"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
JULY 1999

  • July 30, 1999
    " It takes courage to grow up and turn out to be who you really are."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Ellen A., Age 17 --- New York
  • July 30, 1999
    " Concentrate on where you want to go, not on what you fear."
    Anthony Robbins --- Sent in by Chris D., Age 18 --- Alberta, Canada
  • July 30, 1999
    " For those who think that life is a pillow-- go ahead and sleep.
    What is life if it's not to take risks? "
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katie, Age 17 --- New Jersey
  • July 30, 1999
    " Christians aren't perfect , just forgiven."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Tina P., Age 17 --- South Africa
  • July 28, 1999
    " Without heroes, we are all plain people
    And don't know how far we can go."
    Bernard Malamud --- Sent in by Vince, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
  • July 28, 1999
    " The first step towards change is acceptance.
    Once you accept yourself, you open the door to change.
    That's all you have to do.
    Change is not something you do, it's something you allow."
    Will Gracia --- Sent in by Amanda G., Age 16 --- Ohio
  • July 28, 1999
    " There are light bearers in this world;
    People who carry warmth and brightness inside
    And shine a little of it on everyone they know.
    They bring the light of laughter to a stressful situation.
    In times of confusion, they shine the light of peace.
    In word and deed, they radiate compassion.
    In heart and soul, they glow with the light of love."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Raelynn, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
  • July 28, 1999
    " Be yourself - who else is better qualified?"
    Frank J. Giblin II --- Sent in by Stephanie K., Age 17 --- Nebraska
  • July 28, 1999
    " Yesterday has become but a memory.
    Tomorrow is but a hopeful vision.
    Today is a present of time.
    To embrace the irreplaceable gift of the here and now,
    Celebrate life moment by moment."
    Gail Goodwin --- Submitted by Candace W., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
  • July 26, 1999
    " Life is like one of those little packets of sugar they have in restaurants.
    Sweet when taken in slowly, but makes you gag
    When too much is taken in at a time."
    Nikki D., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
  • July 26, 1999
    " A smile is the key to your heart; love is the door which you open."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Yvette H., Age 15 --- Melbourne, Australia
  • July 26, 1999
    " Someone's opinion of you does not have to be your reality."
    Les Brown --- Sent in by John, Age 18 --- Wisconsin
  • July 26, 1999
    " When there was nothing
    There was always the possibility
    Of something becoming what it is."
    Ani Difranco --- Sent in by Toby, Age 17 --- British Columbia, Canada
  • July 26, 1999
    " To be without dreams is to be without hope
    To be without hope is to be without purpose."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katey W., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
  • July 23, 1999
    " The golden moments in the stream of life rush past us
    And we see nothing but the sand;
    The angels come to visit us,
    And we only know them when they are gone."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katie, Age 17 --- New Jersey
  • July 23, 1999
    " To believe in something that is not really there
    Is to believe in a miracle.
    But to believe in something that is there,
    Which we are unable to see,
    Has more power and life!!
    Believe in God. Become a Christian."
    Melissa Y., Age 13 --- Kentucky
  • July 23, 1999
    " Are you afraid no one loves you?
    Because I was told that people really do love each other.
    They just get confused and forget how to let each other know."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Erin, Age 15 --- Missouri
  • July 23, 1999
    " Real champions fight back.
    Don't let adversity stop you from becoming
    What you know you can achieve."
    Matt, Age 18 --- Ohio
  • July 23, 1999
    " Find yourself before you find another."
    Told to me by my friend Megan --- Sent in by Lacey G., Age 15 --- California
  • July 21, 1999
    " Never trust the future, never miss the past.
    If you live for the shining moment,
    Then that moment may just last."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lisa, Age 14
  • July 21, 1999
    " Suck the marrow out of life; but don't choke on the bone."
    Prof. Keatting- Dead Poets Society --- Sent in by Elizabeth B., Age 18 --- Kentucky
    --- Source of quote provided by Rachel P., Age 16 --- Michigan --- 1/13/03
  • July 21, 1999
    " Be Me.
    Be Here.
    Be Now."
    An Unknown wise man --- Submitted by Carrie M., Age 17 --- New Jersey
  • July 21, 1999
    " The happiest people don't necessarily have the best of everything,
    They just make the best of everything."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauryn, Age 13 --- Massachusetts
  • July 19, 1999
    " The flower that blooms in adversity is the most rare and beautiful of all."
    From the movie Mulan --- Sent in by M.P., Age 16 --- Texas
    --- Source of quote provided by Lexie R., --- Florida

