"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
MARCH 1998


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  • March 30, 1998
    " Happiness is having a clean conscience in God's eyes."
    --- Christen W., Age 14 --- Oklahoma


  • March 30, 1998
    " To those who can dream,
    There is no such place as faraway."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio


  • March 30, 1998
    " Always be a first rate version of yourself,
    Instead of a second-rate version of somebody else."
    --- Judy Garland --- Submitted by Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii


  • March 30, 1998
    " Good friends in times of need will keep you strong."
    --- Angie C., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania


  • March 30, 1998
    " The human heart is full of dreams
    Full of hope
    Full of hate
    Full of love
    Full of fate
    Full or fear
    Of what we can't create

    If you think you never will.... then you won't
    Think of what you can, and what you wish to overcome.
    Use the power of your heart, every ounce, every part
    Never give up
    Hold on to your dream
    It must come true
    For it means absolutely everything to you!
    The harder you wish and the more you believe
    The more you will overcome and the more you will achieve."
    --- Alix S., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania


  • March 30, 1998
    " Don't compare yourself to what others are,
    But to what you could be."
    --- Chele D., Age 13 --- Oregon


  • March 27, 1998
    THE COMFORT ZONE

    " I used to have a comfort zone
    Where I knew I couldn't fail.
    The same four walls and busy work
    Were really more like jail.

    I longed so much to do the things
    I've never done before,
    But I stayed inside my 'comfort zone'
    And paced the same old floor.

    I said it doesn't matter
    That I wasn't doing much.
    I said I didn't care for things
    Like diamonds, furs and such.

    I claimed to be so busy
    With things inside the zone,
    But deep inside I longed
    For something special of my own.

    I couldn't let my life go by
    Just watching others win!
    I held my breath and stepped outside
    To let the change begin!

    I took a step and with new strength
    I'd never felt before,
    I kissed my 'comfort zone' goodbye
    And closed and locked the door.

    If you are in a 'Comfort Zone'
    Afraid to venture out,
    Remember that all WINNERS were
    At one time filled with doubt.
    A step or two and words of praise
    Can make your dreams come true
    GREET YOUR FUTURE WITH A SMILE,
    SUCCESS IS THERE FOR YOU!!"
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Robin


  • March 27, 1998
    " Relationships, of all kinds,
    Are like sand held in your hand.
    Held loosely, with an open hand,
    The sand remains where it is.
    The minute you close your hand
    And squeeze tightly to hold on,
    The sand trickles through your fingers.
    You may hold on to some of it,
    But most will be spilled."
    --- Kaleel Jamison, 'The Nibble Theory'
    --- Submitted by Jay, Age 15 --- New Jersey



  • March 27, 1998
    " Most people are about as happy
    As they make their minds up to be."
    --- Abraham Lincoln
    --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri



  • March 27, 1998
    " Have a ___ day,
    You decide what type of day you want to have."
    --- Izzy J., Age 17 --- Missouri


  • March 27, 1998
    " Education is that which remains
    After you have forgotten everything you learned in school."
    --- Unknown --- Derek W., Age 16 --- Virginia


  • March 27, 1998
    " Lord, grant that
    I may always desire
    More than I accomplish."
    --- Michelangelo --- Contributed by Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas


  • March 25, 1998
    " Love your enemy...it will drive him nuts."
    --- Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Anna L., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia



  • March 25, 1998
    " Don't just condition your hair everyday,
    But condition your mind also."
    --- Izzy J., Age 17 --- Missouri


  • March 25, 1998
    " Sometimes there is no next time,
    No time outs,
    No second chance.
    Sometimes it's now or never."
    --- Submitted by Ashleigh, Age 17 --- New York


  • March 25, 1998
    " Life itself can't give you joy unless you really will it:
    Life just gives you time and space its up to you to fill it."
    --- Unknown --- Cheryl, Age 16 --- California


  • March 25, 1998
    " Failure to prepare is preparing to fail."
    --- Unknown --- Derek W., Age 16 --- Virginia


  • March 25, 1998
    " Knowing is not enough;
    We must Apply.
    Willing is not enough;
    We must Do. "
    --- Goethe --- Contributed by Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas


  • March 23, 1998
    " What doesn't kill you only makes you stronger."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Katie, Age 17 --- Oregon


  • March 23, 1998
    " Live by your emotions for they are the only truths in this world."
    --- Jamie B., Age 17 --- Massachusetts


  • March 23, 1998
    " You can't get what you want in life.
    If you did, life would be too easy!"
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Davina S., Age 14 --- California


  • March 23, 1998
    " We are each like individual, incomplete pieces of a puzzle. There is someone out there who not only has the completing picture on the surface, but the matching shape also. Find this person, and be complete."
    --- Jay, Age 15 --- New Jersey


  • March 23, 1998
    " There are always two choices--two paths to take.
    One is easy, and it's only reward is that it's easy."
    --- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
    --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri



  • March 23, 1998
    " We've accomplished all our goals,
    Now we're working on our dream."
    --- Submitted by Sarah K.


