Read the following quotes. Then, you must write a five-paragraph essay that clearly identifies your position on the significance of the New Year in society. You must include at least three quotes in your response



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Read the following quotes. Then, you must write a five-paragraph essay that clearly identifies your position on the significance of the New Year in society. You must include at least three quotes in your response.
"The secret of getting ahead is getting started. The secret to getting started is breaking your complex overwhelming tasks into small manageable tasks and then starting on the first one." -Mark Twain

"What is not started today is never finished tomorrow.” - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

"Take the first step in faith. You don’t have to see the whole staircase, just take the first step." - Martin Luther King, Jr.
“What the New Year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the New Year.” - Vern McLellan
“The only limit to our realization of tomorrow will be our doubts of today. Let us move forward with strong and active faith.”- Franklin D. Roosevelt
“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”- Oscar Wilde
“Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.”- Helen Keller
“Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.” -Ralph Waldo Emerson
“Character is the ability to carry out a good resolution long after the excitement of the moment has passed.” - Cavett Robert
"We meet today/ To thank Thee for the era done, And Thee for the opening one." - John Greenleaf Whittier


A New Year

-William Arthur Ward


Another fresh new year is here

Another year to live!

To banish worry, doubt, and fear,

To love and laugh and give!


This bright new year is given me

To live each day with zest

To daily grow and try to be

My highest and my best!


I have the opportunity

Once more to right some wrongs,

To pray for peace, to plant a tree,

And sing more joyful songs!



"Waste no tears over the grieves of yesterday." – Euripides


"Approach the New Year with resolve to find the opportunities hidden in each new day." - Michael Josephson
"The secret for success in life is for a man to be ready for his opportunity when it comes." - Benjamin Disraeli
"For eleven months and maybe about twenty days each year, we concentrate upon the shortcomings of others, but for a few days at the turn of New Year we look at our own. It is a good habit." - Arthur H. Sulzberger
"Many years ago, I resolved never to bother with New Year resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since." - Dave Beard

"Let our New Year resolution be this, we will be there for one another as fellow members of humanity, in the finest sense of the word." - Goran Persson


“Be always at war with your vices, at peace with your neighbors, and let each New Year find you a better man.”  -Benjamin Franklin

“Never tell your resolution beforehand, or it's twice as onerous a duty.”  -John Selden

“Good resolutions are simply checks that men draw on a bank where they have no account.”  -Oscar Wilde

“Every man should be born again on the first day 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 no interest in the things that were and are past.”  -Henry Ward Beecher



“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


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