Happy New Year 2014 - New Year's Inspirational Quotes (with VIDEO)

By James Lam

Everyone needs a new beginning - whether it be from a personal failing, tragic past, or in the desire to pursue a dream. The need for renewal is not only what we embrace at the New Year; it's also at the heart of salvation itself. With quotes from respected literary, theological, and historical figures, this video inspires us toward the resolve and hope of a fresh start. (Watch the video below)

1. "There will come a time when you believe everything is finished. That will be beginning."- Louis L'Amour

2. "The beginning is the most important part...for that is the time character is being formed."- Plato

3. "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

4. "Maybe this year...walk through the rooms of our lives not looking for flaws, but potential."- Ellen Goodman

5. "Decide that you are not going to stay where you are."- J.P. Morgan

6. "You don't have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step."- Dr. Martin Luther King. Jr. 

7. "Stay away from what might have been, and look at what can be."- Marsha Petrie Sue

8. "Everyone who got where he is had to begin where he was."- Robert Louis Stevenson

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

10. "Start by doing what's necessary; Then do what's possible; Suddenly you are doing the impossible."- St. Francis of Assisi

11. "For last year's words belong to last year's language and next year's words await another voice." T. S. Eliot

12. "If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; Old things have passed away; All things have become new." 2 Corinthians 5:17

13. "For I know the plans I have for you...to prosper you and not to harm you, to give you hope and a future."- Jeremiah 29:11

VIDEO: New Year's Inspiration

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