January 31, 2005
"Good dreams come from your heart. So follow your heart wherever it may take you."
Copyright 2004 Stephen Schumann
January 31, 2005
"You lent me a shoulder, you opened an ear, you gave me a smile; it brightened my day!"
Copyright 2004 Kayli Smith
I like to think about this quote on a bad day. It does brighten my day a little every time I read it. I think everyone deserves to smile at least once a day.
January 31, 2005
"Never rush your age - because when the age comes that you've rushed it to, you won't believe it. That's why there's a saying, "Live one day at a time". You can't rush the future."
Written in 2005 by Reakia Y., Age 15 --- Illinois
I think that this quote is good because you can always use this. People always try to rush their age and some people don't realize that not everyone will make it to see the next age.
January 31, 2005
"But many who seem to be important now will be the least important then, and those who are considered least here will be the greatest then."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica A., Age 15 --- British Columbia, Canada
January 31, 2005
"Life is like a ballroom. If you hear something you like, don't analyze it, just dance."
From "The Golden Girls" (TV Show) --- Submitted by D.M., Age 19 --- New York
Many times people will think too much about things that are happening to them, and when they do... they can't really enjoy the true feeling. You're never going to have the answers to everything, and if you keep trying, you'll only spend your whole life frustrated. So next time something good happens to you ...don't try an analyze it ... "just dance".

January 26, 2005
"Yesterday is experience, tomorrow is hope, and today is getting from one to the other."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nathan L., Age 17 --- Texas
I found this quote several years ago when I was going through a very rough time. Discovering new things about myself and questioning things that I have only recently become completely comfortable with. This quote reminded me to live my life day to day, that there is always hope, and that there are no regrets in life, only lessons learned. I hope that this quote can be as powerful for others as it has been for me.
January 26, 2005
"Don't let the darkness of tomorrow bring you down, just focus on the brightness of today."
Written in 2004 by Paulina T., Age 15 --- Arizona
January 26, 2005
"Don't just be another in the crowd."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lenay S., Age 15 --- B.C, Canada
Set your own trends and don't be scared of what others think of you. It's always best if you do your own things and be yourself. Better for people to see who you are, then to see a fake you and maybe not like you.
January 26, 2005
"Anyone can tell you you have to do something, but actually doing it is up to you."
Written in 2005 by Brinna R., Age 13 --- Colorado
I think of this when all my friends ask me if they have to do something.
January 24, 2005
"Tomorrow is promised to no one; play hard today."
Adam Burrows --- Submitted by Kaley C., Age 17 --- Minnesota
Adam Burrows was an All State soccer player at my high school when he and his family were in a car accident. His injuries paralyzed him for life. He said this at a fundraiser when talking to a group of other soccer players.
January 24, 2005
"When you run, run to the end of the world. When you jump, jump to the moon. When you offer someone your hand, you are giving someone else the chance to do the same."
Written in 2004 by Emma S., Age 13 --- Taranaki, New Zealand
One of my good friend's mother had just died and she was finding it difficult to cope. One day I offered her my hand, when she had fallen to the ground and pulled her up. Apparently it changed her life because someone believed in her.
January 24, 2005
"He who has a why to live, can bear with almost any how."
Nietzsche --- Submitted by Emily O., Age 16 --- United Kingdom
If, like I have, you are wrestling with thoughts of suicide as the only way out of a life you can't bare, search to find something to live for. Whether it be dreams for the future, the desire to stop what you're going through, wanting to see a little cousin grow up, anything! No matter how big or small, focus on that. You always have a reason to live. Never give up. It will get better.
January 24, 2005
"We can't change or undo anything that happened. It's happened, that's all there is to it. Whatever it is, we have to accept the fact and life must go on."
Written in 2004 by Ain H., Age 18 --- Malaysia
January 24, 2005
"Friends are hard to find. If you use them, you abuse them; then you'll lose them."
Written in 2004 by V.H., Age 14 --- Missouri
January 19, 2005
"You have got to believe it if you want to achieve it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashley B., Age 17 --- Indiana
This quote is a very powerful quote for athletes. You can train and train and be in the best shape ever, but if you aren't there mentally you will accomplish nothing. I have heard this quote several times from my swim coach and it has helped me a lot!
January 19, 2005
" If you put a small value upon yourself, rest assured that the world will not raise your price. It's hard sometimes for everyone; stay strong."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Stef , Age 15 --- England, United Kingdom
January 19, 2005
"Your mind must be able to control your body in order to succeed."
Coach Reid --- Submitted by M.S., Age 14 --- New Jersey
Mr. Reid is one of the most amazing people I know. Thanks for everything, Coach.
January 19, 2005
"Do what you want, express yourself. Don't worry about what others think of you."
Jon Pickinpaugh --- Submitted by Brittany S., Age 16 --- Nebraska
I was having a hard time and when I asked him, for a interview for speech, what his advice to teens was he said this. I almost just broke down in tears. He's my brother in law, but I see him only as a true brother.
