JUNE 1998

    June 29, 1998
    "Don't worry about what you don't have;
    Worry about having too much."
    Alix S., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    June 29, 1998
    "Success is preparation meeting up with opportunity."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    June 29, 1998
    "All our souls are written in our eyes."
    Edmund Tostand, Cyrano de Beryera
    Contributed by Ruby V.M., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    June 29, 1998
    "95% of achieving anything is knowing what you want
    And paying the price to get it."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 29, 1998
    "Anybody can sympathize with the sufferings of a friend,
    But it requires a very fine nature
    To sympathize with a friend's success."
    Oscar Wilde --- Contributed by Jessica F., Age 15 --- Colorado
    June 29, 1998
    "There are times when you're tired,
    And times when you don't believe in yourself.
    That's when you have to stick it out,
    And draw on the confidence that you have deep down
    Beneath all the doubts and worries."
    Jim Abbott --- Submitted by Amanda G., Age 15 --- Ohio
    June 29, 1998
    "Life is like a wave...
    Some will catch it,
    And others will just bail out."
    Anonymous --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    June 26, 1998
    "Although the world is full of suffering,
    It is also full of overcoming it."
    Helen Keller --- Contributed by Carla, Age 18
    June 26, 1998
    "We cannot go back and make a new start,
    But we can start now to make a new ending."
    Jeff, Age 16 --- Minnesota
    June 26, 1998
    "When a problem occurs
    And you don`t know what to do,
    Then go ahead and do it any way,
    You'll do just fine. "
    Ross H., Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 26, 1998
    "Whenever you cling to the past,
    You become unavailable to the present."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Nathan R. --- Rising Junior
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 26, 1998
    "Life is doing things, not making things."
    Aristotle --- Contributed by Alisha E. --- Rising Senior
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 26, 1998
    "Nothing lasts forever--not even your troubles."
    Sent in by Tricia G., Age 16 --- Ohio
    June 26, 1998
    "Once you say you're going to settle for second,
    That's what happens to you in life."
    John F. Kennedy --- Contributed by Melissa, Age 16 --- Oregon
    June 26, 1998
    "Winners never quit,
    Quitters never win."
    Vince Lombardi
    --- Contributed by Ray H., Age 15 --- Massachusetts

    June 24, 1998
    "There's an intrinsic value in doing something,
    Without being the best at it."
    Susie Gephardt --- Sent in by Kim C., Age 17 --- Missouri
    June 24, 1998
    "Success is when you can look at yesterday without regret...
    And tomorrow without fear."
    Jeanine G. --- Florida
    June 24, 1998
    "Every new beginning comes from some other beginning's end."
    Semisonic --- Sent in by Jess, Age 16 --- Texas
    June 24, 1998
    "Grief can't be shared.
    Everyone carries it alone,
    His own burdens, his own way."
    Anne Morrow Lindbergh --- Sent in by Maddy, Age 15 --- Houston
    June 24, 1998
    "We take these risks, not to escape life,
    But to prevent life from escaping us."
    Anonymous --- Contributed by Abby S., 16 --- Ohio
    June 22, 1998
    "When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced....
    Live life in such a way that when you die,
    The world cries and you rejoice."
    --- Old Indian Saying --- Sent in by Nora J., Age 15 --- North Carolina
    June 22, 1998
    "Take control of your destiny.
    Believe in yourself.
    Ignore those who try to discourage you.
    Avoid negative sources, people, places, thoughts and habits.
    Don't ever give up and don't ever give in."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Jennifer P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    June 22, 1998
    "Being normal is just a figment of everyone else's imagination."
    Carissa L. --- Virginia
    June 22, 1998
    "A women's guess is far more accurate than a man's certainty."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Ryan R., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
    June 22, 1998
    "Among man's strange undertakings,
    War stood clearly forth as the strangest."
    Magician: Apprentice by Ramond E. Feist
    --- Contributed by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona

