JUNE 2001

    June 29, 2001
    "Don't complain about your parents because you're lucky to have them."
    Written by Christina H., Age 13 --- Minnesota
    June 29, 2001
    "I don't like it when things are too sweet, and I don't like it when things are too bitter. I like a little salt in my sugar because that's the way life is, good things and bad things all at the same time. There's always a light at the end of the tunnel, whether you want to see it or not. But then again, there's always a tunnel."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.H., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    June 29, 2001
    "We dare to imagine, but fear to believe."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ray R., Age 15 --- California
    June 29, 2001
    "You can get by on charm for about fifteen minutes.
    After that, you'd better know something."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kemisha N., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 27, 2001
    "Make your life a mission, not an intermission."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stephanie R., Age 15 --- Texas
    June 27, 2001
    "Show me, don't tell me."
    Pat Sullivan --- Submitted by Xingyuan W., Age 15 --- Illinois
    June 27, 2001
    "Education is a stairway to opportunity but to succeed,
    You need to find that something special within yourself."
    Written by Lisa S., Age 17 --- Australia
    June 27, 2001
    "Failing builds character. Succeeding takes character.
    So it is better to fail and then to succeed,
    Than it is to succeed without character."
    Copyright © 2001 Ashleigh Rankin
    June 25, 2001
    "There are a great many people out there dreaming of great things, and it's a good chance that your son, daughter, brother, sister, or friend is one of them. Believe and encourage them so they won't lose one of humanity's most prized assets - the ability to dream."
    Jesse Martin (from his book, Lionheart)
    --- Submitted by C.D., Age 17 --- Victoria, Australia

    June 25, 2001
    "If things didn't change, we wouldn't have butterflies."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pamela T., Age 17 --- Michigan
    June 25, 2001
    "Make the choices that are right for you.
    Be persistent and consistent.
    Always believe in your convictions."
    Written by Vin A., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    June 25, 2001
    "A teacher once told me:
    It is better to aim high and miss
    Than to aim for a piece of junk and hit!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cammy M., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
    June 25, 2001
    "Attitude reflects leadership, leadership reflects attitude."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lucy K., Age 15 --- Iowa
    June 22, 2001
    "Believe you can make a difference and you probably will."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jackie C., Age 16 --- New York
    June 22, 2001
    "The first day of kindergarten was scary,
    The last day of high school will be sad.
    It's all the memories in between we'll remember."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erika S., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    June 22, 2001
    "If you're shy and worried about what others might think of you, it might help to realize that they're probably worried about what you might think of them! Have an outgoing interest in others and it will help to break down the walls of shyness."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.D., Age 18 --- Paranaque, Philippines
    June 22, 2001
    "If you don't change your beliefs, your life will be like this forever.
    Is that good news?"
    Robert Anthony --- Submitted by Bethany N., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    June 22, 2001
    "Life is not simple and cannot be defined. Those who try to define life will always be wrong. Those who try to understand life miss out on life. Those who live life are those who will be happiest in the end."
    Copyright © 2001 Carmit Tzoubari
    June 20, 2001
    "Everyone thinks of changing the world,
    But no one thinks of changing himself."
    Leo Tolstoy --- Submitted by Ed P., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
    June 20, 2001
    "Endurance is when everyone else has given up
    And you're in competition with yourself. "
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Peter S., Age 16 --- Illinois
    June 20, 2001
    "Winners win because they have lost before."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pierre B., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    June 20, 2001
    "No one gets out of the game of life alive.
    You either die in the bleachers or on the field.
    So you might as well come out on the field, and go for it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sara P., Age 16 --- Virginia
    June 20, 2001
    "It's time to take advantage, don't hold your breathe, the time is now
    Because there might not be too much left."
    Bernardo Digloramo --- Submitted by Matthew C., Age 18 --- Massachusetts
    June 20, 2001
    "Just because what you hear sounds like truth, doesn't mean it is.
    There are layers to everything. Dig deeper."
    Written by C.D., Age 17 --- Victoria, Australia
    June 18, 2001
    "Never let your fears get in the way of your dreams."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anita B., Age 16 --- New York
    June 18, 2001
    "You can't measure failure by what you have not gained,
    But by what you have not attempted."
    Copyright © 2000 Matt Semkin
    June 18, 2001
    "If you ever lose a battle with yourself, raise another army;
    For the best feeling in the world is knowing
    That you have conquered your fears, hurt, and worries."
    Written by Christine G., Age 15 --- Illinois
    June 18, 2001
    "Often people worry too much about their reputation
    That they lose their character."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Abby C., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
    June 18, 2001
    "Don't hurt one, as it always comes back."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shyam A., Age 19 --- Selangor, Malaysia
    June 15, 2001
    "Nothing of value comes without effort."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melisa W., Age 19 --- Singapore
    June 15, 2001
    "Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Julie G., Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 15, 2001
    "When made to choose a path, don't choose the path of least resistance because the sense of pride obtained will be less then the sense of pride obtained by completing the challenging path."
    Copyright © 2001 Andrew Diakos
    June 15, 2001
    "Winning is not a sometimes thing, it's an all the time thing. You don't win once in a while, you don't do things right once in awhile, you do them right all the time. Winning is Habit... Unfortunately, so is losing."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.M., Age 16 --- Illinois
    June 15, 2001
    "If you're having bad luck, be sure to keep your head held high, so you can see the good luck coming!"
    Written by Steve C., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    June 15, 2001
    "In life there are four (4) main rules that apply to every situation which will get to through everything; Confidence, Strength, Love, and Faith. The others just help you along the way."
    Written by Serena S., Age 14 --- Manitoba, Canada
    June 13, 2001
    "If you don't try to make someone smile,
    How can you expect someone to return the favor?"
