August 27, 2003
    "Live your dreams instead of just dreaming them."
    Copyright © 2003 Mikhaela Ozaraga
    August 27, 2003
    No one knows the real me, even if they did, what would that mean?
    Maybe I'd be popular, have friends and a girl
    Cuz I have feelings too,
    I'm lonely just like you

    It's been hard to make it through,
    I think I've gotten through to you
    Despite those who said, I was goin' nowhere,
    Thought I couldn't do anything,

    People are mean in this world... do not listen to them
    If ya knew the real me, what would even change?

    So many nights I sit alone and cry, to wonder why..
    God put me on this green earth for a reason,
    I'm going to make it through.
    Written in 2002 by C. T., Age 17 --- West Virginia
    I wrote this when I was down and depressed... it helps me get through the tough times.
    August 27, 2003
    "Be wise with your life. Live it to it's fullest because you will never know what will happen."
    Copyright © 2003 Michael Anthony Bernard
    August 27, 2003
    "The betrayal of self, of breaking a sacred personal vow, is the worst feeling there is. You begin to wonder who it is you can possibly trust if you can't even rely on yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.G., Age 16 --- New York
    I always remember this quote when I want to break a promise that I made to myself.
    August 27, 2003
    "If you look inside yourself, you will find your most inner strength."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heather K., Age 14 --- Washington
    August 25, 2003
    "There are high spots in all of our lives, and most of them come about through encouragement from someone else."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randee C., Age 14 --- Arizona
    August 25, 2003
    "Save the worrying, complaining and over sleeping for heaven; you're busy living now."
    Copyright © 2003 Ashley Wilson
    August 25, 2003
    "There are nights when I think of you in my dreams and wake up to tear stained pillows only to wonder of what life would have been without you. Even though it didn't last, there are still things I wouldn't have missed and given the chance, wouldn't have done differently; all because you loved me."
    Copyright © 2003 Chris Hogan
    Just because you make mistakes, it doesn't mean that life is over. Eventually, no matter how much you think it hurts now, you will move on and you will regret all the things you've said in haste. So next time that you hurt so bad that you think no one understands, please remember that one day you will look back and smile because you are as much a part of her as she is of you, and she can never forget you.
    August 25, 2003
    "I may be the one you love, I may be the one you hate, but I will always be the one that mattered most."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Reena G., Age 15 --- British Columbia, Canada
    This quote is mainly for those people who seem to be envied or talked about behind their backs. It makes one feel good about themselves, because they realize the people who do such things have made them the center of their world for that split second in which they choose to gossip about them.
    August 25, 2003
    "You should always live every day to the fullest. Tomorrow may never come; yesterday may be your last day. So everyday of your life you should: be happy, be friendly, and always let the people you love know how much you love them."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Krystian S., Age 13 --- Oklahoma
    I said this to one of my friends at the end of a school year, and I didn't realize how much some of the stuff I say actually has an effect on people ... until now. That is some daily advice from me to all of you.
    August 20, 2003
    "Only a life lived for others is worth living."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Syeda A., Age 13 --- Karachi, Pakistan
    It's really true because before I never cared for anyone and now when I really care for people, I feel at the top of the world.
    August 20, 2003
    "If I could reach up and hold a star for every time you have made me smile, the entire evening sky would be in the palm of my hands."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie C., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
    I love this quote because I have so many friends who have always made me smile, and I think everyone should try and give their friends or strangers a star.
    August 20, 2003
    "Live in the moment, but remember there are always after-effects."
    Written in 2002 by Emily J., Age 18 --- Florida
    When I thought of this quote, I was constantly getting into trouble and I would do things that seemed awesome at the time but then regretted doing them later on. When I created the quote it helped me get through and helped me grow into someone who realizes what is going on ALL the time instead of after it has already taken place.
    August 20, 2003
    "Sometimes when I consider what tremendous consequences come from little things... I am tempted to think that there are no small things in life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Megan T., Age 17 --- New Brunswick, Canada
    August 20, 2003
    "Life is short. You cannot let the little things in life always ruin it, and you cannot always look at them. If you did, life would be over as you know it, and you will never know when your turn will be up, so live life as it is and learn to let things go."
    Written in 2003 by Ashley S., Age 17 --- Texas
    August 18, 2003
    "...if you are lying on the beach with 80 billion grains of sand beneath you, 700 thousand ocean waves before you, 60 million stars stretched out above you, and you're still not at all impressed, I want you to think about this: the light you see reflecting from the stars is over one million years old. WOW! But then, just before you start to feel like a mere blip in the gigantic scheme of things, please remember this: yes, you are small, but you're also irreplaceable and invaluable and miraculous. Those stars don't have anything on you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Zoee S., Age 18 --- Ohio
    I absolutely love this quote. It helps me smile through the bad days.
    August 18, 2003
    "Those who sweat most in practice, bleed the least in battle."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cat P., Age 15
    This is something my coach used to tell us during times when we thought he was being too rough
    August 18, 2003
    "Hold your head high; stick your chest out. You can make it. It gets dark sometimes but morning comes and keeps hope alive."
    Jesse Jackson --- Submitted by Brisa A., Age 13 --- New York
    August 18, 2003
    "You have to walk through your Nightmares to get to your DREAMS."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.K., Age 13 --- Texas
    This is a awesome quote!
    August 18, 2003
    "Where you tend a rose a thistle shall not grow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.A., Age 18 --- Montana
    This is a beautiful quote to help you through life. If you take care of the small things, then they grow into healthy big things.
    August 13, 2003
    "Children can walk around trouble if they have somewhere to go and someone to walk with."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.R., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    This quote became very important to me when I realized I was left with one friend after a series of troubles with my friends and she helped me walk around all the troubles in my life.
    August 13, 2003
    If you died tomorrow would anybody cry?
    If you died tomorrow would you be satisfied?
    If you died tomorrow would you have regrets?

