"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
JULY 2001

    July 30, 2001
    "Everyday is a new day. Don't dwell on the past or the future because you can not change either. Live each new day to the fullest because you never know when it is all going to end. Make today your best day."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pete B., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    July 30, 2001
    "One who lies is only hurting themselves, not others."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.H., Age 16 --- Kentucky
    July 30, 2001
    "Life is like a roller coaster. It has its ups and downs and you can never be sure of what's around the next corner. The only thing you know is that when you look back, you're going to think it was a great ride."
    Copyright © 2001 Erin Vermillion
    July 30, 2001
    "We all take different paths in life, but no matter where we go, we take a little of each other everywhere."
    Tim McGraw --- Submitted by Emily S., Age 16 --- Connecticut
    July 30, 2001
    "Keep smiling, it makes people wonder what you've been up to."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marisha P., Age 14 --- Utah
    July 25, 2001
    "Concentrate on the present, for regretting the past is useless; cherish the present and make it the best you can. Be content in knowing that the true friends who are always by your side are the true ones that will be cherished forever."
    Written by Kali M., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    July 25, 2001
    "The world is an Unknown place. It is filled with mysteries, uncharted beauties. The choices we make are like the mist passing through the ever lasting trees. The beauty is like a mystical path which you must journey alone to achieve your dreams and goals. We are like tiny butterflies flying through the world. Decisions will help you survive in the huge world we call Earth."
    Copyright © 2001 Martina Whitebear
    July 25, 2001
    "When I was young and free and my imagination had no limits, I dreamed of changing the world. As I grew older and wiser, I realized the world would not change and I decided to shorten my sights somewhat and change only my country but it seemed immovable. As I entered my twilight years, in one last desperate attempt, I sought to change only my family, those closest to me, but alas they would have none of it. And now here I lie on my death bed and realize (perhaps for the first time) that if only I'd changed myself first, then by example, I may have influenced my family and with their encouragement and support I my have bettered my country, and who knows, I may have changed the world."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kemisha N., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 25, 2001
    "It takes more than a good memory to have good memories."
    From a Fortune Cookie --- Submitted by Kara D., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    July 25, 2001
    "If you ever lose your temper, it's like a nail being hammered into a plank. And when you apologize to those you had lost your temper with, it's like pulling the nail out of the plank. However, you will notice that the nail that was hammered in will leave a hole in the plank, just like your temper will leave a scar in the hearts of those you had lost your temper with."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.L.H., Age 17 --- Johor Bahru, Malaysia
    July 23, 2001
    "Love those who talk about you because, obviously,
    You're the center of their world."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Von R., Age 14 --- Florida
    July 23, 2001
    "Be faithful and courageous and God will smile upon your future."
    Copyright © 2001 Brandon Bonwell
    July 23, 2001
    "If you are guided by the stars, you will only be able to travel by night. If you are guided by a map, you will be dependant on a piece of paper that is easily lost. If you are guided by your soul, you will always choose the right path."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Carmit T., Age 15 --- Quebec, Canada
    July 23, 2001
    "Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one getting burned."
    Buddha --- Submitted by Ed P., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
    July 23, 2001
    "Always strive for greatness but never think you're the greatest."
    Copyright © 2001 Caroline Symes
    July 20, 2001
    "Think left and think right,
    And think low and think high.
    Oh, the thinks you can think
    If only you try!"
    Dr. Seuss --- Submitted by A.R., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada
    July 20, 2001
    "Worry about who is in your life and how they are
    Instead of who isn't and how they aren't."
    Told to me by one of my best friends
    --- Submitted by Ashley D., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania

    July 20, 2001
    "The definition of truth is not fact. Truth is an idea or an opinion formed from one's perception of their own personal reality."
    Copyright © 2001 Bethany Sara Nelson
    July 20, 2001
    "A smile is just a whisper of laughter."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.O., Age 17 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
    July 20, 2001
    "Friends don't face each other.
    They stand side-by-side and face the world."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alissa C., Age 15 --- Illinois
    July 18, 2001
    "A new day means a new chance to do everything you wish you'd done yesterday."
    Copyright © 2001 Robyn Phelps
    July 18, 2001
    "What we do for ourselves dies with us. What we do for others and the world, remains and is immortal."
    Albert Pine --- Submitted by Kristin L., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 18, 2001
    "Keep on loving each other as brothers. Do not forget to entertain strangers, for by doing so some people have entertained angels without knowing it."
    Hebrew 13:1 --- Submitted by K.A., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    --- Source of quote provided by Roseanna V., Age 16 --- Georgia