    June 22, 1998
    "Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone,
    Just remember that all the people in this world
    Haven't had the advantages that you've had. "
    The Great Gatsby - by F. Scott Fitzgerald
    --- Sent in by Hunter W. --- North Carolina

    June 22, 1998
    "It is not length of life, but depth of life."
    Ralph Waldo Emerson
    --- Contributed by Malini D., Age 17 --- Kansas

    June 22, 1998
    "If you are feeling low, don't despair.
    The sun has a sinking spell every night,
    But it comes back up every morning. "
    Unknown --- Sent in by Laureen M., Age 14 --- Washington
    June 22, 1998
    "Approach life feet first, you'll land in better places."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Abby S., Age 16 --- Ohio
    June 19, 1998
    "There is nothing in the world stronger, than gentleness."
    Han Suyin --- Contributed by Brooke, Age 15, --- New York
    June 19, 1998
    "Blessed is he who has learned
    To admire but not envy,
    To follow but not imitate,
    To praise but not flatter,
    And to lead but not manipulate."
    W.A.Ward --- Contributed by Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas
    June 19, 1998
    "The forest is magnificent, yet it contains no perfect trees."
    Gye Fram --- Sent in by Kelsey, Age 17 --- Illinois
    June 19, 1998
    "What is a friend? I will tell you....
    It is someone with whom you dare to be yourself."
    Frank Crane --- Contributed by Jessica F., Age 15 --- Colorado
    June 19, 1998
    "The past is behind; learn from it.
    The present is here; live in it.
    The future is ahead; prepare for it."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 19, 1998
    "All the knowledge that you need in life is in your heart.
    Some people just find it sooner than others..
    But don't give up there's always a first and a last,
    Doesn't matter if you don't get there as fast!"
    Alix S., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    June 19, 1998
    "One breath of her hair.
    One touch of her skin.
    One kiss of her lips.
    It was worth more than a lifetime without it.
    Seth (Nicolas Cage) from City of Angels
    --- Contributed by Ashley W., Age 15 --- Virginia

    June 19, 1998
    "Look not to the light of known,
    Rather the darkness of the Unknown."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Michael R. --- Hawaii
    June 17, 1998
    "Character consists of what you can do...
    On the third and fourth tries."
    Quoted to me by my track coach, Kerry Kidd
    --- Contributed by Mary M., Age 18 --- Georgia

    June 17, 1998
    "Fall in love, enjoy a dream,
    Dance the journey."
    Rebecca Mitchell --- Contributed by Mazie K., Age 19 --- Idaho
    June 17, 1998
    "If you give up your dreams,
    It's a short walk to disappointment."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Bailey S., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    June 17, 1998
    "We must hold the ones we love with open arms
    And give them wings to fly."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee
    June 17, 1998
    "Men do not decide their futures,
    Men decide their habits...
    And their habits decide their futures."
    Brandon P., Age 17 --- Michigan
    June 17, 1998
    "The pain of losing someone
    Is small compared to the loss
    Of not knowing them at all."
    Ruby V. M., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    June 17, 1998
    "Sorrow is like a precious treasure, shown only to friends."
    Contributed by Concitta C., Age 19 --- Illinois
    June 15, 1998
    "What's right isn't always popular,
    And what's popular isn't always right."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Tara, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    June 15, 1998
    "Sometimes you have to stand on your own,
    Just to be sure you still can."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Maddy, Age 15 --- Houston
    June 15, 1998
    "We do not realize how loved people are,
    Until they are no longer."
    Jimmy C., Age 18 --- Ohio
    June 15, 1998
    "Follow the Master,
    Face the Devil,
    Fight to the end,
    Finish the game."
    Sri Sathya Sai Baba
    --- Contributed by Sangar M., Age 17 --- UK

    June 15, 1998
    "I am not afraid of tomorrow,
    For I have seen yesterday,
    And I love today!!"
    From my grandmother, Hazel Grabski
    --- Contributed by Jessica P., Age 16 --- Wisconsin

