"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
JUNE 2000

    June 30, 2000
    "Motivation lasts five minutes, Inspiration lasts a life time."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Talana M., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    June 30, 2000
    "Time is a great teacher, but unfortunately it kills all it's pupils."
    Hector Berlioz --- Submitted by Orla B., Age 17 --- Sligo, Ireland
    June 30, 2000
    "Toss away the stuff you don't need in the end,
    But keep what's important and know who's your friend."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah M., Age 18 --- Maine
    June 30, 2000
    "A smile is a light in the window of the soul
    Indicating that the heart is home."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lindsey Jean, Age 17 --- Massachusetts
    June 30, 2000
    "When life is as hard as it can get,
    Smile and life will stop trying to make you cry."
    Monisha, Age 15 --- Oman, Muscat
    June 28, 2000
    "If you believe in yourself and do what you believe,
    You will be known as a great person.
    As soon as you follow someone else,
    They will be known as a great person
    And you will be known as a wanna-be follower."
    Eric B., Age 18 --- Iowa
    June 28, 2000
    "Dare to dream, for your dreams will never let you down."
    Copyright © 2000 Jenna-Lynn Wolff
    June 28, 2000
    "Aspire to inspire and perspire to success."
    Copyright © 2000 Marvin Chua
    June 28, 2000
    "Tomorrow is a mystery, so why try and fix it today?"
    Copyright © 2000 Stephanie Riddle
    June 28, 2000
    "Others say that you never realize what you have until it's gone.
    It is not so.
    You never realize what you have until it's gone, and have gotten it back.
    This time around, you will know how to treasure it with all your heart."
    Copyright © 2000 Victor Ly
    June 26, 2000
    "Sometimes the eyes say what the lips don't know how to."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Snigdha R., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    June 26, 2000
    "Sometimes late at night, I love to hear the silence.
    Take a deep breath and enjoy being alone.
    Other times I want the loneliness to leave.
    In a crowd full of happy people I'm alone.
    In a cold room by myself, I'm occupied with my thoughts.
    What do you do when the only person you can count on is yourself
    And you can't always depend on her?
    Words are spoken which make no sense.
    They make sense to him though.
    He speaks the same words.
    One and one don't make two.
    One and one make one.
    The world is more enjoyable when you someone to share it with.
    So when I sit in my room all alone
    I dream of the day when I will be one."
    Copyright © 2000 Leigh Whitten
    June 26, 2000
    "The best works always come out of the best tries."
    Debbie T., Age 13 --- California
    June 26, 2000
    "Knowledge can't be obtained without imagination or belief."
    Copyright © 2000 Matt Davidson
    June 26, 2000
    "Don't be somebody else's slogan, you are your own poetry."
    From the movie "28 Days" --- Submitted by Molly M., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    June 26, 2000
    "The most important thing in soccer is not to win, but to take part.
    Just as the most important thing in life is not the triumph, but the struggle."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Paul P., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 23, 2000
    "But love your enemies, do good to them,
    And lend to them without expecting to get anything back.
    Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High,
    Because He is kind to the ungrateful and wicked.
    Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful."
    Jesus --- Submitted by J.J., Age 19 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
    June 23, 2000
    "We must take from the past what will advance us in years to come,
    But never live in what has already transpired."
    Ricky A., --- California
    June 23, 2000
    "If something is bothering you in any way,
    It is restricting you from being greater.
    So fix it and move on to your next goal.
    You may miss something great
    While your eyes are not open to the other aspects of life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caitlin M., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    June 23, 2000
    "Do you find it hard to forgive another?
    Then you may find it impossible to forgive yourself."
    Copyright © 2000 Jonathan Easler
    June 21, 2000
    "There is no disguise which can hide love for long where it exists,
    Or simulate it where it does not."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Malou E., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
    June 21, 2000
    "Life is yours to miss."
    Jonathan Larson --- Submitted by Jonathan B., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    June 21, 2000
    "When you're faced with a challenge,
    Instead of trying to meet it, try to beat it."
    Copyright © 2000 Kevin Wassie
    June 21, 2000
    "Victories in life come through our ability to work around and over the obstacles that cross our path. We grow stronger as we climb our own mountains."
