"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
MAY 2006

May 24, 2006
"Through the past we understand what it was we did wrong. Through the future we reach for our dreams."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Colby O., Age 16 --- Tennessee
May 24, 2006
"When promises are not kept, close friends are lost."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Pooja D., Age 15 --- India
May 24, 2006
I'm not a perfect girl.
My hair doesn't always stay in place
And I spill things a lot.

I'm pretty clumsy
And sometimes I have a broken heart.
My friends and I sometimes fight
And maybe some days NOTHING goes right.

But when I think about it
And take a step back,
I remember how amazing life truly is
And that maybe, just maybe
I LIKE being imperfect.
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeanetta W., Age 14 --- Kentucky
May 24, 2006
"When you are sad, offended, knocked down, depressed and when you don't know how to move on, then always remember: Once you were the fastest, most successful and best sperm in your group."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ay A., Age 14 --- Germany
Something to laugh about and get motivated from.
May 24, 2006
"If someone has nothing better to do that to criticize you and make you feel bad, then you must be doing something right."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tiffany G., Age 14 --- North Carolina
This is my favorite quote. This speaks to everyone. There is not one person out there who is not being criticized, whether it's to their face or not. I am just basically telling you not to let that bring you down. Just remember: you must being doing something right if they have nothing better to do than make your life a living hell.

