"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"<br />MAY 1998 | Motivating and Inspiring

"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
MAY 1998

  • May 29, 1998
    " Dedication is not what others expect of you.
    It's what you can give others. "
    Unknown --- Submitted by Courtney M., Age 18 --- Ohio
  • May 29, 1998
    " Learn from yesterday:
    Live for today:
    Hope for tomorrow."
    Albert Einstein --- Submitted by Mary, Age 15 --- Indiana
    --- Author's name provided by Stephanie D., Age 14 --- Texas --- 10/27/00
  • May 29, 1998
    " In the long road between the cradle and the coffin,
    The experiences aren't random.
    They are decided by the choices made."
    Unknown Author --- Submitted by Tammi M., Age 17 --- Australia
  • May 29, 1998
    " There is no such thing as a weird human being.
    It's just that some people require more understanding than others."
    Tom Robbins --- Submitted by Cassie, Age 17 --- Illinois
  • May 29, 1998
    " We were not put on this earth to practice life.
    We were placed on this earth to LIVE life."
    Travis L., Age 17 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
  • May 29, 1998
    " Those who stand for nothing fall for anything. "
    Alexander Hamilton --- Submitted by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri
  • May 29, 1998
    " There are no guarantees.
    From the viewpoint of fear, none are strong enough.
    From the viewpoint of love, none are necessary."
    Emmanuel --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 25, 1998
    " Accept me as I am--only then will we discover each other."
    Fedrico Fellini --- Submitted by Kristin, Age 17 --- Wyoming
  • May 25, 1998
    " No student ever attains very eminent success by simply doing what is required of him; it is the amount and excellence of what is over and above the required that determines the greatness of ultimate distinction."
    Charles Kendall Adams --- Submitted by Alison, Age 18 --- Ohio
  • May 25, 1998
    " Watch your thoughts, they become words.
    Watch your words, they become actions.
    Watch your actions, they become habits.
    Watch your habits, they become character.
    Watch your character, it becomes your destiny."
    Frank Outlaw --- Submitted by --- Andrea D., Age 14 --- New Jersey
  • May 25, 1998
    " You don't need a weatherman to know which way the wind blows."
    Bob Dylan --- Submitted by Shauna L., Age 17
  • May 25, 1998
    " I wish for what I don't have
    Not knowing that I have it all."
    Ruby V. M., Age 16 --- Hawaii
  • May 25, 1998
    " If you don't want someone to go,
    Then don't treat them like they're already gone."
    Alix S., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
  • May 25, 1998
    " Forget about the days when it's been cloudy,
    But don't forget about your hours in the sun...
    Forget about the mistakes that you can't change now,
    But don't forget the lessons that you've learned...
    Forget about the misfortunes you've encountered,
    But don't forget the times your luck has turned...
    Forget about the days you've been lonely,
    But don't forget about the friendly smiles you've seen...
    Forget about the plans that didn't seem to work out right...
    But do not forget to always have a dream."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
  • May 25, 1998
    " When you want something you've never had,
    You have to do something you've never done."
    Brandon P., Age 17 --- Michigan
  • May 25, 1998
    " Happiness is a butterfly which, when pursued,
    Is always beyond our grasp;
    But, if you will sit down quietly,
    May alight upon you."
    Nathaniel Hawthorne --- Quote Sent in by Kelsey, Age 17 --- Illinois
    --- Author Identified by Kim C., Age 17 ---Missouri
  • May 20, 1998
    " Success is the ability to go from failure to failure
    Without losing your enthusiasm."
    Winston Churchill --- Submitted by --- Tricia G., Age 16 --- Ohio
    --- Author's name provided by Devan D., Age 14 --- Wisconsin --- 9/13/02
  • May 20, 1998
    " If you want to achieve as a teenager and go on through life happy,
    Don't blow it by drinking and doing drugs in High School.
    There are plenty of kids out there
    That don't drink or do drugs to hang out with,
    So if you want to achieve you have to believe in yourself
    And handle the pressure without falling into the pressure."
    Lacy D., Age 17 --- Texas
  • May 20, 1998
    " Play hard, practice HARDER, and no,
    I didn't say that backwards."
    Chris Kline --- Submitted by Shawn R., Age 19
  • May 20, 1998
    " From the ashes of failure bloom the roses of success."
    Rebecca S., Age 14 --- Virginia
  • May 20, 1998
    " Fantasies area more than substitutes for unpleasant realities.
    They are also dress rehearsals, plans.
    All acts performed in the world begin in the imagination."
    Barbara Grizzuti Harrison --- Submitted by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 18, 1998
    " Don't you stand upon the shoreline and say you're satisfied:
    Choose to chance the rapids and dare to dance the tides."
    Victoria Shaw --- Submitted by Julianne J. L., Age 19 --- New York
  • May 18, 1998
    " Don't spend your life with someone you can live with.
    Spend it with someone you can't live without."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jamie B., Age 15 --- Florida
  • May 18, 1998
    " They happen when we least expect it.
    Those big moments come and change us forever.
    So, are we completely helpless when they come?
    Are we puppets, forced to live life according to these moments?
    No, it's what we do after these big moments come.
    That's what will tell us who we really are."
    Anonymous --- Submitted by Ray H., Age 15 --- Massachusetts
  • May 18, 1998
    " Life is a test you never study for."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Melissa, Age 16 --- Oregon
  • May 18, 1998
    " That's the risk you take when you change:
    That people you've been involved with won't like the new you.
    But other people who do, will come along."
    Lisa Alther --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 15, 1998
    " No matter how hard life seems,
    Always remember it can only get better."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marcy F., Age 18 --- Maine
  • May 15, 1998
    " Today is Life,
    The only life you are sure of
    Make the most of today."
    Dale Carnegie --- Submitted by Greta G. --- Pennsylvania
  • May 15, 1998
    " Inside myself is the warrior."
    Written on a hand-made sign, held at the top of a challenging hill
    During a marathon race --- Photo seen in Runner's World magazine --- Submitted by Carrie M., Age 18 --- Ohio
  • May 15, 1998
    " If you're already walking on thin ice, why not dance?"
    Chad E., Age 18 --- Arizona
  • May 15, 1998
    " Life is not a matter of milestones, but of moments. "
    Rose Kennedy --- Submitted by Kaylie M., Age 14 --- Indiana
  • May 13, 1998
    " If you fail to plan, you plan to fail."
    Benjamin Franklin --- Submitted by Chintak D., Age 16 --- Maryland
  • May 13, 1998
    " We might not have it all together,
    But together we have it all."
    Anonymous --- Submitted by Beth M. --- Iowa
  • May 13, 1998
    " In order to cheer yourself up
    You need to cheer up someone else."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jesse H., Age 16 --- Idaho
  • May 13, 1998
    " If you lose the power to laugh,
    You lose the power to think."
    Clarence Darrow --- Submitted by Collen, Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
  • May 13, 1998
    " Dream lofty dreams,
    And as you dream, so shall you become.
    Your vision is the promise of what you shall one day be,
    Your identity is the prophecy of what you shall at last unveil."
    James Allen from The Aladdin Factor,
    --- By Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen
    --- Submitted by Michael C. --- Ohio
  • May 11, 1998
    " I choose to say kind and tender words,
    For one day I might have to eat them."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Matthew C.
  • May 11, 1998
    For It's All in the State of Mind

