February 27, 2008
" Live life in the present because dreading about the past won't change the future."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.R., Age 13 --- New Jersey
February 27, 2008
" Being extra-ordinary is all about doing extra-ordinary things."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Benedict V., Age 18 --- South Africa
February 27, 2008
" Do a good turn daily!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Miles L., Age 14 --- Philippines
February 27, 2008
" An empty bag can never stand straight."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emmanuel E. --- Nigeria

February 25, 2008
" Nobody can ever assume how much you love them. It's up to you to tell them."
Written in 2008 by Amy M., Age 13 --- Canada
February 25, 2008
" A wise man can act like a fool but a fool can't act like a wise man."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Joshua C., Age 13 --- Georgia
What this it means to me is that not every one you meet might be a fool, so don't treat them like one. Find out if they're wise or not first.
February 25, 2008
" Life is always hard and unfair but being with you makes it worthwhile."
Written in 2008 by Carlyx P., Age 15 --- Utah
February 25, 2008
" It's amazing how everything can be right and your heart will still bleed!"
Written in 2007 by Rachael S., Age 16 --- Idaho
I thought of this when going through a very hard relationship
February 20, 2008
" Hasty decision takers are not champions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tochukwu O., Age 19 ---Nigeria
February 20, 2008
" We fail and we fail in whatever we do, but we shouldn't be brought down by failure; it is a key for one to succeed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Orencio D. Age 18 --- Philippines
It motivates me a lot. I think about it all the time.
February 20, 2008
" Don't stress what others say about you. You weren't put on this earth to please anyone but yourself; be the person that you want to be. And if people don't like that, then they aren't worth your time."
Written in 2008 by Laura N., Age 17 --- Delaware
I wrote this quote because I use to worry about what others thought but I realized that I shouldn't waste my time trying to please everyone, because I wasn't put here to make them happy. I was put here to make myself happy, and do or be what i want. If people don't like who I am or what I do, then they aren't worth my time.
February 18, 2008

Life can have its ups and downs
It can have smiles and frowns
It can have laughs and tears
And when pain comes, to heal, it may take years.

The past is really hard to let go,
But we should just go with the flow.
Even if we don't want to leave it behind,
Live in the present and you'll never know what you'll find.

Sometimes darkness covers your life,
But we are all meant to shine as children.
Life with fear is life with failure,
Life with pessimism is a life with a disaster!

Be a soldier!
Be as hard as a rock in the realms of darkness!
Live the way you desire!
For your life is your empire!
Copyright 2008 Pete C. Zafra
I made this as a project for my English class. My teacher and my parents loved it so I decided to share it to with all of you and hope it can help and inspire you.
February 18, 2008
" I'm a girl who's going through life. I just started a high school, trying to make new friends. Now I can either cry about having no friends or go out there and change my attitude, my input on life. There are problems that people face everyday. Crying gets you no one. Having the chance to live and breathe and start tomorrow over, now that's up to you. You control your life. You can cry, be depressed, and hope someone helps you. In the real world, you're the only one who can help yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicolettte A., Age 16 --- California
You want to surround yourself with people who lift you up, not drag you down, whether its a co-worker, friend, or boyfriend! :=)
February 18, 2008
" Do not think on each day in your life as a task to be fulfilled. Rather think on each task fulfilled as a day in a life well lived."
Written in 2008 by Nina R., Age 17 --- South Africa
February 13, 2008
" Dare to dream and give it your all."
Written in 2007 by Ash P., Age 16 --- Colorado
February 13, 2008
" Expect nothing, live frugally on surprise."
Alice Walker --- Submitted by Elmedina A., Age 16 --- Macedonia
February 13, 2008
" Play the game that you love. If you didn't love that game you wouldn't be there. So put your heart and soul into what you do, or you could have someone take it from you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shela H., Age 14 --- Ohio
February 11, 2008
" Be a shepherd not a sheep; lead your life, don't follow what others do."
My father --- Submitted by Graham R., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
Do what you want. Don't let others control your life.
February 11, 2008
" Be a light to the world."
Written in 2007 by Stephanie C., Age 15 --- Indonesia
Be different (in a good way =)) and make a change
February 11, 2008
" Fears, laughs, drama, tears. Make the best of teenage years."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.A., Age 14 --- Mexico
I love this quote because it's so true. What would teenage days be without the drama of friends, boyfriends, parents or the tears because your heart is broken?
February 6, 2008
" At commencement you wear your square-shaped mortarboards. My hope is that from time to time you will let your minds be bold, and wear sombreros."
Paul Freund --- Submitted by K.K., Age 13 --- Illinois
February 6, 2008
" We cannot wait for future to smile on us; we have to make it smile on us."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vikas J., Age 19 --- India
February 6, 2008
" It's not the opportunities given in life, it's the chances taken."
Written in 2007 by Sarah T., Age 16 --- Utah
I live by this quote.
February 4, 2008
" Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you're riding through the ruts, don't complicate your mind. Flee from hate, jealousy, and mischief. Don't bury your thoughts; put your vision to reality. Wake up and live!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.N., Age 16
Apply this quote to your life. It will help you with any problems that you may have!
February 4, 2008
" Here's to the nights that turned into mornings, and the friends that turned into family."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caitlyn K., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
February 4, 2008
" Knowledge --- learn it, apply it, revise it, teach it."
Written in 2008 by S.P., Age 16 --- Canada
There always needs to be steps in place when learning something. A person may study for their math test but when their math test is over, you forget the formulas the next evening. If you don't want this to happen to you follow the steps in this quote and your knowledge will speak for itself!
February 4, 2008
" Live your life the way you want to. Don't let others control you. They're not the ones who live your life, you do. So chose the way you want to live it, not the way others want you to live it."
Written in 2008 by Lacy T., Age 15 --- Georgia
I wrote this because I used to be one of those people who lived by others and the way they wanted me to live. But one day, I decided this is my life and I have the right to choose how I live it and I changed the way I wanted to live. Now that I have changed, my life is the way I want it and I make my own mistakes because of my own actions and not the actions of others.

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