"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
DECEMBER 2002


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  • December 23, 2002
    " The value of life lies not in the length of the days but how we make use of them."
    Montaigne --- Submitted by Sam J., Age 13 --- California


  • December 23, 2002
    " It's not what you've been through; it's how you deal with what you've been through."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lindsey F., Age 14 --- New York


  • December 23, 2002
    " You can have perfect vision and still not see the real world.
    Forget everything you thought you knew about this world, and open your eyes."
    Copyright © 2002 Gerardo Errico


  • December 23, 2002
    " Money doesn't buy class."
    Jay --- Submitted by Meagan S., Age 16 --- Maine
    My cousin Jay said this to me once when we went out, and I look up to him, so I always remembered that. You can be the richest person in the world, and still have no friends because you're cold.


  • December 23, 2002
    " Que Sera Sera (What will be will be) "
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.D., Age 18 --- Florida
    I know it is a well-used quote, but it doesn't hurt to remember that we can only do so much. In life, love, success, even school, we do what we can and let it take its course. Just remember everything will work out in the end.


  • December 20, 2002
    " If you have a glass half filled with water, a negative person would see the glass as half empty; a positive person would see it as half full."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brenton F., Age 15 --- Vic, Australia
    Always try to see things in a positive light; use what you have and use it to the best of your ability.


  • December 20, 2002
    " Perfection is just a word, not a being."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily M., Age 16 --- Florida


  • December 20, 2002
    " The only people that don't make mistakes are those that aren't doing anything."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Shawna B., Age 17 --- Iowa


  • December 20, 2002
    " Always think before you act, because some actions change your life forever."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C. H., Age 15 --- Minnesota


  • December 20, 2002
    " Our scars are there to remind us that what happened in the past was real."
    Hannibal - Red Dragon --- Submitted by Ericka M., Age 17 --- Kentucky


  • December 18, 2002
    " Five percent of a situation is what occurred, while ninety-five percent of the situation is how you took on this occurrence. How do you want to live your life, positively or negatively? The choice is yours to take."
    Written in 2002 by I. Miglane, Age 16


  • December 18, 2002
    " A true champion savors victory until it is time to train for the next battle."
    Written in 2002 by Jackie B., Age 16 --- Ohio


  • December 18, 2002
    " Hold a friend's hand through time of trial, let her find love through a hug and a smile. But also know when it its time to let go, for each and every one of us must learn to grow."
    Jessica VanAsdlen --- Submitted by Katie C., Age 17 --- Illinois


  • December 18, 2002
    " When you are feeling stressed out, stop thinking so much about the things you're doing and start thinking more about you."
    William Shields -- Submitted by W.S., Age 17 --- Illinois
    It always helps me when times are tough and I'm feeling burnt out.


  • December 18, 2002
    " Never let a guy tell you that you can't play a "guys" sport!"
    Written in 2002 by Jordan I., Age 13 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
    I am a female and I DO play hockey and I have no idea how it can be classified as a guys sport.....girls can do anything just as good as boys!


  • December 16, 2002
    " We're all still young and we're going to make mistakes. We'll often change out minds and even sometimes our hearts. Through all, the only REAL thing we can offer each other is forgiveness."
    Katie Holmes (Joey Potter/DC) -- Submitted by Ashley C., Age 15 --- Michigan


  • December 16, 2002
    " Sometimes it's the people you don't know that turn out to be the ones you wish you did."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brent D., Age 17 --- Minnesota


  • December 16, 2002
    " Be yourself and nothing else."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Taneka K., Age 15 --- Illinois
    I thought for a long time that I had to be something I'm not and I'm just really realizing I can be myself and nothing else.


  • December 16, 2002
    " If you have a least one best friend than you are doing okay for yourself."
    Copyright © 2002 Janelle Wheeler


  • December 16, 2002
    " Love is thinking someone's faults are beautiful."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Holliesue W., Age 17 --- Michigan


  • December 13, 2002
    " Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country."
    Anais Nin --- Submitted by Lisa M., Age 16 --- Massachusetts


  • December 13, 2002
    " Everything is not always what it seems; just like not everything that gleams is gold or platinum."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Francisco E., Age 18 --- Texas


  • December 13, 2002
    " It may take a few years for me to forget how you hurt me, but never will I forget the good times you gave to me."
    Copyright © 2002 Lauren Shade
    Remember your friends, not by how they hurt you, but by the good times they gave to you. Friends are a big part of your life so remember them well because you will miss them after they're gone.


  • December 13, 2002
    " Love can cure anything."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.E., Age 18 --- Texas
    If only the world would be filled with love, things would be different. Love is the answer to many things,and though it may not be a solution, it sure does make things better.


