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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
MARCH 2004


 

March 31, 2004
" Through an open mind and a strong determination, changes are capable of being made and the possibilities are endless."
Copyright © 2004 Jennifer Hummel


March 31, 2004
" You can wake up each morning confident being the person you are, but every so often you need reassurance that you are loved for it. You aren't perfect, but it's nice to know that there is someone out there that thinks you are."
Copyright © 2004 Michelle Smith


March 31, 2004
" People say that a little dreaming is dangerous. So dream more."
Copyright © 2004 Chessy Oh


March 31, 2004
" Pain is only temporary, no matter how long it lasts."
Ray Lewis --- Submitted by Alex T., Age 15 --- Michigan


March 31, 2004
" Be the best and beat the rest."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sandh Y., Age 17 --- Tamil Nadu, India
I hope everyone follows it.



March 29, 2004
" It isn't how good you are that counts. It is how hard you apply yourself that matters."
Copyright © 2004 James Abbott
I just made this up, I'm feeling bit down with all schoolwork, etc.


March 29, 2004
" I suggest we learn to love ourselves before it's made illegal."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa D., Age 17 --- Virginia


March 29, 2004
" Life takes us in many places, some near and some far, but the one solid thing you can count on is that you will always have me."
Written in 2004 by Jenna B., Age 18 --- Michigan
I wrote this after my boyfriend told me he was leaving for Iraq in a few months. No matter what happens we both know our love is the strongest thing we have.


March 29, 2004
" You can stand on the edge of the world and hold onto a star but to sit on one you have to make the jump."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.R., Age 14 --- Oregon


March 29, 2004
" Friendship isn't about whom you have known the longest... It's about who came, and never left your side..."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.M., Age 18 --- New York
I am a freshman in college and I had a real hard adjustment period... This quote helped me to remember my friends back at home...especially my best friend, who has been there through it all and is still only a phone call away when I need her. It really helped me to understand who really matters, who never did, and who always will.


March 24, 2004
" Just because the door is closed doesn't mean that it is locked."
Nancy Franz --- Submitted by Stefanie L., Age 17 --- Michigan
I feel sometimes that the doors that opportunity knocks on are always closed. I have come to realize that even though they may be closed they are not locked and I can always turn the knob.


March 24, 2004
" Don't give up what you want most, for what you want at the moment."
Gordon B. Hinckley --- Submitted by C.S., Age 13 --- Oklahoma
This quote is by one of the most admired men in the world. It always inspires me to keep going, and to never give up on a goal that I have set.


March 24, 2004
" Life is a soccer game. Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes you get hurt, and sometimes you hurt others."
Copyright © 2003 Shannon Loveridge


March 24, 2004
" Life has its tragedies and they hurt, they hurt a lot. But it's okay. Always tell yourself that there is always tomorrow; a new day. Don't let people bring you down. If someone is trying to bring you down, don't let them. Both of you rise up together and become better, just better - not at anything specific, but everything. Stand strong, don't look for your purpose in life, and just try get through each and every day as it is. Your purpose will come to you, and when it comes it will come naturally and stay with you."
Written in 2004 by Margie R., Age 15 --- Pennsylvania
Life is hard...yea, everybody has a tough life and just remember your neighbor is going through the same agony, maybe not from the same causes, but everyone has the same amount of pain to deal with in this world.


March 24, 2004
" Live life like an Afro: Be big and show the love to everyone."
Written in 2004 by L.W., Age 18 --- Queensland, Australia


March 22, 2004
" Maybe some people just aren't meant to be in our lives forever. Maybe some people are just passing through. It's like some people just come through our lives to bring us something: a gift, a blessing, a lesson we need to learn, and that's why they're here... you'll have that gift forever."
The movie 'The Gift' --- Submitted by K.D., Age 17 --- Iowa
Everyone has a purpose for being in your life.


March 22, 2004
" If you have no faith, life has no meaning."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Hannah T., Age 14 --- United Kingdom
All I can say is, it is true.


March 22, 2004
" If the shoe fits perfectly, it is often outgrown in a few short years."
Copyright © 2004 Kelly Teaford
I wrote this quote to challenge what is considered, "cool." If you follow what others do, you'll be constantly changing yourself. Nobody wants to compare themselves to a pair of shoes.


