MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
JUNE 2004


 

June 30, 2004
" You will soon forget the kind words you say today, but the recipient will cherish them forever."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stephanie S., Age 15 --- Texas


June 30, 2004
" You've got 2 choices. You can either sit and cry or spread your wings and fly."
Copyright © 2004 Molly Miller


June 30, 2004
" Don't worry about the people in your past; there's a reason they didn't make it into your future."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S MA, Age 15 --- Florida
I chose this quote because it's so true. I worry about what if I did this different or if I should have given them a second chance? This quote confirms that I didn't want them in my future. That's why I let go. I love this quote.


June 30, 2004
" Stand up and speak for your faith. The people who should be speaking out, have been staying quiet far too long."
Copyright © 2004 Shadrach Smith
I thought of this because I see my fellow Christians stay quiet whenever there faith is insulted and when they have a chance to share their faith they stay quiet and don't stand up for God and what they believe in.


June 30, 2004
" You have to get one thing out of your mind to let the other thing in."
Written in 2004 by Ankeeta S., Age 18 --- Delhi, India
It's so true and applies to each and every circumstance of life. It's like you have to get the thoughts of your boyfriend out of your mind to let the thoughts of studies get in. And you have to let the pain of your ex get out, to let the new relationship blossom.




June 28, 2004
" Every experience, pleasant or unpleasant, is a lesson in disguise."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gerald B., Age 15 --- Washington


June 28, 2004
" You can describe friends as amazing or incredible...but there are no words to describe a best friend."
Written in 2004 by T.H., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
This is for my best friend in the world...I have no idea what I'd do without her. She's inspiration for everything I do and keeps me from ever giving up.


June 28, 2004
" Love is like a never-ending maze; make sure you don't go in the wrong direction."
Written in 2004 by Jillian B., Age 14 --- Oregon


June 28, 2004
" One who is popular is not always well liked; one who is well liked is not always popular."
Copyright © 2004 Nathan Marx
I wrote this quote because I believe it is true. I have found, through my schooling career, that the popular kids are not always the most well liked, and the well liked kids are not always popular.


June 28, 2004
" The RESULT of one's doing is but a facade, because how one ACHIEVES their goal is the truth about one's self."
Written in 2004 by Martin V., Age 14 --- Makati, Philippines
This fits in many situations, how one judges one's life through looks, but only those who look closely get to know who the person is or how one wins or loses. Because it doesn't matter what happens, it's how you work towards the "result".


June 23, 2004
" If people lost everything,
They would learn everything."
Copyright © 2004 Pat Neal


June 23, 2004
" You're better hurting physically now, then mentally later."
Written in 2004 by R. A., Age 15 --- West Australia, Australian External Territories
This quote is 100% true because your physical pain MAY only last 10 minutes, your mental pain will last forever. Likke if you're riding and when you go home you say to yourself, "Man, I wish I went for that rail or those stairs." If you did and you landed it, you would be fully happy. But, if you crashed, at least you know what it's like to do it and you don't wonder about doing it later.


June 23, 2004
" Acceptance is through your heart, not your eyes."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shireen R., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
I have noticed through the media lately that people are worried about their image way too much. If they are worried, it means they are also worried about acceptance. People need to understand that it's what's in the heart that matters the most. Someone can be beautiful to the eye but evil at heart, so see through the heart, not the eyes..


June 23, 2004
" Don't let your dreams, be just that."
C.R. --- Submitted by Cristina R., Age 16 --- New York


June 23, 2004
" What we leave behind is not as important as how we lived it."
Copyright © 2004 Ryan Barber


June 21, 2004
" There are some things in life you know you shouldn't do, but you are so caught up in the high maintenance society and its demands that you completely forget that everything you do will have its consequence."
Written in 2004 by Ashlee C., Age 13 --- Ontario, Canada
People these days will do anything to be accepted by the world, that they don't realize what those things they do can and WILL affect their futures immensely.


June 21, 2004
" As the sun rises, a hero does. As the sun goes down, a hero does not."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Oliver J., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia
This quote is a very good motivation for my everyday life as it describes the dedication of a true hero and helps me through my everyday activities.


June 21, 2004
" Trust; the trait that is hardest to build but easiest to destroy, simply because we should always focus on building it."
Written in 2004 by Martin V., Age 14 --- Makati, Philippines
It's simply about taking trust and friends for granted and it is more important to focus on what can help and avoid; what can destroy the hard work. It also shows hard work pays off, as slacking off a bit can destroy all your hard work.


