2014 was a bumpy road for stock markets, oil prices, some currencies and commodities as geopolitical issues, Ebola virus and various other factors led to the downturn. There were some upsides as well, overall 2014 was an interesting year. In just a few minutes people in the United States will be celebrating the new year, 2015, in a variety of ways. Countries such as Australia, Philippines, New Zealand and others have already celebrated their new year. We have gathered a few quotes and an infographic on New Year’s resolutions which can be found below.

Wishing you a very Happy New Year! – ValueWalk Team

Happy New Year 2015: Quotes

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

– Benjamin Franklin, ‘Founding Father’ of America

Your success and happiness lies in you. Resolve to keep happy, and your joy and you shall form an invincible host against difficulties.

– Helen Keller, American author, political activist, and lecturer

For last year’s words belong to last year’s language. And next year’s words await another voice.

– T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets (English writer, poet)

I have no way of knowing how people really feel, but the vast majority of those I meet couldn’t be nicer. Every once in a while someone barks at me. My New Year’s resolution is not to bark back.

– Tucker Carlson, American Journalist

“Another fresh new year is here . . .
Another year to live!
To banish worry, doubt, and fear,
To love and laugh and give!

– William Arthur Ward

When you stumble, keep faith. And when you’re knocked down, get right back up and never listen to anyone who says you can’t or shouldn’t go on.

– Hillary Clinton

Have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary.

– Steve Jobs

The object of a New Year is not that we should have a new year. It is that we should have a new soul and a new nose; new feet, a new backbone, new ears, and new eyes. Unless a particular man made New Year resolutions, he would make no resolutions. Unless a man starts afresh about things, he will certainly do nothing effective.

– G.K. Chesterton

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

Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.

– Bill Vaughn

Happy New Year 2015: Infographic

Many people use the changing of the year as an opportunity to turn a new leaf, setting goals for lifestyle changes and self-improvement. Forty-five percent of Americans say they usually make New Year’s resolutions, and yet only 8 percent of people achieve their resolution goals.

New Year's resolution Infographic

Infographic source: abzcreativepartners.com