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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
OCTOBER 2004


 

October 27, 2004
" If you're having trouble in school, don't give up! School does get harder as you progress, but don't let that get you down. You have to keep trying if you want to succeed in life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.C., Age 19 --- Louisiana


October 27, 2004
" I am more afraid of an army of 100 sheep led by a lion than an army of 100 lions led by a sheep."
Charles Maurice de Talleyrand --- Submitted by Abhimanyu K., Age 17 --- New Delhi, India



October 25, 2004
" True courage isn't being afraid of nothing. True courage is having some fears, but fighting on regardless."
Copyright © 2004 Ellie Barton
Some people seem brave, because they're not scared of anything. But if you're scared of something, yet fight your way past it, then you are truly brave. Never let anything stop you from achieving your dreams.


October 25, 2004
" If you strive for perfection, you will achieve excellence."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chris H., Age 16 --- Texas


October 20, 2004
" If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks. I've had them; everybody has had them. But obstacles don't have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don't turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it."
Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Darin C., Age 18 --- Iowa


October 20, 2004
" Be thankful for everything that falls on you."
Kelvin Lee --- Submitted by Kelvin C., Age 16 --- Malaysia
Bad times can happen, be thankful that they didn't get worse. In good times, be thankful for what God has in store for you in the future and don't be too proud.


October 18, 2004
" Don't judge until you know, because the one that you judge could be the one you would have spent the rest of your life with."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashton W., Age 16 --- South Dakota
This is a very true quote... because you might look at somebody in a different light, but when you get to know them and see how they feel about you, you will see that they are a lot different than you thought that they were...


October 18, 2004
" Life is so strong yet so fragile at the same time. At some points of your life it can seem so real that it's imaginary, a glitch. It's interesting how so many tiny things can rely on each other, how the smallest details can make your day. Can you remember all of the details in a given day? One day. Only one. How many days in your life? You may not realize it now but you are at the end of the line, a very long line, your life line. People stand before you, all kinds of people. You look towards the top of the line. What do you see? You see people getting picked off. Some look sad, some look happy, and some have a face full of regret. They are at the top of the line, miles away. What happens when you get to the top of the line? Where will you be in twenty years? Will you be in the middle, or will you get pushed up to the front?"
Zaida --- Submitted by W.B., Age 14 --- Connecticut


October 18, 2004
" Courage: Taking a leap of faith when others are afraid to take one small step."
Written in 2004 by T.H., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada


October 13, 2004
" No matter how small the action, the consequences shape the universe."
Copyright © 2004 Ian Fulguirinas
You are not insignificant. Everybody makes a difference. Remember the Simpsons, when Homer goes back in time.


October 13, 2004
" If you miss one thing in life because of fear, you will probably be missing your whole life because of fear."
Copyright © 2004 Nathan Marx
I wrote this quote because I know it is so easy to miss out on doing something because of fear, but the truth of reality is, if we miss one thing because of fear, then we will most likely miss the next thing that we have fear of, and pretty soon were missing our whole life.


October 13, 2004
" Talent overcomes hard work, but when the talented work hard, they can overcome anything."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Karen T., Age 17 --- Oregon


October 6, 2004
" We always say that someone holds us back from achieving our dreams. But, if we really stepped back and looked, I mean really looked, we would see that the only set back in life is the one that we create for ourselves. You are the only person that can hold yourself back, and that's only because you let it happen."
Written in 2003 Trina S., Age 15 --- Illinois
I believe this quote because I use to think the same. I realized I was giving up too easily and only I could let this happen to myself if I didn't try. So only you can hold yourself down - that's a lesson we all have to learn.


October 6, 2004
" I believe that deep down every human being has an empty hole they try to fill with money, drugs, sex etc. The irony is we all condemn each other for this, which in a way would make us hypocrites. I believe the only way to fill this emptiness is to find something that will make us happy forever, a sense of belonging; our destiny."
Written in 2003 by Brian C., Age 16 --- Tennessee


October 4, 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 K.W., Age 13 --- Florida


October 4, 2004
" The world will always turn, no matter what; people are born, people die, people move. No matter what, stay strong, and just look on the bright side. Friendships can be near or far, close or distant; no matter what, they're a friend."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Courtney Anne S., Age 15 --- Illinois
My friend said this to me the day after my good friend's mom died. He had to move away and whenever I read this quote, it reminds me that life will always go on... you just have to remember the good times.


October 4, 2004
" You know, you only live one life, but if you live it to the absolute fullest, one life is enough."
Copyright © 2004 Jaclyn Beck

 

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