March 22, 2004
" Don't fall before you're pushed."
English Proverb --- Submitted by A.A., Age 14 --- Massachusetts


March 22, 2004
" Trust is one of life's feelings that can take years to build, but merely an instant to destroy."
Written in 2004 by Keri J., Age 18 --- New York


March 17, 2004
" Never let anyone tell you how to live your life or what to accept. This is your decision and yours alone. If you let someone make it for you, then, you are letting them make you."
Copyright © 2003 David Z. Hood


March 17, 2004
" If you have passion to follow your dreams, there is no such word as 'can't'."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kirsty K., Age 17 --- California


March 17, 2004
" Courage is not the absence of fear; rather it is doing what is necessary despite the fear."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kimberly G., Age 18 --- Indiana
This is so true. Stuff is going to happen that is going to seem unbearable, but its not being afraid that causes problems, it is being paralyzed by that fear.


March 17, 2004
" Don't do stuff just to be popular or for people to like you. Those people will not always be there for you, and you will regret what you said or did. The only people that will be there for you are the ones that loved you for who you were, not for whatever other people thought about you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lindsey F., Age 14 --- Texas


March 17, 2004
" The best things in life are the things that can't be replaced."
Written in 2004 by Laura K., Age 15 --- Ohio
The best things in life are the ones that cannot be replaced. You can't replace your best friend or someone you love, or a memory.


March 15, 2004
" If our Guardian Angels are suppose to LOOK after us, why do we feel pain? Maybe it's because we do things that makes them CLOSE their EYES."
Copyright © 2004 Edward Silva
This sentence is pimp and remember: party hard enough to have fun but not so hard that you can't come home alive.


March 15, 2004
" Fairytales have endings, but in life every ending is a new beginning."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heather J., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
From the Movie "Uptown Girls"


March 15, 2004
" It is okay to judge a book by its cover, as long as you open it up to see what's inside."
Written in 2003 by Nanda J., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada
It was more of an alteration/innovation. It was for my ending of the speech.


March 15, 2004
" Hear me when I sleep and you will know what I really meant to say while awake."
Written in 2004 by Mari M., Age 17 --- Arizona
I thought of this because sometimes I dream things that I wish I could say to others but is too hard at times.


March 15, 2004
" Looking back I can't tell you when we first met... or the first time that you made me smile... or the first time your beautiful smile brightened my day... or the first time I kissed you... but I can never forget the moment that I knew I loved you... Everything was like a dream... all the hugs and fights... all the smiles and hurtful words... all the time we spent together and the time we spent apart... it all seemed surreal... But even after everything we've been through... the hurt... the pain... the tears... the laughter... the smiles... the jokes... and the love... I don't know what the future holds... what it brings... be it happiness or peace... or shattered dreams... I know this... that whatever time brings... I will always love you..."
Copyright © 2004 Chris Hogan
Don't ever forget the ones who helped you live life the way you wanted to, and loved you anyways.


March 10, 2004
" The difference between a good sports player and a great sports player is: a good sports player practices something until he/she does it right, but a great sports player practices something until he/she RARELY ever does it wrong."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Luke K., Age 13 --- Auckland, Australian External Territories
Practice, Practice and some more Practice


March 10, 2004
" Life is a soccer game. You'll never score or advance in life if you don't take chances."
Written in 2004 by Joy Y., Age 14 --- Washington


March 10, 2004
" Things always get worse before they get better. Hang on and don't give up, or you won't ever see the rainbow after the rain."
Written in 2004 by Danelle M., Age 17 --- Iowa


March 10, 2004
" When your sitting around waiting for a leader to follow and no one stands up, you later realize that you were the leader."
Copyright © 2003 Jazmyn Brierley
I wrote this quote because I went to a seminar called, "Don't Date Naked". The speaker told everyone that they were on live television and if we came to the front of the room, we would receive a gold chain link, as a symbol of our faith in Jesus Christ, to the whole world and in front of the whole world. I wanted to go to the front of the room but my friends were not going and I didn't want to be the only person from my group to go to the front, but I did. Then, when I looked behind me, my friends were following me.


March 10, 2004
" Look to the stars, because there's one shining for you."
Written in 2004 by Lauren D., Age 16 --- Iowa
I said this when I was helping my friend through a hard time. We were outside and I looked up and had a sort of epiphany.


