JULY 2004

July 28, 2004
"Life is your ride if you are willing to put forth the effort to take it and your foundation if you are prepared to build upon it."
Copyright 2004 Leo Ogg
Success is not handed to you. You are handed life, what you do with it controls where it will take you. You can only get out of it what you put into it. Your failure or success is determined by your commitment to achieving it and cannot be credited to anyone else. It's your life, live it for what it's worth.
July 28, 2004
"Winners are winners, Losers are winners, Sore losers are losers."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kent H., Age 16 --- Oregon
July 28, 2004
"Why worry? There will be sunshine after rain. There will be laughter after pain. These things have always been the same. Why worry now?"
Mark Knopfler --- Submitted by Felicity L., Age 14 --- Minnesota

July 26, 2004
"When you feel like the weight of the world is on your shoulders, hurl it to the ground and stand on top of the world instead."
Written in 2004 by T. H., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
I wrote this because it pretty much sums up a method I live by. It means that you have to take all those problems and emotions that are weighing you down, and turn them around and turn them into something good and positive...then, maybe, they won't seem so heavy.
July 26, 2004
"If tomorrow wasn't going to come, and you knew it, would you try to put all you have into stopping it, or would you puss out and quit?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.K., Age 13 --- Iowa
July 26, 2004
"We dance around in the masquerade so long, we lose sight of the ones we love, ourselves, and most importantly God!"
Copyright 2004 Shadrach Smith
July 21, 2004
" It is so important to never give up on your hopes and dreams, no matter how far or impossible they are. Always remember to strive for excellence for you, not somebody else."
Written in 2004 by Katy L., Age 16 --- Texas
July 21, 2004
"Sometimes ignorance reads true. Sometimes saying no reads true. But the only thing that always will, is pure Honesty."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Oliver J., Age 16 --- Queensland, Australia
I believe that only honesty can solve situations, and saying no or ignoring things always leads you to bad situations.
July 21, 2004
"Wounds heal so we may move on, but scars remain so we don't forget."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Michael M., Age 13 --- California
It relates a lot to my problems, and yes it does help. Hopefully someday this quote may help somebody with a problem in life.
July 21, 2004
"If you want to beat the egg, get the chicken."
Written in 2004 by Katy S., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
Well, when I sit alone in my room and think about all the hard, hard times I've had in my life with my boyfriend who dumped me and broken friendship with those evil girls who tease me, this quote always cheers me up. It has an underlying message that warms my heart. Whenever I am down I just think of the egg and I know that everything will be ok.
July 21, 2004
"He was better. But he thought I was finished, with only one arm. He never understood. You surrender after you're dead."
Robert Jordan --- Submitted by Jonathan R., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
When I first read this in the book, it struck me, because I was going through a time when nothing was going right, but using this quote and remembering whenever I went through hard times, helped me going through the worst and best of times.
July 19, 2004
"Life's two most important words: THANK YOU."
Written in 2004 by M.H., Age 17 --- Minnesota
July 19, 2004
"Just because you can't see it all happening that doesn't mean it isn't happening."
Written in 2004 by Samantha H., Age 14 --- North Carolina
I made up this quote because something like that happened to me and I never saw it coming. I don't want anyone to go through what I went through when it all happened. He always said he loved me and that he missed me when we weren't together and stuff like that. I believed him because I didn't want to see what he was really doing. Then I found out a lot and broke it off. Now, I am with another guy and I am so0o0o happy. So just remember this quote and is having that boy really worth your pride? Think about that before you take all that he is giving you...the good and the bad.
July 19, 2004
"To be able to stare adversity in the eye and yet have the courage to beat it back, with nothing but your own grit and determination, is a true sign that you can accomplish anything you set out to do."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teddy H., Age 15 --- Florida
July 19, 2004
"Love is like a ghost; everybody believes it but only few experience it."
Copyright 2004 Angelica Nieves
I wrote this quote because I do believe in love but I still can't find that right guy for me. I know everyone of us believes it, but not everyone experiences it, right!?!
July 19, 2004
"They said, "You two are just too different". They were right. I am dreams, he is reality. However, what many people don't realize is that reality is needed to keep the dreamers sane and dreams are needed to survive reality."
Kari Wollmuth --- Submitted by Karilynn C., Age 18 --- North Dakota
July 14, 2004
"The language of friendship is not words but meaning."
Henry David Thoreau --- Submitted by Jakob P., Age 16 --- Oregon
With a true friend you can say nothing at all and it still has all the meaning.
July 14, 2004
"Never make a stop in life, for the world keeps going. The world is a non-quitter. IF you want to be known, BEAT it."
Copyright 2004 Huong Nguyen
July 14, 2004
"People are just like carbon. They can have very different properties depending on how they are brought up. Carbon can either be the easy to find graphite or very hard to find diamond. People that are like graphite come around often and leave often. But when someone like diamond comes into your life, work hard to keep them there or they don't come around very often."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.H., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
July 14, 2004
"Technique and strength win the first period; conditioning and intensity win the second period; heart wins the last period."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by B.L., Age 15 --- California
This is for wrestlers.
July 14, 2004
"Someone can show you to the right path, but they can't go with you to keep all the branches from hitting you in the face."
Written in 2004 by Cassie W., Age 13 --- Connecticut
It's just true. You are the only person who can do anything about your life, you alone make it all happen but not without the help of others.
July 12, 2004
"Winners are like biscuits; they rise to the occasion."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Daniel J., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
This quote motivates me when I am down
July 12, 2004
"Never use "I didn't know better" as an excuse; it doesn't take a genius to know what is right."
Copyright 2004 Christina Nelson
I wrote this quote because it is the truth: any man can be a wise man.
July 12, 2004
"Make others smile before yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ranae N., Age 15 --- Minnesota
If you try and make others around you happy, then it will be easier for you to be happy too.
July 12, 2004
"What's more worth it, crying about the few bumps in life that made you fall, or smiling about all the happy times you had after you had the courage to get back up?"
Written in 2004 by Vanessa L., Age 14 --- Iowa
I am recently going through a bumpy time in my life in that my relationship with my boyfriend, of on and off for about two years now, is a little rocky. Also, my aunt and uncle are going through a divorce, after being married for 12 years. But this hasn't been the first time in my life that my family and relationship issues have brought me down, so it just made me think about all the other times that I've been happy and glad to be alive and how I spend more time smiling and crying.
July 12, 2004
"Even if you aren't scared, you have to show the other people that they needn't worry. A calm word and hand can do more at times than medicine."
Peter Canning --- Submitted by Jason F., Age 16 --- Virginia
I selected this quote because, once I read it, it immediately touched my life. Peter Canning is a Paramedic up in Hartford and reading his book, I came across this quote. It can be applied to any situation, no matter how stressful, and can be used by anyone no matter how much training you may have received in First Aid.

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