Motivational and Inspirational Headquarters

"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SEPTEMBER 1999

  • September 29, 1999
    " Never mistake knowledge for wisdom.
    One helps you make a living;
    The other helps you make a life."
    Sandra Carey --- Sent in by Aubrey B., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania
  • September 29, 1999
    " Every action and pursuit is thought to aim at some good.
    For that reason, the good has been rightly declared that
    And which all things aim."
    Aristotle --- Sent in by Amy, Age 14 --- New York


  • September 29, 1999
    " To be great is to be misunderstood."
    Emerson --- Sent in by Nathanael S., Age 17 --- Iowa
  • September 29, 1999
    " Every person is perfect, because perfection lies
    In our own unique imperfections."
    Dariel W., Age 16 --- South Dakota
  • September 29, 1999
    " My mind is my last and only frontier."
    Dusitn A., Age 14 --- Florida
  • September 27, 1999
    " And when it rains on your parade, look up rather than down.
    Without the rain, there would be no rainbow."
    Jerry Chin
    --- Sent in by 7th period students at NOVA, Ages 16 - 17 ---California

  • September 27, 1999
    " Where we go one, we go all."
    From the movie White Squall --- Sent in by Jennifer S., Age 18 --- California
  • September 27, 1999
    " Good isn't good if better is expected and the best is possible."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Michelle W., Age 17 --- Florida
  • September 27, 1999
    " To achieve a goal you must set the goal higher than your standard."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Jenny L., Age 13 --- Iowa
  • September 24, 1999
    " You can be a victor without having victims."
    Harriet Woods --- Sent in by Stephanie, Age 14 --- Connecticut
  • September 24, 1999
    " Most motivational speakers speak only of success,
    But there is only one problem with that.
    You need self-confidence to achieve success!"
    Desiree S., Age 15 --- Colorado
  • September 24, 1999
    " Don't try to be cool;
    To be someone else that you idolize.
    Just be yourself."
    Todd S., Age 15 --- Minnesota
  • September 24, 1999
    " I say try.
    If we never try,
    We shall never succeed."
    Abraham Lincoln --- Sent in by Katie, Age 17 --- New Jersey
  • September 22, 1999
    " The people you meet become a part of you.
    They leave their imprints not just on you,
    But inside you."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Erin D., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
  • September 22, 1999
    " If we crave respect in our old age,
    It may be advisable to begin earning it in our youth."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Laura E., Age 13 --- Australia
  • September 22, 1999
    " Turn your dreams into wishes,
    Your wishes into goals,
    Your goals into reality,
    And your dreams will come true."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Luke D., Age 16 --- Northern Territories, Australia
  • September 22, 1999
    " Character is like a tree and reputation like its shadow.
    The shadow is what we think of it; the tree is the real thing."
    Abraham Lincoln --- Sent in by Jennifer Y., Age 19 --- Florida
  • September 22, 1999
    " Give all that you have, in everything you do.
    Help a person at least once a day.
    Never expect anything in return."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Tami P., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia
  • September 20, 1999
    " The only disability in life is a bad attitude."
    Scott Hamilton --- Contributed by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
  • September 20, 1999
    " It's not enough to be good, if you have the ability to be better."
    Alberta Lee Cox --- Sent in by Ali, Age 15 --- Ohio
  • September 20, 1999
    " Someday all you will have to light your way
    Will be a single ray of hope and that will be enough."
    Kobi Yamada --- Sent in by Wendy McC., Age 18 --- Ontario, Canada
  • September 20, 1999
    " Fly and you will catch the wind.
    Dream and you will catch your goal."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Katrina E., Age 16 --- Alberta, Canada
  • September 20, 1999
    " It's okay to fail
    But it's not okay to give up."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Alesha O., Age 12 --- Texas
  • September 17, 1999
    " Just a friend can take tears out of my heart."
    María R., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • September 17, 1999
    " Your friend is the one who helps you
    To take that hard steps in your life.
    He always leaves footprints
    In the sand of your heart."
    Luisa P., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • September 17, 1999
    " Perseverance is not a long race;
    It is many short races one after another."
    Walter Elliot --- Sent in by Hecxa M., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • September 17, 1999
    " There is no cure for birth or death save to enjoy the interval."
    George Santayana --- Sent in by Desiree V., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
  • September 17, 1999
    " Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them."
    Lucy Maud Montgomery -- Sent in by Elizabeth, Age 16 --- Oklahoma
  • September 15, 1999
    " Having things in life is what God praised you with, so praise him."
    Asia R., Age 13 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " Life can take you as high as you want to go,
    But you must decide the altitude."
    Raeisha M., Age 13 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " Having an education is like having a baby
    Because you have to learn and grow with IT."
    Donita L., Age 12 years --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " Life is what you do with your education not your money."
    Keesha R., Age 12 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " Life is like an education.
    You have to have one to have the other."
    Amber L. --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " If you can't lead the way by yourself, how can you lead others?"
    Cecilia T., Age 12 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " If you want to make it in this world,
    You have to work hard and don't give up."
    Johnathan W., Age 13 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 15, 1999
    " Knowledge is power and power is knowledge."
    Jeffery McA., Age 12 --- Texas
    --- Submitted by J.J. Eusay ---Olle Middle School --- Texas

