"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
MAY 1999

    May 28, 1999
    "If you're going to be able to look back on something and laugh about it,
    You might as well laugh about it now."
    Marie Osmond --- Sent in by Lindsey, Age 13 --- Texas
    May 28, 1999
    "Dream your dream and score your goal."
    Michael S., Age 17 --- New York
    May 28, 1999
    "FAILURE is two faced,
    You're going to be brought down,
    Or you're going to become stronger.
    You have to make the right decision."
    Joe, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    May 28, 1999
    "To be swept by the water,
    You must first throw yourself into the stream."
    John H. (my friend) --- Sent in by Whitney, Age 14 --- Georgia
    May 26, 1999
    "If you smile when no one else is around, then you really mean it."
    Colleen D., Age 17 --- Michigan
    May 26, 1999
    "I could not tell fact from fiction,
    Or if my dream was true,
    The only sure prediction,
    In this whole world was you..."
    Maya Angelou --- Sent in by Pass, Age 15 --- Connecticut
    May 26, 1999
    "Live life how it is, not how you want it to be."
    Elana F., Age 15 --- Ohio
    May 26, 1999
    "When the heart is full of love, the world is full of hope."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Renee, Age 17 --- Maine
    May 26, 1999
    "You are the only person who can
    Take you where you want to go in your life."
    Anonymous, Age 16 --- Australia
    May 24, 1999
    "Every person is perfect,
    Because perfection lies in our own unique imperfections."
    Dariel W., Age 16 --- South Dakota
    May 24, 1999
    "My mind is my last and only frontier."
    Dustin A., Age 14 --- Florida
    May 24, 1999
    "One door may close and another may open,
    But it is up to you to walk through it."
    Stacey L., Age 18 --- California
    May 24, 1999
    "We're constantly being told what other people think we are,
    And that's why it's so important to know yourself."
    Sarah McLachlan on self-esteem through self-awareness
    --- Sent in by Nikki B., Age 15 --- Illinois

    May 21, 1999
    "Make new friends, but keep the old;
    One is silver and the other's gold."
    Old Girl Scout Motto --- Sent in by Colleen McK., Age 14 --- Illinois
    --- Source supplied by Nichole, Age 17 --- Massachusetts 12/9/99

    May 21, 1999
    "You don't have to have the lead
    If you have the courage to come from behind."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Nathanael S., Age 17 --- Iowa
    May 21, 1999
    TO ANY ATHLETE

    There are little eyes upon you,
    And they're watching night and day;
    There are little ears that quickly
    Take in every word you say;
    There are little hands all eager
    To do anything you do;
    And a little boy who's dreaming
    Of the day he'll be like you.
    You're the little fellow's idol;
    You're the wisest of the wise,
    In his little mind about you,
    No suspicions ever rise;
    He believes in you devoutly,
    Hold, that all you say and do,
    He will say and do, in you way
    When he's a grown-up like you.
    There's a wide-eyed little fellow,
    Who believes you're always right,
    And his ears are always open,
    And he watches day and night;
    You are setting an example
    Every day in all you do.
    For the little boy who's waiting
    To grow up to be like you.
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erin Schiebel --- Iowa
    May 21, 1999
    "Smile, it makes people wonder what you are thinking."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Holly I., Age 15 --- Virginia
    May 19, 1999
    "If you don't have a dream,
    How are you going to have a dream come true?"
    Oscar Hammerstein --- Sent in by Paula B., Age 17 --- Australia
    --- Author's name provided by Kate R., Age 16 --- Saskatchewan, Canada

