December 21, 2005
"When you are in a tough position, take a deep breath and realize that this will only make you stronger, make you smarter, make you faster and finally to the point where it will have no effect upon you. Live strong and that's what you will be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shane F., Age 17 --- Illinois
December 21, 2005
"You can never know everything, and part of what you know is always wrong, perhaps even the most important part. A portion of wisdom lies in knowing this; a portion of courage lies in going on anyways."
Robert Jordan --- Submitted by Sara M., Age 16 --- Virginia
I like this quote because it has three parts to it. One: It shows that everyone is lacking knowledge, so don't think that you know and understand everything. Two: Some of the views about the world have been hammered into you and are wrong. What society believes is not always what is truly 'right,' such as when there was racism and segregation, many 'believed' this was 'right' because society said so. Stick to your own beliefs and have your own confidence in them. Three: No matter what, life will go on, whether you are ready or not. You just have to have the courage to join, even though you are uncertain. No one is always certain of themselves and what they do or believe in.
December 21, 2005
"It isn't necessary to blow out the other person's light in order to let your own light shine."
A wise friend --- Submitted by Kortney M., Age 16 --- Idaho
I know some people that actually did this to someone and that someone said this quote. Ever since then, I look up to that person and they helped me to be a better person.
December 21, 2005
"People only see what they want at that moment, but most of the time we overlook the things that could very well be better."
Written in 2005 by Leeann M., Age 15 --- Newfoundland, Canada
December 21, 2005
"Turn your ideas into realities. If you don't, then they become fantasies of what you could have had."
Copyright 2005 Briana Johnson
I though of this quote for an English assignment. It's really inspiring to me and I'm sure it will inspire others.

December 19, 2005
"Who wants to be ordinary when you can be extraordinary? Don't be afraid to be different, to explore things to the core. Because in this world, no one's the same - we all have a different name. So don't be ordinary and never be afraid to be extraordinary!"
Copyright 2005 Stephanie Thomas
December 19, 2005
"Have no fear of perfection - you'll never reach it."
Salvador Dali --- Submitted by K.J., Age 18 --- New Zealand
I love it! December 19, 2005
"Go with your instinct; helps me with everything I do. Just do what seems right."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.L., Age 14 --- United Kingdom
December 19, 2005
"When you are walking down the hall and you hear nasty words, think about the good words that they could be. Don't let words overrule you. Ignore them and go on with life as if those words never existed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.M., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
December 19, 2005
"At some point in life you realize that it's not about finding the cute guy or the athletic guy or the most popular. Just find a guy who doesn't care if you laugh loudly, chew with your mouth open, sing off key, cry at the movies, or act like an insane person. This is the guy who will fall in love with you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michelle G., Age 15 --- Illinois
December 14, 2005
"If you think dwelling on the darkness of your past will teach you how to live a brighter future, try thinking of the best lights of your past and your future will be brighter still. Learning from your mistakes is all and well but there are more mistakes to come and only the light can help you understand."
Written in 2005 by D.A., Age 15 --- New Zealand
December 14, 2005
"Life isn't about waiting for the storm to pass. It's about learning how to dance in the rain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nicole C., Age 15 --- New York
December 14, 2005
"Any chance you get, take it. You never know what it could lead to."
Written in 2005 by Jackie F., Age 13 --- Wyoming
December 14, 2005
"Dream beyond what seems possible!!"
Written in 2005 by Kristin F., Age 19 --- North Dakota
December 14, 2005
"Live the life you want to remember."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashleigh B., Age 13 --- New Jersey
December 12, 2005
"Being able to dance is like being able to fly; with wings you can do anything."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hayley S., Age 13 --- New Jersey
December 12, 2005
"We are always being told to be prepared to make mistakes, but be prepared for mistakes to make you."
Written in 2005 by Katie F., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
I've always feared making mistakes. Suffered from perfection, I suppose. But why not? You can only learn if you try and fail and maybe you won't fail!! Give it a go; do something daring!
December 12, 2005
"It is with the heart that you can see what's truly important."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alexis S., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
December 12, 2005
"When your shadow stands in front of you and brings you down, get up and walk on! For the light is behind you in this battle against darkness!"
Copyright 2005 Rae Ryan
If you don't get it, think of it this way: in order for a shadow to be in front of you, light has to be behind you.
December 12, 2005
"What are the two most wasted days in a week? Yesterday and Tomorrow. Yesterday is the past. You can't do anything about it; it happened. The sun will still rise tomorrow. Tomorrow is unborn; anything can happen. Have no regrets, live life to the fullest. You can't do anything about yesterday and you can't predict tomorrow. Live every day as if it is your last."
Copyright 2005 Joshua Strickland
December 7, 2005
"In a mirror is where we find a reflection of our appearances, but in a heart is where we find a reflection of our soul."
Copyright 2005 Jessica Futrell
I think that it is good for me and people my age to have all the inspiration that is possible, especially as a teen, because of all the peer pressure and stuff. I am very proud of myself that I have carved my own way all these years and never let others influence me to do what I do not want to do. I write things to motivate me so I am always ready to fight off negativity. I have written a couple of quotes to add to this site so to all my underdogs, I understand. Our situations are different, but you're not alone.
December 7, 2005
"Grant the wish... that everyone dreams. Give the love... that everyone needs. Say the truth... that no one will. Walk the path... that everyone wants to. Live the life... God made for you."
Written in 2005 by Casey C., Age 14 --- Tennessee
December 7, 2005
"Everyday is what you make it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ciara B., Age 15 --- California
If you have a bad day, change it, do something fun or creative.
December 7, 2005
"I'm not going to keep hating what I can love."
Written in 2005 by C.A., Age 15 --- Alabama
December 7, 2005
"Sixty seconds you spend upset is a whole minute of happiness you'll never get back."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah D., Age 13 --- Illinois