APRIL 1998

    April 29, 1998
    "Some see things as they are and ask why;
    I dream of things that never were and ask why not!"
    Robert Kennedy --- Contributed by QA
    April 29, 1998
    "The only place SUCCESS comes before WORK is in the dictionary."
    Vidal Sassoon
    --- Contributed by Matt K., Age 16 --- Ohio
    --- Contributed by Katie, Age 17 --- Oregon
    --- ( Author identified by Ronn Blaha --- thanks! )

    April 29, 1998
    "If you do not want to be forgotten,
    When you are dead and rottin,
    Either write things worth reading,
    Or do things worth the writing."
    Benjamin Franklin --- Contributed by Glenn S., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    April 29, 1998
    "If you waste your days with your tongue silent,
    You'll never know what it's like to talk.
    If you keep your heart behind a wall,
    You'll never know what it's like to love.
    If you spend your life on the edge of the cliff,
    You'll never know what it's like to fly."
    Daniel O'Shea
    April 29, 1998
    "If all the world is a stage... I want better lighting!"
    Sarah, Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
    April 29, 1998
    "I make it a rule of Christian duty
    Never to go to a place
    Where there is not room
    For my Master as well as myself."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Katie F., Age 17 --- Florida
    April 29, 1998
    "You must have faith and believe in yourself
    Before you can accomplish your goal."
    Joe G., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    April 27, 1998
    The Champion

    "She does a little more.
    The average runner runs until
    The breath in her is gone,
    But the champion has a goal in mind,
    That makes her carry on.

    For rest, the average runner begs
    When limp, her muscles grow
    But the champion runs on leaden legs.
    Her spirit makes them go.

    The average Runner’s complacent
    When she's done her best to score
    But the champion does her best -
    Then she does a little more."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    April 27, 1998
    "You may be the Maker of Music...but I,
    I am the Dreamer of DREAMS."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Abbey M., Age 14 --- Indiana
    April 27, 1998
    "Do not go gentle into that dark night
    Old age should burn and rave at close of day
    Rage, Rage against the dying of the light."
    Dylan Thomas --- Submitted by Holly E., Age 17 --- Iowa
    April 27, 1998
    Fire Dance

    " Anyone can play with fire.
    But to learn to dance with it,
    It has to become a part of you.
    Sometimes you will get burned,
    There are those who like it."
    Shannon O, Age 18 --- Utah
    April 27, 1998
    "Wherever there is a human being,
    There is an opportunity for kindness."
    Seneca --- Contributed by Jamie W., Age 16 --- Kentucky
    April 24, 1998
    "You can complain because rosebushes have thorns
    Or rejoice because the thornbush has a rose..
    It is all up to you!"
    Found on a calendar --- Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Emily R., Age 16 ---South Carolina
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina

    April 24, 1998
    "Never frown even when you're sad,
    Because you never know
    When someone's falling in love with your smile."
    Author Unknown --- Dhalya, Age 18 --- New York
    April 24, 1998
    "I am a glorious being. A miracle.
    That which is in GOD, is also in me.
    I survive all storms,
    And like a tree planted by the water,
    I shall not be moved."
    Susan L. Taylor --- Submitted By Concitta C., Age 19
    April 24, 1998
    "Heal the past, live the present, Dream the future."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Ruby M., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    April 24, 1998
    "If you always do what you always did,
    You'll always get what you always got."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Mandy W., Age 17 --- Virginia
    April 24, 1998
    "I was once told that love is blind
    And when you can't see what's coming,
    You can't protect yourself, from the broken heart."
    Robert S., Age 18 --- Nova Scotia, Canada
    April 22, 1998
    "When the bell tolls,
    Most will not have fully experienced life.
    Be true to yourself, not others.
    Follow your dreams, not expectations.
    Live for the day, as if you were a child.
    We must all remain young at heart to attain true happiness."
    Angelo B., Age 19 --- British Columbia, Canada
    April 22, 1998
    "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark;
    The real tragedy is when men are afraid of the light."
    Plato --- Contributed by Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas
    April 22, 1998
    "Failure is not falling down;
    It is remaining there when you have fallen."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    April 20, 1998
    "I'll never use that phrase again,
    That I first learned a way back when,
    That ties me up so I don't win.

    "I can't" - a phrase that's not for me!
    It's not the goal that I will see,
    For I determine what will be.

    If I by accident forget and say "I can't"
    Then it's a bet
    That I will quickly add a "yet."

    There's nothing here that I can't do,
    My dreams I know can all come true.
    "Can't yet" is what I choose to do.
    I can and so can you!!!"
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17
    April 20, 1998
    "You must always push the limits
    Because if you never fail
    You will never succeed."
    Sent in by Kristen L., Age 15 --- Colorado
    April 20, 1998
    "Your toughest opponent is the little voice inside you
    Telling you to stop."
    Unknown --- ( our track team's quote this year )
    --- Submitted by Tara W., Age 15

    April 20, 1998
    "Courage is not the absence of fear,
    But rather the judgment that something else
    Is more important than fear."
    Ambrose Redmoon --- Contributed by Shannon O., Age 18 --- Utah
    April 20, 1998
    "A dream is a wish your heart makes."
    Contributed by Lisa H., Age 13 --- Michigan
    April 17, 1998
    "Sunshine is delicious,
    Rain is refreshing,
    Wind braces us up,
    Snow is exhilarating;
    There's really no such thing as bad weather,
    Only different kinds of good weather."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Ashley W., Age 14 --- Virginia
    April 17, 1998
    "Whoever you are,
    There is someone younger who thinks you are perfect.
    There is some job that will go undone
    If you don't do it.
    There is someone who would miss you
    If you were gone.
    There is a space that you alone can fill."
    Jacob Brande --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee
    April 17, 1998
    "Study, review, practice, succeed...
    It's in that order you can truly achieve."
    My psychology professor
    --- Contributed by Casandra R., Age 17 --- Hawaii

    April 17, 1998
    " A life spent making mistakes is not only more honorable,
    But more useful than a life spent doing nothing."
    George Bernard Shaw --- Contributed by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona
    April 17, 1998
    "I looked up at the clouds one day
    And noticed they keep going,
    No matter how bad the weather gets,
    Nothing can possess the clouds to stop."
    Angie C., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    April 17, 1998
    "If you can't sleep,
    Don't count sheep,
    Talk to the shepherd."
    Jennifer T., Age 18 --- Kentucky
    April 17, 1998
    "There are many things in life
    That will catch your eye,
    But only a few will catch your heart...
    Pursue those."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan
    April 15, 1998
    "Your words are heard with the ears,
    But understood with the heart."
    Amanda K., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
    April 15, 1998
    "Friendship is two souls in one body."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Hanim, Age 18 --- Malaysia
    April 15, 1998
    "I am not what I think I am....I am not what you think I am.
    I am what I think you think I am."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Neisha B., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    April 15, 1998
    "If a window of opportunity appears,
    Don't pull down the shade."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    April 15, 1998
    "When it is dark enough, you can see the stars."
    Charles A. Beard --- Sent by Laurie P., Age 19 --- California
    April 13, 1998
    "If you don't fight the battle today, when will you fight it?"
    Unknown --- Helen T., Age 15 --- Texas
    April 13, 1998
    "Always keep something beautiful in sight,
    even if it is just a daisy in a jam jar."
    Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas
    April 10, 1998
    "I'd rather fall flat on my face than on my butt
    Because at least I'm still going forward."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    April 10, 1998
    IF by Rudyard Kipling

    "If you can keep your head when all about you
    Are losing theirs and blaming it on you;
    If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
    But make allowance for their doubting too:
    If you can wait and not be tired by waiting,
    Or being lied about, don't deal in lies,
    Or being hated, don't give away to hating
    And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise;

    If you can dream-and not make dreams your master;
    If you can think-and not make thought your aim,
    If you can meet with Triumph and Disaster
    And treat those two impostors just the same:
    If you can hear to hear the truth you've spoken
    Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools,
    Or watch the things you gave your life to, broken
    And stoop and build 'em up with worn-out tools;

    If you can make one heap of all your winnings
    And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss,
    And lose, and start again at your beginnings
    And never breathe a work about your loss:
    If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew
    To serve your turn long after they are gone,
    And so hold on when there is nothing in you
    Except the will which says to them: "Hold on!"

