"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
AUGUST 2002


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  • August 30, 2002
    " There are hundreds of languages in the world, but a smile speaks them all."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erin S., Age 18 --- South Carolina


  • August 30, 2002
    " Love is the irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired."
    Robert Frost --- Submitted by T.C., Age 17 --- Wisconsin


  • August 30, 2002
    " Grudges get us nowhere, but smiles can take us anywhere."
    Written in 2002 by Jessica S., Age 14 --- New York


  • August 30, 2002
    " While there may be many people in the world who make you mad, because they don't know right from wrong, remember the wonderful feeling when you change simply one person's point of view, and steer them clear of the dangerous path they were about to take."
    Written in 2002 by I. M., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
    This quote is for anyone who has ever struggled with his or her beliefs. Don't give up...stay true to your selves!


  • August 30, 2002
    " Never MARK IT, always do it FULL OUT!"
    Mark Quirimit --- Submitted by Cherie K., Age 16 --- Hawaii
    In dance, when you "mark" something you are not giving it your all...you are not dancing the best that you can and when you do it "full out" you are giving it your all!


  • August 28, 2002
    " Just wanted to say that there are problems everywhere no matter where we go, so we might as well fix the ones here with us."
    Copyright © 2002 Patricia Lin
    This quote was written when I was talking to one of my friends. She was telling me how she wanted to get away from this place and go somewhere where she thought would make things better. It was then when I realized and told her that no matter where we go, we'll always encounter problems, so we might as well try to make the ones we have here better. We shouldn't hide from the reality; we should keep our heads up high and try to save the world.


  • August 28, 2002
    " When you travel down in the footsteps of someone else, you are bound to make their mistakes. Travel your own path and make your own mistakes, but remember, someone younger than you might be following in your footsteps."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Christina W., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada


  • August 28, 2002
    " Time waits for no man."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Submitted by Gary W., Age 18 --- Louisiana
    This should show that no one is an exception that we are all measured by the same standard.


  • August 28, 2002
    " Sometimes life isn't always what it seems and as you get older you begin to think that you know everything there is to know and you have everything in your hands and then somehow it seems to all slip away...but don't worry it'll all come back and you'll have plenty more too learn. The key is to not give up!!"
    Written in 2002 by Kristen S., Age 15 --- California


  • August 28, 2002
    " Someone once told me that in life there are many heartaches and pains. But if we close our hearts off to love then the wounds of a broken heart can never be replaced by real true love. A best friend is someone who can really love you, someone who knows you, who understands you, and who really cares about every little detail. A best friend is the person that will be there through everything and be there when you cry your last tear, smile your big smile, laugh until you cry, and cry until you laugh. A best friend is the one you can turn to, the one that turns to you, and the one who will call just to say "Hello" "I love you" or "Smile". Sometimes a best friend is the person you fall in love with. The person that told me this married their best friend."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Keila L., Age 16 --- Texas
    Don't ever force your heart to hold back feelings because in the end you will regret it. If you really love someone let them know before it is too late, and always open your heart to love because at any moment and time you might find that special person, it might even be your best friend. A broken heart can heal but a loveless heart can't. Love is an essential nutrient to life and happiness. But don't only love, let others love you.


  • August 26, 2002
    This is for the girls:
    " Don't ever let a guy tell you that you're ugly because one day a "perfect" guy will find you and think that you are the most beautiful thing in the world!"
    Written in 2002 by Catie T., Age 15 --- Florida
    Don't ever think you're ugly!


  • August 26, 2002
    " Take it one step at a time."
    Dad --- Submitted by Pelumi A., Age 17 --- Illinois
    Why rush? Take it easy you will find better results that way.


  • August 26, 2002
    " Never let a fear come over you because remember you are in control, you are the one who brought the fear into focus and you are the one who can make it disappear."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Danielle V., Age 14 --- New Jersey


  • August 26, 2002
    " The real art of conversation is not only to say the right thing in the right place but also to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chelsey B., Age 13 --- Iowa


  • August 26, 2002
    " God doesn't speak in thunder or bolts of lightning; He speaks quietly, to your heart and when He does speak, you will know, and although you may not understand, you must follow Him."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.B., Age 15 --- Michigan


  • August 23, 2002
    " It is as hard to see one's self as to look backwards without turning around."
    Thoreau --- Submitted by Sammi A., Age 16 --- Florida


  • August 23, 2002
    " Stand your ground, even though friends may try to persuade your footsteps."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jordan G., Age 13 --- Nebraska


  • August 23, 2002
    RIGHT NOW:

