" Life is only a combination of different experiences.
Demand to enjoy them all."
--- Copyright © 1994 Wayne PocockDecember 29, 2000
" Dream not for yourself but dream for those whom you love and care for.
For in every dream that this goal is realized, more dreams will follow;
Dreams truly meant especially for you."
--- Copyright © 2000 Oliver JuanirDecember 29, 2000
" I've learned one thing during my time on the soccer fields:
It's amazing how fast you can run
And the things you can do when you have a goal in mind.
It applies to the rest of my life, too."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jeremy MonninDecember 27, 2000
" Dreams don't come true.
Dreams are true."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Renee Mitchell --- QLD, AustraliaDecember 27, 2000
" When wealth is lost, nothing is lost.
When health is lost, something is lost.
When character is lost, everything is lost."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kavita Kalyanaraman --- IndiaDecember 27, 2000
" Only we can choose how great of an impact our actions have on others,
So choose something that does not discourage, but rather inspires."
--- Aimee P. --- GuamDecember 22, 2000
" Don't get discouraged;
It's usually the last key in the bunch that opens the lock."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Prachi Sharma --- Madhya Pradesh, IndiaDecember 22, 2000
" Nothing splendid has ever been achieved except by those who dared believe that something inside them was superior to circumstance."
--- Bruce Barton --- Submitted by Jennifer Gokmen --- Istanbul, TurkeyDecember 22, 2000
" The heights by great men reached and kept
Were not attained by sudden flight
But they while their companions slept
Were toiling upwards in the night."
--- Longfellow --- Submitted by Kunjethy Menachery --- Kerala, IndiaDecember 20, 2000
" The Past is like a river flowing out of sight,
The Future is an ocean filled with opportunity and delight."
--- Copyright © 1998 Anna HoxieDecember 20, 2000
" Life is too short to waste time blaming someone else for your failures. No one can make you fail. Life is never too short to take time to thank someone else for helping you succeed. Anyone can help you succeed."
--- Copyright © 2000 Tim RenfroDecember 20, 2000
" Be not afraid of moving slowly,
Be afraid only by standing still."
--- Chinese Proverb --- Submitted by Nicole A. --- IllinoisDecember 18, 2000
" When you lose, don't lose the lesson."
--- Dalai Lama --- Submitted by Sandeep Sakhuja --- Karnataka, India
--- Author's name provided by Daen Burris - 06/25/01December 18, 2000
" Do not wait for leaders.
Do it alone, person to person."
--- Mother Theresa --- Submitted by Andrew Ho --- MalaysiaDecember 18, 2000
" Don't just dream dreams, live them."
--- Copyright © 1986 Kent MillerDecember 15, 2000
" When traveling in troubled waters,
Remember the only way to go up stream
Is to turn your boat around."
--- Copyright © 1990 J.S.OliverDecember 15, 2000
" Use the talents you possess;
For the woods would be very silent,
If no birds sang except for the very best."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christina W. --- Ontario, CanadaDecember 15, 2000
" A true journey lies not in the landscape, but in having new eyes."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cristina Covert --- New Brunswick, CanadaDecember 13, 2000
" To give love unconditionally requires that you close your eyes,
See with your heart, touch with your soul and trust with your life."
--- Copyright © 2000 Greg OlsonDecember 13, 2000
" Willingness creates the ability to accomplish things.
It is a choice, therefore be willing to believe!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Rendy TanDecember 13, 2000
" Life is a journey that we all must endure and experience.
But it's a short lived one, so make every moment count.
Follow your dreams, and never do any less than your best."
--- Copyright © 2000 Joe CroninDecember 11, 2000
" Tell me I can't;
Therefore I will!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Brandon SamsDecember 11, 2000
" We the willing, led by the unknowing, are doing the impossible, for the ungrateful. We have done so much, with so little, for so long, we are now qualified to do anything with nothing."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Charles Seale, USMC --- MarylandDecember 11, 2000
" You don't drown by falling into the water.
You drown by staying there."
