August 31, 1998
    "The Happy person is the one
    Who finds occasion for joy at every step.
    He does not have to look for them he just finds them."
    Ossian Lang
    --- Contributed by Jasmine C., Age 16 --- New Jersey

    August 31, 1998
    "You never get a second chance
    To make a first impression."
    By Mrs. Williams, a teacher I had in 7th grade
    --- Sent in by Allen, Age 16 --- Kentucky

    August 31, 1998
    "The thing that makes you exceptional,
    If you are at all,
    Is inevitably that which must also make you lonely."
    Lorraine H.
    --- Contributed by Jennifer P., Age 17 --- Pennsylvania

    August 31, 1998
    "A man who wants to lead the orchestra
    Must turn his back on the crowd."
    God's Little Instruction Book for Students
    --- Contributed by Jaime, Age 15 --- Texas

    August 31, 1998
    "Losers let it happen.
    Winners make it happen."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Melissa B., Age 14 --- Minnesota
    August 31, 1998
    "The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step."
    Anonymous --- Sent in by Stephanie W., Age 16 --- Wisconsin
    August 28, 1998
    "We all have big changes in our lives
    That are more or less a second chance."
    Author Unknown
    --- Sent in by Sandy L., Age 17 --- South Carolina

    August 28, 1998
    "Progress always involves risk.
    You can't steal second base with one foot on first."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Jennifer V., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
    August 28, 1998
    "The hardest thing is to be given a chance."
    'Great Expectations'
    --- Contributed by Amanda N., Age 14 --- British Columbia, Canada

    August 28, 1998
    "The hardest challenges result in the greatest rewards."
    Kimmie H. and Jor"dunn"
    August 28, 1998
    "Our greatest weakness lies in giving up.
    The most certain way to succeed is to always try
    Just one more time."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    August 28, 1998
    "If you believe in yourself,
    Then nothing can stop you
    From achieving what you believe in."
    Lacy D., Age 17 --- Texas
    August 26, 1998
    "The meaning of life is so hard to see,
    There's not always a sign or guarantee
    That this world will be an easy place
    Or that you'll be the winner of each race.

    The best things in life take awhile to earn,
    They're lessons of the heart that you must learn.
    So take it easy and take it slow,
    There's much of this world that you've yet to know.

    You may get hurt and quite possibly burned,
    But don't be scared of tables being turned.
    These things you sustain are lessons in life,
    You cannot overcome them without some strife.
    You will see each day as a gift from above
    That you must learn to cherish and to love."
    Karen T., Age 17 --- Tennessee
    August 26, 1998
    "Those who wish to sing will always find a song."
    Spanish proverb --- Contributed by Leslie H., Age 17 --- Missouri
    August 26, 1998
    "Today is the last day of your life so far."
    Unknown --- Sent in by Jocelyn, Age 14 --- Utah
    August 26, 1998
    "Bite off more than you can chew,
    And then chew like hell."
    Carrie, Age 17 --- Wisconsin
    August 26, 1998
    "God gave us mouths that close and ears that don't.
    That should tell us something."
    Lianne H., Age 14 --- Hawaii
    August 26, 1998
    "All that we are,
    Is the result of what we have thought."
    Buddha --- Sent in by Michael M., Age 17 --- Ohio
    August 24, 1998
    "A true hero is not measured by the size of his strength,
    But by the strength of his heart."
    Zeus (from Hercules) --- Sent to us by Kristy, Age 18 --- Ontario, Canada
    August 24, 1998
    "Don't dream it...be it!"
    Rocky Horror Picture Show --- Sent in by Kristin, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
    August 24, 1998
    "Not how one soul comes close to another
    But how it moves away
    Shows me their kinship
    And how much they belong together."
    Nietzsche, Aphorism --- Contributed by Laura M., Age 16 --- Iowa
    August 24, 1998
    "Every great achievement was once considered impossible."
    Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sam P., Age 16 --- Virginia
    August 24, 1998
    "It doesn't matter if you fall down or not,
    It matters if you get back up."
    Vince Lombardi --- Sent to us by Lisa D., Age 16 --- Illinois
    August 24, 1998
    "It is a funny thing about life,
    If you refuse to accept nothing but the best,
    You very often get it."
    Somerset Maugham --- Sent in by Catherine, Age 15 --- B.C, Canada
    August 21, 1998
    "Sometimes you can burn bridges you have crossed
    But remember you can always put it under construction
    And rebuild it if you work hard enough."
    Courtnie, Age 17 --- Georgia
    August 21, 1998
    1. Accept criticism.
    2. Maintain composure.
    3. Don't be afraid to fail."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Meredith, Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
    August 21, 1998
    "If you can't win,
    Make the fellow ahead of you break the record."
    Author Unknown --- Sent in by Carrie, Age 17 --- Wisconsin
    August 21, 1998
    "If you think before you speak,
    You'll never have the need to apologize."
    My mom --- Contributed by Christine, Age 13 --- Washington
    August 21, 1998
    "After every dark night, there's a brighter day."
    Tupac --- Submitted by Ryan, Age 18 --- Michigan
    August 21, 1998
    "You don't have to hold on to the past
    To hold on to the memory."
    Janet Jackson --- Sent to us by Alexis, Age 15 --- Ohio
    August 19, 1998
    "Rejection is a word.
    Fear of rejection is a feeling.
    Overcoming fear of rejection is an action,
    And actions always speak louder than words!"
    Tara, Age 16 --- New York
    August 19, 1998
    "Let your mind go, and your body will follow."
    From the movie 'LA Story'
    --- Sent in by Erin S., Age 16 --- Michigan

