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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
MAY 2004


 

May 26, 2004
" If you aspire to excellence in everything you do, the sky is the limit."
Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Nazmy MY, Age 18 --- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
To be an excellent person in everything we must know that there is no stopping point to be one.


May 26, 2004
" Sometimes problems are a blessing in disguise."
Written in 2004 by Craig H., Age 17 --- Long Island


May 26, 2004
" BE..."
Written in 2004 by Katelin Marie, Age 13 --- Iowa
You can BE anything you want to BE.


May 26, 2004
" Friends and boyfriends and girlfriends come and go but your family is there for all eternity."
Copyright © 2004 Michelle Riggins
I wrote this because I lost so many friends and boyfriends but I have never lost my family.


May 26, 2004
" When all is dark, you see stars; on those stars you wish; from those wishes come dreams; in those dreams you believe... and through that belief, you find the light..."
Written in 2004 by Anna M., Age 13 --- Ontario, Canada
I wrote this quote and I always think back to it when stress or just life starts to get to me.



May 24, 2004
" Before healing others... heal yourself."
Written in 2004 by Oussama H., Age 15 --- Quebec, Canada
I wrote this when I tried to help my friend when I had problems of my own and in the end, it turned out I wasn't helping out at all... I was making it worse.


May 24, 2004
" You shouldn't think of what people think about you in life. Just remember you are the only one you have to live with for the rest of your life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Mike R., Age 19 --- Ohio
I was told this by my parents when I was going through a rough stage in my life, and it helped me realize I should be who I am.


May 24, 2004
" Someone can show you to the right path, but they can't go with you and keep all the branches from hitting you in the face."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Cassie W., Age 13 --- Connecticut


May 24, 2004
" There's more to life than looking like an ad for Gap."
Written in 2004 by Joy Y.


May 24, 2004
" You know someone is true to you when: They stand in front of you, when you need guidance, beside you when you need a friend, and behind you when you need a little boost!"
Copyright © 2004 Mallauri Esquibel


May 19, 2004
" Life is like a magic eye; you must work hard to see its true picture."
Written in 2004 by Sara S., Age 17 --- Washington


May 19, 2004
" Don't let someone's actions get in the way of how you live your life!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Derek D., Age 14 --- Indiana
My girlfriend broke up with me, and I was really sad. But I was not going to let her get in the way of how much fun I was going to have in life.


May 19, 2004
" Define the moment before the moment defines you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.L., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada


May 19, 2004
" It's not what today brings, but what is in store for tomorrow."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heidi C., Age 17 --- Florida


May 19, 2004
" Teen age is the gift of God; handle with care."
Copyright © 2004 Balkrishna Neupane


May 17, 2004
" This is your life, are you who you want to be?"
Switchfoot --- Submitted by R.B., Age 14 --- Ontario, Canada


May 17, 2004
" I do not fear what lies ahead of me, I fear only what lies behind me. Don't worry about what's ahead in life and dwell on it. And when you need a reminder of who you are and what your capable of, look behind you and you will soon see, failure, sorrow, disbelief, anger, love, life, joys, laughs, and dumb jokes told while at lunch. You will see your path in your eyes, the path only you can see, the path that you have chosen, the path for you, not for me. I wish the best to you all!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nick A., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
This quote has taken me through many rough times, divorce, family feud, GF, and school situations. When I say this quote to myself, I know I don't need to worry about what's ahead.


May 17, 2004
" The saddest part of life is the fact that people build walls up between them and the people they love. It takes a great friend to realize that they don't build the walls because they don't love you. They simply build the walls because they're scared that you aren't going to love them back."
Jerry Nugent, Jr. --- Submitted by Emily T., Age 18 --- California
As teenagers, we often feel the need to hide who we really are by building walls. I think its imperative to note that anyone who has had a profound impact on your life loves you. They just don't always know how to show it. Live life loosely. Be you. After all, no one does it better.


May 17, 2004
" Life may have its ups and downs, but the ups always overpower the downs."
Copyright © 2004 Alyssa Pederzani
I think it explains my life perfectly


May 17, 2004
" Life is like a dark tunnel; you never know what you might run in to."
Copyright © 2004 Ashley Curren
This lets people know that there are going to be some mistakes that you make in life, but everybody has to face them sometime, no matter who you are.


