New Year’s Resolution For The Disillusioned

Never Quit Inspiration


Failed in business......................... 1831

Lost election for legislature.............. 1832

Failed again in business................... 1834

Sweetheart died............................ 1835

Nervous breakdown.......................... 1836

Lost second political race................. 1838

Defeated for Congress...................... 1843

Defeated for Congress...................... 1846

Defeated for Congress...................... 1848

Defeated for U.S. Senate..................... 1855

Defeated for Vice President................ 1856

Defeated for U.S. Senate..................... 1858

Elected President.......................... 1860




... Abraham Lincoln




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Inspiration is remembering the future. - Unknown

Inspiration and genius - one and the same. - Victor Hugo

New Year's Day is every man's birthday. - Charles Lamb

Inspiration exists, but it must find you working. - Pablo Picasso

The New Year begins in a snow-storm of white vows. - George William Curtis

When I go I'll take New Year's Eve with me. - Guy Lombardo

Inspiration fires you up; motivation keeps you burning. - Stuart Aken

When inspiration does not come to me, I go halfway to meet it. - Sigmund Freud

Cheers to a New Year and another chance for us to get it right. - Oprah Winfrey

It wouldn't be New Year's if I didn't have regrets. - William Thomas

No one was ever great without some portion of divine inspiration. - Cicero

Every man regards his own life as the New Year’s Eve of time. - Jean Paul Richter

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The real pros get up and go to work. - Harvey Mackay

And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been. - Rainer M. Rilke

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

Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration. - Thomas Edison

Many people look forward to the new year for a new start on old habits. - Unknown

Amateurs wait for inspiration. The rest of us just get up and go to work. - Chuck Close

Enthusiasm is excitement with inspiration, motivation, and a pinch of creativity. - Bo Bennett

Do we not all agree to call rapid thought and noble impulse by the name of inspiration? - George Eliot

I think of inspiration as desire infused with spirit and topped with an almost reckless optimism. - Fred White

The most beautiful thing in the world is, precisely, the conjunction of learning and inspiration. - Wanda Landowska

Success is the good fortune that comes from aspiration, desperation, perspiration and inspiration. - Evan Esar

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 Eve, where auld acquaintance be forgot. Unless, of course, those tests come back positive. - Jay Leno

I have drawn inspiration from the Marine Corps, the Jewish struggle in Palestine and Israel, and the Irish. - Leon Uris

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

Inspiration comes unawares, from unaccountable sources that have nothing to do with planning or intelligence. - Maurice Chevalier

Enthusiasm is the inspiration of everything great. Without it no man is to be feared, and with it none despised. - Christian Nevell Bovee

Youth is when you're allowed to stay up late on New Year's Eve. Middle age is when you're forced to. - Bill Vaughan

Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year's resolutions, and I've stuck with it ever since. - Dave Beard

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

That's the kind of luck poor Mr. Lincoln had the night he went to the movies, and he sat in John Wilkes' booth. - Archie Bunker

From New Year's on the outlook brightens; good humor lost in a mood of failure returns. I resolve to stop complaining. - Leonard Bernstein

Without inspiration the best powers of the mind remain dormant. There is a fuel in us which needs to be ignited with sparks. - Johann Gottfried Von Herder

Did Lincoln apologize to Alexander Graham Booth? Did you ever hear of scruples? I think Boom Boom caught 'em from a Chinaman. - Archie Bunker

No, I think that was when Abraham Lincoln signed the Declaration of Independence. Ya know, "Fourscore and 7 years ago." - Archie Bunker

The more difficulties one has to encounter, within and without, the more significant and the higher in inspiration his life will be. - Horace Bushnell

When I know that, if I have no inspiration whatsoever, when I come and I just feel empty, I have nothing, I know that I can still play the scene. - Christopher Walken

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


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