--- Nathan Morgan --- Submitted by Jennifer M. --- TexasDecember 8, 2000
" Failure accepts no alibis.
Success requires no explanation."
--- Robert Rose --- Submitted by A. R. --- California, United StatesDecember 8, 2000
" To reach the destination, you have to move.
To move, you might have to fall down.
If you are afraid of falling down, don't move.
If you don't move, you won't reach the destination."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mulyady Sutopo --- Victoria, AustraliaDecember 8, 2000
" Big sacrifices have to be made before wisdom is gain;
The price may be high, but it's worth it."
--- Copyright © 2000 Katherine Yang (aka Khou)December 6, 2000
" We can let go of fear when we stop judging and stop projecting the past into the future, and live only in the present."
--- Gerald Jampolsky --- Submitted by L.T. --- New South Wales, AustraliaDecember 6, 2000
" If you dare to be different and do not join the crowd
If they laugh at your honesty and taunt you when you're proud
When they talk of you in whispers and criticize the things you say and do
Do not fear them but forgive them
They are more afraid than you"
--- Nan Witcomb --- Submitted by Verity Kowal --- New South Wales, AustraliaDecember 6, 2000
" You may have a fresh start, any moment you choose;
For this thing we call failure is not the falling down;
But the staying down."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Grayce Elyzabeth L. --- IowaDecember 4, 2000
" Heroes don't ask us to believe in them,
They teach us to believe in ourselves."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Abbie Wiesehan --- MissouriDecember 4, 2000
" Athletes are driven by commitment to their sport, to themselves, to excellence itself. Commitment fuels the extra mile, the final set, the last quarter, the sprint to the line, going on when the body begs to stop."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Leah S. --- IllinoisDecember 4, 2000
" The harder you try, the harder it is to fail."
--- Vince Lombardi --- Submitted by Brandon A. --- HawaiiDecember 1, 2000
" Many people come to crossroads in their lives
Few people deal with these roads appropriately
Honesty is the guiding path to lead us."
--- Copyright © 2000 Richard ProbertDecember 1, 2000
" Blame no one
--- Bill Parcells--- Submitted by Scott Quitadamo --- GeorgiaDecember 1, 2000
" My mother always told me that I could do whatever I believed I could do. The first, was to get rid of my braces."
--- Wilma Rudolph --- Submitted by B. Perry --- NevadaNovember 29, 2000
" You live life only once. Don't be afraid to challenge the negative and positive situations in life, it is part of everyone's life. It is up to you make things better. Being patient also helps."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Berdie Billah --- ArizonaNovember 29, 2000
" Act as if you are
And you will become such."
--- Leo Tolstoy --- Submitted by A. Webb --- UtahNovember 29, 2000
" New Beginnings In Life:
What sometimes appears to be the end
Is really a new beginning."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tony Williams --- MassachusettsNovember 27, 2000
" If you believe in yourself and never quit, you'll be a winner.
The cost of victory is high - but so are the rewards."
--- Coach Paul "Bear" Bryant --- Submitted by T.J. --- AlabamaNovember 27, 2000
" It is hard to beat a person that never gives up!"
--- Babe Ruth --- Submitted by R.F. --- IowaNovember 27, 2000
" Don't let weeds grow around your dreams."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Martine Hennion --- Western Cape, South AfricaNovember 22, 2000
" If you run from your fears, you run from the world."
--- Copyright © 1999 Kerr LucasNovember 22, 2000
" You are unique. In all the world's history, there was never anyone like you, and in all the histories to come there will never be another you. Do it now, make your success. Make it count!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sharad Khare --- British Columbia, CanadaNovember 22, 2000
" Things that we take for granted today, seemed impossible yesterday."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Annelize Kraounakis --- Gauteng, South AfricaNovember 20, 2000
Believe in yourself in whatever you do,
Each challenge that comes will bring something new,
Carry your spirit safe and sure,
Open your heart and all is pure.
Spread your wings and fly up high
Believe in yourself, you can touch the sky!
