"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"<br />OCTOBER 1998 | Motivating and Inspiring

"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
OCTOBER 1998

  • October 30, 1998
    " If you begin your day with love in your heart,
    Peace in your nerves, and peace in your mind,
    You not only benefit by their presence
    But also bring them to others, to your family, friends,
    And to those who destiny draws across your path that day."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Leslie W., Age 17 --- Missouri


  • October 30, 1998
    " Remember to keep your feet on the ground
    While reaching for the stars!"
    Pat Carrol, sophomore English teacher --- New York
    --- Contributed by Michelle P., Age 16 --- New York



  • October 30, 1998
    " They said jump. I couldn't.
    They said Jump. I wouldn't.
    They pushed me- And I flew."
    Lindsay B., Age 16 --- Kansas


  • October 30, 1998
    " Love sought is good, but given unsought is better."
    Shakespeare --- Sent in by Karyn B., Age 18 --- Mississippi


  • October 30, 1998
    " When you make a mistake or get ridiculed or rejected,
    Look at mistakes as learning experiences,
    Ridicule as ignorance, look at rejection as part of one performance,
    Not as a turndown of the performer."
    Dennis Waitley --- Sent in by Jennifer P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania


  • October 28, 1998
    " Love isn't something you can keep on a shelf.
    You can't store it, or hide it or bury it away.
    In order to keep love, you must give it away."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Linnea B., Age 18 --- Connecticut


  • October 28, 1998
    " There is no limit to the good a person can do
    If he does not care who gets the credit."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer, Age 16 --- Washington


  • October 28, 1998
    " Nobody is perfect until you fall in love with them."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Alison, Age 12 --- New York


  • October 28, 1998
    " You do not play the symphony first
    And tune your instruments afterward.
    Begin your day with God."
    James Hudson Taylor
    --- Sent in by Kristen C., Age 15 --- Kansas



  • October 28, 1998
    " Your fate is half god given:
    The other half is yours to write and erase."
    Eric R., Age 13 --- Georgia


  • October 26, 1998
    " Humility is the soil in which other graces grow."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Isobel H., Age 14


  • October 26, 1998
    " There's no thing as a failure who keeps trying...
    Coasting to the bottom is the only disgrace."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Rose M., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania


  • October 26, 1998
    " The smart ones have learned to use their talents.
    The happy ones have learned to accept their flaws."
    Third Rock From the Sun
    --- Sent in by Krista J., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania



  • October 26, 1998
    " Chance is the god of creation."
    Charlie B., Age 17 --- New York


  • October 26, 1998
    " When I say hello, please respond hello.
    When I hug you, please hug me back.
    When I love you, please love me in return."
    Margaret, Age 14 --- Illinois


  • October 23, 1998
    " Some are born great,
    Some achieve greatness,
    And some just have greatness thrust upon them."
    12th Night, William Shakespeare
    --- Sent in by Amanda J., Age 16 --- Manitoba, Canada



  • October 23, 1998
    " To dare is to lose control for a moment,
    Not to dare is losing yourself."
    Found in the school nurses room
    --- Sent in by Cecilia, Age 16 --- Sweden



  • October 23, 1998
    " Make every moment mean something,
    Because who could ask for more
    Than the moment you'd die for?"
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Lauren F., Age 14 --- California



  • October 23, 1998
    " In the fell clutch of circumstance,
    I have never winced nor cried aloud,
    But by the bludgeoning of chance
    My head is bloody, but unbowed."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Bill W., Age 16 --- Wisconsin


  • October 23, 1998
    " When I am lost in a forest, I need a good compass.
    When I am lost in life, I need a good friend."
    Diana S., Age 17 --- Singapore


  • October 23, 1998
    " When you don't want to get up in the morning but still do,
    When you don't want to do a job but still do,
    When you don't want to work but still do.
    You are a teenager."
    Paul O., Age 15 --- Alberta, Canada


  • October 23, 1998
    " We are not merely human beings,
    We are humans becoming."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Lindsay B., Age 16 --- Kansas


  • October 21, 1998
    Love

    " Everyone knows the word,
    But not the true meaning
    Everyone wonders when they ever will
    Maybe we won't
    Maybe some know already
    Maybe some don't
    There comes a day
    When everyone falls in love
    No one need a push or shove
    You will get there on your own
    And your true love and affection will be shown
    But when you're there
    You won't ask am I in love?
    You won't think
    You'll just be
    So don't worry
    The time will come
    For you
    For everyone
    Don't wait up
    But don't hold back"
    Alix S., Age 14