January 19, 2005
"People will come and go all your life. For every person that goes, another will fill their place. And usually the new person fills it more adequately."
Alisha N. --- Submitted by Alison W., Age 15 --- Utah
My friend told me this after a fight I had with another friend. It helped me, not only with that, but also with other problems I was facing. I hope it will help you too!
January 19, 2005
"It's hard work being champion."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jim M., Age 13 --- New York
My head coach Dennis Rodgers used this quote in 2003. This was our motto for our whole season and we lived by this quote for the 4 months we played together. We were Jr. Midget New York State champions and the 6th best team in the country.
January 19, 2005
"The real defeat only comes when you have given up. So, never give up the opportunity that belongs to you or you will be doing yourself injustice."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adeline T., Age 17 --- Singapore
January 17, 2005
"Don't read to me, when I have already been taught how. Don't walk away from me; I have already experienced it. Don't talk over me; I have already heard it. And don't tell me I can't, when I have already done it!"
Copyright 2004 Kimiko Maruoka
January 17, 2005
"Life is like a baseball game. You need to swing the bat at all the curve balls it throws at you. Sure, you'll miss a few times, but if you don't step back up to the plate, you'll never get that homerun."
Copyright 2004 Katrina Frost-Reynolds
I wrote this because for me it IS inspirational. The meaning is clear, and put into an example of how we live today.
January 17, 2005
"Life is full of heartaches and pains, but once you've gotten through it all you will truly discover it was all in your control right from the start!"
Copyright 2004 Fatima McDaniel
January 17, 2005
"Be a bookworm. Put on the 'my exam is tomorrow' mentality! Then you will be happy with your results."
Greatfasdel Submitted by A.J M., Age 17 --- Oyo State, Nigeria
Reading quotes is nothing compared to applying them to your daily life activities.
January 17, 2005
"The first true test of friendship comes not in the good times, but in the worst possible situation. Do you want to pass...or fail?"
Written in 2004 by T.H., Age 13 --- Alberta, Canada
January 12, 2005
"Sticks and stones can break my bones, but words can destroy me."
Lon Bjornrud --- Submitted by Tia W., Age 19 --- Minnesota
Words can cause a deeper wound than any physical injury. Be careful of what you say or you might hurt someone you love.
January 12, 2005
"Your life shouldn't revolve around someone whose life does not revolve around you."
Written in 2004 by Mindy D., Age 16 --- Virginia
January 12, 2005
"You and your soul are the most precious assets in life. It's up to you to choose how you caress them."
Copyright 2004 Alina Khawar
January 12, 2005
"People are like lines on paper. We all need guidelines to keep us on the right path."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alex S., Age 18 --- Texas
January 12, 2005
"Life is like a puzzle. When you think you're complete, there's always a piece missing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jacob M., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
January 10, 2005
"Every person fails. Champions simply get up and begin again."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Salmah H., Age 14 --- Singapore
January 10, 2005
"The sky is the limit, EXPECT THE UNEXPECTED!"
Author Unknown - Submitted by A.B., Age 15 --- Wisconsin
I thought of this because I am in basketball and it's a lot of pressure. I cannot handle it sometimes. And I think this quote really helps me.
January 10, 2005
"Life is a journey, what is your compass?"
Written in 2003 by Matthew J., Age 16 --- QLD, Australia
January 10, 2005
"Don't waste your life dreaming about it- Make it happen!!"
Written in 2004 by Lauren L., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania
I came up with this quote when I was thinking about what I want to do with my life and how I was going to do it.
January 10, 2005
"A real woman is the woman that stays strong throughout a relationship that is on the rocks; even after the breakup, she is still strong and willing to move on."
Copyright 2004 Te'keisha Fleming
January 10, 2005
"God gets you to the plate, but once your there, the rest is up to you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by D.H., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
January 10, 2005
"You've got 2 choices when something goes wrong.... You can either sit and cry or spread your wings and fly!"
Author Unknown - Expanded in 2004 by Molly M., Age 14 --- Illinois
I first heard this quote, at a leadership convention for student council last year, when they were talking about attitude and perspective. It wasn't the exact same but it changed my life, so I decided to expand on it a little bit.
January 10, 2005
"A life without the ones you love is no life at all."
Written in 2004 by Jordan L., Age 14 --- Texas
January 10, 2005
"Live life to the fullest possible and don't let the obstacles of others struggles fall in your path to success."
Written in 2004 by Kala W., Age 16 --- Massachusetts
Always keep your head up when it falls - that's when your vulnerable - other wise you are perceived as a strong person by seeing your face held up high.
January 10, 2005
"Never give up on yourself and others will not give up on you."
Written in 2004 by Jessica F., Age 17 --- Kentucky
This is something I have learned in my 17 years of life and for all that read "never give up"
January 10, 2005
"Sometimes things just don't work out how you expect, and those are things you just have to let happen."
Written in 2004 by Stephanie S., Age 16 --- Texas