"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
NOVEMBER 2003


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  • November 19, 2003
    " Don't think about what will happen when you try, think about what will happen WHEN you succeed."
    Copyright © 2003 Allison Michelizzi


  • November 19, 2003
    " Actions-not thoughts or intentions are the way to judge others."
    Copyright © 2003 Aaron Jasko


  • November 19, 2003
    " Always strive to do and be your best, because there will always be someone else out there trying to be their absolute best."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.O., Age 14 --- Alabama


  • November 19, 2003
    " In a world full of givers and takers, winners give what it takes!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by manDUH B., Age 17 --- Texas


  • November 19, 2003
    " Give a friend a hug every day, because when they aren't there anymore, you will wish you could give one hundred more."
    Written in 2003 by Bec M., Age 15 --- Victoria, Australian External Territories


  • November 17, 2003
    " When you think that you should give up, because you feel like the world has given up on you, just remember that there is someone who will always look up to you no matter what has happened, no matter how bad you feel like you have failed. You just need to get up and try again and ignore what the rest of the world has to say. Because that little boy or that little girl looking up to you doesn't care what the world has to say."
    Copyright © 2003 Lyssa Maye
    I wrote this on the spur of the moment. I have had a real rough 3 years and I just wanted to give up. But my ex-boyfriend's little sister told me that I meant a lot to her and that I was her role model, even though her brother and I were not dating any longer. She just made me realize that there are some people who NEED you to keep trying.


  • November 17, 2003
    They say you can see into people's hearts
    Well I saw into to yours from the start
    You tell me what I want to hear
    You said those things when I was near
    But how can you say them when they're not true
    And try to make me believe what isn't you
    Over and over you begged for me back
    Now you want what you can't have
    I've learned to move on from the past
    So this is goodbye, it will never last
    Don't make it harder for me
    But this is how it's gotta be
    Written in 2003 by Elizabeth H., Age 15 --- Florida
    I wrote this when my ex-boyfriend kept causing me pain until I told him no more and that I can't hold on to the past anymore because it hurt too much for me.


  • November 17, 2003
    " Cry me a river, build me a bridge, and get over it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hannah C., Age 13 --- Minnesota
    My sister told me this one. It made me realize there's more to life then holding onto your problems.


  • November 17, 2003
    " Be what you want, and nothing else, or you are not being you at all."
    Written in 2003 by J.T., Age 19 --- Kentucky
    If you are not who you want to be, can you really say you know yourself? And you have to know yourself before you can get to know others.


  • November 17, 2003
    " Live your life so that when someone says 'Be Yourself', it's good advice."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lexie D., Age 17 --- Wisconsin


  • November 12, 2003
    " People are not going to remember you for what you did for yourself.
    They are going to remember what you did for others."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cameron H., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia


  • November 12, 2003
    " You never know how many lives you touch until your funeral."
    Written in 2002 by Steph K., Age 16 --- New York
    Sad, but very true. When my great-grandma died, there were people there my grandma didn't even know. I can only wish I'll have that effect on people.


  • November 12, 2003
    " Things turn out best for the one who makes the best out of the way things turn out."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alison H., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
    This quote was one that has stuck with me for many years. I had heard it when I was much younger, but never really thought about the meaning until recently. Now it is a quote that helps me live my life, and live it happily.


  • November 12, 2003
    " If you try and you fail, you can try again another time. But if you don't try, you fail anyway and spend the rest of your life wondering if you could have succeeded or not."
    Copyright © 2003 Adam Pickering
    I thought this up myself when I was having a hard time trying to find a publisher for my novel. It kept me going when I felt like giving up.


  • November 12, 2003
    " Those who are hard to find are usually impossible to forget."
    Puilun L. --- Submitted by Karen R., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    My friend made this quote and gave it to me for my yearbook, since I was having a very hard time thinking of one. I think it's very nice since it has to do with friends and loved ones.


  • November 10, 2003
    " On no account brood over your wrongdoing. Rolling in the muck is not the best way of getting clean."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lauren C., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania


  • November 10, 2003
    " Your friends are your angels and you are an angel to your friends."
    Written in 2003 by Katherine, Age 13 --- Kent, United Kingdom
    I have a good friend who has blonde hair and blue eyes. She's the prettiest person I know and one day I started to call her my angel. That night I was thinking about it and if realized that all my friends are my angels just as I am theirs.


  • November 10, 2003
    " It is not fair to ask of others what you are not willing to do yourself."
    Eleanor Roosevelt --- Submitted by J.L., Age 16 --- Louisiana


  • November 10, 2003
    " Take things as they come. If you get too far ahead of yourself, you'll miss out on the little things that make the best memories."
    Copyright © 2003 Dani McNaul


  • November 10, 2003
    " If there's a bump in the road, sit out, eat, then jump back in and have the time of your life."
    Written in 2003 by Alyssa W., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania


  • November 5, 2003
    " If you feel very down, don't feel too depressed and don't ever lose hope... Stand up and say to yourself "I am strong. I can do it. I'll raise up myself again" and just go on with your life."
    Written in 2003 by Rielle M., Age 13 --- Manila, Philippines


  • November 5, 2003
    " What you learn in life doesn't matter as much as what you learn from life."
    Written in 2003 by Lorelei L., Age 14 --- Texas, United States
    I wrote this in a friend's yearbook. I got tired of the same never change stay cool. If we don't change, what's the point of life?


  • November 5, 2003
    " Pictures last a lifetime and so can friends, if we work hard enough at it."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.W., Age 16 --- Tennessee


  • November 5, 2003
    " If you know yourself and your enemy, in every battle, you never fear the result. If you only know yourself and not your enemy, you are equal to be losing or winning. If you neither know you nor your enemy, you are certain in every battle to be in danger."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Layla T., Age 17 --- Selangor, Malaysia


  • November 3, 2003
    " We live life blinded from seeing what's really there, but when we get those moments when we stop to consider life, it's the only time we really open up our eyes and see life as it is!"
    Written in 2003 by Abdoul A., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia


  • November 3, 2003
    " When the music, the love, the laughter, and the friendships die...that's when I die."
    Copyright © 2003 Jess Kramer


  • November 3, 2003
    " Being the second string in friendship is no good. You never know what is going on in the field and the mascot even knows more than you do!"
    Copyright © 2003 Meghan Scheib


  • November 3, 2003
    " You should never give up; even a blind squirrel runs across a nut every now and then."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.D., Age 13 --- Louisiana


  • November 3, 2003
    Life Was Created For Us To Live... So Live...
    "Live every moment to the full potential that you can possibly exert. Do not discard opportunities that may fall upon you, no matter how small, how insignificant they may seem. All opportunities are a lit path to your destiny in this life."
    Copyright © 2003 Ken Clarke
    I wrote this quote whilst I was in a hard time I realized that life is such a precious gift that it needs more recognition. Inspired also by Classical Piano Music.