JULY 2008

July 30, 2008
" A Butterfly is like happiness. The more you chase it, the more it denies you. But, when you turn your attention to other things, it comes to land softly on your shoulder!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carli J., Age 13 --- Georgia
This is one of my favorite quotes. It is very motivating, because I know we have all been at a point where we have been chasing happiness for so long, we think it'll never come to us...but when we least expect it...HAPPINESS!!
July 30, 2008
" The only people you need in your life are the ones that prove they need you in theirs."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Simone L., Age 17 --- California
July 30, 2008
" Contrary to what they say, if you believe in yourself, you do mean something, you do have purpose and even when nobody else believes in you, the only true judge of your character is you. So why would you ever need those in your life?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Graham H., Age 15 --- Canada
July 30, 2008
" Life is short and fun. Learn from your experiences; don't let hatred overcome you. Let yourself feel free. Discover who you are and feel joy like there's no tomorrow."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.M., Age 15 --- California
I thought it was meaningful.

July 28, 2008
" We are the only people responsible to create our own happiness."
Chef B. --- Submitted by Becki U., Age 16 --- New Jersey
I always think of this when I'm facing hard times. It really makes you think.
July 28, 2008
" Don't Hope... Believe."
Written in 2008 by Bryan H., Age 17 --- California
Because if you really want something, you have to believe you will get it or accomplish it, not just hope.
July 28, 2008
" Time reveals a person's heart because your attitude determines your altitude!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeslyn O., Age 16 --- Singapore
July 23, 2008
" The greatest thing you can do to avoid early love-life problems is to adjust to your partner's personality as early as you can so that you don't fight over useless things, and DON'T FORGET TO LOVE HIM OR HER UNCONDITIONALLY."
Written in 2008 by Selaelo Thoka --- South Africa
I realized this last year with my boyfriend, then I wrote it down and now I decided to share it with everyone. Another thing I want to do, besides my chosen career, is to become a motivational speaker for teenagers - especially those who are affected by adolescence.
July 23, 2008
" Honesty is best policy when it is used with common sense."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Divya M., Age 15 --- India
July 23, 2008
" If something leaves let it go and if it stays bring it closer."
Written in 2008 by Kearia C., Age 14 --- Illinois
July 21, 2008
" If you have a gift that others admire, don't be selfish, share it with the world."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren K., Age 16 --- Michigan
July 21, 2008
" Do not do the right thing for approval, but do it because it is the right thing to do."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Harry L., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
July 21, 2008
" When you get addicted to watching television or playing games, you watch other people's lives go on while yours stays STILL!"
Written in 2008 by Feso A., Age 18 --- United Kingdom
I thought about this the day when I preferred watching the big brother show rather than ironing the clothes I needed for my Open Day at school.
July 16, 2008
" Having self-esteem and liking yourself means other can't affect you. No one can say anything negative about you and hurt you because you are okay with yourself. We are dependent only on ourselves for feeling good about our lives! =)"
Debra Beck --- Submitted by Jackie N., Age 16 --- New Jersey
Life lesson - read it in a book called, "My feet aren't ugly."
July 16, 2008
" I slept and dreamt that life was 'BEAUTY'. I woke and found that life was 'DUTY'."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Preety J., Age 18 --- India
July 16, 2008
" Life is full of challenges, so take one at a time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah P., Age 14 --- Ohio
July 14, 2008
" Experience is simply the name we give for our mistakes."
Khothatso --- Submitted by Ernest T., Age 18 --- South Africa
Whenever I look at life, I realize that nothing beats experience; in other words nothing beats mistakes.
July 14, 2008
" Excuses are monuments of nothing that make bridges that lead to nowhere and the people who use these tools are masters of nothing themselves."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gregory S., Age 17 --- Louisiana
This is a quote that I had to remember while being part of the marching band at my high school. I agree 100% with the whole concept of it.
July 14, 2008
" Life is a potion that brings things into being... but it is also a poison that we all have to drink."
Written in 2008 by Mufti S., Age 15 --- Bangladesh
It always makes me realize that Life Has its GOOD and Bad Side.
July 9, 2008
" Life is about choosing to use your life to touch someone else's in a way that could have never been achieved otherwise!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by F.C., Age 15 --- California
I love this quote...they put it in the back of our middle school yearbook... :)
July 9, 2008
" Humans wait until they lost something precious, only then know how to appreciate. Humans wait until they missed something precious, only then know how to seize chance. Humans wait until the moment before they die, only then know the true meaning of life. Are you one of the 'humans'? If you are the 'human', please, please learn to appreciate, seize and understand the meaning of life."
Written in 2008 by Sherilyn Wong
We are really very lucky to have survived in this wonderful world so we must learn how to appreciate everything around us. Even though sometimes we face difficulties, all are just some challenges in our lives and these challenges make our lives full of surprises. If we cant even solve these problems, how are we going to live a meaningful life?
July 9, 2008
" You should be confident in the way you look. It's not going to change, so you might as well be proud of it."
Written in 2008 by Jessica L'Heureux
July 7, 2008
" I believe that the youth are not the future of tomorrow because no one was born a lawyer or a president. A butterfly goes through metamorphosis before it can become one. Your future is not an occurrence but it's a process, a work in progress. It's a path you have to pave. The hardship of life should not limit your capacity to do well."
John Tibane --- Submitted by Ernest T., Age 19 --- South Africa
To all my friends at warmbed and tuks to know that everything in life takes time and hard work and that if you cannot do great things you can do small things in great way.
July 7, 2008
" If you always do what you have always done, then you always get what you always got, and even though what you got had its perks, you sometimes need to look for something else."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.M., Age 15 --- Canada
July 7, 2008
" There is that feeling of being in love well that's a great feeling but the better feeling is seeing your ex later in life and knowing you both are happy by yourselves."
Written in 2008 by Taryn G., Age 17 --- Nevada
To let people know that there is something better after heartbreak.
July 7, 2008
" And I have failed time and time again but that is why I succeeded."
Submitted by l.l., Age 15 --- Australia
This quote has helped me through hard times. Even though things happen that aren't always the best, you learn from them and you know that it will all get better.
July 2, 2008
" We only exit life one way, so live life to the fullest."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Courtney G., Age 16 --- Delaware
July 2, 2008
" You are the way you are because that is how you choose to be. If you don't like the person you are, choose to be a different person."
Written in 2008 by Tarah B., Age 16 --- Michigan
July 2, 2008
" You waste ten minutes, you have to know you are ten minutes older and you cannot go back to be ten minutes younger to set things right. Use every minute of your life wisely."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Felix N., Age 17 --- Ghana
I feel I procrastinate too much.