"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SEPTEMBER 2003

    September 29, 2003
    "It is better to get a stiff neck from aiming too high than a stiff back from aiming too low."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.H., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    September 29, 2003
    "Do not stand alone all the time, it is good at times but know that you can seek help from the people you love when you need help."
    Written in 2003 by Peter T., Age 16 --- Texas
    Sometimes Teens are thinking that they are all big and bad and are to proud to seek help EVEN though they know they need it.
    September 29, 2003
    "Friends are the best things in the world. To have one is one thing; to lose one is another."
    Written in 2003 by Charity T., Age 14 --- Illinois
    September 29, 2003
    "Be strong little marshmallow."
    As seen on a Bumper Sticker --- Submitted by Tiffy D., Age 17 --- Texas
    September 29, 2003
    "Life is just a mirror and what you see out there, you must first see inside of you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.R., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
    September 24, 2003
    "The road of life can be blinding, but you must never lose sight."
    Copyright © 2003 Melanie Apel
    I wrote this quote one night while going through some hard times. I was stressed out and everyone seemed to be coming to me with their problems. This was just the first thing that came to mind, and has kept me and my friends going ever since. So when you think everything's lost under an avalanche of troubles, its not… just take a shovel and dig it out.
    September 24, 2003
    "If looks aren't their best quality, chances are... something else is."
    Copyright © 2003 Stephanie Otten
    A lot of people go out with the opposite sex based on looks, and only looks. Everyone has something to offer. If beauty is not their best quality, they could be hilariously funny, or really intelligent. Give everyone a chance, not just a glance.
    September 24, 2003
    "Live life instead of letting life pass you by."
    Copyright © 2003 Virginia King
    September 24, 2003
    "Second To Last... Second To None."
    Mr. Svoboda --- Submitted by L.B., Age 16 --- Nebraska
    Mr. Svoboda is my band teacher. He tells us this every year, every day, before competition, after competition, at 7 o'clock in the morning when we are practicing and all throughout the year. It gets us going and it reminds us to do our best!!
    September 24, 2003
    "The younger days were the funniest times of our lives, non-stop fun, fun, fun. Then you hit that age when everything gets old, and you get bored, and you think all the time how life sucks, but thanks to great friends they help you get through those few years, and then you hit age 18, your life now begins and it will be a great one."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.G., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    September 22, 2003
    "God has a plan for each and every one of us. It isn't always the one we want, but then we can't see ahead of today. Accept what God has given you because He knows what He's doing."
    Written in 2003 by Shelby V., Age 16 --- Michigan
    September 22, 2003
    "Take all you want out of someone, but cherish all taken."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cally U., Age 15 --- Texas
    Everyone, please cherish your family and friends. They are very precious and you never know when you won't see them again.
    September 22, 2003
    "Don't spend your entire life trying to fit in with the rest. It is only those who are different who get remembered."
    Laura --- Submitted by Brisa A., Age 13 --- New York
    September 22, 2003
    "A soul mate is someone that only comes once in a lifetime. So when you finally find your soul mate, if it was last year or the year before, cherish them with your love."
    Copyright © 2003 Jennifer Johnson
    Respect others as you would like to be respected.
    September 22, 2003
    "People often judge others without knowing them first or even walking a mile in their shoes. The World is a mixing pot of various backgrounds and colors. Don't judge without knowing first!!!"
    Copyright © 2003 Francesca Saldivar
    September 17, 2003
    "The past WAS, tomorrow MAY be, and only today IS."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Layne T., Age 16 --- Tennessee
    This is as realistic as it gets
    September 17, 2003
    "In this dark world, there is only one thing; only one thought that can keep us together, hope. Yes, hope can keep this very world together."
    Copyright © 2003 Christopher Bohan
    Stay alert in this world. Please!!!!
    September 17, 2003
    "Sometimes life doesn't come knocking on your door. Sometimes you have to go out on the front porch and meet it."
    Written in 2003 by Molly P., Age 16 --- Illinois
    I made this up one day; I hope it helps all you to reach out towards your goals :)
    September 17, 2003
    "The "what if" of the future is mediocre compared to the "what if" of an unexplored past."
    Copyright © 2003 Dia Forrester
    This quote is really for teens who are going to college and leaving the person, their love, behind. Long Distance relationships are a test of the emotional connection you two have, so whether it works out or not, it should be explored. It makes no sense ending what is so beautiful because of fear; you should fear not having that person in your life and nothing else.
    September 17, 2003
    "You said that you would catch me when I fall, and I didn't believe you. But you proved me wrong because I fell from the highest cliff, you and were at the bottom, arms open, and you caught me."
    Copyright © 2003 Ciera Quinn
    September 15, 2003
    "Do what others want and you will be temporarily liked, but do what you want and you will be forever respected."
    Written in 2003 by Kate N., Age 16 --- New York
    September 15, 2003
    "We are all stars and we all deserve the right to shine."
    Marilyn Monroe --- Submitted by Maria G., Age 13 --- Wisconsin
    September 15, 2003
    "You never know what certain things are worth unless you take the chance of knowing."
    Written in 2003 by Jennifer P., Age 18 --- Maryland
    When I thought of this quote, I had been going through some changes and I didn't want to take any chances of doing anything wrong. I then realized that if I don't take some of the chances that are put out there to take, then I will never know what could have happened or what could have been.
    September 15, 2003
    In my little corner crying
    Watching you moving on
    If I die this very night
    Would you shed a tear in my light?