    " If you think you're beaten, you are
    If you think you dare not, you don't.
    If you think you can't win, and know you can't
    It's almost a cinch you won't.

    For out in the world you'll find
    Success begins in a fellows will
    For it's all in the state of mind.

    For many a race has been lost
    Nor even a step has been run
    And many a coward has fallen
    Before his works begun.

    Think big, and your deeds will grow.
    Think small and you'll fall behind.
    Think that you can, and you will.
    For it's all in the state of mind.

    The race doesn't always go
    To the bigger or faster man
    But the race sometimes goes
    To the Man who thinks he can."
    Walter D. Wintle
    --- Submitted by Richard K., Age 13 --- South Carolina
    --- Author's name supplied by Alejandra M. --- Texas
    --- Completion of verse provided by Trevor H., Age 14 --- Utah
  • May 11, 1998
    " Never stand begging for that which you have the power to earn."
    Miguel De Cervantes --- Submitted by Lisa D., Age 18 --- Senior
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 11, 1998
    " We all have possibilities we don't know about,
    We can do things we don't even dream we can do!"
    Dale Carnegie --- Submitted by Dustin P., Age 16 --- Sophomore
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 11, 1998
    " Turn today's setbacks into tomorrow's victories."
    Author Unknown-- Found On A Calendar
    --- Submitted by Jessica K., Age 16 --- Sophomore
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 11, 1998
    " If you don't let the sun shine through, it won't.
    So open up the shades!"
    Ellen A.
  • May 11, 1998
    " In this world, we're all confused,
    Never know what we have,
    What we have we lose."
    Anonymous --- Submitted by Shawn R., Age 19
  • May 11, 1998
    IT SHOWS IN YOUR FACE

    " You don't have to tell how you live each day
    You don't have to say if you work or play
    A tried true barometer serves in the place
    However you live, it shows in your face.

    The false, the deceit that you wear in your heart
    Will not stay inside where it got its start;
    For sinew and blood are a thin veil of lace
    However you live, it shows in your face.

    If you have battled and won in the game of life,
    If you feel you've conquered the sorrow and strife,
    If you've played the game square and you stand on first base,
    You don't need to tell it, it shows in your face.

