10 Quotes to Make You Feel Better About Breaking Your New Year’s Resolution

These famous words from famous folk will remind you that the best resolution is to give up on resolutions entirely.


We’re two days into 2017, andif you listen closelyyou can already hear New Year’s resolutions breaking round the globe. But alas, that’s just human nature—even the famous folk below haven’t always had to willpower to keep up with their New Year’s vows.

“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

“May all your troubles last as long as a New Year’s resolution.” —Joey Adams

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

“May the New Year bring you courage to break your resolutions early! My own plan is to swear off every kind of virtue, so that I triumph even when I fall!” —Aleister Crowley

“Many years ago I resolved never to bother with New Year’s resolutions, and I have stuck with it ever since.” —Dave Beard

“You know how I always dread the whole year? Well, this time I’m only going to dread one day at a time.” —Charlie Brown

“New Year’s Resolution: To tolerate fools more gladly, provided this does not encourage them to take up more of my time.” ―James Agate

“Now there are more overweight people in America than average-weight people. So overweight people are now average… which means, you have met your New Year’s resolution.” —Jay Leno

“I think in terms of the day’s resolutions, not the year’s.” —Henry Moore

“He who breaks a resolution is a weakling; He who makes one is a fool.” —F.M Knowles