    Somebody is very proud of you.
    Somebody is thinking of you.
    Somebody is caring about you.
    Somebody misses you.
    Somebody wants to talk to you.
    Somebody wants to be with you.
    Somebody hopes you're not in trouble.
    Somebody is thankful for your company.
    Somebody is thankful for the support you have provided.
    Somebody wants to hold your hand.
    Somebody hopes everything turn out all right.
    Somebody wants you to be happy.
    Somebody wants you to find him/ her.
    Somebody wants to give you a gift.
    Somebody wants to hug you.
    Somebody thinks you ARE a gift.
    Somebody admires your strength.
    Somebody is thinking of you and smiling.
    Somebody wants to protect you.
    Somebody can't wait to see you.
    Somebody loves you for who you are.
    Somebody treasures your spirit.
    Somebody is glad that you are his / her friend.
    Somebody wants to get to know you better.
    Somebody wants to be near you.
    Somebody wants you to know they are there you.
    Somebody would do anything for you.
    Somebody wants to share his /her dreams with you.
    Somebody is alive because of you.
    Somebody needs your support.
    Somebody will cry when they read this (lol. me).
    Somebody needs you to have faith in him /her.
    Somebody trusts you.
    Somebody hears a song that reminds him / her of you.
    Lela Raghubeer --- Submitted by Kiran R., Age 16 --- New York
    Believing this is a lot harder that seeing the beauty in it. But put yourself in that somebody's shoes and see how many people come to mind when you read each one. Maybe you can't fill all, but I'm sure that the majority of them brings someone to your mind. Trust me, I'm no one special, but try expressing how you feel, even if you don't get the results you're looking for, you'll lighten someone's life knowing that you care. My mother gave this to me during a very rough time in my life, and though it didn't take my troubles away, it eased the pain knowing that there are people that actually care.... even if their just your parents, or friends, cousins, or significant other. Think of those who have no one....


  • August 23, 2002
    " Books say: she did this because.....
    Life says: she did this.
    Books are when things are explained to you.
    Life is when things aren't."
    Julian Barnes --- Submitted by D.K., Age 19 --- Hamilton, United Kingdom


  • August 23, 2002
    " Just because people act differently and are different, doesn't mean you have to treat them differently."
    Written in 2001 by Molly C., Age 12 --- Massachusetts
    This quote is what I think represents how kids my age think. They treat blacks differently, homosexuals differently, and all other nationalities, even though we are one.


  • August 21, 2002
    " If you do today what you did yesterday, you'll be beaten... If you do today that others are doing now, you'll be competitive... To win, you must seek to do today what others will be doing tomorrow..."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Wesley G., Age 16 --- Victoria, Australia
    Those who maintain an open and inquisitive mind & embrace the new thinking could reap rewards, of which we can only dream at present.


  • August 21, 2002
    " No one gets to choose their lot in life but we can all choose what we build on it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica C., Age 16 --- Nebraska


  • August 21, 2002
    " If you put only a small value upon yourself, rest assured, for the world will not raise that price."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.G., Age 16 --- New Jersey
    I recently attended a field hockey camp and one of our coaches gave us this quote when trying to explain to us that we should believe in ourselves and set a higher value for ourselves and believe that we are capable of doing anything we want to do. She was telling us to approach every situation with a positive attitude and not to go into anything thinking you will lose because whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are usually right.


  • August 21, 2002
    " We all need love, someone to talk to who understands, cares, and who is there for you; just don't forget to return that love."
    Written in 2002 by Jessie M. --- Ohio


  • August 21, 2002
    " Nothing good comes easy, because nothing easy does any good!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie G., Age 18 --- Massachusetts
    This is a quote that helps me through the tough sets that I face during practice.


  • August 19, 2002
    " Greatness was never achieved sitting around being lazy. Get up and do something."
    Written in 2002 by Andy Z., Age 13 --- Ohio


  • August 19, 2002
    " Do something crazy everyday; you may find a new person inside yourself."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tara L., Age 16 --- New Hampshire


  • August 19, 2002
    " Always P.U.S.H for success!"
    (persist until something happens)
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bri B., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada


  • August 19, 2002
    " ...the way I see it, you can either run from it, or learn from it."
    Disney's The Lion King --- Submitted by Ashley F., Age 18 --- Oklahoma


  • August 19, 2002
    " You can run from the disappointments you're trying to forget, but it's only when you embrace your past, that you truly move forward."
    Now and Then --- Submitted by Kim S., Age 16 --- Michigan


  • August 16, 2002
    I am not what I ought to be,
    Not what I want to be,
    Not what I am going to be,
    But I am thankful that
    I am better than I used to be.
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kendall S., Age 17 --- Washington