    June 12, 1998
    "There are two ways to slide easily through life:
    To believe everything or to doubt everything.
    Both ways save us from thinking."
    Alfred Korybski --- Contributed by Kellie B., Age 16 --- California
    June 12, 1998

  • "Dream Big!"
    Kentlake Team Motto, ( On their way to state tournament )
    --- Contributed by Nic J., Age 16 --- Washington

    June 12, 1998
    "Don't ask meaningless questions
    And you won't get meaningless answers.
    Ask something with a full heart
    And you might get somewhere."
    Samantha H., Age 14 --- North Carolina
    June 12, 1998
    "Whenever you feel you can't handle it
    And the world seems too much to take,
    Always remember this phrase ...
    'This too shall pass.'
    ( It has helped me a lot )"
    Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Crystal A., Age 15 --- Sophomore --- New Jersey

    June 12, 1998
    "Good judgment comes from experience.
    And where does experience come from?
    Bad judgment."
    Mark Twain
    --- Submitted by Julianne L., Age 19 --- New York

    June 12, 1998
    "Destiny is not a matter of chance,
    It's a matter of choice;
    It is not a thing to be waited for,
    It is a thing to be achieved."
    William Jennings Bryant
    --- Contributed by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio

    June 10, 1998
    "You and only you can make yourself happy."
    Kristen A., Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 10, 1998
    "What you are becoming is more important
    Than what you are accomplishing."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Keisha K. --- Rising Junior
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 10, 1998
    "Focus on the doughnut, not the hole."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Leslie W. --- Rising Senior
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 10, 1998
    "Don't ever let go of something important,
    But if it's only important to YOU, then you have to."
    Angie C., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    June 10, 1998
    "I am not a has-been. I am a will-be."
    Lauren Bacall --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan
    June 10, 1998
    " For all the trials and tears of time,
    For every hill I've had to climb, My heart sings but a grateful song.
    These are the things that make me strong."
    --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri

    June 10, 1998
    "The more I traveled, the more I realized
    That fear makes strangers of people who should be friends."
    Shirley Mac lane
    --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio

    June 8, 1998

    "Friendship are meant to be forever,
    Friends are suppose to be together.
    With you, I've experienced laughter, joy, happiness, and tears.
    Through all the hard times, your voice was all I needed to hear.
    If one day, God separate us to distant land,
    I want you to remember, I'll always hold you hand.
    I know in the future, the image of me will fade,
    But just look into your heart where all the memories laid.
    You never know what happens tomorrow,
    So cherish the things you have today.
    Push aside all the pain and sorrow,
    Because the rainbow will shine one day.
    I love you with all my heart, each and everyday.
    I wanted to make sure, I say it every possible way.
    Times seems to be drifting by so fast,
    I wish I could make all the moments last.
    Promise me, that when you look into the skies, and you see stars.
    Think of me as much as I think of you.
    Because I love you forever and always, no matter where you are."
    Copyright © 1998 Sandy Lam
    --- Inspired by Coach Charlie Nelson

    June 8, 1998
    "Be careful what you say.
    Because once said can never be taken back,
    And words are what hurt the most!"
    Alix S., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
    June 8, 1998
    "Success is an inside job."
    Ralph Ford --- Sent in by Lisa D.
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 8, 1998
    "Make no little plans;
    They have no magic to stir men's blood.
    Make big plans, aim high and work."
    Daniel Burnham --- contributed by Josh W.
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 8, 1998
    "Luck is taking a chance when you have no choice;
    Destiny is making a choice when given the chance."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Alisha E.
    --- West Florence High School --- South Carolina

    June 8, 1998
    "Teens don't turn you back on your parents
    Because they are hard on you in High School,
    Because one of these days,
    You will need their love and loyalty."
    Lacy D., Age 17 --- Texas
    June 8, 1998
    "Vision...It reaches beyond the thing that is,
    Into conception of what can be."
    Betty Collier --- Contributed by Collen, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    June 8, 1998
    "We are the people are parents warned us about."
    Submitted by Karen, Age 15
    June 8, 1998
    " I Want to appreciate the times
    When moments are made into memories.
    I want to embrace them.
    Cherish them.
    And never forget they come so few and far between.
    I know that wherever life takes me,
    These moments will always follow.
    They remind me of what's truly important.
    It's not just life-but living.
    Its the journey, the destination and all the points in between.
    And I must admit, I like what I see."
    This was in an Ad
    --- Contributed by Melissa P., Age 17 --- Ohio

