"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
SEPTEMBER 2001


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  • September 28, 2001
    " Respect the elders, cooperate with the family, play when you can, work when you should. Rest in between, share your affection, voice your feelings, leave your mark."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kori B., Age 13 --- Alaska


  • September 28, 2001
    " If you can't live with it, deal with it.
    If you can't deal with it, live with it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emma - Louise J., Age 14 --- United Kingdom


  • September 28, 2001
    " Strength is when you are put on the path you wouldn't choose."
    --- Written by Serena S., Age 14 --- Manitoba, Canada


  • September 28, 2001
    " Those who are willing to completely change themselves for someone else
    Are often disappointed when that someone else fails to notice."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.A., Age 16 --- Guam, United States


  • September 28, 2001
    " When life gives you a piano, just bang on the keys. Somewhere, someone will hear the noise and wonder where that beautiful music is coming from."
    --- Copyright © 2000 Stefan Boroda


  • September 26, 2001
    " I owe what I am to my parents.
    I owe who I am to my best friend."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Lauren Abbott


  • September 26, 2001
    " If what you did yesterday still impresses you,
    Then you haven't done much today."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.B., Age 16 --- Michigan


  • September 26, 2001
    " If I believe in myself,
    Then it doesn't matter what the greater world thinks of me."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Justin B., Age 19 --- Oklahoma


  • September 26, 2001
    " Every blade of grass has its angel that bends over it and whispers
    Grow, Grow."
    --- The Talmud --- Submitted by Elizabeth P., Age 15 --- Texas


  • September 26, 2001
    " Smile, it makes people wonder what you're thinking."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Savanah S., Age 14 --- Colorado


  • September 24, 2001
    " The culture we have does not make people feel good about themselves. And you have to be strong enough to say if the culture doesn't work, don't buy it."
    --- Morrie Schwartz --- Submitted by J.S., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania


  • September 24, 2001
    " The prize goes not always to the swiftest,
    But to those who keep on running."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.T., Age 15 --- Quebec, Canada


  • September 24, 2001
    " Don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow can worry about itself. Worrying will help nothing. Jesus will take care of you no matter what. He is there for you and will provide for all of your needs."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Blake Philpott


  • September 24, 2001
    " I would like to think, that when I'm faced with a fork in the road, I will take the gravel path and pave it for those who follow."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Caitlin Ballard


  • September 24, 2001
    " Happiness doesn't depend on what happens outside of you, but on the inside of you."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla B., Age 17 --- California


  • September 21, 2001
    " Whites, African-Americans, Asians, Indians, Native-Americans, etc....are all cultures. There is only one race and that's the human race."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kong X., Age 15 --- Wisconsin


  • September 21, 2001
    " One's joy is not measured by circumstances, but by one's mentality."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Felicia T., Age 14 --- Singapore


  • September 21, 2001
    " Friends are the part of our family we get to choose."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristin S., Age 15 --- Florida


  • September 21, 2001
    " The Risk of Riskless Living is the GREATEST RISK OF ALL!"
    --- Copyright © 2001 Muhammad Ridwan


  • September 21, 2001
    " If you have a dream always try to fulfill it.
    Don't worry about the haters; let them be your motivators.
    Don't stop dreaming because others think it's dumb;
    Because in reality, when you dream, you've won."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Jasmine Egerton


  • September 19, 2001
    " A mind troubled by doubt, cannot focus on the course to victory."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andrew R., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania


  • September 19, 2001
    " One kind word can warm three winters months."
    --- Chinese Proverb
    --- Submitted by Erin and Christina C., Ages 15 --- Alabama
    --- Source of quote provided by Sheldon 10-15-01



  • September 19, 2001
    " Why wait for extraordinary circumstances to do good?
    Use ordinary circumstances."
    --- Jean Paul Richer --- Submitted by Rebekah M., Age 17 --- Arkansas


