" The past may reflect who I am today, but may not reflect who I am in the future."
Written in 2008 by Rhazlynn C., Age 14 --- California
Let go of the past, what's done is done. Affect yourself with who you are now.October 29, 2008
" It's not about 'fit in' but it's about 'being yourself'. Can you?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Neyssa N., Age 13 --- Indonesia October 29, 2008
" Life is like a book; we all read it. Love is like a blessing; we all need it. Always be happy. Always have a smile. Remember, in this world, we are just for a while."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tanya N., Age 13 --- India
This thought touches the heart.
October 27, 2008
" It is not how long you try; it is not how hard you try; it is how long you are willing to try hard."
Written in 2008 by Samy I., Age 14 --- California
Goal - to become an OlympianOctober 27, 2008
" Remember when people push you, it's for your own good. And even when they push you past your limits, they can't kill you. So hang on till the end."
My Coach --- Submitted by R.F., Age 14 --- Michigan
My basketball coach told me this during conditioning when I was about ready to give up. It helped me through the rest of the week and I hope it helps you too. October 27, 2008
" If you hang with wise people you'll become wise. If you hang with rich people you will become rich. If you hang around with stupid people you will become stupid."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kerigma C., Age 15 --- Washington
I live by this quote and try to avoid those who will bring me down.October 22, 2008
" Hidden within Time's entity lies it's wealth."
Written in 2008 by Matthew R., Age 16 --- Colorado
What is time? What is wealth? It is all just personal opinion. I wrote this quote and chose to share it because it means a lot to me, and it needs thought. Most people in today's world don't use their thinking ability. Think about what this means. October 22, 2008
" Remember the past, because if it was that good you've got no need to fear the future."
Written in 2008 by Abi Eldridge
I wrote this when thinking about parting from friends, as we all go our different ways in life.October 22, 2008
" It is easier to leave angry words unspoken than to mend the heart those words have broken."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meg N. --- VirginiaOctober 22, 2008
" Happiness is never stopping to think if you are."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teal O., Age 15 --- Alaska
If you're happy, you won't look back to think if you made the right choices in the past, you'll be happy how you are. October 20, 2008
" Life is an Art, anyway. But, it's your decision if you want or not to be a great artist."
Written in 2008 by Brbara D., Age 13 --- Brazil
Use your art to help someone else's art. It doesn't need to be really beautiful or complex, just need to show something to someone. Something good.October 20, 2008
" Always hold your head up high, even if on the inside you're about to cry. Pretend that nothing is wrong at all. Close your eyes before you fall. If you can't see it, it's not there."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah R., Age 14 --- Ohio
It is saying keep your head up, no matter what.October 20, 2008
" Friends are like lifesavers, keeping you afloat when you're going deep."
Written in 2008 by Kjo D., Age 13 --- Ohio
Personal experience with friends and problems all alike... October 20, 2008
" If today you realize that you need to work, in order to achieve, then it won't be late because if you really have the intention to do well then you will. If you really have realized, then you will rise and become great. If you have not, then keep waiting for the day you do. But make sure it's not too late because it's better to realize today then realize tomorrow."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Yah Yah S., Age 19 --- United Kingdom October 15, 2008
" Live in the moment, don't dwell on the past or seek too far ahead for the future."
Written in 2008 by Brielle O., Age 16 --- Washington
I wrote this because if people dwell on the past or seek for the future, they will miss what's happening in their life and never have what they want.October 15, 2008
" Life's like a snakes and ladders game. You can rise straight up to the top and fall right to the bottom the next second. But what differentiates you from others is your ability to climb up the ladders after sliding down the snakes."
Written in 2008 by Evelyn H., Age 18 --- Australia October 15, 2008
" Explore your own world by working together with friends."
Written in 2008 by Ashley A.October 15, 2008
" Few words are enough for the wise."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mg S., Age 14 --- Philippines
To inspire people.October 13, 2008
" I encourage messes. Art is a mess of sparks of creativity. Love is a mess of emotions beyond normal control. The perfect words are never going to be said. Prince Charming is always stuff of legend. Skeletons don't belong in closets. Rain is inescapable. Absorb the world. Embrace insanity. Say cheese and Smile."
Copyright © 2008 Yekaterina Bezpalaya
I wrote when I was enduring a particularly both hard time in my life and an enlightening one. The strength I found in myself, and the realization that I really didn't care anymore what life threw at me, inspired me to love messes. To be a mess, embrace messes because life is like that. Everything always has to be too perfect. Why not too messy?October 13, 2008
" You may try, but you can never tell what can or will happen unless it has happened already. And even then, it is uncertain."
Written in 2008 by Brady C., Age 14 --- New MexicoOctober 13, 2008
" Keep your chin up but not so high that you cannot see what is right in front of you."
Written in 2008 by Joshua F., Age 18 --- CaliforniaOctober 8, 2008
I wait in your heart
I wait for you to see
You look outside
You search desperately for me
I wait for the day
You will look inside your heart
To find me
For I am stuck there like a dart
I will never go away
I wait patiently for the day
When you find that the inspiration you seek
May have been hidden right inside you
Then you will find me
And I will find you
And then you'll be truly unconquerable
For no one can fight with us
Your every task will be done
The greatest dawn is after the darkness night
When no one feels able to conquer darkness's might
People who are separated one day are will united
People become friends who once could only fight
All you need is to look into your soul
And then you'll find me
In the deepest hole
Written in 2008 by Destiny R., Age 14 --- India October 8, 2008
" Don't waste your time just caring about yourself; care for others."
Author Unknown ---Submitted by N.N., Age 13 --- Indonesia October 8, 2008
" Try your best! Don't try and you won't know what you can do!"
Written in 2008 by Xiao F., Age 13 --- Indonesia
This is from my experienceOctober 6, 2008
" You may feel alone in the world, but the truth is that there's always someone who cares for you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kirsten C., Age 16 --- TexasOctober 6, 2008
" Reputation is what men and women think of us; character is what God and angels know of us."
Thomas Paine --- Submitted by Deepti P., Age 18 --- India October 6, 2008
" The only reason to look down on someone is to help them up."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Aaron A., Age 16 --- Connecticut
I selected this one because at some point in people's lives, everyone looks down on someone. We're all humans, it's all natural. There's no one that doesn't or ever did, so that's why I picked it just to remind people.October 6, 2008
" You can run away from people, places, and things, but you can't run from emotions, problems, or pain. You can't run away from them, so they make you stronger because you have to live through them."
Written in 2008 by K.L., Age 15 --- New York
I always go by this quote when I think, "Why me?"October 1, 2008
" Start pulling away from people who will do nothing but keep you back from gaining what you really want in life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J. C., Age 17 --- Michigan
When you ask some people what they want to do with their lives they say,
" I don't know, I just want to stay with my friends right now...cause you know they won't always be there."October 1, 2008
" Stand in the rain, stand your ground. Stand up when it's all crashing down. Stand through the pain; you won't drown."
Barlow Girls --- Submitted by Ben R., Age 17 --- Minnesota
This quote reminds me that no matter how bad things seem, it always gets better; no matter what the situation, if someone pulls through it with strength and dignity, everything turns out all right.October 1, 2008
" What we want is not always what we need."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sharizat A., Age 17 --- Malaysia
This quote teaches me not always to follow our inclination because sometimes our wills are not convenient in our lives.October 1, 2008
" Do not change with the change, but change before change!"
Written in 2008 by Vivek K., Age 18 --- India
I think that this statement helps those people who want to live different from others.