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MOTIVATION FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
AUGUST 2009




 

August 31, 2009
I have only just a minute, just sixty seconds in it;
Forced upon me-can't refuse it, didn't seek it, didn't choose it;
But it's up to me to use it.
I must suffer if I lose it, give account if I abuse it,
Just a tiny little minute, but eternity is in it.
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kat D., Age 16 --- Canada


August 31, 2009
" Don't divert trouble. If you want to be alive, face it with your faith!"
Written in 2009 by Vizard Ulquiorra --- Indonesia
This quote teaches me to not turn away from bitter reality.


August 31, 2009
" Often people focus too much on the arrival at the destination and don't realize that it is the journey they take to get there that is the most important. The journey is where you live, learn, and experience; the destination is just the result of this."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Dee B., Age 18 --- Australia




August 26, 2009
" Winning is winning, losing is learning."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Crystal K., Age 14 --- Indiana


August 26, 2009
" You can only go as far as the path you build yourself in life; one built alone won't go far."
Copyright © 2009 Dylan Hofland


August 26, 2009
" Life is like writing in pen; once you have made a mark, it's there for good. All you can do is make the most of that mark and not waste ink making useless marks. If only we could write in pencil."
Written in 2009 by Sarah M., Age 16 --- Canada


August 24, 2009
" Live your life like there's no tomorrow. Break rules and have fun because if you followed rules and listened to everything, life would be just plain boring."
Written in 2009 by Tyara W., Age 14 --- California
I actually made up this quote by myself. It means to have fun and let loose but not too loose where you get in trouble or something.


August 24, 2009
" Never break four things in Life: Promises, Trust, Hearts and Relations. Why? Because when they break, they don't make noise - they cause a lot of pain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Saurabh L., Age 14 --- India


August 24, 2009
" Remember: what goes around comes all the way back around. So think about it before you do it! "
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Anaira R., Age 15 --- Texas


August 19, 2009
" Set no limits, so you're not limited. Set no expectations for limitations to create. Shoot for the moon, but in case you miss it, land on the stars. Never give up, never give in, want the best, hope the best, BE the best."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.W., Age 14 --- Mississippi
Live this and you'll never be disappointed in yourself.


August 19, 2009
" Live life light! When we are young, it is taught; through age, we experience."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Winston L., Age 18 --- India


August 19, 2009
" He who does not hope to win has already lost."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rahil V., Age 15 --- Australia


August 19, 2009
" Nobody can stop the STORM... so be a STORM."
Sunny --- Submitted by Pradeep M., Age 16 --- India


August 17, 2009
" Don't dwell as much on the endings in the chapters of your life story. It's sometimes the beginnings and middle parts that matter the most because, often, that is where you learn the most from."
Written in 2009 by C.K., Age 14 --- Texas
I wrote this to myself after my good friend and I had to undergo a very rough patch in our lives. It describes how we look at that past situation now that it is over. Just because the ending didn't turn out the way we wished it would have, doesn't mean it was a total waste of time. We learned so much from it and sometimes it's better to just move on with a smile and remember what new knowledge you now carry.


August 17, 2009
" Don't walk as if you have to rule the world but walk in a way as though you don't care who is ruling the world."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sunny M., Age 16 --- India


August 17, 2009
" It's not good to shut people out your life because you don't want to be bothered. When you're over your little phase and need someone to turn to, the very ones you shut out will not spare the time and attention you're seeking when needed. Treat people the way you want to be treated; that's the best and only solution."
Written in 2009 by Ellen Spencer
When my mother died, I wouldn't speak to anyone. When I got over my grief, everybody I shut out wouldn't even talk to me or they were too busy. I felt bad because I did the same thing to them as they did to me. Just a lesson learned from life.


August 12, 2009
" Each decision you make leads you to a different path. Only you know where you wanna go, so make smart choices."
Written in 2009 by Genesis M., Age 17 --- California


August 12, 2009
" Everyone in this world is a student, even if you happen to be the teacher."
Written in 2009 by Pete Z., Age 17 --- Philippines
Our lives are about learning. We learn new and different things everyday and sometimes from things or people we least expect. We are all students in this life.


August 12, 2009
" Imperfection is beauty. Madness is genius. And it's better to be absolutely ridiculous that absolutely boring."
Marilyn Monroe --- Submitted by Michelle W., Age 17 --- Wisconsin
This quote shows that it's okay to not be perfect or completely sane, and that people will love you for who you are, so just be yourself.


August 10, 2009
" Remain positive despite people's negativeness. It is easy to sink down to their level; it is harder and requires much more willpower to separate yourself from the people trying to put you down and try to bring them up. You possess the power to have a positive effect on everyone you meet! Don't ever let anyone tell you otherwise!"
Copyright © 2009 Ethen Carrell
Instead of approaching someone negatively, try saying God Bless You and see the positive effect 3 little words can have on someone! I have witnessed it!


August 10, 2009
" If you keep killing time, time will end up killing you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla S., Age 13 --- Canada
I keep thinking of this quote and it's something that helps. It basically says that you shouldn't do something worthless, no matter how young you are, you should still help to do something bigger. This is coming from a teenage author (published) who plays video games 24/7.


August 10, 2009
" Maybe those other people are greater than you, but you must never forget that God had given you life because He knows already that you're His greatest creation among of them."
June Diane Catoto --- Submitted by Jade S., Age 16 --- Philippines
We must first try to look at our own self before we compare it with others.


August 5, 2009
" If you have problems and feel sorry for yourself, then try to look around you. You're not the only one with problems. It's hard to overcome these problems alone. So let's try our best to solve them together :)"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ivan L.S., Age 16 --- Indonesia
For sure I believe there's no human who doesn't have any problems. Just try to know your friends better and you'll find out that your friends have their own problems. Who knows? Maybe you have the solution for your friends' troubles and vice versa?


August 5, 2009
" Which hurts more? Saying something and wishing you had not? Or saying nothing and wishing you had?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tiffany B., Age 15 --- California
I don't know who wrote this but they were very smart. I've gone through this and trust me, saying nothing is worse.


August 5, 2009
" Have an open mind and a free spirit. With these, your heart will never be broken and your life will be free."
Written in 2009 by Dylan H., Age 17 --- Canada


August 3, 2009
" Each time we face our fear, we gain strength, courage, and confidence in doing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.D., Age 16 --- Missouri
I selected this quote because I believe that everyone should wake up and face their fears so they will grow into a better person than they once were. If you live your life in fear, then you aren't allowing yourself to change.


August 3, 2009
" There will always be another mountain you have to climb. Climb with strength and hope! When you get down and look over the land, you will see your works are great!"
Written in 2009 by Grace A., Age 13 --- Alabama
I wrote this for a friend who was really struggling with a battle. And now this helps me, knowing that the hard work WILL pay off! =)


August 3, 2009
" For those who can and those who cannot are separate only by the size of their thought."
Copyright © 1978 Gary Craig
Submitted by Khaled El M., Age 16 --- United Kingdom

Source: http://www.emofree.com/articles/gratitude.htm


 

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