  • December 13, 2002
    " Attack life, it's going to get you in the end anyway."
    Steven Collier --- Submitted by Jill K., Age 15 --- Washington


  • December 11, 2002
    " Start with a good reputation and you will never have to change."
    Copyright © 2002 Brad Kern


  • December 11, 2002
    " People seem to live in the past, because they can't move on. People think of the future, because they wonder how their life will turn out to be in the end; but people never seem to wonder or live in the present."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ray T., Age 15 --- California


  • December 11, 2002
    " Life is full of surprises; live a little and see what they are."
    Copyright © 2002 Adrian Bohanan


  • December 11, 2002
    " Not risking, it seems to mean secure, But fear's the curse and risk the cure."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kendra G., Age 13 --- Maine
    I love this quote because it can fit for so many aspects of a person's life!


  • December 11, 2002
    " If you compare yourself to someone you are limiting yourself to everything; with God you can do anything without limits!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tia F., Age 14 --- Tennessee


  • December 9, 2002
    " Love everyday and whatever comes with it."
    Copyright © 2002 Stephani Saffel
    Exception is one of the greatest obstacles and one of the greatest gifts you can ever come to face.


  • December 9, 2002
    " We don't get tired; we get faster."
    Phil Anzalone --- Submitted by Brittany R., Age 12 --- New York
    Thanks Mr. Anzalone for making the team work as hard as you did!!!


  • December 9, 2002
    " Do you know how steel is made stronger? It goes through fire. Do you know how gold is purified? It goes through fire. The best and strongest things in life always go through fire."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.B., Age 17 --- Oklahoma


  • December 9, 2002
    " Youth are not useless, but they are used less."
    Swami Chimnayananda --- Submitted by Vijay A., Age 18 --- Tamil Nadu, India


  • December 6, 2002
    " Not everything can be based purely upon the thought of one's self. Expand your mind and train of thought, otherwise how is it possible to be happy? A lot of people are biased to their own beliefs and thoughts without even knowing it. Think about the importance of some decisions a little harder before quickly jumping to conclusions. Don't act upon the raw emotions of the moment every time."
    Copyright © 2002 Dave Pitre
    I have been going through a lot lately having to do with friends and relationships and it has been a really hard time for me. I know I am not the only one that goes through things like this and because of situations like the one I am in, life for teens can be very difficult. I wrote this as a reminder to myself of what I have to do for myself to feel better. I would like to share it with other people so they can maybe feel a little better themselves.


  • December 6, 2002
    " Don't be frightened to be the person you long to be."
    Written in 2002 by Laura N., Age 17 --- Ohio


  • December 6, 2002
    " Go out there like you have already won 1st place!"
    Written in 2002 by Kristin D., Age 17 --- Missouri
    I said this right before my cheerleading squad performed our 1st Place Routine at State! But change the last two words and it can apply to almost anything.


  • December 6, 2002
    " How can you go on living your life as normal when the few things that made you who you are and kept you going have been taken away? Don't let go of those you love, or the things that define who you are, because you don't know when you'll have to continue without them and that just might be one of the hardest tasks in your life."
    Written in 2002 by Morgan M., Age 14 --- Texas


  • December 6, 2002
    " We can never get back up if we never get knocked down. Every time we fall it's just that much easier to get back up the next time!"
    Written in 2002 by Bri U., Age 15 --- Oregon
    Yesterday two of my friends past away in an accident and I realized how much easier it was for me to deal with it than the last time. It may not be the easiest thing in life to do but it's much easier when you realize everything happens for a reason! Life is way to short so enjoy it why you can!


  • December 4, 2002
    " The hardest thing in life is letting go of what you thought was real."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sariah G., Age 17 --- Arizona


  • December 4, 2002
    " If you have a dream, go for it. No one is stopping you, except yourself!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley C., Age 16 --- Michigan


  • December 4, 2002
    " Don't let anyone stand in the way of your dreams...not your parents, not your friends, not your coach, and most of all, not YOU. You're the one that's gonna make your dreams come true...and only you. It doesn't matter if people think you can't go where you want to go. If you believe you can do it, if you think you can achieve your goal, you most certainly will; no matter what anyone says or does. You can be your own best friend or you can be your own worst enemy...it's all up to YOU."
    Copyright © 2002 Cassi Malec


  • December 4, 2002
    " Life is a story told, a story told is a story heard, make yours an unforgettable tale."
    Copyright © 2002 John Udemba


  • December 4, 2002
    " There is no need to worry. Think of the 80/20 rule. 80 percent of the things we teens worry about, don't even happen."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Andrew S., Age 13 --- Ohio