    May 19, 1999
    "Why walk and talk your way through life, when you can dance and sing?"
    Jonathan B., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    May 19, 1999
    "A child is God's opinion that the world must go on."
    Carl Sandburg --- Sent in by Amy B., Age 18 --- Iowa
    May 19, 1999
    "Let him that would move the world first move himself."
    Socrates --- Sent in by Aubrey B., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
    May 17, 1999
    "Success doesn't have to belong to the swiftest or the strongest,
    But lies in the satisfaction that you did the best,
    To become the best, that you are capable of being."
    Coach Russ --- Sent in by Kristen Y., Age 15 --- Hawaii
    May 17, 1999
    "Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
    For they will never cease to be amused."
    QA --- Canada
    May 17, 1999
    "Miracles can't always be seen with the eyes,
    But must be felt with the heart."
    Danette E., Age 18 --- Indiana
    May 17, 1999
    "How things seem and what you make of them are two different things."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Kathy F., Age 14 --- Maine
    May 17, 1999
    "If you wake up in the middle of the night and can't sleep,
    Look at the moon. It puts things in perspective."
    Erika S., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    May 14, 1999
    "You've got to be careful if you don't know where you're going,
    Because you might not get there."
    Yogi Berra --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri
    May 14, 1999
    "In the end only one person in this world can drag you down
    Or lift you up, and that person is you."
    Tom Potter --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    May 14, 1999
    "I believe in courtesy, in kindness, in generosity, in good cheer,
    In friendship and in honest competition.
    I believe there is something doing somewhere,
    For every man ready to do it.
    I believe I'm ready, RIGHT NOW."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    May 14, 1999
    "The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources."
    Albert Einstein --- Sent in by Maddy, Age 15 --- Texas
    May 14, 1999
    "I am me and I am okay."
    Virginia Satir -- Sent in by Catherine, Age 15 --- British Columbia, Canada
    May 12, 1999
    "Homines quod volunt credunt.
    (Men believe what they want to.)"
    Julius Caesar --- Sent in by Blake P., Age 15 --- Arkansas
    May 12, 1999
    "If you're complaining about wasting time, your wasting time complaining."
    Chris R., Age 17 --- Illinois
    May 12, 1999
    "Make yourself a blessing to someone.
    Your kind smile or pat on the back
    Just might pull someone back from the edge."
    Carmelia Elliot --- Submitted by Brittany, Age 14 --- Massachusetts
    May 12, 1999
    "Don't savor each moment as though it was your last;
    Experience it as though it was your first."
    Andrea M., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    May 10, 1999
    Trust:

    "Trust is like a chain,
    Each link takes time to gain.
    With every true friends the chain gets longer,
    But only you can truly make it stronger.
    One weak link and the whole chain falls apart,
    To pick a strong link you must follow your heart.
    You can't let one person break you down,
    Because true trust can be found."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Kristin M., Age 14
    May 10, 1999
    "Love is like a pair of scissors,
    So joined that they can never be separated,
    Yet often moving in opposite directions,
    Always coming together as one, in love."
    Tom H., Age 18 --- Kansas
    May 10, 1999
    "Life is a blank piece of canvas
    And the world is the paint,
    How I look at the world is the color
    And my attitude is the picture.
    Right now I am painting a mountain range in the peak of fall
    When all the colors are bright and vibrant."
    Joanne J., Age 18 --- Virginia
    May 10, 1999
    "The trust and the hope you build in something
    Can come tumbling down with the slightest gentle breeze,
    But faith stands true in even the strongest of winds."
    Susie B., Age 14 --- Connecticut
    May 10, 1999
    "I will permit no man to narrow and degrade my soul
    By making me hate him."
    Booker T. Washington --- Sent in by Heather J., Age 16 --- Texas
    --- Author's name supplied by Amy Wallace --- 9/9/99

    May 7, 1999
    "A man who wants to lead the orchestra must turn his back on the crowd."
    Max Lucado --- Sent in by Tammy T., Age 17 --- Arizona
    May 7, 1999
    "To love is nothing, to be loved is something,
    To love and be loved is everything."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jackie, Age 17 --- Massachusetts
    May 7, 1999
    "When going through hell, keep going."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Laura M., Age 17 --- Michigan
    May 7, 1999
    "Some walls do not a prison make."
    Richard Lovelace --- Sent in by Michael B., Age 17 --- Wisconsin
    May 7, 1999
    "Do you know that place between dreams and awake?
    That's where I'll always remember you."
    Tinkerbell --- Sent in by Jennifer N., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    May 5, 1999
    "Should a door slam in your face, open a window."
    B.M.C. --- Sent in by Katy K., Age 14 --- Texas
    May 5, 1999
    "We have a God who delights in impossibilities."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Angie H., Age 18 --- South Dakota
    May 5, 1999
    "It takes 8 minutes for the light from our nearest star (the sun)
    To get to earth! Be patient, and soon your light, too, will shine."
    Jennifer, Age 15
    May 5, 1999
    "If you can't reach someone, blow kisses."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jackie, Age 17 --- Massachusetts
    May 5, 1999
    "Live life to it's fullest;
    You never know when it'll be over."
    My Mother --- Sent in by Nicole T., Age 14 --- Ohio
    May 3, 1999
    "Be my friend, be my enemy, but don't be my conscience."
    Todd W., Age 18 --- Iowa
    May 3, 1999
    "Absence diminishes mediocre passions and increases great ones,
    As the wind blows out candles and fans fire."
    Duc de la Rochefoucauld
    --- Sent in by Carrie, Age 18 --- Maine

    May 3, 1999
    "Never Stand Still."
    Jana H., Age 17 --- New Jersey
    May 3, 1999
    "Pain is weakness leaving the body."
    U.S. Army Rangers --- Sent in by Rodie H., Age 17 --- West Virginia
    --- Source of quote provided by Mike Downes --- North Carolina --- 08/11/00

    May 3, 1999
    "Your eyes see only what is in front of you,
    But your heart sees everything else."
    Justin C., Age 14 --- California







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