"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
JANUARY 2004

January 28, 2004
" Strive to improve, for that will be your key to success."
Copyright 2004 Isabella Jawan
January 28, 2004
" Life is a lesson learned, but a lesson is a life earned."
Copyright 2003 Kyle Nehls
I hope this quote reaches out to people to make them realize that life is precious, and never take it for granted because some things in life are bad. So always take lessons from other people and just roll with it and you will be fine. Peace out!
January 28, 2004
" You know love is real when you can't explain why you do and feel the way you do about your loved one..and you know your love is real when your loved one feels the exact same way."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sebastian L., Age 15 --- Malaysia
Love is as real as it gets for any teen. No one in the world can downsize this feeling unless it isn't true love.
January 28, 2004
" The only thing bigger and better than falling in love, is knowing you don't need to fall in love to be happy."
Copyright 2004 Jessica Flynn
January 28, 2004
" The path of life has many crossroads, and at each one it's difficult to say goodbye and go our own separate ways, choosing the direction that is right for each of us. But the memory of being together will always remain, and there is always the chance that our paths will cross again."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hailey M., Age 14 --- Louisiana
When I graduated from 8th grade last year I was devastated. I had attended there for 9 years from K-8. I had made many friends and lots of memories, but sadly I was not going to attend the same high school as them. As I was looking for quotes for my profile one day, I found this quote and it put everything into clear view. I might not ever speak to the people I once called my friends again, but I will always have the memories of our great times together. Like the old saying goes, "Better to have loved and lost than to have never loved at all."