  • August 16, 2002
    " You don't fail until you fail to try."
    Written in 2002 by Brittnee K., Age 14 --- Minnesota
    This quote has helped me through a lot of rough times in my skating career. I just thought of it one night when my parents and I were talking about that; I can't stop skating, you can't fail, you haven't stopped.......so then I came up with this one.....thanks mom and dad


  • August 16, 2002
    " Time is the best and the worst thing. It's the worst because you have to wait for it, but it's the best because it's always there to help you heal."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by AnnMarie W., Age 16 --- Wisconsin


  • August 16, 2002
    " ....No matter where life takes you, big cities, small towns, you'll inevitably come across small minds. People who think that they're better than you are. People who think that material things, or being pretty or popular automatically makes you a worthwhile human being....none of these things matter unless you have strength of character, integrity, sense of pride, and if you're lucky enough to have any one of these things...don't ever sell them. Don't ever sell out. So when you meet a person for the first time, please don't judge them by their station of life, because, who knows, that person just might end up being your best friend."
    Quote from Dawson's Creek --- Submitted by Jennifer M. --- West Virginia


  • August 16, 2002
    " Hearts are often broken and people will tell you to move on. Don't listen to other people, just listen to your heart. Sometimes it's hard believe in yourself after you've been hurt so bad, but no matter what......you will always have yourself. Wallow in your pain but then get up and believe that you can love again. You CAN! You don't always only love once. A heart is never really broken, it is just a metaphor........"
    Copyright © 2002 Jessica Paige Harpe


  • August 14, 2002
    " Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own SUNSHINE."
    Anthony J. D'Angelo --- Submitted by Erin S., Age 18 --- South Carolina


  • August 14, 2002
    " There is no such thing as fate; fate is for us and us alone to weave with our own hands."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Vincent L., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada


  • August 14, 2002
    " Life is just like a blade of grass. When it gets cut down it grows back, just like we should do in life."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nick S., Age 16 --- North Dakota


  • August 14, 2002
    " Hold a friends hand through times of trial,
    Let her find love through a hug and a smile;
    But also know when it is time to let go-
    For each and every one of us must learn to grow."
    Sharon A Heilbrunn --- Submitted by Tyra-lee R., Age 15 --- Ohio


  • August 14, 2002
    " Don't ever treat people like dirt because what goes around comes around, so it will eventually catch up with you."
    Written in 2002 by Nicole L., Age 16 --- Oklahoma


  • August 12, 2002
    " The awful thing is that beauty is mysterious as well as terrible. God and devil are fighting there, and the battlefield is the heart of man."
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky --- Submitted by H.P., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania


  • August 12, 2002
    " Every so often, you should look back on all that you have accomplished in your life. You should thank God for every day that he has given you and feel blessed that you are on this earth."
    Copyright © 2002 Julie L. Reid


  • August 12, 2002
    " When you think the world has turned its back on you, take another look; you most likely turned your back on the world."
    Jenn Hilton --- Submitted by Kelly M., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • August 12, 2002
    " The brave don't live forever, but the cautious don't live at all."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa P., Age 16 --- New Jersey


  • August 12, 2002
    " We all have expiration dates and until then, live life to the fullest."
    Copyright © 2002 Dave Angeloni


  • August 9, 2002
    " The choices in life are everywhere, the right answer is difficult to come upon, but the result lasts eternity."
    Written in 2002 Nella B., Age 15 --- Alberta, Canada
    The Choices made in your life, by yourself or with others help, will have a lasting result that is for the good or the bad depending on what you chose. Think about your choices through and through before you decide.


  • August 9, 2002
    There are many times in life when:

    You'll get hurt.
    Don't hurt others;
    You'll be jealous.
    Be a person that someone admires;

    You'll be lonely.
    Don't leave anyone without a friend;
    You will regret.
    Move on and do something that you'll remember with a smile;

    You will be foolish.
    Forgive others for their blunders;
    You'll be lost.
    Help someone to be found;

    You'll complain and feel better.
    Always listen to people's problems;
    You will act out of character.
    Remember your morals;

    You will feel surrounded by hate.
    Spread your love;
    You will be happy & content.
    Don't dwell on your own thanksgivings
    Without recognizing the many misfortunes of the people around you;

    You will need God.
    Never deny Him."
    Copyright © 2002 Christina Anglin


  • August 9, 2002
    " I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends."
    Walt Whitman --- Submitted by Tara W., Age 15 --- Oregon
    My friends mean the world to me and I don't always realize why they are even still putting up with me, but they do, and that's why I love them all!!!