    Marvin J. Ashton --- Submitted by Kanani B., Age 17 --- Maharashtra, India
    June 21, 2000
    "Love is about losing yourself.
    It is about letting yourself go
    And letting the person you love be there to catch you.
    The thing is you have to find a guy/girl willing to play catcher."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kerro P., Age 15 --- Missouri
    June 19, 2000
    "Behind every gray cloud, there will always be a blue sky."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Amber B., Age 16 --- West Virginia
    June 19, 2000
    "If quitters never win and winners never quit...
    Why quit while you're ahead?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anonymous, Age 17 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
    June 19, 2000
    "Do not throw the towel in;
    Use it for wiping the sweat off your face."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K. S., Age 17 --- Ohio
    June 19, 2000
    "Do what you like, like what you do,
    If you do that, then life will be great!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Candace M., Age 13 --- Florida
    June 19, 2000
    "Live without regrets."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.S., Age 15 --- New York
    June 16, 2000
    "It's true that we don't know what we've got until we lose it,
    But it's also true that we don't know what we've been missing
    Until it arrives."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Danielle J., Age 17 --- Maryland
    June 16, 2000
    "The way you view life
    Will soon become the way you live life."
    Copyright © 2000 Sean Johnson
    June 16, 2000
    "It's not how hard you pushed along the way;
    It's having something in you to finish."
    Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Venjo R., Age 16 --- Makati, Philippines
    June 16, 2000
    "For the test of the heart is trouble
    And it always comes with years.
    And the smile that is worth the praises of the earth,
    Is the smile that shines through the tears."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.K., Age 17 --- Missouri
    June 16, 2000
    "Friends are those who treat you kindly behind your back."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.B., Age 15 --- New Jersey
    June 16, 2000
    "I have learned that perspective is everything.
    To a worm, digging in the hard ground is much more relaxing
    Than going fishing."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aleena M., Age 16 --- Arizona
    June 14, 2000
    "Come what, come may, time and hour smoothes the roughest day away."
    William Shakespeare --- Submitted by B.H., Age 19 --- California
    June 14, 2000
    "Dream and it will come true
    Seek and it will be seen
    Love and you will be happy
    Know yourself and you'll know others
    Meditate and feel the magic."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bev B., --- England, United Kingdom
    June 14, 2000
    "Never let others discourage you,
    For the stars are just as close to you as they are to them."
    Copyright © 2000 C. Ott
    June 14, 2000
    "Do you agree that the best way of conquer a challenge is to fight it?
    Do you agree that this is a war?
    Then gird your armor on - the fight to live is now and forever."
    Copyright © 2000 Candace Payne
    June 14, 2000
    "You can't keep the birds of sorrow from flying over your head,
    But you can keep them from making a nest."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Caroline G., Age 16 --- North Carolina
    June 12, 2000
    "Today said thanks for the fun,
    But tomorrow says the BEST is yet to come."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gina N., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    June 12, 2000
    "The most important thing to remember when you are going through hell,
    Is to keep going."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tia A., Age 15 --- Victoria, Australia
    June 12, 2000
    "One may walk over the highest mountain, one step at a time."
    John Wanamaker --- Submitted by Melissa H., Age 16 --- Arizona
    June 12, 2000
    "It's over now, it is the end;
    The dances, the parties, and lots of good.
    We may no see each other ever again
    But the memories will never be forgotten.
    We all are sad; try not to cry,
    It hurts so bad inside, goodbye for now, I love you.
    So it's hard to leave but we must.
    Just remember this, I'm always here.
    Call me anytime, have no fear."
    Much love to the class of 2000
    --- Natasha O., Age 15 --- Connecticut

    June 12, 2000
    "Always remember others may hate you,
    But those who hate you don't win unless you hate them.
    And then you destroy yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stephanie F., Age 15 --- Florida
    June 12, 2000
    "Don't dream your life... Live your dream!"