  • September 13, 1999
    " Inch by inch, anything's a cinch."
    Dr. Robert Shuller --- Sent in by Dave, Age 13 --- Minnesota
  • September 13, 1999
    " Have a heart that never hardens,
    A temper that never tires,
    And a touch that never hurts."
    Charles Dickens --- Sent in by Amber F., Age 15 --- Iowa
    --- Author's name provided by Lexie R., Age 18 --- Florida --- 9/17/99

  • September 13, 1999
    " As long as we have memories, yesterday remains.
    As long as we have hope, tomorrow awaits.
    As long as we have love, today is beautiful."
    Anonymous --- Sent in by Kas, Age 16 --- Hawaii
  • September 13, 1999
    " Only learn to seize good fortune,
    For good fortune is always there."
    Goethe --- Sent in by Traece P., Age 18 --- Louisiana
  • September 13, 1999
    " I'd rather regret the things that I have done,
    Than regret the things I have not."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Sarah E., Age 16 --- New York
  • September 10, 1999
    " I will live each day as if it were Christmas.
    I will be giver of gifts
    And deliver to my enemies the gift of forgiveness;
    My opponents, tolerance;
    My friends, a smile.
    And every gift will be wrapped with unconditional love."
    Og Mandino --- Sent in by Jannette M., Age 17 --- Thailand
  • September 10, 1999
    " Those who said winning wasn't everything never won anything."
    Mia Hamm --- Sent in by Laci, Age 17 --- California
  • September 10, 1999
    " The formula for peace of mind is simple:
    Don't worry about anything - pray about everything."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Alani P., Age 17 --- Virginia
  • September 10, 1999
    " Love Conquers All Always."
    Kim H., Age 16 --- New York
  • September 10, 1999
    " Do not grieve over what you do not have
    But instead be happy for what you have."
    Benjamin D. G., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
  • September 8, 1999
    " Always treat others with kindness, for it may be their last memory of you."
    Courtney S., Age 14 --- Virginia
  • September 8, 1999
    " If you love someone, don't wait until it's too late to tell them."
    Tiffany DeM., Age 15 --- Ohio
  • September 8, 1999
    " As you are, so is the world."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Izzy R., Age 14 --- Ohio
  • September 8, 1999
    " One must fight for a life of action, not reaction."
    Rita Mea Brown --- Sent in by Stephanie, Age 14 --- Connecticut
  • September 8, 1999
    " There's a prize in every box and with every thing you do.
    Sometimes you just have to reach deep down to find it."
    My Aunt Dana --- Sent in by Kimberly S., Age 13 --- Florida
  • September 3, 1999
    " Don´t measure the size or position of a house
    But greatness and humbleness of a heart."
    Sahyly R., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
    --- Submitted by Cynthia Ramírez --- San Germán, Puerto Rico

  • September 3, 1999
    " Many a times in life, whether a thing is worth doing or not,
    Really depends on how you look at it.
    Take up all your courage and do something your heart tells you to do."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Shujuan, Age 17 --- Singapore
  • September 3, 1999
    " Plan ahead. It wasn't raining when Noah built the ark."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Leigh Anne, Age 14 --- Indiana
  • September 3, 1999
    " Never be afraid to trust an Unknown future to a known God."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Erin M., Age 18 --- Missouri
  • September 3, 1999
    " Life is like a box of chocolates.
    I once heard that from a movie.
    And it´s true because life is assorted;
    Just like a box of chocolates.

    When you pick a chocolate from the box,
    It might be the best looking chocolate -
    But when you bite in, it isn´t the best.
    Maybe when you pick the most ugly looking chocolate -
    And when you bite in,
    It's the most tasting thing you ever ate in your whole life.

    But you´ll never know what chocolate you´ll get,
    Until you try one!"
    Sonja J., Age 16 --- San Germán, Puerto Rico
    --- Submitted by Cynthia Ramírez --- San Germán, Puerto Rico

  • September 1, 1999
    " Whether I fail or succeed shall be no man's doing but my own.
    I am force."
    Elaine Maxwell --- Sent in by Loreen P., Age 14 --- Connecticut
  • September 1, 1999
    " We are not separate from spirit, we are in it."
    Plotinus --- Sent in by Kim, Age 17 --- Wisconsin
  • September 1, 1999
    " Both tears and sweat are salty, but they render a different result.
    Tears will get you sympathy; sweat will get you change."
    Jesse Louis Jackson --- Sent in by Paola S., Age 15 --- Florida
  • September 1, 1999
    " If it was meant to happen, it will."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Rachel, Age 14 --- New York
  • September 1, 1999
    " Cherish every friendship you have, because you never know;
    The next day one your friends might be gone."
    Tiffany DeM., Age 15 --- Ohio