    Copyright © 2000 Ryan McClean
    June 13, 2001
    "When you first tried to walk, you failed.
    When you first tried to ride a two-wheeled bicycle, you failed.
    Failures are part of success;
    A wake-up call to tell you that you must try harder."
    Copyright © 2001 Danial Hanip
    June 13, 2001
    "If you cannot love someone for who they are, don't love them at all.
    You cannot pick and choose what parts of a person you will love,
    Because then, you are loving a quality, not a person."
    Copyright © 2001 David Palmer
    June 13, 2001
    "Opportunities are disguised as failures."
    Copyright © 2001 Sara Ellis
    June 13, 2001
    "Organize, centerize and come together as one."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Buyani M., Age 19 --- Natal, South Africa
    June 13, 2001
    "We could learn a lot from crayons.
    Some are sharp, some are dull,
    Some are pretty, some have weird names,
    And the are all different colors...
    But they all have to learn to live in the same box."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren J., Age 13 --- Ohio
    June 11, 2001
    "Life is really confusigating.
    It's not black and white, cut and dry;
    It's all these shades of gray."
    Kerry Roarke --- Submitted by Sonja W., Age 15 --- New York
    June 11, 2001
    "If you do not know the whole truth,
    don't waste time filling in the blanks.
    Because what you imagine,
    Is almost always worse than the reality."
    Written by Amy T., Age 16 --- Rhode Island
    June 11, 2001
    "Never give up til the end.
    Though, once you reach the end,
    Still, never give up."
    Written by M.M., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
    June 11, 2001
    "Life is too short to waste, so every morning when you wake up you should keep an open mind about things and get everything out of your day that you can. Then when night falls try to squeeze out the rest. Remember that every good thing begins with something that you learned from the bad."
    Copyright © 2001 Andy Grandstaff
    June 11, 2001
    "I've learned that letting go
    Is something you're gonna have to do throughout life.
    Just make sure you're letting go of the right people."
    Copyright © Candice Rabon
    June 8, 2001
    "The truth of the matter is that you always know the right thing to do.
    The hard part is doing it."
    General H. Norman Schwarzkopf --- Submitted by Kara A., Age 16 --- Maryland
    June 8, 2001
    "Whatever you say you can't do, is only what you're not willing to work at hard enough to get."
    Written by T.F., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 8, 2001
    "You must love and accept yourself, before anyone else can."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elizabeth S., Age 16 --- Michigan
    June 8, 2001
    "It is better to look ahead and prepare than to look back and regret."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.D., Age 17 --- California
    June 8, 2001
    "The key to life's door evolves like today's technology; never again needing a key but something more personal, something more safe, something that can't be stolen. For a door it's a fingerprint voice check but the key to life is your identity. Never change it, never falter for this identity will open more doors than a thousand fingerprints."
    Oreste --- Submitted by S.M., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 8, 2001
    "Everyone has flaws in themselves. Don't get disheartened by these flaws because if you did not have these flaws you would be an angel; and people don't fall in love with angels."
    Copyright © 2001 Mohammad Pervez
    June 6, 2001
    Fear keeps you falling
    Grab the hope and you will fly
    Hope is there
    Always there
    Waiting for you to believe
    Take that fear and let it go
    You won't go far
    Hope is there
    There always
    Written by Nina C., Age 15 --- Kentucky
    June 6, 2001
    "Clouds may cover the sunshine, but they cannot banish the sun."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mallory C., Age 17 --- Florida
    June 6, 2001
    "Don't blow out the flame of another's candle, just to make your's shine brighter."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Keahi M., Age 17 --- Hawaii
    June 6, 2001
    Failure what we cry over,
    Pain is what we grieve,
    Dream is what we go after,
    Goal is what we want to achieve,
    Success is what we are rewarded
    For all we have been through
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chin Wei L., Age 15 --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    June 6, 2001
    "Every day is like a little life. Make the most of it and don't spend too much time looking in the mirror."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Irene Z., Age 15 --- California
    June 6, 2001
    "Anyone who thinks they are too little to make a difference has obviously never been in bed with a mosquito!"
    Anita Roderick --- Submitted by Sally G., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia
    June 4, 2001
    "If you overstep, don't be too frightened to step again.
    Once you fall, you will only be prepared to fall the next time."
    Sarah Dyer --- Submitted by Caitlin B., Age 14 --- Kansas
    June 4, 2001
    "Put a precious premium on those few people who can appreciate you for what you are."
    Gail Godwin --- Submitted by L.H., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    June 4, 2001
    "Faith is what you believe, not what you know."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Warren, Age 16 --- Australia
    June 4, 2001
    "If you never step out into the world,
    How can you say your live has begun?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brendan A., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 4, 2001
    "To try is all anyone can ask of you!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chelsea D., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
    June 4, 2001
    "Life is like a game of softball.
    Sometimes you walk, and other times you strike out.
    However, it is how you handle those pitches
    That determines the outcome of the game."
    Copyright © 2001 Shana Weston
    June 1, 2001
    "If the opportunity of a lifetime appears,
    Do not be afraid to take a chance."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Roberto G., Age 16 --- Texas
    June 1, 2001
    "Keep up your hopes,
    hold onto your dreams
    And one day you might
    Accomplish all those things"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christina S., Age 12 --- Florida
    June 1, 2001
    "Time is like a handful of sand.
    The tighter you grasp it, The faster it runs through your fingers."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heather E., Age 16 --- New Hampshire
    June 1, 2001
    "If success was easy, everyone would be doing it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Daniel F., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
    June 1, 2001
    "Remember that not getting what you want is sometimes the best answer."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristen J., Age 19 --- Minnesota
    June 1, 2001
    "The thing that makes a smile so special is that it acts upon a single thought."
    Copyright © 2001 Maria Gold