  • July 19, 1999
    " No distance of place or lapse of time
    Can lessen the friendship of those
    Who are thoroughly persuaded of each other's worth."
    Robert Southey --- Sent in by Whitney, Age 14 --- Georgia
  • July 19, 1999
    " Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one."
    Albert Einstein --- Sent in by Charlette S., Age 17 --- Maryland
  • July 19, 1999
    " On the road to an accomplishment
    You come across a stumbling block.
    Do you stop and make a wall out of it?
    No! Unless, of course, your goal
    Is a house in the middle of the road."
    Carrie Kay G., Age 16 --- Texas
  • July 19, 1999
    " A Father's a treasure; a Brother's a comfort; a Friend is both."
    Unknown --- Submitted by T.A., Age 13
  • July 16, 1999
    " He who knows not, and knows not that he knows not, is a fool, shun him;
    He who knows not, and knows that he knows not, is a child, teach him;
    He who knows, and knows not that he knows, is asleep, wake him;
    He who knows, and knows that he knows, is wise, follow him."
    Persian Proverb --- Sent in by Mary P., Age 17 --- South Carolina
  • July 16, 1999
    " Things are only impossible until they're not."
    Barry W., Age 16 --- Virginia
  • July 16, 1999
    " Love is above all the gift of oneself."
    Jean Anouilh --- Sent in by Jetta S., Age 15
  • July 16, 1999
    " Get action.
    Do things; be sane.
    Don't fritter away your time...
    Take a place wherever you are and be somebody;
    Get action."
    Theodore Roosevelt --- Sent in by Rebecca D., Age 14 --- Mississippi
  • July 14, 1999
    " You can't runaway from your troubles.
    There ain't no place that far."
    My grandmother --- Sent in by Robert, Age 19
  • July 14, 1999
    " Don't look at yourself through other peoples eyes."
    Nick P., Age 16 --- New Jersey
  • July 14, 1999
    " Learn it, use it, but don't abuse it,
    Because a little Respect,
    Just might take you a long way."
    Chris, Age 18 --- Arizona
  • July 14, 1999
    " Hope. . . this is a word that lightens the heart
    And gives courage today to help face tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer, Age 16 --- California
  • July 14, 1999
    " Choose your friends by their character
    And your socks by their color.
    Choosing your socks by their character makes no sense,
    And choosing your friends by their color is unthinkable."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Amanda G., Age 16 --- Ohio
  • July 12, 1999
    " The only thing that I fear is fear itself,
    Everyone should keep their heads high
    And set goals in which to achieve.
    You have to set your heart on the goal
    And give all you can to reach the goal.
    If you do not succeed in reaching your goal just think to yourself
    I may not have succeeded, but I surely did not fail!"
    Lacy D., Age 18 --- Texas
  • July 12, 1999
    " Healing is a matter of time,
    But it is sometimes also a matter of opportunity."
    D'Avenant proverb --- Sent in by Rebecca S., Age 14 --- Florida
  • July 12, 1999
    " What happens to a dream deferred?
    Does it dry up
    Like a raisin in the sun?
    Or fester like a sore -
    and then run?
    Does it stink like rotten meat
    Or crust and sugar over-
    Like a syrupy sweet?

    Maybe it just sags
    LIke a heavy load.