    July 18, 2001
    "It's okay to not know the answers to all the questions.
    Asking gives directions in life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pedro P., Age 16 --- Puerto Rico
    July 16, 2001
    "You have to be yourself. Be very honest about who and what you are. And if people still like you, that's fine. If they don't, that's their problem."
    Sting --- Submitted by Kristin L., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 16, 2001
    "Never underestimate the power of positive thinking. Everything can seem to be going totally wrong but if you believe in yourself, then it's not as tough. You have to take the good with the bad. Life isn't always peaches and cream and if you can live through the disappointment, then you are that much stronger. Keep your head up and always believe in yourself."
    Copyright © 2001 Amanda Radil
    July 16, 2001
    "People who look for the meaning of life and try to find it are people I feel most sorry for. For once they grasp that meaning, what else do they have to look for? Life is an endless adventure, it's treasure holds the key to an end. The great adventure is over. And when they find that treasure, it is then they find they've been looking for something that was there all along."
    Copyright © 2001 Molly Smith
    July 16, 2001
    "Every flower that blooms, has to go through a lot of dirt to get there."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mary B., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    July 13, 2001
    "I am always willing to learn, but I am not always willing to have someone teach me."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.T., Age 15 --- Quebec, Canada
    July 13, 2001
    "If you take your eyes off your goals, just consider yourself blind."
    Copyright © 2001 I. Lule
    July 13, 2001
    "Do not worry about what people think of you. For if you learn to do this, and to truly love yourself, they will think all the more of you."
    Copyright © 2001 Andrew Crosby
    July 13, 2001
    "Time is a curse to art. You can paint a picture of the past for the past has already happened and it will remain unchanged. You can visualize the future but don't guarantee that it will turn out as you expect. But never paint a picture of the present. First, it takes too long and second, by the time you're done, it's already over."
    Copyright © 2001 Marz Gallo
    July 13, 2001
    "Let you life have just enough clouds to create a beautiful sunset."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie R., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    July 11, 2001
    "It is easy to say and hard to do things you don't want to do."
    Mesenifich --- Submitted by Tait F., Age 18 --- Chuuk, Micronesia
    July 11, 2001
    "Never look for others to know your true self."
    Copyright © 2001 Lauren Jacobs
    July 11, 2001
    "It doesn't matter what you say about someone once they're gone;
    What matters is how you treat them when they're here."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Audrey L., Age 17 --- Texas
    July 11, 2001
    "Be nice to everyone, for you never know when you are talking to an angel."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tia F., Age 14 --- Tasmania, Australia
    July 11, 2001
    "God gives us love; something to love he lends to us."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lisa M., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    July 9, 2001
    "I haven't lived very long, nor do I know everything.
    I am a teen, I am tomorrow;
    Forecasters predict a glorious day tomorrow."
    Copyright © 2001 Melvin Lau
    July 9, 2001
    "Competition is not in the eye of the competitor,
    It is in the eye of the beholder."
    Copyright © 2001 Shannon Woods
    July 9, 2001
    "Always expect the unexpected!"
    Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Victoria B., Age 16 --- Western Australia, Australia

    July 9, 2001
    "Always dream and shoot higher than you know you can do
    And life will support and reward your faith."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lisa M., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    July 6, 2001
    "The best advice that you'll ever get is to live life to the fullest."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.F., Age 12 --- Ontario, Canada
    July 6, 2001
    "Every great achievement was once impossible."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adele S., Age 16 --- Naples, Italy
    July 6, 2001
    "Speak up for those who cannot speak up for themselves."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel P., Age 15 --- Michigan
    July 6, 2001
    "There are times in life when you have to pick your heart up off the floor and move on."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie R., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    July 6, 2001
    "Life is like a baseball game. You do not have to succeed seven out of ten times, and you can still make the all star team."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.S., Age 17 --- Florida
    July 2, 2001
    "The melodies of life's harmonies are not hard to remember and live by but they are necessary so that you can dance through life. Success is a gift. Failure is a given. Those precious somethings or someones should be protected with your heart not with your hand. Hearts can break and life goes on. Friends come and go but family is for life. To make other happy is charitable. To make only yourself happy is petty. These are my melodies to life's harmonies. I remembered and I danced."
    Anonymous --- Submitted by E.G., Age 16 --- New York
    July 2, 2001
    "A Native American elder once described his own inner struggles in this manner: "Inside of me there are two dogs. One of the dogs is mean and evil. The other dog is good. The mean dog fights the good dog all the time." When asked which dog wins, he reflected for a moment and replied, 'The one I feed the most'."
    Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Rebecca W., Age 17 --- Birmingham, United Kingdom

    July 2, 2001
    "It's like you are a bird and you keep jumping off that ledge hoping someone will catch you when you fall. But what you will soon realize is that you need to jump off that ledge and try to fly on your own because when everyone else is gone, you are the only one who will catch you and keep you from falling."
    Copyright © 2001 Deanna L. Dunn
    July 2, 2001
    "Regret nothing; it's those troubled times that makes us who we are."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.N., Age 17 --- Texas
    July 2, 2001
    "Everyone likes to be liked by others, but if it means going against your beliefs,it's not worth it. Besides, you will end up with more on your side than the ones you left behind."
    Copyright © 2001 Elizabeth Reinhardt