May 22, 2006
"Don't let anything negative someone says to you or about you get you down. Do what you love, dance like you're a superstar and sing like you're famous on the radio."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nikki J., Age 13 --- Maine
I saw this in my friend's AIM profile. I liked what it meant, so now I say it whenever one of my friends tells me someone started a nasty rumor about them. It makes them feel better.
May 22, 2006
"You create your own experience."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Natalie T., Age 15 --- California
I believe that fate is over rated. I think that our life is 10 percent fate and 90 percent how we deal with fate. Sure, life throws you curve balls, but it is how you react to them that TRUELY makes up your life and defines who you are. Even if you sometimes don't feel like it, have the power over your life.
May 22, 2006
"The things in life you want so bad either half happen or come at a price. Personally, I think that gaining half of something is better than losing the whole of something."
Written in 2006 by W.N., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
This is the case from a recent past experience... I hope that you understand what I mean and can relate it to your future experiences.
May 22, 2006
"By saying something you've tried is impossible is only admitting that you have tried, failed and have given up."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Thomas M., Age 13 --- Ontario, Canada
It's true, I know a lot of people you have said something is impossible, but when they set their mind to it and never gave up they eventually got it. It's only impossible if you quit trying.
May 22, 2006
"In life, it is better to know something and fail than to fail without knowing anything at all."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katrina M., Age 17 --- Tennessee
May 17, 2006
"Fear does not make a man a brave heart or a coward, but what the man does with that fear is what makes him who he is."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.S., Age 16 --- Missouri
May 17, 2006
"You will soon realized that perfectionism is overrated... and a waste of time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cara S., Age 15 --- Ohio
May 17, 2006
"Having faith is walking up the stairs, not knowing what is at the top."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Myreen A., Age 14 --- Alberta, Canada
May 17, 2006
"Life is all about risks and it requires you to jump. Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hanna E., Age 16 --- Ohio
May 17, 2006
"When I'm rich and famous, I'm not going to have the time to thank you for not believing in me. So this is for then. Thanks!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adam K., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania
Whenever I tell someone my dream of playing baseball in the major leagues, they laugh at me and tell me I don't have any skill. This quote is for them.
May 15, 2006
"Believe in yourself and you will be unstoppable."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Yvonne L., Age 18 --- Singapore
Have confidence and take the risk.
May 15, 2006
"The greatest danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that our aim is too low and we get it!!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.S. Age 15 --- Gujarat, India
May 15, 2006
"You can wish on so many things- flowers, eyelashes, coins... But while you are wishing, stay awake, for your wish may be coming true right before your very eyes...""
Written in 2006 by Anastasia S., Age 17 --- Oregon
May 15, 2006
"Life's mystery will only be uncovered by the true you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.W., Age 14 --- Illinois
May 15, 2006
"It is better to fail in originality than to succeed in imitation."
Bathroom Wall Insight --- Submitted by K.R.. Age 14 --- BC, Canada
May 10, 2006
"I don't want to be famous or rich or anything like that. I just want to see my team perform well. The best feeling in the world is watching your teammates execute a play to perfection."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A. T., Age 14 --- Utah
A great leader is someone who is not only constantly improving themselves, but trying to raise everyone around to another level also.
May 10, 2006
"Be all you can be today...tomorrow might never come to be better."
Written in 2006 by Kandace D., Age 17 --- California
May 10, 2006
"Persistence paralyzes resistance."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by I.K.K., Age 18 --- United Kingdom
If you're persistent and determined at anything, nothing can stop you except yourself.
May 10, 2006
"The people who don't have a happy enjoyable life are those who never imagined their life and their future. Live the imaginative life for a better future."
Written in 2006 by Nitika S., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
May 10, 2006
"I will do today what others won't, so I can live tomorrow like others can't."
Casey Combden --- Submitted by Brandon C., Age 14 --- Canada
Live life to the fullest! It is the best you can do.
May 8, 2006
"As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn't supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it's harder every time. You'll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You'll fight with your best friend. You'll blame a new love for things an old one did. You'll cry because time is passing too fast, and you'll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you've never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you'll never get back."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gabbie T., Age 15 --- California
May 8, 2006
"There is no pathway to perfection; there is only a pathway to becoming better."
Written in 2006 by Mario B., Age 14 --- California
May 8, 2006
"What runs in your blood, stays in your blood; not even the deepest cut could bleed it."
Esther M. Kagak --- Submitted by Christine K., Age 15 --- Alaska
My grandmother always told me this to remind me of who I am, where I'm from, and of our culture(s).
May 8, 2006
"It's the possibility of dreams coming true that makes life interesting."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mitchell G., Age 16 --- Canada
May 8, 2006
"You only know how lucky you are when you aren't lucky."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alanna P., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
May 3, 2006
"Beauty is not what is shown on the outside, beauty is what lies underneath, in the heart."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.M., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
People are always worrying about what they look like or how they should look but the real beauty is in the heart. The heart is what tells other people who you are, not what you look like.
May 3, 2006
"Holding grudges won't get you anywhere but a life full of misery."
Written in 2006 by Kayla M., Age 15 --- Texas
May 3, 2006
"The truth about forever is that there is none. What we are living now is the forever."
Sarah Dessen --- Submitted by Allye M., Age 14 --- Tennessee
This is from my favorite book, The Truth about Forever. It helped me realize to live my life moment by moment.
May 3, 2006
"Life keeps moving. Why look back at the little things that bother you when you can look forward to all the great things in life?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.H., Age 14 --- New York
I used this quote when my parents started to fight. It took me through a really rough time and it still works for me. Please let this help you and look forward to all the great things in life.
May 3, 2006
"In the game show of life, you never know what's behind door #1, #2, or #3. But whatever it is, we will soon have to accept it and live our lives to the fullest, even if the door is slammed in your face."
Written in 2006 by Kimberly D., Age 14 --- Ohio
I don't know, I just made this up - it just popped in my head thinking about my life and surroundings.
May 1, 2006
"Celebrate yourself, and embrace your struggles, because nothing is as bad as you probably think it is."
Paula Abdul --- Submitted by Laura H., Age 17 --- United Kingdom
May 1, 2006
"Who knows where the road in life will take us? But know this - every road leads to one end, so there are no rights and wrongs, only your decisions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason M., Age 17 --- Illinois
May 1, 2006
"You can't go back to yesterday, so make today mean something for tomorrow."
Written in 2005 by Ashley M., Age 16 --- Colorado
This is one that I created and that I use in my everyday routine.
May 1, 2006
"You just have to go after what you want, if it doesn't want you back, so be it. It doesn't deserve you anyways."
Nicole Richie --- Submitted by S.H., Age 15 --- New York
May 1, 2006
"There is no quota for kindness."
Written in 2006 by T.H., Age 15 --- Canada