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"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
MAY 2001


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  • May 30, 2001
    " I'm a kid with a big dream.
    You either help me or get out of my way!"
    --- Copyright 2001 M.C. Viloria


  • May 30, 2001
    " True poetry is often rare. I find that the best poetry is the way in which people live their lives. People who live such a life, that if it were to be a book everyone would read, I find the greatest beauty in. Few poets have lived what they have written but the ones that have I find have much more meaning in their poems. The greatest poems are never written because they are lived each day by normal people living poetic lives."
    --- Copyright 2001 Nathanael Stakland


  • May 30, 2001
    " To a brave man, one not so brave seems a coward.
    To a coward a brave man seems a fool."
    --- Copyright 2001 Chase Krapf


  • May 30, 2001
    " We all walk the same ground.
    It's just the path we take that makes us different."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Candy L., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania


  • May 30, 2001
    " Always follow your dreams, and never let the flame in your heart burn out. The day you're born is the day you start to die, so make every day count. Every new day bring new light and hope."
    --- Copyright 2001 Chris Blaker


  • May 30, 2001
    " Our problem does not lie in setting our goals too high and falling short
    But rather in setting our goals too low and reaching them."
    --- P.V., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania


  • May 25, 2001
    " Remember to look for the good in life,
    For dwelling on the bad will make the good seem harder to find."
    --- Copyright 2001 Brodie Phillips


  • May 25, 2001
    " For others to understand you, you must first understand yourself."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania


  • May 25, 2001
    " If the world is full of darkness,
    Make it your business to build fires."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cassady H., Age 16 --- Indiana


  • May 25, 2001
    " Happiness is like a butterfly;
    The more you run after it, the more it gets away."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aastha C., Age 17 --- Maharashtra, India


  • May 25, 2001
    " Nowhere on your birth certificate did it say life was going to be fair."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lacy B., Age 18 --- New York


  • May 25, 2001
    " I just don't think I can,
    I KNOW I can!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeff K., Age 15 --- Michigan


  • May 25, 2001
    " The truth comes in many colors,
    But present it as you see it
    Rather than adding another shade."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Blair H., Age 18 --- Georgia


  • May 23, 2001
    " Dream what you want to dream;
    Go where you want to go;
    Be what you want to be;
    Because you have only one life and one chance
    To do all the things you want to do."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Janel M., Age 14 --- Philippines, Manila


  • May 23, 2001
    " Just because you don't see the other side to someone,
    Doesn't mean it isn't there."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chris D., Age 15 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • May 23, 2001
    " I've learned that maturity has more to do with what types of experiences you've had and less to do with how many birthdays you've celebrated."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Maribeth K., Age 15 --- New York


  • May 23, 2001
    " Smart is beautiful."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carol D., Age 18 --- Michigan


  • May 23, 2001
    " Only with the help of someone will a snow angel ever be perfect."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah P., Age 15 --- Alberta, Canada


  • May 21, 2001
    " The past was already here and the future looks great."
    --- Copyright 2001 James VerVoort


  • May 21, 2001
    " I wanted a perfect ending, now I've learned, the hard way, that some poems don't rhyme and some stories don't have a clear beginning, middle, and end. Life is about not knowing, having to change, taking the moment and making the best of it, without knowing what is going to happen next."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah L., Age 16 --- Missouri


  • May 21, 2001
    " To know what you prefer, instead of humbly saying Amen to what the world tells you you ought to prefer, is to have kept your soul alive."
    --- Robert Louis Stevenson --- Submitted by Y.C.O., Age 18 --- Singapore


  • May 21, 2001
    " If you have built castles in the sky
    Let not your dreams go to waste;
    Just build the foundations under them."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brandon B., Age 15 --- Indiana


  • May 21, 2001
    " The heart has eyes the brain knows nothing of."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.J.J., Age 12 --- Louisiana


  • May 18, 2001
    " A leader is not the one that finishes first,
    But the one that carries his teammates when they can no longer go on."
    --- Copyright 2000 Kelly Greene


  • May 18, 2001
    I Might Not

    My yesterdays are too many to count,
    But my tomorrows may never amount.
    For the Lord might take my life away,
    Today could be my very last day.
    I might not even graduate,
    A family I may never make.
    I may never walk down the aisle,
    Or see my child smile.
    But until I know that the Lord will let me stay,
    I'll live my life to the fullest each and everyday.
    --- Copyright 2000 Shelley Lewis


  • May 18, 2001
    Day after day you struggle and fight,
    Though the road seems awfully long.
    Remember that you must push through,
    Lift your chin, smile, and be strong.
    For it isn't the ones who win everyday,
    Who are one step ahead of the rest,
    But the ones who prevail at the end of the road,
    For THEY are truly the best.
    --- Copyright 2001 Alexis Maday


  • May 18, 2001
    " School smarts will make you a living.
    Self taught smarts will make you rich!"
    --- Copyright 2001 John Rebbeck


  • May 18, 2001
    " Never consider yourself a failure. It is not you who failed, but it is the task that you tried to achieve the wrong way."
    --- Written by Pora N., Age 18 --- Auckland, New Zealand


  • May 18, 2001
    " Life's too short to be peed off all the time."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.P., Age 15 --- New Jersey


  • May 16, 2001
    " Man does not cease to play because he grows old,
    Man grows old because he ceases to play."
    --- Drew Lachey --- Submitted by Lauren G., Age 15 --- New York


  • May 16, 2001
    " There is only one gift in life, to love and be loved.
    So don't hold back, tell people how you feel
    Or you may regret it for the rest of your life."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.C., Age 16 --- QLD, Australia