    August 19, 1998
    "If you catch a butterfly, set it free.
    Fate will bring it back, if it was meant to be."
    Author Unknown
    --- Contributed by Emily Z., Age 16 --- Connecticut

    August 19, 1998
    "I am a glorious being. A miracle.
    That which is in GOD, is also in me.
    I survive all storms,
    And like a tree plated by the water,
    I shall not be moved."
    Susan L. Taylor
    --- Submitted By Concitta C., Age 19 --- Illinois

    August 19, 1998
    "Mama exhorted her children at every opportunity
    To 'jump at desun'.
    We might not land on the sun,
    But at least we would get off the ground."
    Zora Neale Hurston
    --- Contributed by Emily M., Age 17 --- Ohio

    August 17, 1998
    "Do not go softly into the night,
    Against the dying of the light!"
    Dylan Thomas --- Contributed by Lisa, Age 17 --- Virginia
    August 17, 1998
    "Who do you turn to
    When the only person in the world
    Who can stop you from crying
    Is exactly the one who is making you cry?"
    Unknown --- Submitted by Belinda M., Age 14 --- New Jersey
    August 17, 1998
    "There is nothing in life that you have to do,
    Except to die.
    However, there are consequences for all of your actions.
    So choose what to do wisely,
    For the consequences will make up your life."
    Eve L. --- Nevada
    August 17, 1998
    "Each friend represents a world in us,
    A world possibly not born until they arrive,
    And it is only by this meeting that a new world is born."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Melissa, Age 17 --- North Dakota
    August 17, 1998
    "All these trials will soon be past,
    Look for something built to last."
    Jerry Garcia
    --- Submitted by Shireen G., Age 17 --- California