    If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue,
    Or walk with kinds-nor lose the common touch,
    If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you,
    If all men count with you, but none too much:
    If you can fill the unforgiving minute
    With sixty seconds' worth of distance run,
    Yours is the earth and everything that's in it,
    And-which is more-you'll be a man, my son!"
    Contributed by Bethany J., Age 18 --- Kansas
    April 10, 1998
    "To dream is to pave an unwinding road to your future."
    John P., Age 19
    April 10, 1998
    "The best way to make your dreams come true ...
    Is to wake up."
    J.M. Power --- Contributed by Amanda G., Age 15
    April 8, 1998
    "I asked God for health; that I might do greater things;
    I was given infirmity, that I might do better things.
    I asked for strength, that I might achieve;
    I was made weak, that I might learn to obey.
    I asked for riches, that I might be happy;
    I was given poverty, that I might be wise.
    I asked for power, that I might have the praise of men;
    I was given weakness, that I might feel the need of God.
    I asked for all things, that I might enjoy life;
    I was given real life that I might enjoy all things.
    I got nothing I asked for, but everything I had hoped for;
    Almost despite myself, my unspoken prayers were answered.
    I am, among all men, most richly blessed."
    A prayer found in the pocket of a young, Unknown, confederate soldier
    --- Who met his death on a Civil War battlefield:
    --- Contributed by Becky R., Age 16, Ohio

    April 8, 1998
    "It takes as much courage to have tried and failed
    As it does to have tried and succeeded."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Katie P., Age 18 --- Maine
    April 8, 1998
    "Fill your life with great music,
    Great friends and great fun
    And it'll be a party."
    Vicki J., Age 16 --- London, England
    April 8, 1998
    "Pain is the discomfort created by disorder.
    It is not your enemy
    But merely the proof that you exist."
    Brandon P., Age 17 --- Michigan
    April 8, 1998
    "Keep your head and your heart going in the right direction,
    And you won't have to worry about you feet."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mark F., Age 17 --- Indiana
    April 6, 1998
    "The minute you start talking
    About what you're going to do if you lose,
    You've lost."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Ashley W., Age 14 --- Virginia
    April 6, 1998
    "With three words
    I can sum up everything I've learned about life:
    It goes on."
    Robert Frost --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee
    --- Author's name supplied by Jill G., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania

    April 6, 1998
    "Always take a chance.
    Never say you can't."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Casandra R., Age 17 --- Hawaii
    April 6, 1998
    "Be kind,
    For everyone you meet is fighting a harder battle."
    Plato --- Contributed by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona
    April 6, 1998
    "Value your friends more than you value the friendship."
    Angie C., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    April 6, 1998
    "Dream as if you'll live forever.
    Live as if you'll die today."
    James Dean
    --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan
    --- Contributed by Billy H., Age 15 --- South Carolina

    April 3, 1998
    "If there be sorrow
    Let it be for things
    To these add one:
    Love withheld...
    Mari Evans --- Contributed by Jamie B., Age 17 --- Massachusetts
    April 3, 1998
    "Of all the beautiful things I have seen,
    Those things which lie unseen
    Amaze and inspire me far more."
    Contributed by Jason Q. --- Brookstone School --- Georgia
    April 3, 1998
    "Sometimes you must stand alone just to make sure you still can."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri
    April 3, 1998
    "Even the most difficult things can be accomplished...
    as long as you have the courage to start."
    Contributed by Brian D., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    April 3, 1998
    "Do not spoil what you have
    By desiring what you have not;
    But remember that what you have now
    Was once among the things you only hoped for."
    The Vatican Sayings, Epicures
    --- Contributed by Amy Y.s, Age 19 --- Texas

    April 3, 1998
    "To gain that which is worth having,
    It may be necessary to lose everything else."
    Bernadette Devlin --- Submitted by Michael M., Age17 --- Ohio
    April 3, 1998
    "Mistakes are a fact of life.
    It is the response to the error that counts."
    Nikki Giovanni --- Contributed by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    April 1, 1998
    "The answers to everything lie within our hearts,
    And cannot be understood by our heads."
    Contributed by Brian D., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    April 1, 1998
    "Nothing ventured, nothing gained."
    Contributed by Jason Q. --- Brookstone School --- Georgia
    April 1, 1998
    "All our dreams,
    All our hopes,
    All our aspirations,
    They all add up to equal one thing;
    Our life.
    Without them,
    Life isn't what it was meant to be."
    Aaron T., Age 17 --- Michigan

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