  • May 16, 2001
    " Believe in yourself, dream, try your hardest.....DO GOOD."
    --- Mr. Fenny 'Boy Meets World' --- Submitted by L.W., Age 15 --- Georgia


  • May 16, 2001
    " I have been standing in the darkness for so long and I just realized
    I am the light I have been looking for."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cathy N., Age 13 --- Minnesota


  • May 16, 2001
    " Whatever happens, will happen.
    It's what you do next that counts."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.H., Age 16 --- New Jersey


  • May 16, 2001
    " Oh the wonders you could accomplish if you didn't know about failure!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike T., Age 17 --- Hawaii


  • May 14, 2001
    " In order to be something you've never been
    You have to do something you've never done."
    --- Aaron Hogue --- Submitted by D.D., Age 16 --- Kentucky


  • May 14, 2001
    " There are two kinds of people in this world; The beautiful ones and the ones who don't know it yet."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caitlin P., Age 16 --- Laren, Netherlands


  • May 14, 2001
    " Seize the day; have no regrets."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa B., Age 15 --- Tennessee


  • May 14, 2001
    " From the day you were born, your future has already been decided for you by other people. But that means nothing. Don't follow the path already chosen for you, make your own. Don't follow others beliefs, decide what you believe. If it means breaking the rules, then perhaps that is the only option. If it means forgetting everything you ever held holy and leaving behind everything you've ever known, so be it. No one decides your fate but you. And no one can take that away from you. Have ambition, have willpower, fear nothing."
    --- Copyright 2001 David Cackler


  • May 14, 2001
    " For every day that goes by
    We achieve, we smile, we regret,
    And sometimes we even cry.
    But the most important thing is, we learn."
    --- Copyright 2001 Sharon Rubin


  • May 11, 2001
    " Life is about inches. One inch too far, and you're done.
    One step too late and you're in trouble.
    But if you can time it all right, I think it will all work out."
    --- Andy Flor --- Submitted by Jessica G., Age 17 --- Ohio


  • May 11, 2001
    "The important thing in life is not that you can live on hope alone,
    But that life is not worth living without it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie M., Age 16 --- Kentucky


  • May 11, 2001
    " Follow your dreams, for as you dream so shall you become."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Myndie C., Age 17 --- Utah


  • May 11, 2001
    " On a scale from 1 to 10, be an 11
    Because there is no time to be anything less."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.J., Age 16 --- Michigan


  • May 11, 2001
    " Which type are you?
    One who rebounds after a loss and says, 'with bad comes good,'
    Or one who is negative and comments 'with good comes bad'?
    Only one type succeeds in life; the other only goes so far."
    --- Copyright 2001 Xingyuan Wang


  • May 7, 2001
    What do you say on your Graduation Day?
    To all my friends this isn't the end,
    It's only the start of our journey apart.
    We'll leave here today and go our separate ways
    But in the end you'll always be my friends.

    Never forget all the times we've had,
    The happy, crazy and even the sad.
    I'll never forget you, don't ever forget me.
    All I can say is we are finally free.

    Friends will come and friends go,
    Butt no matter what, I want you to know.
    No matter who you're with,
    No matter where you are,
    Always remember, memories aren't far.

    Our life together may not be through,
    But if it is, remember I love you.
    I know we will all survive,
    It's not in any of us to fail.
    And as you all know,
    It's our turn to SET SAIL!
    --- Written by Amanda N., Age 19 --- Maine


  • May 7, 2001
    " Respect isn't earned, it is given as a gift,
    But what you do with it,
    Determines whether you keep it or not."
    --- Written by Amanda F., Age 14 --- Queensland, Australia


  • May 7, 2001
    " We are all born with the ability to become champions.
    The champions are those who choose to develop that ability."
    --- Written by Nicole B., Age 14 --- Florida


  • May 7, 2001
    " 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."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.M., Age 18 --- Ohio


  • May 7, 2001
    " Sometimes I feel like I shouldn't be the way I am
    But then I remember that's who I am
    And I suck it up and live with it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.D., Age 14 --- Oregon


  • May 4, 2001
    " The past is done and gone.
    It's time that makes you wise
    And the truth that makes you strong."
    --- Copyright 2001 Dan Chapman


  • May 4, 2001
    " If at first it seems as though things aren't going your way,
    Just know that one day things will change,
    So in the mean time, make the best of things."
    --- Written by M.C., Age 16 --- California


  • May 4, 2001
    " Be patient and strong; someday this pain will be of use to you."
    --- Publius Syrus --- Submitted by Jen L., Age 19 --- Wisconsin


  • May 4, 2001
    " Remember what is hard to endure, is sweet to recall!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stacie A., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania


  • May 4, 2001
    " If you do what's best for you,
    Dreams will become reality,
    Love will not be lost,
    And your purpose in life will be found.
    For doing what's best for you is what counts."
    --- Copyright 2001 Holliesue Wicksall


  • May 2, 2001
    " We are what we think we are,
    Not what others expect us to be."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teresa B., Age 15 --- Alberta, Canada


  • May 2, 2001
    " Never give up your talents, hopes, and dreams."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Serena S., Age 14 --- Manitoba, Canada


  • May 2, 2001
    " Expecting something to good to always happen is not the way to live.
    Knowing that something good will happen in life, now that's the way to be."
    --- Author's Known --- Submitted by Mike M., Age 18 --- Virginia


  • May 2, 2001
    " As a teenager you don't know what to expect in life, that's why when you see something (or someone) that you want in your life you can't be afraid to go after that special something (or someone) and live up to your fears."
    --- Copyright 2000 Kevin Johnston


  • May 2, 2001
    " If you can find a path with no obstacles,
    It probably doesn't lead anywhere."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Allison Z., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania