88 January Quotes to Start the New Year on a Positive Note

These January Quotes are going to help you to start the New Year on a positive note.

January, the first month of the new year, carries with it an array of expectations and fresh beginnings.

While some view January as a harsh return to reality after the holiday festivities, others embrace the optimism and potential it offers.

New Year’s Day in January is the perfect time to plan and make resolutions, even though sticking to them can be challenging.

Despite the high expectations and occasional dread, it’s crucial to maintain balance and appreciate January’s unique charm, from the cold weather to cozy indoor moments.

To inspire you during this beautiful month, we’ve gathered a collection of motivational and uplifting January quotes.

Best January Quotes


January is the calendar’s ingrown hair. ~ Stewart Stafford.

January, month of empty pockets! ~ Sidonie Gabrielle Colette.

The magic in new beginnings is truly the most powerful of them all. ~ Josiyah Martin.

‘Dear world, I am excited to be alive in you, and I am thankful for another year.’~ Charlotte Eriksson.

Winter forms our character and brings out our best. ~ Tom Allen.

Every moment is a fresh beginning. ~ T.S. Eliot.

You can get excited about the future. The past won’t mind. ~ Hillary DePiano.

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul… ~ Gilbert K. Chesterton.

Slow as molasses in January. ~ Unknown.

The greater danger for most of us isn’t that our aim is too high and miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it. ~ Michelangelo.

Don’t be pushed around by the fears in your mind. Be led by the dreams in your heart. ~ Roy T. Bennett.

Let January open with the joy in the Lord, and December close with gladness in Jesus. ~ Charles H. Spurgeon.

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Famous January Quotes

I like starting projects in January. That’s the best time to start something. It’s so inward. ~ Carolyn Chute.

Snow brings a special quality with it – the power to stop life as you know it dead in its tracks. ~ Nancy Hatch Woodward.


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

January is here, with eyes that keenly glow, a frost-mailed warrior striding a shadowy steed of snow. ~ Edgar Fawcett.

What the new year brings to you will depend a great deal on what you bring to the new year. ~ Vern McLellan.

A good goal is like a strenuous exercise – it makes you stretch. ~ Mary Kay Ash.

January is the quietest month in the garden… But just because it looks quiet doesn’t mean that nothing is happening. ~ Rosalie Muller Wright.

Winter blues are cured every time with a potato gratin paired with a roast chicken. ~ Alexandra Guarnaschelli.

Inspiring January Quotes

Intention without action is an insult to those who expect the best from you. ~ Andy Andrews.

I think it would be more sensible if resolutions began generally on January the second. ~ Helen Fielding.


January is the month for dreaming. ~ Jean Hersey.

Feeling a little blue in January is normal. ~ Marilu Henner.

New Year is a new morning and a new morning is a new opportunity and a new opportunity is a new path and finally a new path is a new richness! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

Thank goodness for the first snow, it was a reminder–no matter how old you became and how much you’d seen, things could still be new if you were willing to believe they still mattered. ~ Candace Bushnell.

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.

The trouble with not having a goal is that you can spend your life running up and down the field and never score. ~ Bill Copeland.

To appreciate the beauty of a snowflake, it is necessary to stand out in the cold. ~ Aristotle.

Winter is the time for comfort, for good food and warmth, for the touch of a friendly hand and for a talk beside the fire: it is the time for home. ~ Edith Sitwell.

Top January Quotes

In the depth of winter, I finally learned that there was in me an invincible summer. ~ Albert Camus.


No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn. ~ Hal Borland.

There is always an opportunity to start again and again, if the old ways are not working last year, look for better ways of doing it in the new year and start again afresh. ~ Bamigboye Olurotimi.

The beginning is the most important part of the work. ~ Plato.

Nothing burns like the cold. ~ George R.R. Martin.

Change can be scary, but you know what’s scarier? Allowing fear to stop you from growing, evolving, and progressing. ~ Mandy Hale.

