MARCH 2008

March 31, 2008
" It does not do to dwell on dreams and forget to live!"
J.K. Rowling --- Submitted by Roger R., Age 19 --- Washington
We mustn't forget life is always happening and we can't just let it go by. We may always be looking into the future to seek happiness but we need to remember that happiness is more potent in actual life than in dreams or wishes.
March 31, 2008
" We are all ripples in time; if that's true, then let's make it a deep one."
Written in 2008 by Jamie Lee P., Age 17 --- New Hampshire
I wrote this in a science class one day, thinking about how small it seems we are in the whole scheme of things. So I figure, why not try making our impact in the world a little better, even if it's only a thing that helps you do it? Live life to the fullest and your ripple will be a great one.
March 31, 2008
" Think Deeply. Love Passionately. Smile Constantly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan M., Age 13 --- Minnesota
Even though my life hasn't been very long, I've been through many things most people don't go through in their whole lives. So I try and live by this so I can have the best life possible.

March 26, 2008
" Don't be frightened to tell yourself you are beautiful because you are, even if your imperfections prevent you from realizing it. Your flaws create your artistic portion that lies within you. Maybe you should save yourself and quit trying to change. Look in the mirror; take yourself as you are, with nothing but a grin. Are you fed up with those obnoxious tales they preach about you? Well change things around. As soon as you accept yourself, they will too. And if they don't, look upon those who do. You're beautiful, why can't you see that? You would kill to be someone else, but others would kill to be just like you. Open your eyes before it's too late; you can't change, please don't change."
Written in 2008 by Yianna Z., Age 16 --- New York
March 26, 2008
" Remember, no matter how big and/or how unrealistic your dreams are they can be accomplished! You just have to show determination and devotion, no matter if anyone supports you or not!"
Written in 2008 by Taylor M., Age 17 --- Texas
March 26, 2008
" If you really want something in this world, hard work, patience and time will go far. Giving up is not an option."
Written in 2008 by Gary P., Age 18 --- England
March 26, 2008
" No matter what happens, always find a way to smile."
Written in 2007 by L.H., Age 13 --- Indiana
March 24, 2008
" The only failure in this world is when you fail to overcome yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dez N., Age 16 --- Singapore
This quote encourages us not to give up after just one minor setback, just look ahead and prepare yourself for the next challenge.
March 24, 2008
" If you have 6X bad luck, become 7x stronger, 7x smarter, and 7x braver."
Gabrielle Porter --- Submitted by Jamie P., Age 17 --- Massachusetts
March 24, 2008
" The most painful sacrifices made are usually the most meaningful ones."
Written in 2008 by Pete C. Z., Age 16 --- Philippines
March 24, 2008
" God provides every bird with a worm but He doesn't throw it in the nest; so everyone should get out there and collect their God-provided gifts."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nteme M., Age 19 --- South Africa
March 19, 2008
" Our fate is on our hands, we can change it the way we want as long as we can think and take action. We have the right to choose our own path, whether to smile or cry because this world has nothing called IMPOSSIBLE. Only we, ourselves, can decide our future."
Written in 2008 by Claire de E., Age 16 --- Malaysia
I have one friend who always stays in a gloomy mood. He believes that this world no longer has any brightness and happiness. I tried my best to cheer him up but he chose to give up in the end. I want the readers to know that this world is not hopeless if we're willing to do something for ourselves. Don't forget that we need to create a future where our precious ones and we can live happily together.
March 19, 2008
" Every fall has his end, maybe not the end you wanted. But from there on you can walk your own way. The way you like it."
Written in 2008 by Edward G., Age 16 --- Netherlands
In my still short life I had many blows but I always kept walking my own way.
March 19, 2008
" Before pointing fingers, make sure your hands are clean."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Catherine P., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
March 17, 2008
" Greatness is achieved not when you do your best but to know that sometimes your best is not enough; you then take it up a notch, often paid in blood, sweat and tears."