--- Copyright © 1999 Serena Giselle McRuryNovember 20, 2000
" If you did something without knowing better,
It was a learning experience.
If you knew better and did it anyway,
That was a mistake."
--- Copyright © 2000 Erin ToplakNovember 20, 2000
" It is not that I have lost my dreams.
My dreams have matured and I must mature with my dreams."
--- Copyright © 2000 Susie WhittenNovember 17, 2000
" Life isn't all bad, and it is too short to get angry at."
--- Copyright © 2000 Prue BonNovember 17, 2000
" The only limits in your life are the ones you set for yourself."
--- Copyright © 2000 Sue KutzNovember 17, 2000
" Do not throw cold water
On other peoples schemes
Throw instead a lifeline
To help them with their dreams"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.G. --- Merthyr Tydfil, United KingdomNovember 15, 2000
" Be better today than you were yesterday
But not as great as you're going to be tomorrow."
--- Bill Sharp --- Submitted by Sonja R. --- CaliforniaNovember 15, 2000
" When you feel like you're not going anywhere,
Lift your mast and let the wind carry you along."
--- Copyright © 2000 Jim DybalaNovember 15, 2000
" We need to have people who mean something to us;
People to whom we can turn,
Knowing that being with them is coming home."
--- B. Cook --- Submitted by Mary Beth Steven --- WisconsinNovember 13, 2000
" Never say you can't, without trying at least once."
--- Copyright © 1999 Joao Geraldo FerreiraNovember 13, 2000
" Everything that has come has past,
The answers in the looking glass."
--- Noel Gallagher --- Submitted by T McKee --- United KingdomNovember 13, 2000
" In our friends we see all the qualities we think we do not have."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Apryl P. --- CaliforniaNovember 10, 2000
" If you're going to do something,
You've got to do it."
--- Wesley Green --- Submitted by B.D.S. --- IndianaNovember 10, 2000
" I'm going to try to work it out so at the end it's a pure guts race.
And if it is, I'm the only one who can win."
--- Steve PreFontaine --- Submitted by K.O. --- MarylandNovember 10, 2000
" If you don't like what you're getting,
Check out what you're giving."
--- Copyright © 1997 Chase StoneNovember 8, 2000
" The product of living from the heart
Is a genuine respect for other human beings and for oneself."
--- Copyright © 2000 Erin SlocumNovember 8, 2000
" I will learn to trust myself, to love so deeply that it hurts and to feel the magnitude of a love so great that it empowers my body and soul."
--- Copyright © 2000 Danielle MartinNovember 8, 2000
" Tough people are not born;
They are made when no one is there for them, to wipe their tears."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ameya Pandit --- MissouriNovember 6, 2000
" When the well runs dry
There's always the ocean,
A little more motion."
--- Copyright © 1999 Bonnie M. GulanNovember 6, 2000
" Every problem in your life carries a gift inside it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ephraim Makwatse --- South AfricaNovember 3, 2000
" There are men and women who make the world better just by being the kind of people they are. They have the gift of kindness or courage or loyalty or integrity. It really matters very little whether they are behind the wheel of a truck or running a business or bringing up a family. They teach the truth by living it."
--- James A. Garfield --- Submitted by Adeline Fallon --- PennsylvaniaNovember 3, 2000
" Your heart is free.
Have the courage to follow it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jared L. --- New YorkNovember 3, 2000
" When faced with fear, one must certainly look deep inside of one's self
And find that moment in their life where they had triumphed
Against all odds and say to themselves:
I'll get through this
I'll get through this."
--- Copyright © 2000 Justin LaursenNovember 1, 2000
" Every leaf falls with an unshakeable belief in new springtime."
--- Copyright © 1997 Rogel DiasNovember 1, 2000
" Time is only your enemy when you try to kill it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shawn Lawson --- IndianaNovember 1, 2000
" In life there's no dead ends;
Backstep and you will see a whole different picture!"
--- Copyright © 1999 Kathryn TaiOctober 30, 2000
" What you achieve, how hard you play,
Isn't determined by a person's skill or ability,
But rather their heart and desire to do something better the next time,
No matter how good they already are!"