    If were to leave for the rest of your life
    Would you miss me?
    If my voice were forever put in the back of your mind
    Would you still breathe?

    What if I were to die, die my old, come out the new?
    What if I were to say the only end is you?
    As I get on my feet and slowly balance
    Out of my hiding I come
    Bring on the rain, for no more tears tonight.
    Written in 2003 by S.M., Age 13 --- Florida
    Don't waste your life with one sorrow; keep going to show you have a life to live.
    September 15, 2003
    "No one can love you more than yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lissette P., Age 16 --- Florida
    No boyfriend or girlfriend can ever tell you that he/she is the only person that loves you because you always have your own love.
    September 10, 2003
    "Love is like a shooting star - hard to find but something you will never forget."
    Copyright © 2003 Christina Simon
    September 10, 2003
    " Let the Lord be your guiding light in trouble."
    Copyright © 2003 Raynae Jones
    September 10, 2003
    "Don't look at challenges as is; look at them as opportunities."
    Copyright © 2003 ArmeeGrace Campos
    If you're wondering whether or not to take the challenge, just think that if you didn't, you won't have any experience and you won't be able to prove your ability to others. This quote pertains mostly to athletes but it's also a quotation about life. Think about it...
    September 10, 2003
    "It's not where you're at; it's who you're with. It's not what you say; it's how you say it. It's not where you start out; it's where you end up that counts. It's not how long you lived; it's how well the time was spent. Everything happens for a reason. Never forget your life is meant for something greater than you know."
    Copyright © 2003 Jake Buzzard
    Never doubt anyone, for even a laughing child may be suicidal.
    September 10, 2003
    "Live for the nights you won't remember, with the friends you'll never forget."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica A., Age 15 --- New York
    This quote reminds me how important my friends are to help me through life.
    September 8, 2003
    "It does not do good to dwell on dreams and forget to live. So don't keep on trying on one dream if there doesn't seem to be any chance of it coming true. If you do, you never know what you are missing out on in life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.M., Age 16 --- Tennessee
    When I heard this I was dwelling on my break-up with my boyfriend. And this saying made me think that if we didn't get back together then there was good reason for it. Sometimes if you have to let go of something or someone, it doesn't mean to don't love them. It simply means that you accept what cannot be.
    September 8, 2003
    "Why do we all think that our elders are nothing than plain boring? Instead of telling yourself that, listen to your elder for he/she knows more than you can imagine!"
    Copyright © 2003 Sammy Farahzad
    September 8, 2003
    "Try your best to be the best."
    Written in 2003 by Sarah W., Age 15 --- Missouri
    I came up with this quote as I was getting ready for volleyball practice. I said this quote to myself all through practice and I did GREAT.
    September 8, 2003
    "To truly understand someone you have to know them and the degree to which you do always depends on how much of themselves they are willing to give away."
    Copyright © 2003 Lindsay Young
    September 8, 2003
    "Have You ever wondered which hurts the most? Saying something and wishing you hadn't or saying nothing and wishing you had? Don't be afraid to tell someone you love them. If you do, they might break your heart...but if you don't You might break theirs. Your heart decides who you like. You can't tell your heart what to do. It does it on its own. Too many of us stayed walled up because we are too afraid to care too much for fear that the other person does not care as much or at all. Have you ever denied your feelings for someone because your fear of rejection was too hard to handle? Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump!!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lisa A., Age 15 --- California
    September 3, 2003
    "It's the job that's never started that takes the longest to finish."
    J. R. R. Tolkien --- Submitted by Mia W., Age 13 --- Texas, United States
    If you never start something, it is a guarantee that you will never finish it. Don't ever be afraid to begin something new.
    September 3, 2003
    "Set your goals as far down the road as you can see. Use the roadblocks to get farther."
    Copyright © 2003 Katherine Mess
    September 3, 2003
    "If there came a day when God took all your friends away, who you had at one time or another talked bad about, the next day, how many friends would you have left?"
    Written in 2003 by Ashley C., Age 17 --- Oregon
    I thought of this quote when I was lying in bed one night. I couldn't sleep because one of my best friends and I were having rough times. I was thinking about what all I had said about her to my other friends that day, and I started to feel shame. I love my friends, like I'm sure a lot of you do. No matter what they do, or what kind of situation you are in, don't disrespect them by saying something bad behind there back. Remember some day, you might not have them anymore. CHERISH YOUR FRIENDS! :)
    September 3, 2003
    "If you waste your life weeping, it will be over before you have the chance to smile."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.H., Age 15 --- Texas
    This Quote is meant to help teens of all ages realize that life is too short to waste time dwelling on negative things. Instead spend your life looking for things to make you smile.
    September 3, 2003
    "If you meet someone in whose presence you feel a desire to achieve, who inspires you to do your best, and to make the most of yourself, such a person is worthy of your love, and is awakening love in your heart."
    David O. McKay --- Submitted by Brianna H., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    I really love this quote because it reassures me that the person for me is out there and that one day I'll find him