    Or does it explode?"
    Langston Hughes --- Sent in by Santina H., Age 19 --- Virginia
  • July 12, 1999
    One night I had a wondrous dream,
    one sent of footprints there were seen....
    The footprints of my precious Lord,
    but mine were not along the shore...

    But then some stranger prints appeared,
    and I asked the Lord, "what have we here?"
    Those prints are large and round and neat,
    "But Lord, they are too big for feet."

    "My child," he said in somber tones,
    "For miles I carried you alone,
    I challenged you to walk in faith,
    but you refused and made me wait.

    You disobeyed, you would not grow,
    the walk of faith you would not know.
    So I got tired, I got fed up,
    and there I dropped you, on your butt."

    "Because in life, there comes a time,
    when one must fight and one must climb.
    When one must rise and take a stand,
    or leave their butt prints in the sand."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in By Kathy, Age 17 --- Washington
  • July 12, 1999
    " The highest reward for a person's toil
    Is not what they get for it,
    But what they become by it."
    John Ruskin --- Sent in by Nathanael S., Age 17 --- Iowa
  • July 9, 1999
    " Kindness is like jelly.
    No matter how much you spread,
    You'll always get some."
    Author Unknown --- Sent by Denise G., Age 16 --- New Brunswick, Canada
  • July 9, 1999
    " Anger is the crazy glue that keeps you stuck in life."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Veronica H., Age 13 --- New Jersey
  • July 9, 1999
    " Those who gossip to you, gossip about you."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Gen, Age 16 --- Illinois
  • July 9, 1999
    " Those who most fear to die are those who most fear to live."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sarah, Age 16 --- Michigan
  • July 9, 1999
    " You are never given a dream
    Without also being given the power
    To make it come true."
    Richard Bach --- Sent in by Sabrina A., Age 18 --- Iowa
  • July 7, 1999
    " If you're talking you're not listening.
    If you're not listening you're not learning."
    My Grandfather --- Sent in by Jennifer C., Age 17 --- New York
  • July 7, 1999
    " Never believe the things you hear,
    And halfway believe the things you see."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Cody E., Age 15 --- Georgia
  • July 7, 1999
    NO EASY ROAD

    " If you're looking for the easy road
    You might be wasting your time.
    To reach the most meaningful goals in life
    You've got steep hills to climb.
    If you're looking for the lazy way
    One thing that you will find,
    Is that success will never come,
    Without some daily grind.
    If you're looking for easy wealth,
    Look somewhere else instead,
    Within yourself for energy
    To earn your daily bread.
    The path to greatness you can't tread,
    Without some heavy load;
    So work your hardest-and your best-
    There is no easy road."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sara, Age 15 --- Nebraska
  • July 7, 1999
    " If everything is coming your way,
    You're probably on a one way street."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Laura B., Age 15 --- Tennessee
  • July 7, 1999
    " Got a question about life?
    Love is the answer.
    It finds a way -- always."
    Jared O., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
  • July 2, 1999
    " There is no possession more valuable than a good and faithful friend."
    Socrates --- Sent in by Raelynn, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
  • July 2, 1999
    Afraid

    " When I saw you, I was afraid to talk to you.
    When I talked to you, I was afraid to like you.
    When I liked you, I was afraid to kiss you.
    When I kissed you, I was afraid to love you.
    And now that I love you, I'm afraid to lose you."
    Ashlee Hawkins --- Sent in by Tamara L., Age 15 --- Oregon
    --- Author's name supplied by Kali, Age 14 --- Michigan

  • July 2, 1999
    " The more you put steel through fire, the stronger it gets."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by KK, Age 16 --- New York
  • July 2, 1999
    " If you continue in the same direction,
    Down the right path in life, You will eventually get what you have been wishing for."
    Jennifer T., Age 14 --- Bahamas
  • July 2, 1999
    " Life is a rope which can be frayed and knotted along the way.
    It can lead you in so many directions, so many opportunities,
    As long as you keep a grasp."
    Allison S., Age 16 --- Ohio







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