to shape it. – Barack Obama

87. On my own I will just create, and if it works, it works, and if it doesn’t, I’ll create something else. I don’t have any limitations on what I think I could do or be. – Oprah Winfrey

88. If you believe it will work out, you’ll see opportunities. If you believe it won’t, you will see obstacles. – Wayne Dyer

89. Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all. – Dale Carnegie

January Quotes

90. Start by doing what’s necessary, then do what’s possible, and suddenly you are doing the impossible. – Francis of Assisi

91. There are going to be people along the way who will try to undercut your success, but if you just focus on the work and you don’t let those people sidetrack you, someday when you get where you’re going, you’ll know that it was you and the people who love you that put you there. – Taylor Swift

92. I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. – Nelson Mandela

93. I measure my own success as a leader by how well the people who work for me succeed. – Maria Shi

94. Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. – T.S. Eliot

95. Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting, in the trying, not the triumph. Success is a personal standard, reaching for the highest that is in us, becoming all that we can be. – Zig Ziglar

96. Pain is temporary. It may last for a minute, or an hour or a day, or even a year. But eventually, it will subside. And something else takes its place. If I quit, however, it will last forever. – Eric Thomas

97. Although the world is full of suffering, it is also full of the overcoming of it. – Helen Keller

98. Good marketing makes the company look smart. Great marketing makes the customer feel smart. – Joe Chernov

99. We want consumers to say, ‘That’s a hell of a product’ instead of, ‘That’s a hell of an ad. – Leo Burnett

100. Facts are irrelevant. What matters is what the consumer believes. – Seth Godin

101. What really decides consumers to buy or not to buy is the content of your advertising, not its form. – David Ogilvy

102. An ad is finished only when you no longer can find a single element to remove. – Robert Fleege

103. To swear off making mistakes is very easy. All you have to do is to swear off having ideas. – Leo Burnett

104. Pay yourself [and your life goals first], then pay bills and expenses with what’s left. – Rob Moore

105. If it doesn’t sell, it isn’t creative. – David Ogilvy

106. Build it, and they will come only works in the movies. Social Media is a build it, nurture it, engage them and they may come and stay. – Seth Godin

107. Good content isn’t about good storytelling. It’s about telling a true story well. – Ann Handley

108. Content builds relationships. Relationships are built on trust. Trust drives revenue. – Andrew Davis

109. Don’t settle, don’t finish crappy books. If you don’t like the menu, leave the restaurant. If you’re not on the right path, get off it. – Chris Brogant

110. A brand is no longer what we tell the consumer it is, it is what consumers tell each other it is. – Scott Cook

111. Sometimes the questions are complicated and the answers are simple. – Dr. Seuss

112. A business has to be evolving, it has to be fun, and it has to exercise your creative interests. – Richard Branson

113. Statistics suggest that when customers complain, business owners and managers ought to get excited about it. The complaining customer represents a huge opportunity for more business. – Zig Ziglar

114. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it. – Maya Angelou

115. A revival is nothing else than a new beginning of obedience to God. –  Charles Finney

116. He put a new song in my mouth, a song of praise to our God. – Psalm 40:3

117. Wherever you are, be all there. Live to the hilt every situation you believe to be the will of God. – Jim Elliot

118. Faith never knows where it is being led, but it loves and knows the One who is leading. – Oswald Chambers

119. Our quitting point is God’s beginning point. – Woodrow Kroll

120. Small deeds done are better than great deeds planned. – Peter Marshall

121. Time heals griefs and quarrels, for we change and are no longer the same persons. Neither the offender nor the offended are any more themselves. – Blaise Pascal

122. You shall eat old store long kept, and you shall clear out the old to make way for the new. – Leviticus 26:10

123. God specializes in giving people a fresh start. But there’s a beginning in an end, you know? It’s true that you can’t reclaim what you had, but you can lock it up behind you. Start fresh. – Alexandra Bracken

January Quotes

124. This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change. – Taylor Swift

125. Every day is a chance to begin again. Don’t focus on the failures of yesterday, start today with positive thoughts and expectations. – Catherine Pulsifer

126. And now we welcome the new year, full of things that have never been. – Rainer Maria Rilke

127. Begin today. Declare out loud to the universe that you are willing to let go of struggle and eager to learn through joy. – Sarah Ban Breathnach

128. Whatever you do or dream you can do, begin it. Boldness has genius and power and magic in it. – Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

129. The darkest night is often the bridge to the brightest tomorrow. – Jonathan Lockwood Huie

130. Nobody can go back and start a new beginning, but anyone can start today and make a new ending. – Maria Robinson

131. When you feel that you have reached the end and that you cannot go one step further, when life seems to be drained of all purpose, what a wonderful opportunity to start all over again, to turn over a new page. –  Eileen Caddy

132. Every day I feel is a blessing from God. And I consider it a new beginning. Yeah, everything is beautiful. – Prince

133. Do not wait until the conditions are perfect to begin. Beginning makes the conditions perfect. – Alan Cohen

134. The secret to a rich life is to have more beginnings than endings. – Dave Weinbaum

135. Dreams are renewable. No matter what our age or condition, there are still untapped possibilities within us and new beauty waiting to be born. – Dr. Dale Turner


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