    If your life's been unselfish; if for others you live;
    And not what you get but what you can give."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Karen, Age 15
  • May 8, 1998
    " Sometimes there is no next time,
    No second chance,
    No time out,
    Sometimes...
    It's now or never."
    Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Amber M., Age 16 --- British Columbia, Canada
  • May 8, 1998
    " The best way to get ahead in life,
    Is to use the one you've already got!"
    Unknown --- Submitted by Derrick W., Age 17 --- South Carolina
    --- West Florence High School
  • May 8, 1998
    " Love to Live, and Live to Love."
    Jay B., Age 15 --- New Jersey
  • May 8, 1998
    " You live through the darkness
    With what you learned in the light."
    Hope Macdonald --- Submitted by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 8, 1998
    " Sometimes the one thing you are looking for,
    Is the one thing you can't see."
    Unknown --- Submitted by Brandy F., Age 15 --- Florida
  • May 6, 1998
    " Be positive and love your life.
    Take time to love yourself, and someone else."
    Nick Hexum --- Submitted by Jessica L., Age 14 --- Indiana
  • May 6, 1998
    " Believe in yourself, what you think, what you feel.
    Believe in the truth, in the good, the ideal.
    Believe that your dreams can someday become real...
    Forever and always, Believe.
    Believe in yourself and what you can do.
    Believe in the goals that you strive to pursue.
    Believe in the friends who believe in you too...
    Forever and always, Believe."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
  • May 6, 1998
    " Insanity is the root of all genius."
    Jenn M., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
  • May 6, 1998
    " No one can predict the height you can soar.
    Even you will not know until you spread your wings."
    Author Unknown
    --- Submitted by Jasmine C., Age 16 --- New Jersey
  • May 6, 1998
    " Beauty is an interpretation."
    (From an ad ) Submitted by Melissa P., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 6, 1998
    " We cannot discover new oceans
    Unless we have the courage to lose sight of the shore."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heidi W., Age 19 --- Indiana
  • May 6, 1998
    " Success is a journey, not a destination."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Caroline C., Age 14 --- Maryland
  • May 4, 1998
    " You can change the world...
    Or you can sit around and let the world change you. "
    Mary F., Age 15 --- Indiana
  • May 4, 1998
    " Failure is not getting knocked down,
    It's refusing to get up."
    Melissa J., Age 15 --- Ohio
  • May 4, 1998
    " If God had meant for today to be perfect
    He wouldn't have invented tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Amber S., Age 17 --- Illinois
  • May 4, 1998
    " Behind all the sadness and despair,
    There is a rainbow waiting to break free;
    We just need to let it into our lives."
    Submitted by Karen B., Age 17 --- Wisconsin
  • May 4, 1998
    " Sticks and stones are hard on bones
    Aimed with angry art,
    Words can sting like anything,
    But silence breaks the heart."
    Phyllis McGinley --- Submitted by Kelsey, Age 17 --- Illinois
  • May 4, 1998
    " A good friend remembers what we were
    And sees what we can be. "
    Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica F., Age 15 --- Colorado
  • May 4, 1998
    " I get knocked down but I get up again."
    Tubthumping by Chumbawumba
    --- Submitted by Vicki J., Age 16 --- London, England
  • May 4, 1998
    " I've been trying to find the word
    That says what I need to be in life.
    'Brave' is the only word.
    It's the only thing that I ask myself to be."
    Sandra Bullock --- Submitted by Amanda G., Age 15
  • May 4, 1998
    " God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change,
    The courage to change the things I can
    And the wisdom to know the difference."
    The Serenity Prayer
    --- Submitted by Han Lim, Age 15 --- Perth, Australia
  • May 4, 1998
    " If it is to be; it's up to me!"
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Heather V., Age 17 --- Ohio
  • May 1, 1998
    " From what we get we can make a living,
    What we give, however makes a life."
    Arthur Ashe --- Submitted by Jamie S., Age 15 --- Sophomore
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Coach Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 1, 1998
    " A ship at harbor is safe,
    But that's not what the ship was built for. "
    J.A. Shepp --- Submitted by Adrea T., Age 15 --- Sophomore
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Coach Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 1, 1998
    " You're never a loser until you quit trying."
    Mike Ditka --- Submitted by Yvonne B., Age 17 --- Senior
    --- Sent to us courtesy of Coach Charles Nelson
    --- West Florence High School, South Carolina
  • May 1, 1998
    " The seeds of love are in friendship,
    And then other stages of a relationship develop out of that."
    Chad E., Age 18 --- Arizona
  • May 1, 1998
    " Love takes off masks that
    we fear we cannot live without
    and know we cannot live within."
    James Baldwin --- Submitted by Amy Y., Age 19 --- Texas
  • May 1, 1998
    " Some people makes this world so special just by being in it."
    Sandy L., Age 16 --- South Carolina
  • May 1, 1998
    " Everyday is beautiful, just depends on which way u look at it."
    Alix S., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania





"

An Inspiring Place