  • October 21, 1998
    " The sky's the limit when your heart is in it."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan


  • October 21, 1998
    " There are no endings, only strange beginnings."
    Contributed by Ruby V.M., Age 16 --- Hawaii


  • October 21, 1998
    " The best and most beautiful things cannot be seen or touched.
    They must be felt with the heart."
    Helen Keller --- Contributed by Concitta Theresa C.
    --- Author's name supplied by Sarah E., Age 18 --- Michigan 01/01/00



  • October 21, 1998
    " Was she so loved because her eyes were beautiful
    Or were her eyes so beautiful because she was loved?"
    Unknown --- Contributed by Brandy F., Age 15 --- Florida


  • October 21, 1998
    " For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction."
    Issac Newton --- Contributed by Shawn R., Age 19


  • October 21, 1998
    " It is difference of opinion that makes horse races."
    Mark Twain
    --- Submitted by Julianne J. L., Age 19 --- New York



  • October 19, 1998
    " Success is measured not by the place one reaches in life,
    But by the obstacles one must overcome to reach that place."
    George Washington Carver
    --- Submitted by Liz, Age 14 --- Arizona



  • October 19, 1998
    " One who walks in another's footprints leaves no tracks."
    Author Unknown --- Jana, Age 17 --- Utah


  • October 19, 1998
    " Faraway in China
    the people sometimes say,
    life is often bitter
    and all too seldom gay.
    Bitter as dragon tears
    great cascades of sorrow
    flood down all the years
    drowning our tomorrows.

    Faraway in China
    the people also say,
    life is sometimes joyous
    if all too often gray.
    Although life is seasoned
    with bitter dragon tears,
    seasoning is just a spice
    within our brew of years.
    Bad times are only rice,
    tears are one more flavor
    that gives us sustenance,
    something we can savor."
    The Book of Counted Sorrows
    --- Sent in by Alechia, Age 15 --- Colorado



  • October 19, 1998
    " If we each gained a 1000 lbs
    We would all be closer."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona


  • October 19, 1998
    " I have found the paradox that if I love until it hurts,
    Then there is no hurt, but only more love."
    Mother Teresa --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri


  • October 19, 1998
    " Some people grin and bear it.
    Other people smile and change it."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii


  • October 19, 1998
    " Take the criticism as a challenge to work hard.
    It will make you a better athlete and a better person."
    Cristi Millward --- Submitted by Amanda G., Age 15 --- Ohio


  • October 16, 1998
    On Eagle's Wings We Soar

    On Eagle's wings we plot our course--
     Â guided by the light of stars and what lies within our hearts.
    Onward, farther distances we soar--
     Â  Gaining wisdom, more and more.
    Into our future we slowly pass--
     Â  leaving our memories in our past.
    Rising, falling, twisting, turning--
     Â  Always reaching, always learning.
    Rising as the winds lift us--
     Â  plotting our course as we go.
    Let us be guided by the light of stars--
     Â  and not be caught behind another's bars.
    On Eagle's wings we soar every day--
     Â  and gradually we learn our way.
    © Sean White, --- Mars High School, Pennsylvania
    --- Received Sean's permission to print this
    --- Submitted by --- Jamie B., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania



  • October 16, 1998
    " Others will underestimate us, for although we judge ourselves
    By what we feel capable of doing,
    Others judge us only by what we have already done."
    Longfellow --- Sent in by Kae A., Age 14 --- Iowa


  • October 16, 1998
    " Angels show themselves to you when you least expect it-
    Often when all hope is lost."
    Unknown --- Sent to us by Shireen G., Age 18 --- California


  • October 16, 1998
    " Anything worthwhile usually isn't easy."
    QA, Age 18 --- Canada


  • October 16, 1998
    " If you keep waiting for the right time,
    You may never begin.
    Begin where you are with what you are.
    I expect nothing but to be,
    I desire nothing but to learn,
    I am nothing, but am becoming everything."
    Anonymous --- Sent to us by Becca P. --- Pennsylvania


  • October 16, 1998
    " Ability is what you're capable of doing.
    Motivation determines what you do.
    Attitude determines how well you do it."
    Lou Holtz --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    --- Author's name provided by Amanda W. --- Tennessee --- 12/21/01