  • August 9, 2002
    " Be willing to give up what you are for what you can become."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kara D., Age 17 --- Massachusetts


  • August 9, 2002
    " I'd rather have my best friend mad at me for getting her help than dead because I didn't do anything."
    Copyright © 2002 Sherry White


  • August 7, 2002
    " If who I am
    Is what I have
    And what I have is lost,
    Then who am I?"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alyssa B., Age 13 --- Connecticut


  • August 7, 2002
    The Key To Success:
    " It all comes down to what you have inside. It's about playing with your heart more so than your skills. It's about giving everything that you have, even when you feel as though you have nothing left. Run a little faster, Be a little stronger, Jump a little higher, and always stay two steps ahead of everyone else. A true champion is someone who is breathing hard, and dripping in sweat when no one but God is watching..."
    Written in 2001 by D.M., Age 17 --- New York


  • August 7, 2002
    " Regret is not something that is held in high regard. But this feeling, this burden, can be dissolved away if you think of the lesson you will take with you for the future, rather than the remorse you feel about the past. Some of the wisdom you now possess may have once been disguised as regret."
    Written in 2002 by Caitlin D., Age 17 --- Maryland
    I think this is very true. You should let go of your regrets, but take with you what you learned from them. You may regret something you did, but you will know what not to do if the situation presents itself again. If you regret not doing something you wanted to, then go out there and make it happen next time!


  • August 7, 2002
    " Occasions of hatred are certainly never settled by hatred. They are settled by freedom of hatred. This is the eternal law."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica H., Age 13 --- Michigan


  • August 7, 2002
    " I never understood why the newspapers read, "The War On Terror." Terror, racism, and drugs aren't wars. Wars End."
    Written in 2002 by Kristen D., Age 14 --- Missouri


  • August 5, 2002
    " Have you ever seen someone as their life just drifted away? Have you ever seen someone to kneel down to pray? Have you seen someone fall in love one summer day? People ask all these questions but never stop to think that THEIR life is passing by. So it doesn't matter what you've seen as long as you know it's true that somewhere, someone else has seen it all too."
    Written in 2002 by Megan K., Age 15 --- Mississippi
    Don't stop and pay attention to what everyone else is doing or think "they need to stop wasting their time on that..blah blah.. because while you're doing that, you're wasting the time you have in life, because it could end right in the middle of that thought...


  • August 5, 2002
    " If you don't like something about yourself, change it. If you can't change it, accept it. Ability is what you're capable of doing, Motivation determines what you do, and Attitude determines how well you do it. Many things about tomorrow, I don't seem to understand. But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand. We are on a journey and we are not here to stay. That is why we have to make the most of every day. We plot and scheme, and plan and dream and build our castles high-but often we forget that we are just passing by!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marius d., Age 14 --- Gauteng, South Africa


  • August 5, 2002
    " Don't waste your time on people who will waste yours."
    Written in 2002 by Candice W., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada


  • August 5, 2002
    " If someone doesn't respect you, then they're not worth any of your time."
    Written in 2002 by K.C., Age 17 --- California


  • August 5, 2002
    " Self-control is greater than birth-control."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott J. --- Florida


  • August 5, 2002
    " A true friend warms you with their presence, trusts you with their secrets, and remembers you in their prayers."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kevy P, Age 18 --- Massachusetts


  • August 2, 2002
    " Friends. A simple word isn't it? It's uttered everyday to almost every person imaginable. Who are your friends? I used to think that friends were the people that you could laugh and talk to. Now I know that friends aren't that, they're the people that touch ur heart. You could spend hours with them doing nothing at all and it can be the best time of your life, just because it was with them. They're the people you can share your secrets with, cry with, laugh with, and just have fun with. They don't judge you or make you change. They accept you exactly as you are. They look at you and they see a great person, one they love spending time with. You all share something in common and are tied together by memories, tears, laughs and smiles. You're tied together by love for the other. Friendship is the strangest but greatest thing in the world. I find my time with my friends, the best times of my life. My friends are my heart, my soul, my fun, my laughter, tears, love and my life."
    Kate Tierny --- Submitted by Cristina D., Age 19 --- New Jersey


  • August 2, 2002
    " Life is like thinking; right when you get an idea your mind goes blank."
    Written in 2002 by Melinda P., Age 15 --- Texas


  • August 2, 2002
    " Your reputation is made by others.
    Your character is made by you."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.G., Age 16 --- Michigan


  • August 2, 2002
    " Pain is temporary, but a gold medal is forever."
    Written in 2002 by Cat Porter


  • August 2, 2002
    " Yesterday has been forgotten, and the future keeps getting better and better!!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Traci S., Age 19 --- New York