    June 5, 1998
    "You were born with wings.
    Why prefer to crawl through life?"
    Rumi --- Contributed by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona
    June 5, 1998
    "No man is an island, entire of itself;
    Every man is a piece of the continent,
    A part of the main."
    John Donne --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    June 5, 1998
    "In order to get the most out of something,
    It is necessary to put something into it."
    Contributed by Brian D., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    June 5, 1998
    "A stranger is only someone you haven't met yet."
    Contributed by Jason Q. --- Georgia
    June 5, 1998
    "The strongest people are not always the people who win,
    But the people who don't give up when they lose."
    Ashley Hodgeson --- Contributed by Amanda G., Age 15
    June 5, 1998
    "Friendship: a building contract you sign with laughter
    And break with tears."
    Anonymous --- Contributed by Jessica F., Age 15 --- Colorado
    June 5, 1998
    "Set your sights high, believe in yourself and just get going.
    The talent, the skill, comes from the doing."
    Author Unknown --- contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    June 5, 1998
    "When I die I will regret more the things I didn't do
    Than the things I did."
    Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Amber M., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada

    June 3, 1998
    "You have to find it.
    No one else can find it for you."
    Bjorn Borg --- Contributed by Malini D., Age 17 --- Kansas
    June 3, 1998
    "We all come from somewhere,
    And we all wonder where we are going."
    Elie Weisel --- Contributed by Hunter W. --- North Carolina
    June 3, 1998
    "Remember Second Place Is Always The First Loser."
    Sergio C., Age 17 --- Melbourne, Australia
    June 3, 1998
    "Pain nourishes courage.
    You can't be brave,
    If you've only had wonderful things happen to you."
    Sent in by --- Tricia G., Age 16 --- Ohio
    June 3, 1998
    "Worry is the misuse of imagination."
    Unknown --- Melissa, Age 16 --- Oregon
    June 3, 1998
    "Within ourselves are the seeds of triumph or defeat."
    Longfellow --- Contributed by Mary M., Age 18 --- Georgia
    June 3, 1998
    "The Challenge is not to win,
    But to conquer the fear.
    It is not the other people you have to beat,
    It is your self."
    Quote from my swimming coach to me
    --- Sent in by Janine B., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada

    June 3, 1998
    "If you are disliked by someone
    And you dislike them for that reason
    Then you have begun to dislike yourself."
    Ross H., Age 15 --- Michigan
    June 1, 1998
    "Life isn't a destination-it's a journey.
    We all come upon unexpected curves and turning points,
    Mountain tops and valleys.
    Everything that happens to us
    Shapes who we are becoming.
    And in the adventure of each day,
    We discover th best in ourselves."
    From a Hallmark card
    --- Contributed by Jessyka B., Age 15 --- Minnesota

    June 1, 1998
    "Never compromise yourself because you are all that you have got."
    Janis Joplin --- Contributed by Abby S., Age 16 --- Ohio
    June 1, 1998
    "People are lonely because they build walls instead of bridges."
    Unknown --- Sent by Laureen M., Age 14 --- Washington
    June 1, 1998
    "As my life got tougher, my faith got stronger."
    Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Kelly G., Grade 9 --- West Florence High School

    June 1, 1998
    "Look at everything
    As though you were seeing it
    Either for the first time or the last time.
    Then your time on earth will be filled with glory."
    Betty Smith, from A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
    --- Contributed by Malini D., Age 17 --- Kansas

    June 1, 1998
    "Spoon-feeding, in the long run,
    Only teaches us the shape of a spoon."
    Contributed by Neisha B., Age 15 --- North Carolina

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