  • March 20, 1998
    " Though I want to quit I know I never will."
    --- Unknown --- Provided by Jill S. --- Michigan


  • March 20, 1998
    " All kids are gifted.
    Some just open their packages earlier than others."
    --- Michael Carr --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan


  • March 20, 1998
    " If you aim at nothing you're sure to hit it."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Katie, Age 17 --- Oregon


  • March 20, 1998
    " I don't know the future Kyle, I'm busy making it."
    --- Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • March 20, 1998
    " In the world you may be only one person,
    but to one person you may be the world. "
    --- Unknown --- Jennifer T., Age 18 --- Mississippi


  • March 20, 1998
    " An honest answer is like a kiss on the lips."
    --- Proverbs 22:24 (NIV)
    --- Contributed by C. Doug R., Age 17 --- Louisiana



  • March 20, 1998
    " ...Cause Boy When You Stop Dreaming It's Time To Die."
    --- Shannon Hoon of Blind Melon, 'Change'
    --- Contributed by Amy P., Age 17 --- Colorado



  • March 20, 1998
    " Of all sad words of tongue or pen,
    The saddest of these are
    What might have been."
    --- John Greenleaf Whittier
    --- Contributed by Jamie B., Age 17 --- Massachusetts
    --- Author's named provided by Jim Heck --- Tennessee



  • March 20, 1998
    " In a world where everyone wants to excel,
    Those who don't want to,
    Usually fail."
    --- Justin T., Age 16 ---Texas


  • March 20, 1998
    " The best kind of pride
    Is that which compels a person to do his or her best work---
    Even when no one is looking."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by MAC, Age 17 --- Ohio


  • March 17, 1998
    " Christians aren't perfect, just forgiven."
    --- Nicole S., Age 17 --- Washington State


  • March 17, 1998
    " A goal is just a dream with a deadline."
    --- Ft. Eustis Swim Team --- Virginia


  • March 17, 1998
    " Preach the Gospel all the time;  if necessary, use words."
    --- St. Francis of Assisi --- Submitted by Suzanne --- Louisiana


  • March 17, 1998
    PRESS ON

    " Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence.
    Talent will not;
    Nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent.
    Genius will not;
    Unrewarded genius is almost a proverb.
    Education alone will not;
    The world is full of educated derelicts.
    Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent."
    --- Calvin Coolidge
    --- Contributed by Emily, Age 17--- Michigan
    --- Contributed by Matt Crabtree



  • March 17, 1998
    " A friendship is like a boat,
    Don't ever let it sink,
    Do whatever you can to keep it from sinking,
    And if it's going down,
    Stay on as long as possible
    And never give up."
    --- Submitted by Angie C., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania


  • March 17, 1998
    " Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see the shadows."
    --- Helen Keller --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan


  • March 17, 1998
    " One cannot consent to creep when one feels an impulse to soar."
    --- Helen Keller --- Submitted by Dana G., Age 17 --- Michigan


  • March 15, 1998
    " Wherever the fear may be, look it in the eyes."
    --- NO FEAR sticker --- Contributed by Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • March 15, 1998
    " Winners don't blame fate for their failures
    Nor luck for their successes.
    They know that a goal is only as worthy
    As the effort that's required to achieve it."
    --- Author Unknown -- Submitted by Bonny --- Minnesota


  • March 15, 1998
    " Always behave like a duck;
    Keep calm and unruffled on the surface
    But paddle like the devil underneath."
    --- Author Unknown ---Submitted by Rebecca S., Age 13 --- Virginia


  • March 13, 1998
    " What lies before us and what lies behind us are small matters compared to what lies within us."
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    --- Submitted by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona



  • March 13, 1998
    " DID - a word of achievement.
    WON'T - a word of retreat.
    MIGHT - a word of bereavement
    CAN'T - a word of defeat.
    OUGHT - a word of duty.
    TRY - a word each hour.
    WILL - a word of beauty.
    CAN - a word of power."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica H., Age 17 --- Louisiana


  • March 13, 1998
    " A miracle happens to those who believe in them."
    --- Unknown author
    --- Submitted by Donna A., Age 15 --- New York