March 8, 2004
" Without a destination in mind, every road will be a dead end."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.V., Age 18 --- Minnesota
If we don't have a vision to guide us, then no matter what we do, we will never achieve our goals.


March 8, 2004
" Never regret anything you did because at one point, it made you happy."
Author Unknown --- Submitted M.K., Age 15 --- Connecticut
I thought of this one day when I was thinking about something I did that didn't go the way I wanted it to. It made me realize that I did that for a reason and I didn't think it through but it did make me happy at the time. I don't know if someone wrote this or if my friend thought of it but either way I agree with it.


March 8, 2004
STOP AND THINK...

  1. At least 2 people in this world love you so much they would die for you.

  2. At least 15 people in this world love you in some way.

  3. The only reason anyone would ever hate you is because they want to be just like you.

  4. A smile from you can bring happiness to anyone, even if they don't like you.

  5. Every night SOMEONE thinks about you before they go to sleep.

  6. You mean the world to someone.

  7. If not for you, someone may not be living.

  8. You are unique and special.

  9. Someone you don't even know exists, loves you.

  10. When you make the biggest mistake ever, something good comes from it.

  11. When you think the world has turned its back on you, take a look: you most likely turned your back on the world.

  12. When you think you have no chance of getting what you want, you probably won't get it, but if you believe in yourself sooner or
  13. later, you will get it.

  14. Always remember the compliments you received. Forget the rude remarks.

  15. Always tell someone how you feel about them; you will feel much better when they know.

  16. If you have a great friend, take the time out to let them know that they are great.

Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emma W., Age 18 --- Scotland, United Kingdom
This is a feel good, but when you really sit and think about this, it's 100% true.


March 8, 2004
" I loved him. He needed time to think and that was ok- he was worth waiting for...and waiting for...and waiting for. Finally I realized I had waited away my life for an answer he had already given me: Had he loved me back, I would not have had to wait."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa D., Age 18 --- Florida
In all areas of life, not just relationships, we often tend to allow the excitement of our anticipation overshadow the answer that could be lying at our feet. Sure, it may not be the answer we hoped for, but to recognize that silence, within itself, IS an answer which saves us years of regret.


March 3, 2004
" Life has accepted you. You just have to accept it."
Copyright © 2004 Raeann Potasnik


March 3, 2004
" You'll never get you license unless God is your driver instructor."
Written in 2004 by Stacy A., Age 15 --- North Carolina
I wrote this when I was going through some hard times in my life.


March 3, 2004
" God has a special reason why he made you the way you are. Accept it, be proud of it and make the best out of it. Only then, you will find that special reason, your special purpose and your true happiness."
Copyright © 2004 J. E. Liamzon
I believe that all of us are here because God wants us to do a special task. Don't give up, for it will all be all right in the end.


March 3, 2004
" Wake up every morning and smile and think that today is a brand new day; it doesn't matter what happened last week, last month, or even last year."
Written in 2004 by K.A., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada
Life isn't easy, but you just have to look at the brighter side of things:)


March 3, 2004
" In life we make choices; choices we regret, choices we admire ourselves for making, choices for other people. And it is our choices, not our abilities that set us apart. That makes us who we are today and who we will be tomorrow. Because if today is bad and tomorrow is worse, then you have to look upon your choices, not your abilities, and decide which choices are making life so hard for you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Z.K., Age 15 --- SA, Australian External Territories


March 1, 2004
" Live, learn to love and be loved with a force beyond reason. In return, smile and set the world aglow."
Copyright © 2004 Dawn Basham
I wrote this on my term paper and I think it might help on this page.


March 1, 2004
" Sit, walk or run. Just don't wobble."
Zen Buddhists --- Submitted by Emily O., Age 16 --- QLD, Australia
This quote helped to show me that whatever you do, do it wholeheartedly.


March 1, 2004
" The better part of one's life consists of their friendships."
Abraham Lincoln --- Submitted by Sarah H., Age 17 --- California
Thanks to Steven for texting me this quote!


March 1, 2004
" Only hard work pays back in full."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chad L., Age 17 --- Nebraska


March 1, 2004
" The hardest battle is to be nobody but yourself in a world that's trying it's best, night and day, to make you just like everyone else."
E. E. Cummings --- Submitted by Leah W., Age 15 --- Wisconsin

 

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