  • September 19, 2001
    " Play inspirational music loud, dance to it!"
    --- Sam Glenn --- Submitted by Ashli S., Age 15 --- Nevada


  • September 19, 2001
    " Remember that there is always job for everyone. The toilet you sit on every night and day, there is a person out there, whose job is to clean it. The food you eat daily, there is a person out there, who has to cook it for you. Remember that wherever you go, respect all those that work under you and above you, for you never know when your job status can change."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Emily Lau


  • September 17, 2001
    " Suffering never ceases. It merely subsides in the temporary solace called happiness. Both are relative. Happiness is a state of mind not a set of circumstances. Suffering is present whether we see it or not. The choice is ours whether to acknowledge or ignore it."
    --- Copyright © 2001 Tim Aylsworth


  • September 17, 2001
    " Happiness is the best cosmetic for inner beauty."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.W., Age 16 --- Arkansas


  • September 17, 2001
    " Give me a stage and I will dance. Give me a ramp and I will walk it. But give me the rest of my life and I will try to accomplish all that God has expected me to do."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kehaulani Y., Age 17 --- Hawaii


  • September 17, 2001
    " The choices we make,
    Dictate the lives we live."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andrew R., Age 18 --- Okinawa, Japan


  • September 10, 2001
    " Three men were on a journey. They had walked thousands of miles across the country when they came to their biggest obstacle - a solid brick wall. Instantly one man threw his hat over the wall, so he had no choice but to climb it. We should be like that man...follow our heart, and our dreams."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie M., Age 14 --- NSW, Australia


  • September 10, 2001
    " If you don't have anything good to say about something or someone
    Then that means you have no time to get to know them well enough
    To say things you do."
    --- David Dayton --- Submitted by Heather E., Age 16 --- Montana


  • September 10, 2001
    " You are what your friends are!"
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.D., Age 13 --- Ohio


  • September 10, 2001
    " The only ones that matter are the ones who take the steps to prove it."
    --- Kelsey Hubbard --- Submitted by K.A., Age 16 --- Wisconsin


  • September 10, 2001
    " Our lives are shaped by those who love us,
    As well by those who refuse to love us."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elissa B., Age 18 --- New York


  • September 7, 2001
    " We are not enemies, but friends. We must not be enemies. Though passion may have strained, it must not break our bonds of affection. The mystic cords of memory will swell when again touched as surely they will be by the better angels of our nature."
    --- Abraham Lincoln --- Submitted by Andrea E., Age 16 --- New Jersey


  • September 7, 2001
    " It's the little things that friends do for you that makes a friendship and that keeps one."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.J., Age 17 --- North Dakota


  • September 7, 2001
    " I've learned that you shouldn't go through life with a catcher's mitt on both hands. You need to be able to throw something back."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sandy K., Age 16 --- Texas


  • September 7, 2001
    " Opportunities are never lost.
    Someone will take the ones you pass up."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brandi G., Age 19 --- Mississippi


  • September 7, 2001
    " Success is only a matter of how hard you work."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason C., Age 13 --- California


  • September 5, 2001
    " Once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward. For there you have been and there you will long to return."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily R., Age 17 --- Utah


  • September 5, 2001
    " The world is a better place because of those who refuse to believe they cannot fly."
    --- Bill Gray --- Submitted by K.F., Age 16 --- Indiana


  • September 5, 2001
    " Maybe you are supposed to meet a few wrong people before you meet the right one, so when you meet the right one, you will realize how lucky you are."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rebekah M., Age 17 --- Arkansas


  • September 5, 2001
    " I wish I was a kid again, because skinned knees are easier to fix than broken hearts."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie Marie R., Age 16 --- Minnesota


  • September 5, 2001
    " Life is a gift and we are the ones to make it beautiful for ourselves. We must earn our own respect, justice, and love. We shall move on no matter how tough it might fall upon us. We will never know the meaning of our life if our life was never completed. We are lonely but never alone, I know it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Benito M., Age 13 --- Texas