Written in 2008 by Jeremy M., Age 19 --- New Jersey
I use this every time I doubt myself, whether in school or especially in the gym. I say this to myself whenever I start giving up. As far as I am concerned, it works.
March 17, 2008
" With a shred of hope, a moment of laughter, we all wish to live happily ever after."
Written in 2008 by Reem M., Age 15 --- Saudi Arabia
Every single situation in this whole wide world has a bright side in it. Be optimistic. Always have a shred of hope wherever you go.
March 17, 2008
" Whenever fears, doubts or negative thoughts seem to enter my mind, I firmly tell them that there's no vacancy for them in my mind or my life. I choose to let only good thoughts enter and permeate into my mind."
Written in 2008 by Anupreet K., Age 18 --- India
Just as we are very careful about the kind of food we eat, we should also be careful about what kind of thoughts we take in our mind.
March 12, 2008
" Let everything go, let it be what it is and forget about it; regrets only hold you back. What you're going through now will pass. You will find the light at the end of the tunnel, no matter how long it may seem and it will only be a memory. But on the bright side, you never knew you could be this strong until now. Things happen for a reason and in patterns. Life goes on."
Written in 2008 by Emily W., Age 16 --- Tennessee
I've been through a lot and my own personal philosophies really helped me through it all. It may seem really simple and common but maybe there's one person that needs to and is meant to read this.
March 12, 2008
" Beauty lies in the eyes of the beholder..."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mona K., Age 17 --- Saudi Arabia
It's just the way you perceive things.
March 12, 2008
" Everything you do always comes back to you, whether it's good or bad. Remember that and start an improved life."
Nurgul --- Submitted by G.K., Age 17 --- Washington
We can see that it happens every day. You can do something nice and you will get good news. You just need to try to notice them.
March 10, 2008
" To reach success, giving up is not the way.... try patience and hard work; it will lead you the way."
Written in 2008 by Dontavius H., Age 13 --- Georgia
It expresses how I feel
March 10, 2008
" Keep your head up, eyes to the sky, don't ever question yourself, stand tall and have confidence in EVERYTHING you do. With your head down, you're only going to miss what's right in front of your face."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sommy S., Age 17 --- British Columbia
March 10, 2008
" People who have stepped on others on their way to the top have never achieved anything."
Written in 2008 by Kaelan B., Age 16 --- Ohio
March 5, 2008
" Life is about not being perfect in every single way and knowing that you have people that will accept your flaws and limitations."
Written in 2008 by Danielle M., Age 14 --- California
I was sitting outside and it seemed like everything was perfect but it wasn't and I didn't know why. So here's a quote for everyone who has mixed feelings about everything & everyone in their life.
March 5, 2008
" Life is not all about doing the right thing, it's about doing the thing right."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Angella K., Age 18 --- Uganda
We as teens face so many conflicting loyalties. Such a quote can help you make decisions in life.
March 5, 2008
" Man's joy and suffering are the reflections of his habitual thinking. The secret of good fortune is to think right, feel right, be right, do right, and get right."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Regine D., Age 13 --- Philippines
It was discussed in our Values Education class.
March 3, 2008
" Failure is a journey not a destination. Actually, it is a great teacher in the university of life but no one is a failure until he stops the struggle."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caleb A., Age 17 --- Nigeria
I hope this one really helps people realize their potential after failing a particular task. I hope it also makes people know that failure is the opportunity to begin again.
March 3, 2008
" Don't be the dirt. Don't be the grass. Don't be the sheep. Don't be the shepherd. Don't be the preacher. And don't be the pope. Be the well."
Written in 2008 by Z.C., Age 15 --- New Mexico
March 3, 2008
" Don't look at them to get your cues, make up your own."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.C., Age 17 --- Michigan
People are constantly looking at others to see if they should laugh, scream or shout but if you do what feels right to you, you'll never go wrong.

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