If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things. ~ Albert Einstein.

Start where you are. Use what you have. Do what you can. ~ Arthur Ashe.

Motivational January Quotes

January is the best time of year for gym owners. You all come. It’s great! And then, by Valentine’s Day, you’re not coming in anymore. ~ David Kirsch.

A dream becomes a goal when action is taken toward its achievement. ~ Bo Bennett.


Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book. Write a good one. ~ Brad Paisley.

You are never too old to set another goal or to dream a new dream. ~ C.S. Lewis.

Every year is a chess game. New Year is a new chess game! You make the right moves, you win the game! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

No one ever regarded the first of January with indifference. ~ Charles Lamb.

I love the Mediterranean for the fact that winter is over in a minute, and the almond blossom arrives in January. ~ Jade Jagger.

New year – a new chapter, new verse, or just the same old story? Ultimately we write it. The choice is ours. ~ Alex Morritt.

Inspirational January Quotes

January? The month is dumb. It is fraudulent. It does not cleanse itself. ~ Anne Sexton.

You should set goals beyond your reach so you always have something to live for. ~ Ted Turner.


January is the Monday of months. ~ Unknown.

Don’t wait until February to start living in January. ~ Anthony T. Hincks.

If I had my way, I would remove January from the calendar altogether and have an extra July instead. ~ Roald Dahl.

The new year stands before us, like a chapter in a book, waiting to be written. ~ Melody Beattie.

Leaving a bookstore is hard, especially on a day in January, when the ice is treacherous, the wind is blowing, and the books inside seem to gather together in colorful warmth. ~ Jane Smiley.

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

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

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.

I love the scents of winter! For me, it’s all about the feeling you get when you smell pumpkin spice, cinnamon, nutmeg, gingerbread and spruce. ~ Taylor Swift.

Many human beings say that they enjoy the winter, but what they really enjoy is feeling proof against it. ~ Richard Adams.


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

Let us do something incredible this New Year: Let us try to see the world from the window of other cultures! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

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.

You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them. ~ Shonda Rhimes.

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

January is the garbage can of movies in America, directly after all the Oscar contenders have been out. ~ Michael Caine.

Powerful January Quotes

I pray this winter be gentle and kind–a season of rest from the wheel of the mind. ~ John Geddes.

If a goal is worth having, it’s worth blocking out the time in your day-to-day life necessary to achieve it. ~ Jill Koenig.

Each day is a new beginning, the chance to do with it what should be done and not to be seen as simply another day to put in time. ~ Catherine Pulsifer.

No one has ever achieved financial fitness with a resolution in January that’s abandoned by February. ~ Suze Orman.


Trust the magic of new beginnings. ~ Unknown.

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

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

Winter is a season of recovery and preparation. ~ Paul Theroux.

Positive January Quotes

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

Setting goals is the first step in turning the invisible into the visible. ~ Tony Robbins.

Through the chill of December the early winter moans… but it’s that January wind that rattles old bones. ~ John Facenda.

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

Take a leap of faith and begin this wondrous new year by believing. ~ Sarah Ban Breathnach.

Every single year, we’re a different person. I don’t think we’re the same person all of our lives. ~ Steven Spielberg.


A New Year has tiptoed in. Let’s go forward to meet it. ~ Anusha Atukorala.

If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy and inspires your hopes. ~ Andrew Carnegie.

Thought-Provoking January Quotes

Let us love winter, for it is the spring of genius. ~ Pietro Aretino.

It’s harder to stay on top than it is to make the climb. Continue to seek new goals. ~ Pat Summitt.

Here is an unchanging truth valid for all the New Year’s: The more you believe in luck, the less successful you will be! ~ Mehmet Murat ildan.

If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome. ~ Anne Bradstreet.

So these were the 88 top quotes about January month.

If you like these quotes and sayings, then you can also read my other posts on Career Change quotes and Motivational Sales Quotes.


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