"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
JUNE 2008

June 30, 2008
" Dying is inevitable. Living is not."
Written in 2007 by Emily J., Age 14 --- Florida
I was reading a book one day and I was thinking about some people I know at school. People who just go through the motions of living, but never seem to really live-they don't have passion, or faith, or things that make them furious- and I was just thinking, "Gosh, I really don't want that to happen to me."
June 30, 2008
" Every accomplishment starts with the decision to try."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by G.L., Age 15 --- Canada
June 30, 2008
" An ordinary person with Faith can do extraordinary things."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- California
When I have a hard time, I have faith knowing God is there for me and will help me out of the hard situation.


June 25, 2008
" One's out look on life is the pain they feel. When one is happy, one's outlook on life changes."
Written in 2008 by Micah H., Age 17 --- Indiana
June 25, 2008
" It is human nature that rules the world, not governments and regimes."
Svetlana Alliluyeva --- Submitted by Tania S., Age 19 --- Pakistan
June 25, 2008
" Life is the best toy someone can give you so I'm gonna play with it until it breaks."
Hawke Trackler --- Submitted by Britt N., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
June 23, 2008
" Speak your mind - even if your voice shakes."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Beja L., Age 15 --- California
June 23, 2008
" A thousand miles down the road and there is still a lot more miles to go just to fix one broken heart, to fix a broken soul. You don't need miles, you need god's hand and that is all."
Written in 2008 by Halo-Taiana H., Age 15 --- Arizona
June 23, 2008
" Nothing is so good that it can't get better and nothing is so bad that it can't get worse."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- Michigan
I love this quote because it is so true. Honestly when things are bad, they could definitely get worse and when things are good they can only get better. ENJOY!
June 18, 2008
" Never make someone your everything because when you lose them you have nothing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vanessa W., Age 16 --- Texas
June 18, 2008
" Oh what a tangled-up web we are weaving when at first we start to practice deceiving."
Written in 2008 by S.S., Age 13 --- California
I wrote this quote because I was looking at a spider and I thought about how are we all like a spider and spider webs.
June 18, 2008
" One rose may be beautiful and strong but not necessarily happy."
Written in 2008 by Abby W., Age 15 --- New York
June 18, 2008
" Do not fear death... only the unlived life. You don't have to live forever; You just have to live."
Natalie Babbit --- Submitted by Farath G., Age 13 --- Texas
June 16, 2008
" God can handle anything, if you just let him take it."
Written in 2007 by Kansas B., Age 17 --- Michigan
I was going through some rough times in my family, and one night I was writing all my thoughts down in my journal and this just popped in my mind.
June 16, 2008
" When God leads you to a cliff, trust him fully because either of two things will happen: either he'll catch you when you fall or he'll teach you how to fly."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amukoshi Julia, Age 19 --- Namibia
It helps me to keep my spirit uplifted.
June 16, 2008
" You can spend minutes, hours, days, weeks, even months analyzing a situation... trying to put the pieces together; justifying what could've, should've, would've happened or you can just leave the pieces on the floor and move on."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jackie, Age 16 --- California
June 12, 2008
" We have to have patience and take life one day at a time. We have to put the past in our footsteps, and the future in our hands."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brashea B., Age 17 --- Texas
June 12, 2008
" One's desires have no destination. One has to set a goal for himself so that he can accomplish it and fulfill his desires."
Written in 2008 by Sumit P., Age 16 --- India
June 12, 2008
" Life is like a set of stairs. You can't take an elevator up there; you have to do the work."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Randi S., Age 14 --- Canada
June 12, 2008
" Life is not what we talk about; it's a matter of living. So love your life and start living now."
Written in 2008 by Lavanya P.M., Age 19 --- India
This will surely give life to your living.
June 10, 2008
" The reason people keep on failing is because they cannot separate fact from the truth; fact is the way things are and truth is the way things can be. I have chosen my life not to be frustrated by facts but to be encouraged by the truth. What matters in this life is not the way things are but it's the way things can be."
John Tibane --- Submitted by Khothatso T., Age 17 --- South Africa
To all those people who are facing troubles, know that you are at your best when you are yourself.
June 10, 2008
" Regretting is like taking a t-shirt and cutting itty bits of pieces out of it, out of your life. Once you've cut out enough, what's left of the t-shirt? What's left of your life?"
Written in 2008 by Nena P., Age 16 --- California
June 10, 2008
" Life goes on, it's up to you go along with it."
Written in 2008 by Hannah A., Age 14 --- Georgia
I was going through a lot of hard times and this was my outlook on the situation that was my life.
June 10, 2008
" Change is the only change that does not change in the changing world."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Belal A., Age 14 --- Saudi Arabia
I have learned from my teachers that change is an important part of life.
June 4, 2008
" It is better to jump and to fall on your bottom than to not jump and live the rest of your life wondering if you could have landed on your feet."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Becca L., Age 14 --- Maryland
I had my braces put on several months ago. I play the trumpet and playing the trumpet with braces can make an otherwise amazing trumpet player sound like a dying ostrich. This was around the time that the auditions for a high school scholarship were to be held. I decided that I would practice every day and try my best at getting that scholarship. There were times when I wanted to throw the trumpet at the ground and give up. I kept on going and ended up with a $1,000 scholarship! I would like to encourage people to try, even if they think they won't make it. Trying is always better than doing nothing.
June 4, 2008
" The only ones that tell you to follow your dreams are the ones who succeeded."
Written in 2008 by Lexy S., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
I wrote this because on a recent trip to LA, I noticed how many young girls had dropped out of school and gone to Hollywood to try and become famous. If fame is meant for you, it will happen, don't just try to find it, because there are millions of other people doing exactly the same.
June 4, 2008
" When your heart tells you what you must do, let nothing stop you. Especially yourself."
Written in 2008 by Kristie F., Age 15 --- California
I'm my biggest enemy
June 4, 2008
" It's hard to watch your friends turn into someone you normally hate. It's even harder to know your friends are talking behind your back. It's hard to know your gonna lose them whether you like it or not. The hardest is to know you used to be best friends and you thought you could be friends forever. Things change fast. Make them last."
Written in 2008 by R.K., Age 15 --- Colorado
I wrote this at a hard difficult time with my friends and I. Make sure you have the right friends, the ones you can depend on in any situation. But do make your relationships last, if you know your friendship is right for you. Don't screw it up.
June 2, 2008
" Life is a book I'm writing. It's not perfect and I make mistakes. Unfortunately I'm writing in pen and nothing can be erased."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mackenzie C., Age 15 --- California
It's good to know that many people make mistakes and you're not the only one who suffers through them. All teens can relate to this quote.
June 2, 2008
" When you're feeling down and out... remember this: It's not the end of anything, neither is it of everything. It's the end of nothing!:)"
Written in 2008 by YueFeng H., Age 17 --- Singapore
June 2, 2008
" Things happen in life that you don't understand and you have no idea why it's happening or happened. But if you get hurt, you just cry it all out, pick up the pieces and move on. Time heals all wounds!"
Written in 2008 by P. C., Age 15 --- Tennessee
June 2, 2008
" Pressure can crack pipes. Pressure can also make diamonds."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- Michigan



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