New Year’s Eve Toasts

New Year’s Eve is a time to toast to a new beginning and usher in the New Year with hopes of continued or increased prosperity, friendships, laughter, joy, and good health. Whether you are raising a glass of champagne or sparkling cider – here are some wise, witty, brainy and boozy sayings to help you make a poignant and memorable toast for a Happy New Year’s Eve.

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Wise Toasts

  • “The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.” -Eleanor Roosevelt
  • “The past is always tense, the future perfect.” -Zadie Smith
  • “Hope is that thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops… at all.” -Emily Dickinson
  • “To regret deeply is to live afresh.” -Henry David Thoreau
  • “Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.” -Buddha.
  • “We must use time wisely and forever realize that the time is always ripe to do right.” -Nelson Mandela

Witty Toasts

  • “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.” -Oscar Wilde
  • “Never regret. If it’s good, it’s wonderful. If it’s bad, it’s experience.” – Eleanor Hibbert
  • “It’s the friends you can call up at 4 a.m. that matter.” -Marlene Dietrich
  • “With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.” -William Shakespeare
  • “Any idiot can face a crisis. It’s day to day living that wears you out.” -Anton Chekhov.

Brainy Toasts

  • “The distinction between the past, present and future is only a stubbornly persistent illusion.” -Albert Einstein
  • “Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” -Søren Kierkegaard
  • “Time brings all things to pass.” -Aeschylus
  • “Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.” -Thomas Edison
  • “I cannot be an optimist but I am a prisoner of hope.” – Cornel West

Boozy Toasts

  • “In victory, you deserve Champagne, in defeat, you need it.” -Napoleon Bonaparte
  • “Alcohol may be man’s worst enemy, but the Bible says love your enemy.” -Frank Sinatra
  • “I never worry about being driven to drink; I just worry about being driven home.” -W.C. Fields
  • “Here’s to alcohol: the cause of, and solution to, all of life’s problems.” -Homer Simpson


Sources:, Yahoo Voices, Good Reads, Thought Catalog, Quotations Page