May 12, 2004
" Those who look outside, dream; those who look inside, believe."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley S., Age 14 --- North Carolina
This quote is for the people who want to do more than just dream...


May 12, 2004
" If your path of life becomes a long repetitive circle, do not be afraid to break free and start on a new, straight, and unknown path."
Written in 2004 by J.J., Age 16 --- Delaware


May 12, 2004
" When mistakes are made, you can't depend on the CTRL+Z keys. This is life."
Written in 2004 by Michelle B., Age 14 --- California


May 12, 2004
" A true friend is someone who loves you, trusts you, and cares about you...mistakes and all."
Written in 2004 by T. H., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
I came up with this when I was going through a rough time in my life. Throughout it all, my best friend was there for me, no matter what, and I could never thank her enough for never leaving my side when I needed her most.


May 12, 2004
" No person can ever truly be in love. However, love can be in a person. The closest we can ever get to being in love is by surrounding ourselves with people who have a love in them for us."
Copyright © 2004 Drew Horstman


May 10, 2004
" Try not to struggle so much because once you have started, then it's only going to get harder."
Copyright © 2004 Martyna Zacny
Life is so hard and crazy as it is, but everything takes time. This quote was to a friend of mine that got frustrated with things and almost took her life away.


May 10, 2004
" Always smile even if it's a sad smile, because what's sadder than a sad smile is the sadness of not knowing how to smile."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Delana W., Age 15 --- Virginia


May 10, 2004
" If life kicks you in the butt, turn around and kick it back."
Written in 2002 by Ruffy H., Age 15 --- British Colombia, Canada


May 10, 2004
" Happiness is something you have to find. You don't find someone to bring it to you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E. D., Age 15 --- Illinois
Don't wait for someone to come along to make you happy. You can do that all by yourself!


May 5, 2004
" If you're gonna have a dream, dream big! Don't dream small because if you only have small expectations of yourself, you'll only get small results in life."
Copyright © 2004 Micah Beveridge


May 5, 2004
" Life is like an apple; you need to carve out all the bad spots and get all the good parts you can."
Katie Edlund --- Submitted by Brandy C., Age 17 --- California


May 5, 2004
" A friend isn't a person who is always there at school, but they are the person who sits up with you all night when you're afraid. They're the ones who wipe away your tears, when you are sad, and they're the ones who turn your frown upside down and make you smile. They always fill your heart with joy every time you see them."
Copyright © 2004 Aileen Lopez
I just came up with this one day to tell my friend because I wanted her to know she meant a lot to me. Let your friends know how much of a difference they really make in your life.


May 5, 2004
" You should think about what your about to say before you speak. You will be spared a lot of pain and more importantly others you care about will be too. You may even regret what you said later."
Copyright © 2004 Shadrach Smith
I have trouble remembering important things that someone very special tells me and often say things I regret later. I just want to let you know that thinking before speaking will help you out in the end.


May 5, 2004
" My heart has been broken but still I stay strong, because life's about changes and life will go on."
Copyright © 2004 Katie Rajewsky


May 3, 2004
" Live in such a way that those who know you, but don't know God, will come to know God because they know you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amy A., Age 17 --- Alabama


May 3, 2004
" Normal is always normal, till you go somewhere else."
Copyright © 2004 Roberto Jimenez


May 3, 2004
" When things go wrong, don't go with them."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Holly Z., Age 16 --- Ohio
Everyone has ups and downs in their life. A lot of people tend to dwell on the bad things, rather than accepting them and realizing that there's still more to come.


May 3, 2004
" Don't hate the rocky roads and the bumpy paths of your life, for all of that in the end is what makes you who you are; makes you strong and able."
Copyright © 2004 Meghan Cook


May 3, 2004
" Yesterday is history; tomorrow is a mystery; focus on the here and now because it's the present that you can control."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by P.V., Age 18 --- Minnesota
me thinking "what might have been"? If you don't know what the future holds, why waste energy worrying about it?


 

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