--- Copyright © 2000 M. PickeringOctober 30, 2000
" When you cannot run any further, keep running.
When you cannot see yourself winning, win.
Because if you think of stopping, you will.
And if you see yourself losing, you will lose.
Never give up, for this is what your opponent wants you to do."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott Duerden --- South Australia, AustraliaOctober 27, 2000
Live as I have taught you to run,
Boy - it's a short dash.
Dig your starting holes deep and firm.
Lurch out of them into the straightaway
With all the power that is in you.
Look straight ahead to the finish line,
Think only of the gold.
Run straight. Run high. Run hard.
Save nothing, and finish with an ecstatic burst
That carries you hurtling through the tape to VICTORY.
--- Frank Horne --- Submitted by Marie Turley --- MassachusettsOctober 27, 2000
" All that is reality was once but a dream."
--- Copyright © 2000 William GaskinsOctober 27, 2000
" I dreamed that someone gave good for evil,
And the world was amazed."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Diana Barbu --- MichiganOctober 25, 2000
" Speed is measured in seconds
Time is measured in days
But courage, it can't be measured."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deewoon Tan --- SingaporeOctober 25, 2000
" Do you want to make a positive impact in this world? If so, then offer your smile to a child. Let every child you encounter see that this world can be a friendly place in which to grow and live. Belie all the negativity with which every child will be confronted. Be a ballast for good. You may never see the impact of this simple gesture, but it's ripples will extend to eternity."
--- Copyright © 2000 Timothy S. EarlyOctober 25, 2000
" Positive people are Winners!!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lisa Camarata --- TexasOctober 23, 2000
" When nothing seems to help, I go and look at a stonecutter hammering away at his rock perhaps a hundred times without as much as a crack showing in it. Yet at the hundred and first blow it will split in two, and I know it was not that blow that did it - but all that had gone before."
--- Jacob Riis --- Submitted by Dennis Warriner --- New Brunswick, CanadaOctober 23, 2000
" All your dreams and more can be attained when you become fully passionate at what you are doing, for passion is the ultimate in motivation. Apply passion to everything in your life and you CAN do anything. That I promise."
--- Copyright © 2000 Chris SweeneyOctober 23, 2000
" All you can do, is all you can do.
And all you can do is enough."
--- Art Williams --- Submitted by Don Sivesind --- IllinoisOctober 20, 2000
" Life is like running a race.
Pain is endured,
But when you hit the finish line,
It is all worth it."
--- Aaron C. --- Submitted by Nathan C. --- IowaOctober 20, 2000
" The control center of your life is your attitude."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.M. --- Price Edward Island, Canada October 18, 2000
" Sacrifice pays off."
--- Copyright © 2000 Karen DoveOctober 18, 2000
" If you believe you can,
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason Lindemann --- VirginiaOctober 18, 2000
" Every cloud has a silver lining...that shines even in the darkest days."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Beverly Barksdale --- WashingtonOctober 16, 2000
" The darkest moments of our lives are not to be buried and forgotten. Rather they are a memory to be called upon for inspiration to remind us of the unrelenting human spirit and our capacity to overcome the intolerable."
--- Lance Armstrong --- Submitted by Brent Day --- British Columbia, CanadaOctober 16, 2000
" Let the choices you make today
Be the choices you can live with tomorrow."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by L. Rene' --- TexasOctober 16, 2000
" Sometimes when you lose, you win."
--- From the movie 'What Dreams May Come'
--- Submitted by Leslie S. --- PennsylvaniaOctober 13, 2000
" Follow your dreams!
Take one step at a time and don't settle for less,
Just continue to climb."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel D. --- OhioOctober 13, 2000
" I firmly believe that any man's finest hour,
The greatest fulfillment of all that he holds dear,
Is the moment when he has worked his heart out in a good cause
And lies exhausted on the field of battle...victorious."
--- Vince Lombardi --- Submitted by T. Brown --- ArizonaOctober 11, 2000
" Imagination is the highest kite one can fly."