    Tina H., Age 17 --- New York
    June 9, 2000
    "Why do we have friends? Friends are special people that care for you, they feel for you. You tell friends about your life and they tell you theirs. Why do we have friends? They are there for you when you make a bad decision or maybe even a good one. You tell each other secrets, hopefully they won't tell, but some things are meant to be told. Why do we have friends? Not to disclude or ignore. But to be there whenever they need you. Even if leave they will always be your friends. Why do we have friends? We have friends for the best memories person could have, we have friends to live, to fight, to cry and to face reality. We all have friends maybe we haven't found them yet or maybe you have. Who are your true friends?"
    Submitted by Erica, Age 13 --- Maine
    June 9, 2000
    "There is love in magic and magic in love,
    But one cannot exist without the other."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Matt W., Age 14
    June 9, 2000
    "The best kind of friend is the kind you can sit on a porch and swing with,
    Never say a word, and then walk away feeling
    Like it was the best conversation you've every had."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jessie, Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    June 9, 2000
    "Missing life is like missing your first kiss,
    It only happens once and will never be experienced again."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elizabeth B., Age 14 --- Texas
    June 9, 2000
    "Love speaks always, but not always in words."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shannon P., Age 14 --- Florida
    June 9, 2000
    "I never thought I'd finally find too much weight for me to lift
    And then I find out it's not on the end of a bar,
    But real life."
    Copyright © 2000 Nicky Anderson
    June 7, 2000
    "A dream lasts forever, people live by their dreams.
    So don't shatter someone else's dream;
    It's what keeps us moving through the day."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anthony D., Age 15 --- New York
    June 7, 2000
    "A bird doesn't fear falling for it has never fallen before.
    So we must act as the bird and block out our fears,
    Then we will be able to soar higher then we ever imagined."
    Copyright © 2000 Kevin Wassie
    June 7, 2000
    "Fighting solves nothing,
    Forgiveness solves everything."
    Copyright © 2000 --- Britani Ballinger
    June 7, 2000
    "Sometimes there is no next time,
    No second chance, no time out.
    Sometimes it is NOW or NEVER!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meg S., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    June 7, 2000
    "If you don't have a destination,
    You're never going to get there."
    Copyright © 2000 Rhiannon Eiche
    June 7, 2000
    "Behind every great scholar, is a great education.
    Behind every great education, is a great thinker.
    Behind every great thinker, is a great brain.
    Behind all of it, is the great God."
    Copyright © 1998 C.P. --- San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
    June 5, 2000
    "If someone betrays you once, it is his fault;
    If he betrays you twice, it is your fault."
    Eleanor Roosevelt --- Sent in by KVW, Age 14 --- Michigan
    June 5, 2000
    "One will contemplate the future beyond belief.
    But at the same time get frustrated with the present."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dan T., Age 15 --- Nebraska
    June 5, 2000
    "There is a big difference between liking and loving someone,
    You love them for what's inside their heart
    And you like them for their outside appearance."
    Ashley J., Age 15 --- Alabama
    June 5, 2000
    "For they can conquer who believe they can."
    Julius Caesar --- Submitted by Chris M., Age 16 --- QLD, Australia
    June 5, 2000
    "If your pet thinks you're the greatest person in the world,
    Don't seek a second opinion!"
    Copyright © 2000 Andree Poirier
    June 5, 2000
    "Ask yourself if what your doing today
    Is getting you closer to where you want to be tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Leann N., Age 16 --- Ohio
    June 2, 2000
    "I am not a devil, nor an angel, just a soul who forgot its name."
    Maxim Gwendian --- Sent in by Ian D., --- Age 16 --- California
    June 2, 2000
    "Every day brings a new challenge
    But with every challenge comes a new day."
    Copyright 2000 Kevin Wassie
    June 2, 2000
    "Through adverse situations we do not have the power to change the wind,
    But we do have the power to adjust the sails."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Vail R., age 15 --- New Mexico
    June 2, 2000
    "Accept everything about yourself, I mean everything.
    You are you and that is the beginning and the end;
    No apologies, no regrets."
    Clark Moustakas --- Sent in by Ruchi P., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    June 2, 2000
    "Most of us have much trouble praying when we are in little trouble,
    But we have little trouble praying when we are in much trouble."
    Richard P. Cook --- Submitted by Molly H., Age 15 --- Indiana







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