The start of another new year always carries the lure of a new beginning and fresh start, and with it, the reminder of our own power to become the people we wish to be, leading the lives we've always imagined. Whether you're resolving to get active, become a better student, sleep more and stress less, or to start saving for college this year, the beginning of January is the perfect time to take stock of your life and start creating the changes you'd like to see in the future.

Click through the slideshow below for 14 inspiring quotes about the new year that will remind you that every day -- not just January 1 -- is an opportunity to begin anew.

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  • “This is a new year. A new beginning. And things will change.” - Taylor Swift

  • “Hope smiles from the threshold of the year to come, Whispering 'it will be happier'...” - Alfred Tennyson

  • “The chief beauty about time is that you cannot waste it in advance. The next year, the next day, the next hour are lying ready for you, as perfect, as unspoiled, as if you had never wasted or misapplied a single moment in all your life. You can turn over a new leaf every hour if you choose.” - Arnold Bennett

  • "Make new mistakes. Make glorious, amazing mistakes. Make mistakes nobody's ever made before. Don't freeze, don't stop, don't worry that it isn't good enough, or it isn't perfect, whatever it is: art, or love, or work or family or life. Whatever it is you're scared of doing, do it. Make your mistakes, next year and forever.” - Neil Gaiman

  • "So this is the new year And I have no resolutions For self-assigned penance, For problems with easy solutions" - Death Cab For Cutie, "The New Year"

  • “No, this is not the beginning of a new chapter in my life; this is the beginning of a new book! That first book is already closed, ended, and tossed into the seas; this new book is newly opened, has just begun! Look, it is the first page! And it is a beautiful one!” - C. JoyBell C.

  • “For last year's words belong to last year's language And next year's words await another voice.” - T.S. Eliot

  • "Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year." -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

  • "All of us every single year, we're a different person. I don't think we're the same person all our lives." - Steven Spielberg

  • “We all want to break our orbits, float like a satellite gone wild in space, run the risk of disintegration. We all want to take our lives in our own hands and hurl them out among the stars.” - David Bottoms

  • "We've made mistakes, But we've made good friends too. Remember all the nights we spent with them? And all our plans, Who says they can't come true? Tonight's another chance to start again. It's just another New Year's Eve, Another night like all the rest." - Barry Manilow

  • "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before beginning to improve the world." - Anne Frank

  • "With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts." - Eleanor Roosevelt

  • "Once we’re thrown off our habitual paths, we think all is lost, but it’s only here that the new and the good begins." - Leo Tolstoy