--- Lauren Bacall --- Submitted by Brenda G. --- CaliforniaOctober 11, 2000
" The door to your cage is open.
All you have to do is walk out, if you dare."
--- George Lucas --- Submitted by Steven Browning --- CaliforniaOctober 11, 2000
" Swing hard, in case you hit it."
--- Darren Daulton --- Submitted by Jonathan K. --- WisconsinOctober 9, 2000
" Those who are blessed with the soaring swiftness of the eagle,
And have flown before, let them go.
I will travel slowly, and I too will arrive!"
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chris Adetayo --- Lagos, NigeriaOctober 9, 2000
" The conquests of yesterday are gone,
But the challenge of the future is here."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by S. Rochelle --- ArkansasOctober 9, 2000
" Life without love of yourself
Is merely existence."
--- Copyright © 1999 Kenneth WallaceOctober 6, 2000
" What I do today is important
For I'm exchanging a day of my life for it."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caroline D. --- Ontario, CanadaOctober 6, 2000
" Do not only think goodness, but also act."
--- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ranjit Singh Chadha --- New Delhi, IndiaOctober 6, 2000
" An opportunity in every opposition, a learning in every limitation."
--- Phas A. --- SpainOctober 4, 2000
" Never compromise your dreams.
Do everything in your power to realize your destiny.
Not everything is worth fighting for, but never give up the fight!"
--- Copyright © 2000 Matt ReevesOctober 4, 2000
" Just because you did something,
You have altered everything that surrounds you.
What you don't do also alters everything that surrounds you.
Go do something. Don't sit and regret something you could have altered."
--- Copyright © 2000 J. OaseOctober 4, 2000
" Your heart is free. Have the courage to follow it."
--- From the movie Braveheart --- Submitted by Deb Qualia --- New YorkOctober 2, 2000
I AM AN ATHLETE
MY LIFE... is exciting, dull violent, calm creative, destructive vital, irrelevant brilliant and foolish.
I AM... Courageous, frightened indestructible, frail strong, weak competitive, cooperative selfish and giving.
MY SUCCESS IS DETERMINED BY... meticulous planning and unavoidable twists, ingenious strategies and drastic shifts of the tide. I flip for both sides of the coin and get the edge.
EVERY DAY... I face unlimited challenge with limited skills. I must succeed though failure is inevitable. I strive each day expecting victory in the face of insurmountable obstacles.
I ACCEPT... pain, fear, defeat and humiliation as my due.
I KNOW THAT... fate, luck, karma, kismet and destiny are all words used by those who are too lazy to do the work.
I STRIVE... for perfection with fallible tools, to create a masterpiece with no paint, no canvas, no brush, to produce rabbits with no top hat.
I BUCK... the odds, the system and my own irrational fears.
I REFUSE... to quit the perpetual battle against my own achievements.
MY COMMITMENT... is to life and my place in the eternal war with death.
MY QUEST... is endless and I will die hard but each time I am beaten down I get up and start over, reinforced only by ignorance and determination.
I AM AN ATHLETE...
IT IS... my curse, my hope, my pain, my joy, my triumph, my tragedy, my dream, my nightmare, my excuse.....and my purpose.
--- Copyright © 1998 Lem D. Absher
--- (Inspired by Peter Gent's book, THE FRANCHISE) October 2, 2000
" Only those who dare, truly live."
--- Ruth Freedman --- Submitted by J. Hauser --- IllinoisOctober 2, 2000
I Am With Her Always
I am with her always,
She goes no where alone.
I am there when she cries,
And all her friends are gone.
I am her strength and power,
To deal with her loss.
I come to help her heal.
With no regard to cost.
I feel her pain and happiness,
And often when she smiles,
The reason is because of me,
I'm with her all the while.
I comfort her in trouble,
And revel in her delight.
I am there when she rises,
And when she sleeps at night.
I love her unconditionally,
And always this will be.
I will never leave her,
Because this she is me.
--- Copyright © 2000 Misty Shelton