  • March 13, 1998
    " If I could live by only two words, these would be them:
    Carpe Diem (Seize the Day)"
    --- Beau, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania


  • March 11, 1998
    " You got to have some faith in yourself,
    If you want respect from your friends."
    --- Cosmic Eternity --- Contributed by Casandra R., Age 17 --- Hawaii


  • March 11, 1998
    " If we keep imagining a better world, a different world,
    Then we miss the best part of this world."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --Tennessee


  • March 9, 1998
    " Do not cry for help unless you need it,
    And when you need it,
    Do not cry if it does not come."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Casandra R., Age 17 --- Hawaii


  • March 9, 1998
    " Nothing is so strong as gentleness;
    Nothing so gentle as real strength."
    --- Francis of Sales --- Submitted by Jessica H., Age 17 --- Louisiana


  • March 9, 1998
    " Nothing great has ever been achieved without enthusiasm!"
    --- Ralph Waldo Emerson
    --- Submitted by Beau, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania



  • March 6, 1998
    " Your mind can only hold one thought at a time.
    Make it a positive and constructive one."
    --- Author Unknown --- Contributed by Ashley W., Age 14 --- Virginia


  • March 6, 1998
    " A bend in the road is not the end of the road
    Unless you fail to make the turn."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee


  • March 6, 1998
    " Most people realize the good things,
    Only when they are about to run out."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • March 4, 1998
    " Life may not be the party you want, but while you're here,
    You might as well DANCE!"
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Karen T., Age 17 ---Tennessee


  • March 4, 1998
    " Be careful how you live.
    You may be the only Bible some person ever reads."
    --- William J. Toms --- Contributed by Matt


  • March 4, 1998
    " In sports, there is always someone trying to stop you,
    In class the only person stopping you IS you."
    --- Unknown --- Contributed by Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • March 2, 1998
    The Road Not Taken

    " Two roads diverged in a yellow wood,
    And sorry I could not travel both
    And be one traveler, long I stood
    And looked down one as far as I could
    To where it bent in the undergrowth;

    Then took the other, just as fair,
    And having perhaps the better claim,
    Because it was grassy and wanted wear;
    Though as for that the passing there
    Had worn them really about the same,

    And both that morning equally lay
    In leaves no step had trodden black.
    Oh, I kept the first for another day!
    Yet knowing how way leads on to way,
    I doubted if I should ever come back.

    I shall be telling this with a sigh
    Somewhere ages and ages hence;
    Two roads diverged in a wood, and I-
    I took the one less traveled by,
    And that has made all the difference."
    --- By Robert Frost
    --- Submitted by Laurell W., Age 18 --- Texas



  • March 2, 1998
    "Take a chance and true friends will catch you."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii


  • March 2, 1998
    "In one success, one thousand failures lie forgotten.
    In one refusal to try,
    One thousand successes lie never to be achieved."
    --- Submitted by Lindsay H., Age 13 --- Canada -


  • March 2, 1998
    " Don't waste time or it'll waste you."
    --- Submitted by Kahi M. --- Hawaii


  • March 2, 1998
    " No guts, no glory!"
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Greg H., Age 16


  • March 2, 1998
    " During this time in my life, my friends are my foundation.
    Carefully chosen and laid, they are what keep me strong.
    Without them I have no base,
    And the smallest of winds may make me crumble."
    --- By Leslie Ostlund


  • March 2, 1998
    Another Cibola High School's Tech Crue Moto:

    "Success is a reward in itself,
    But the greatest reward of success is knowing you achieved it
    With hard work and dedication."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa O.


  • March 2, 1998
    " To the world you may be one person,
    But to one person you may be the world."
    --- Taylor Hanson --- Submitted by Ashley M.
    --- Author's name provided by Adriana S., Age 16 --- Puerto Rico --- 4/8/00



  • March 2, 1998
    " Good, Better, Best
    Never rest till good be better
    And better be best!"
    --- Submitted by Plum High Swim Team, Ages 15-18 --- Pittsburgh, PA


  • March 2, 1998
    " The sum of all existence is the magic of being needed,
    By just one person."
    --- Putnam --- Submitted by Laurell W.


  • March 2, 1998
    " Procrastination works...but, maybe later..."
    --- Thomas N., Age 17 --- Texas


  • March 2, 1998
    " If you spend all your time dreaming of who you want to be,
    Then you are wasting who you are."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley W., Age 14 --- Virginia


  • March 2, 1998
    " Don't think that one assignment won't make a difference."
    --- Michael R., Age 15 --- Hawaii