    August 17, 1998
    "Pain is temporary.
    Pride is forever."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Julie, Age 15 --- Michigan
    August 17, 1998
    "Always be open to new things,
    Just don't close anything in."
    Alix S., Age 14
    August 14, 1998
    "True power is knowing you can, and choosing not to."
    Submitted by Kate M., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
    August 14, 1998
    "Worry is the misuse of imagination."
    Dan Kaskubar --- Contributed by Misha J., Age 17 --- Minnesota
    August 14, 1998
    "It doesn't matter if you win or lose;
    It matters what you win or lose."
    Stephanie H., Age 16 --- Florida
    August 14, 1998
    "As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another."
    Somewhere in the Bible --- Sent in by Amanda, Age 17 --- Ohio
    August 14, 1998
    "Whoever is happy will make others happy too."
    Anne Frank --- Contributed by Erin D., Age 16 --- Arizona
    August 14, 1998
    "The size of your heart--
    How much determination you have--
    Is what matters.
    If you work hard enough at whatever you do,
    You'll be able to accomplish it."
    Erica Routt --- Submitted by Amanda G., Age 15 --- Ohio
    August 14, 1998
    "The road to success runs uphill
    So don't expect to break any speed records."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Tricia G., Age 17 --- Ohio
    August 12, 1998
    "Enjoy yourself, these are the good old days
    You're going to miss in the years ahead."
    Brant M., Age 15 --- Oregon
    August 12, 1998
    "Wouldn't it be nice if we looked at people and jellybeans
    And liked all, and didn't just pick out
    The pretty or smart people
    Or red or black jellybeans. . .
    But loved them all for what they are."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Whitney L., Age 15 --- Utah
    August 12, 1998
    "The only thing you can do starting from the top
    Is digging a hole."
    Katie B., Age 16 --- Florida
    August 12, 1998
    "Who I am and who I would enjoy being
    Are two different people,
    But who I am and who I wish to be
    Are one and the same."
    Lori I., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania
    August 12, 1998
    "Popularity is but lead to the goldenness of true friendship."
    Boris --- Ohio
    August 12, 1998
    "No Jesus, No Peace.
    Know Jesus, Know Peace."
    Saw on a T-shirt --- Submitted by Mary W. --- Tennessee
    August 10, 1998
    "Hoy te quiero mas que ayer, pero no tanto como mañana.
    English translation:
    Today I love you more than yesterday,
    but not as much as tomorrow."
    Author Unknown --- Contributed by Sandra M., Age 18 --- Arizona
    August 10, 1998
    "Remember a memory
    Because sometimes only a memory remains."
    Author ~a friend~ --- Submitted by Rose, Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
    August 10, 1998
    "Once again I turn to a friend,
    Someone who understands why I let you break my heart
    One more time."
    Unknown --- Sent to us by Jamie, Age 13 --- Pennsylvania
    August 10, 1998
    "Happiness is not a state to arrive at,
    But a manner of traveling."
    Unknown --- Contributed by Katie S., Age 15 --- Alaska
    August 10, 1998
    "Music washes away from the soul the dust of everyday life."
    Berthold Auerbach --- Submitted by Maddy, Age 15 --- Houston
    August 10, 1998
    "While you learn, listen with your heart...
    For love will teach you all you need to know."
    Kristin, Age 16 --- Pennsylvania, USA
    August 7, 1998
    "To the victor goes the spoils,
    To the conqueror goes the land...
    But nevertheless victorious or defeated,
    Triumphant or surrendered...
    Know that you have taken my heart...
    Not by force or might, magic or mystery...
    But by my love which I have surrendered to you."
    Jim Schultz
    Contributed by Rachel E., Age 17 --- Wisconsin

    August 7, 1998
    "Live life to the fullest.
    You're only young once,
    And that excuse won't last forever."
    Kimberly K., Age 16
    August 7, 1998
    Here Is My Life

    " I became a friend and my spirit whispered:
    Here is my life
    come and make it beautiful.
    Here is my life
    you have the power to change me.
    Here is my life
    you have the chance to hurt me.
    Here is my life
    Make it better than I would."
    Sean Connely
    --- Sent to us by Christy C., Age 18 --- Hawaii

    August 7, 1998
    "Being greedy leaves you feeling selfish and unwanted."
    Ali, Age 17 --- Bahrain
    August 7, 1998
    "They can because they think they can."
    Virgil --- Contributed by Gretchen D., Age 16 --- Oregon
    August 7, 1998
    "Having one honest friend is better than
    Having twenty dishonest friends."
    Katie R., Age 14 --- Alabama
    August 5, 1998
    "Imagination is more important than knowledge.
    Knowledge is limited,
    Imagination encircles the world."
    Albert Einstein --- Sent in by Wendy J., Age 16 --- Minnesota
    August 5, 1998
    "Don't let yesterday's disappointments,
    Overshadow tomorrow's achievements."
    Erin O., Age 18 --- New Jersey
    August 5, 1998
    "Skill and confidence are an unconquered army."
    George Herbert --- Contributed by Gretchen D., Age 16 --- Oregon
    August 5, 1998
    "They say there are seven wonders of this world.
    What would the eighth one be?
    If I could just love myself the way,
    The way that the Lord loves me."
    Mark Gersmehl --- Sent in by Kassie, Age 17 --- Virginia
    August 3, 1998
    "Do everything the first chance you get,
    Because who knows if you'll get another."
    Written by Chele D., Age 14 --- Oregon
    August 3, 1998
    "Sometimes I wonder if life is really worth it sometimes.
    Then I look at your smile, and I know, it is."
    Contributed by Malcolm S., Age 16 --- Tennessee
    August 3, 1998
    "Desire alone is not enough.
    But to lack desire means to lack a key ingredient to success.
    Many a talented individual has failed because they lacked desire.
    Many victories have been snatched by the underdog
    Because they wanted it more.
    So if you desire intensely - and act upon it,
    Then everything stands within your reach!"
    Meghan L., Age 15 --- Michigan
    August 3, 1998
    "As soon as you are born you begin to die
    So give what life you have left into returning
    What you have taken from the world."
    By The Prophet Forsaken
    --- Contributed by Timothy R., Age 15

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