June 21, 2004
" The word, mediocre, does not appear in the dictionary of Heroes as it is filled with synonyms of the word, courage."
Copyright © 2004 Murray Batchelor
I wrote this quote, as I really believe in it. It has been my motivation in life and helped me through some very tough times. I lead my life by this quote.


June 21, 2004
" Winning gives you the satisfaction that you out did your opponent. Losing gives you the intensity to beat them."
Author Unknown --- Submitted K.K., Age 13 --- Iowa


June 16, 2004
" When life gives you lemons say, 'Oh, ya...I like lemons...what else ya got?'"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Laura H., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada


June 16, 2004
" Life's just a story that goes on, as you turn the pages.. but it's what you do that makes those pages worth turning and worth remembering."
Copyright © 2004 Angela Hutchins
I have always looked at this quote to remember that everyone has a chance in life but it's what we do that makes an impact on other people and makes us worth remembering.


June 16, 2004
" Don't run away from your dreams because you are afraid to succeed. Don't let people who are jealous of your talents bring you down. Bottom line: don't let anyone or anything get in the way of what you've wanted since you were little."
Written in 2004 by Cassi, Age 17 --- Rhode Island
I am a junior in high school and on the basketball team. I have played basketball since I was 2 and just recently thought about giving it up and not playing in college. As I was improving, I was getting a lot of crap from people; people who were jealous. I then realized that the people you go to high school with you usually don't interact with after high school so I gave them a piece of my mind and now am practicing harder than ever. So just remember, don't let what people say to you or think about you affect who you are or what you want. They won't amount to anything later on, but you still have to live with yourself.


June 16, 2004
" A true friend is just like a piece of puzzle. Without that particular piece, your life wouldn't be complete."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Felicia F., Age 14 --- Singapore


June 16, 2004
" Tomorrow isn't a right; it's a privilege, because tomorrow may never come."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy S., Age 13 --- West Virginia
This has helped me through so much because I had a great friend this year commit suicide. He has no tomorrow.


June 14, 2004
" The greatest danger for most is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we reach it."
Michelangelo --- Submitted by M.M., Age 16 --- Washington
What hurts the most sometimes, is knowing that you could have tried harder, studied more, practiced more and instead of doing that, you settled for being mediocre. Don't wonder what could have happened if you had gone that extra mile. Always give everything your all!


June 14, 2004
" There is always hope...YOU just have to find it."
Copyright © 2004 Amy Herrera
As a teen, I seem to be in many situations where it SEEMS hopeless, but I have found out that no matter how bad things are, you just have to find your own hope.


June 14, 2004
" Staying focused on your goals is like navigating a river. A turn into the wrong stream may send your dreams plunging down a waterfall of fatality while a turn into the right stream may open your dreams up to an ocean of everlasting success."
Copyright © 2004 Ben Hicks


June 14, 2004
" Don't let mistakes ruin your chance to shine."
Copyright © 2002 Andrea Lopez
This quote has helped me through the times where I've felt as though my mistakes ruined an opportunity for me to do great things. I will never let a mistake ruin my chance to shine ever again.


June 14, 2004
" You can be anywhere when your life begins...
When the future opens up right in front of you."
Written in 2004 by Steph T., Age 17 --- New Mexico
A couple months ago I went through some pretty rough times in life and God helped me out a lot. If you have some bad things going on right now, just don't fret on them too much because behind every road block there's another opportunity to live life the way you want to so don't give up!


June 9, 2004
" A person's life is not measured in its amount of money made or time spent, nor is it measured in its length. A life is measured in its hopes, dreams, and its ability to make them happen."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lizzie H., Age 13 --- Kentucky


June 9, 2004
" Those who misjudged you are not your enemies; befriend them still. This is their first sign of you as someone they never knew. And because of this, they'll always remember you."
Copyright © 2004 Huong Nguyen


June 9, 2004
" It's the possibility of making a dream come true that makes life interesting."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tara C., Age 13 --- California
It's so true.


June 9, 2004
" Life's too short to be mad because other people run their mouths more than their hearts."
Copyright © 2004 Chris Hogan


June 9, 2004
" Everything you do in life has a major effect, on you, and on everyone around you. So why take life as if it was some kind of joke?"
Copyright © 2004 Gabriel Anthony Chavez
I wrote this because life is serious, I mean I'm not trying to say don't have fun, I'm saying there is a time to be serious and a time to have fun.

 

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