    Is there that one person you want to tell them you love them?
    Or that person you hurt?
    But you said you'd say sorry tomorrow
    What if you're not alive tomorrow?
    What if you never said, " I love you"
    Or said, "Sorry"

    So if you died tomorrow would anybody cry?
    If you died tomorrow would you be satisfied?
    If you died tomorrow would you have any regrets?
    Copyright © 2003 Tori Marshall
    I wrote this because there are so many things I wish I would have said when I had the chance. And now I can't take anything back to just say " I'm sorry and I still love you".
    August 13, 2003
    "You can't choose who you fall in love with,
    But you can choose who you hurt."
    Written in 2003 by Hayley G., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia
    August 13, 2003
    "True friends are the best friends to keep and the worst friends to lose."
    Copyright © 2003 Valerie Padilla
    August 13, 2003
    "Who are you? No - who are you really?"
    Asked by Chris G., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    How often do we hide behind a false image which we portray to others?
    August 11, 2003
    "A star is like your life; darkness surrounds it, but it's up to you to keep it bright."
    Written in 2003 by S.J., Age 17 --- Kansas
    I wrote this after I wrecked my car in a drunk driving accident. To me this means it's up to you to keep your life on track and to succeed.
    August 11, 2003
    " You are you, good or bad. Sometimes it's hard for me to accept myself and the circumstances under which I live. However, I am never ashamed of my past, for it has made me what I am today. I am a better person for having surpassed what lies behind me, and the fact is . . . that it lies behind me. Discover the knowledge and experience that God has placed in your past calamities and look beyond the tumult and strife to what lies ahead. Never lose hope."
    Copyright © 2003 Kayla Griffith
    August 11, 2003
    "Holding on and waiting on someone because you think they will come to you is not the way to live. So to move on in life, you can't make yourself happy on something that isn't there. You have to make yourself happy on something that is real."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Leigh W., Age 15 --- Missouri
    This quote says a lot about how I felt when I liked this guy that wasn't who I thought he was at all. He lied to me and hurt me. The bad thing is I waited on him for almost 4 months because I thought he was worth it. He wasn't. Girls, don't ever let a guy put you at high hopes and then in the end drag you down. He will leave you with grief, frustration, pain, and a broken heart. Let love come to you. Don't believe in something that isn't there.
    August 11, 2003
    "If anyone speaks badly of you---live so that no one will believe it!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alexandria P., Age 15 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
    We teach people how to treat us. You can't let people walk all over you! You have to stand up to people and be confident, but respectful of yourself and others. If there are no enemies within....the enemies outside cannot hurt us!
    August 11, 2003
    "Not trying is wondering the rest of your life if you were good enough."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica E.F., Age 16 --- Maryland
    August 6, 2003
    "You can't go on in life pretending you're someone you're not. One day, the world will realize who you are and come crashing in on you, forcing you to fall and show your true colors. When that happens, you find out who your true friends are, who is going to be there for you through the rough, and who is still going to love you when you take off the mask that shields your faults and emotions from the pain caused by the fall."
    Copyright © 2003 Kei Joeckel
    People aren't always who they seem to be, and if you truly care about someone, you accept that and they will accept you.
    August 6, 2003
    "Don't be so blinded by the bright side that you lose sight of the reality."
    Copyright © 2003 Andrew Grant
    August 6, 2003
    "Being what you like is freedom, but liking who you are is happiness."
    Copyright © 2003 Jasmattie Indarjit
    August 6, 2003
    Sometimes it's nice to laugh when nothing is funny
    Sometimes you cry the tears of someone else
    Sometimes you can brightens someone's day just by being there
    And sometimes you need someone else to help you recognize what you have
    Written in 2003 by Marae S., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    I wrote this because sometimes it is the things that you notice about other people that you don't even recognize that you have or do
    August 6, 2003
    "Don't let the sky be your limit, when we have already explored the universe!"
    Copyright © 2003 Jessica Amtower
    August 4, 2003
    "No one is perfect. We all make mistakes. We are all alike in that way. So, before you judge someone, remember that you and that person are alike. And you may make the mistake to judge that person as that person may make the mistake to judge you."
    Written in 2003 by Courtney C., Age 15 --- Florida
    I wrote this one night after going through a hard time with ex-friends. They barely knew me and I barely knew them. Not once did I judge them, yet, I was judged. I was called names and I was disliked for no reason at all. This saying means a lot to me as it should to anyone else who has been judged.
    August 4, 2003
    "It doesn't matter where you are...it matters who you are with."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.S., Age 13 --- California
    August 4, 2003
    "If you don't have what you want, that just means you didn't want it bad enough."
    Written in 2003 by Jill R., Age 18 --- Virginia
    Don' sit and whine about wanting something. If you really do want it, then work for it and you will get it!! I always end up getting what I really want:) August 4, 2003
    "Dreams of who we could become and what we could do....or who we will share our life with...just remember all things happen for a reason....good and bad....so watch what you dream for....."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mandi M., Age 16 --- Michigan
    August 4, 2003
    "Never let anyone tell you your own limitations. If you want something, go and get it; the only person who can stop you is yourself."
    Copyright © 2003 James Friedman

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