  • October 16, 1998
    " No guy is worth your tears,
    And the ones that are, won't make you cry."
    Candice Hemmerly --- Submitted by Sea, Age 13 --- Texas
    --- Author's name supplied by Danielle, Age 17 --- New York --- 6/99



  • October 16, 1998
    " It is not being better than something else
    As much as it is being the best of what I am."
    Dr. George Sheehan --- Sent in by Mary M., Age 18 --- Georgia


  • October 16, 1998
    " Friends are like a puzzle,
    If one goes away,
    That special piece can never be replaced,
    And the puzzle will never be whole again."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Maddy, Age 15 --- Houston


  • October 14, 1998
    " To be successful you must be hungry;
    Hungry for success,
    Hungry for victory,
    And hungry simply to be the best you possibly can be.
    It always starts with a dream,
    And then somehow, some way,
    You must be inspired to reach your goal
    Or you'll never make it."
    From Melissa R., Age 16 --- South Australia, Australia


  • October 14, 1998
    " Good times, become good memories.
    Bad times, become good lessons.
    There's always something good that
    Comes out of every life experience.
    You can never lose, you can only gain from life."
    Written by MeLaNiE, Age 18, --- Australia


  • October 14, 1998
    " With greed comes betrayal."
    Written by Vincent F., Age 16 --- Holland (Europe)


  • October 14, 1998
    " Greater love hath no man than this,
    That he lay down his life for his friends."
    The Bible John 15: 13
    --- Sent in by Michael R., Age 17 --- Indiana
    --- Source of quote supplied by:
    --- Amanda G. & Scott M. --- Zimbabwe, Africa



  • October 14, 1998
    " Life is like a flowing river,
    There will always be obstacles trying to block our path,
    But we will get past them no matter how large,
    Blindly following a path to a place we haven't seen,
    But know we must reach at all costs."
    Written by Nathan J., Age 16 --- Tennessee


  • October 14, 1998
    " Laugh a lot, cry a lot, love a lot."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Gina D., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada


  • October 12, 1998
    " The thing that makes you exceptional, if you are at all,
    Is inevitably that which must also makes you lonely."
    Lorraine Hansberry
    --- Sent in by Jennifer P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania



  • October 12, 1998
    " What would you attempt to do
    If you knew you could not fail?"
    Dr. Robert Schuller
    --- Sent in by Amanda T., Age 19 --- Wisconsin



  • October 12, 1998
    " Not by power,
    Nor by might,
    But by My Spirit,
    Says the Lord"
    Zec 4:6 --- Contributed by Katie --- Illinois


  • October 12, 1998
    " If you have the courage to begin,
    You have the courage to finish."
    Jen, Age 16 --- New Jersey


  • October 12, 1998
    " Enthusiasm is contagious, Become infectious with it."
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Charlotte S., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada



  • October 12, 1998
    " My friend,
    If I could give you one thing
    I would give you the ability to see yourself as others see you...
    Then you would realize what a truly special person you are."
    Courtnie, Age 17 --- Georgia


  • October 9, 1998
    " Life is like a handful of short stories, pretending to be a novel.
    Each day a new story will unfold before you
    And reveal your worth as a person.
    Live each day to it fullest
    Because there is a destiny in all of us
    And you never know when or where
    Your novel will end. "
    Karl W. Hoff III
    --- Sent in by Gregory Allen H., Age 14 --- Florida



  • October 9, 1998
    " Dare to dream
    Or forever be chased by the nightmares."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Melissa M., Age 15 --- Iowa


  • October 9, 1998
    " Never go faster than your guardian angel can fly."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Summer, Age 12 --- Arkansas


  • October 9, 1998
    " Respect All, Fear None."
    My field hockey coach
    --- Sent in by Jaime, Age 17 --- New Jersey



  • October 9, 1998
    " A bend in the road
    Is not the end of the road
    Unless you fail to make the turn."
    Unknown --- Sent in by the following crew
    --- Erin B., Age 15 --- Florida
    --- Mary M., Age 18 --- Georgia
    --- Lizzy, Age 15 --- Wisconsin



  • October 9, 1998
    " We come to love not by finding a perfect person
    But by learning to see an imperfect person perfectly."
    Sam Keen --- Sent in by Rouvin, Age 16 --- Malaysia


