Happy New Year 2016: Wishes And Quotes To Start 2016 Right [Videos, Photos]

Happy New Year 2016! The anticipation is over, the merrymaking has passed, and the new year has begun. As we wish you a happy new year in 2016, we’ve found some wonderful wishes and quotes that are not only inspirational but funny as well. We hope that as you enter 2016, you will find this a chance for not only deep reflection and positivity, but a great opportunity to achieve your dreams and goals. As you welcome 2016 with open arms, we hope that your new year isn’t only happy but prosperous. Our 2016 Happy New Year wish is that you would be healthy, find true success, and live your best authentic life. Here are our Happy New Year 2016 wishes and quotes to help you start the year right.

Our first Happy New Year wish for 2016 is a quote from the Dalai Lama. It speaks of seeing the beauty and worth in every human and recognizing that though we may have differences, everyone shares the same basic needs. The Dalia Lama speaks of religious harmony, which, due to the recent worldwide events of extremism and terrorism, is a powerful message for 2016.

“Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or nonbelieving, man or woman, black, white, or brown we are all the same. Physically, emotionally and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture and language make no difference.”

Our next Happy New Year wish and quote for 2016 is from Neil Gaiman. These wishes are for people to find their creativity and, in turn, achieve their dreams. It is a powerful quote that reminds us to embrace life and never lose our childlike wonder and natural curiosity that in turn leads to creativity.

“May your coming year be filled with magic and dreams and good madness. I hope you read some fine books and kiss someone who thinks you’re wonderful and don’t forget to make some art – write or draw or build or sing or live as only you can. And I hope, somewhere in the next year, you surprise yourself.”

The next wish and quote is about personal development and is something that maybe everyone has heard and knows but needs to be reminded about.

“It doesn’t matter what others are doing; it matters what you are doing.”

This is an important reminder that though we are tempted to take our eyes off ourselves and put them on others, there is nothing to be gained from jealousy or criticizing others. In 2016, let’s be more concerned with our own actions and striving to reach our goals then being competitive, jealous, or critical.

Our next Happy New Year 2016 is not a quote but wishes for those to have an inspiring and fruitful new year.

“This New Year may all of your troubles vanish like magic. May you reach out to great glories and achieve all that you desire Happy New Year!”

The next quote is a wonderful way to say “Happy New Year” to yourself. The quote is from Howard Thurman and is about finding and focusing on your passion in life.

“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive, then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Do you have a favorite New Year’s wish or quote? How did you say “Happy New Year 2016?”

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