January 26, 2004
" Stretch your wings, only as far as they spread. Hold only the weight enough to carry. Little may be enough. Wanting to hold too much may cause it to fall. Greed is followed by consequences."
Written in 2003 by Tanya C., Age 15 --- New York
January 26, 2004
" Life is like a hockey game. The more shots you take, the better chance you have of making that special goal."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason O., Age 14 --- Michigan
January 26, 2004
" There are so many things that are going to come into your life that you feel, after a while, you can't live without. But eventually everything in life must come to an end. Whether it's something as simple as a vacation with your friends or as passionate as your first love. Nothing lasts forever. So just remember, we've all been there... So before you cry...just remember, you hold the memories in your very heart and that, ya'll, is the true meaning of Life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katherine R., Age 15 --- Tennessee
I have so many priceless memories to last me an entire lifetime!:) ...I Love You '06 Girls!
January 26, 2004
" Live every day like it is your last because it could very well be your last...Tomorrow is not promised."
Written in 2003 by Luis F., Age 14 --- California
My purpose is to put motivation in those who feel that there's nothing left.
January 21, 2004
" People cannot take control of the things that are uncontrollable. But if you are strong, hard working, and a great person, the uncontrollable becomes controllable. Then, you can move mountains."
Copyright 2004 Tracy Smith
Life isn't a popularity contest. For those who think that it is, you need to look in the mirror. You are only unique, independent and yourself when you want to be. It makes no sense to go galloping around being someone you're not. Because then, to everyone else, a question is aroused... WHO ARE YOU? When you like yourself and who you are.... life is no longer going to be a popularity contest... and everyone accepts and likes everyone else's world.
January 21, 2004
" Don't take anything for granted. Someday you will begin to realize what you had and start to miss it."
Copyright 2004 Taylor Johnson
January 21, 2004
" Faith is believing in something when common sense tells you not to."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie K., Age 17 --- Washington
January 21, 2004
" You only fail if you don't try."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.J., Age 16 --- B.C., Canada
January 21, 2004
" Don't become a memory, BE a reality."
Written in 2003 by Tyler K., Age 16 --- Colorado
I wrote this for a friend who was struggling with suicide.
January 19, 2004
" I know as much as I have been taught...but intuition has lead me to where I am."
Copyright 2003 Lauren Cywan
January 19, 2004
" As long as you can look in the mirror at night and say to yourself that you have tried your best today, then it doesn't matter what other people think or say about you. The only thing that matters is that you know that you did your best."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cameron H., Age 16 --- NSW, Australia
My mum told me this when we were talking about some of her students who had just sat for their HSC. I think that if you can do this every night, then you have lived each day to the best of your ability and there was nothing else that you could have done.
January 19, 2004
" Don't always be trying to relive your past; you'll put your memories out of a job."
Copyright 2004 Montana Nance
January 19, 2004
" Your life is governed by two things: How to perceive what happens and how you react. Your reaction will affect everyone around you, especially yourself."
Written in 2003 by Sarah G., Age 19 --- Oregon
I realized this one day while sitting in class. You can perceive things however you want to. And you can react to things in whatever way you please. But realizing the products of these reactions will make you appreciate life more.
January 14, 2004
" Life isn't hard. You'll be experiencing pressures inside out. You can't escape from many problems. It's just you who can find a way to make it out and God will guide you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cherry C., Age 17 --- Philippines
January 14, 2004
" Those who are afraid of the unknown are afraid of life."
Copyright 2003 Lauren Miller
January 14, 2004
" A friend is one who believes in you when you have ceased to believe in yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amanda B., Age 18 --- Australia
January 14, 2004
" Control your mind, or it will control you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Scott M., Age 16 --- Michigan
This is something I heard in a boxing gym. It applies to me in every aspect of my life.
January 14, 2004
" When you care about someone you will do anything, but when you love someone you will do EVERYTHING."
Written in 2003 by Louise D., Age 18 --- England
January 12, 2004
" Life throws s**t in your face sometimes, but you have two choices when it happens. You can either sit and cry about it and think your life is over, or you can accept it and do the best you possibly can with what you have. Make the most of what you have, don't dwell on what you haven't."
Written in 2003 by Liz S., Age 14 --- United Kingdom
I lost my leg this year and have learned to really appreciate what life is. You can't take anything for granted and if you don't make the most of what you have, you'll never get anywhere or achieve anything.
January 12, 2004
" When life hands you lemons, make lemonade; when life hands you opportunities, make a difference."
Written in 2003 by Raa A., Age 13 --- Ohio
I know how life can do weird things. I didn't chose the opportunity that would make a difference, and now I'm learning from my mistake.
January 12, 2004
" You're gonna fall down every now and then in life, but if you stay down on the ground you'll never get anywhere; you have to stand up and keep walking!"
Written in 2003 by Katie D., Age 14 --- Texas
January 12, 2004
" Never undermine your worth by comparing yourself to others. It's because we are all different that we're so special."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ayman F., Age 15 --- England
It is because we are all different, with different capabilities and identities, that we are unique. And this is what makes us special and this world a special place to live in...
January 12, 2004
" If you don't trust, you'll never be disappointed by someone. But you will also cheat yourself of the chance to ever be completely happy."
Judith McNaught --- Submitted by Brittney B., Age 16 --- Georgia
This quote is from McNaught's novel called "Something Wonderful"
January 7, 2004
" One doesn't ask why the rose that grew from the pavement has damaged petals. Instead we must all celebrate it's tenacity, seeing it reach for the sun. - We are the roses, this is the pavement, and these are my damaged petals."
Tupac Shakur --- Submitted by Dennis B., Age 18 --- Philippines
January 7, 2004
" May you have enough happiness to make you sweet, enough trials to make you strong, enough sorrow to keep you human, and enough hope to make you happy."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Crystal D., Age 15 --- Texas
January 7, 2004
" You can dream your whole life, but if you don't work for it, you will Never get it."
Written in 2003 by Chelsea S., Age 14 --- Georgia
January 7, 2004
" Waste not a second of your time, lest you waste a minute of your life."
Copyright 2003 Tess Lin Teo
I came up with this when a friend and I were talking about time, and she mentioned that your life is just time. I carry on that with the above quote, and it has helped me realize the importance of Life and Time.
January 7, 2004
" Our hardships and issues are some of the few things that make us what we will be in the future--so embrace these moments at hand."
Copyright 2003 Cassie Breitenstein
Through all the rough times of being a teenager--we must move on and family and friends will not always be there to assist...so live now and remember later.
January 5, 2004
" Don't blame people for what you do or have done because it is the decisions you make, not their decisions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristina P., Age 13 --- West Virginia
Choose the right people to criticize even if they are your friends, but don't criticize the thought, only the certain.
January 5, 2004
" So much drama, so much pain, but like they say "no pain, no gain". But what's to gain when you're at loss, when what mattered most is now just a toss? For everything in life is "just a game of luck". There are those who care for you, then those who don't give a f***. But in a year from now, all will have changed, and what hasn't won't matter, and life won't be the same."
Written in 2003 by Rose M., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
I wrote this when a lot of things were going wrong. I started thinking about what will matter in the long run and realized that I needed to stop worrying about people who were hurting me. I learned to let things go and live my life more happily.
January 5, 2004
" There are those times when you need a friend, but then there are those times when you need a friend to need YOU."
Written in 2003 by M.H., Age 14 --- Texas
I thought of this one night because I have this friend that is going though a really hard time. She thinks she doesn't need anyone, she can handle all on her own. Well, that kind of let's me down; she does need someone and I need to be needed. I need a purpose.
January 5, 2004
" As for the future, it is your job not to foresee it, but to enable it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cesare P., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
January 5, 2004
" Success is a small word, but "achieving" it makes it so much bigger!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.M., Age 14 --- United Kingdom



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