  • October 7, 1998
    " In spite if everything, I still think people are good at heart."
    Anne Frank --- Sent in by Whitney B., Age 14, --- Alabama


  • October 7, 1998
    " Those that bring sunshine into the lives of others
    Cannot keep it from themselves."
    James M. Barrie
    --- Sent in by Keri H., Junior
    --- Wahlert High School



  • October 7, 1998
    " It is better to fail than never to try at all."
    Unknown--- Sent in by Randy P., Age 13 --- Nebraska


  • October 7, 1998
    " The world is too dangerous to live in
    Not because of the people who do evil,
    But because of the people who sit and let it happen."
    Albert Einstein
    --- Contributed by Lauren A., Age 18 --- Tennessee



  • October 7, 1998
    DEAR GOD

    " Dear God I am thinking that now is about time
    For me to be yours and me no longer be mine
    But yours Lord for only you know best
    I can only sin and put your love to a test
    A test that each and every time you ace
    Because lord love is in your face
    It is in you voice, your touch, Lord love IS you
    So by releasing me I have opened up to this love so new
    There is no harm in love but only in going without
    So show me the way Lord in which to make you proud."
    Shaun A., Age 17


  • October 7, 1998
    " Let your heart guide you.
    It whispers, so listen closely."
    The Land Before Time
    --- Sent in by Lizzy, Age 15 --- Wisconsin



  • October 7, 1998
    " If you can smile through your tears,
    You can do anything."
    Katie R., Age 14 --- Alabama


  • October 5, 1998
    " A friend is someone who walks in
    When the rest of the world walks out."
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Crystal O., Age 17 --- Virginia



  • October 5, 1998
    " Love cannot omit mistakes, but can forgive them."
    Danny C., Age 17 --- Arizona


  • October 5, 1998
    " The way a team plays as a whole determines its success.
    You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world,
    But if they don't play together,
    The team won't be worth a dime."
    Babe Ruth
    --- Submitted by Allen L., Grade 12, Age 17
    --- West Florence High --- South Carolina



  • October 5, 1998
    " Who cares what other people think of you
    As long as you think highly of yourself."
    Amy, Age 18 --- Louisiana


  • October 5, 1998
    " Always watch where you are going, otherwise,
    You may step on a piece of the forest
    That was left out by mistake."
    From Winnie-the-Pooh
    --- Sent in by Heather, Age 16 ( almost 17 )



  • October 5, 1998
    " No rain, no rainbows."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Cait, Age 16 --- New Jersey


  • October 5, 1998
    " If you think you're too small to have an impact,
    Try going to bed with a mosquito in the room."
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Travis Y., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania



  • October 5, 1998
    " Mankind must put an end to war,
    Or war will put an end to mankind."
    John F. Kennedy --- Sent in by Jeremy W., Age 17 --- Ohio


  • October 2, 1998
    " Faith is what happens
    When love and trust, come together.
    When we believe in ourselves,
    We let the power of faith flow through us.
    Faith comes easily to the pure of the heart.
    It is the comfort of knowing even in the dead of winter,
    The sun will come out again.
    Faith tells us we have a purpose in the world,
    Even when we don't know what it is.
    Faith is more then believing.
    It is KNOWING."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Kristy, Age 16 --- New York


  • October 2, 1998
    Years From Now

    " About a hundred years from now, I will look back to see,
    Just how very much you always meant to me.

    Side by side we were for years,
    Still side by side through all the tears.

    In all the tears some sun shown through,
    And made even brighter my love for you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gina G., Age 14


  • October 2, 1998
    " I may not know what love is,
    But I felt good when near him,
    Lost when he went from me."
    Meredith, Age 17 --- New Jersey


  • October 2, 1998
    " Until we believe what we cannot see,
    We cannot see but what we believe."
    Jenn G., Age 14 --- Texas


  • October 2, 1998
    " It is not what you say or wish,
    Nor what you hope or intend,
    It is what you do that counts."
    Angela, Age 16 --- Alberta, Canada


  • October 2, 1998
    " Friendship is continuous."
    Michelle S., Age 16 --- Montana


  • October 2, 1998
    " A vision without action is a dream.
    Action without vision passes time.
    Vision with action can change the world."
    Joel Barker --- Submitted by Erin B., Age 15 --- Florida
    --- Author's name provided by Kristy B., Age 18 --- Florida --- 05/02/01