" Sit beside those who sit alone, smile to those who never see a smile, and love those who you just don't want to love. Each day it will get easier and you will be able to call yourself a true friend."
Written in 2004 by Sarah L., Age 17 --- Saskatchewan, Canada
I wrote this quote when I started hanging out with the people who always sit alone at lunch. It has changed my life and helped strip me of my usual arrogant attitude.April 27, 2005
" Treat everyone as if it were their last day on earth, because you never know, it might be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Erika S., Age 17 --- IowaApril 27, 2005
" Don't wish it were easier; wish you were better."
Written in 2005 by Jack D., Age 15 --- OklahomaApril 27, 2005
" The key to happiness is patience. Let things fall into place... if you push them, they won't fit."
Copyright © 2005 Renee Fletcher
After I broke up with my boyfriend of 3&1/2 years, I found myself always pushing to find someone else- so they could make me happy, someone to fill in the gap that was left in my heart. But then suddenly I woke up to myself when a stranger told me I needed to just wait... let things happen. That's when I came up with this quote. Hope this quote helps someone, like the words of a stranger helped me :O)April 27, 2005
" If you believe in something so much and without it you would feel lost, go for it; follow what you believe. There may be hard times, but God will follow you through it!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jennifer N., Age 17 --- Michigan
April 25, 2005
When did the light go out?
When did we grow up?
When did we stop understanding?
Or did we ever understand?
When did we stop listening?
We hear but we don't listen.
Life is a tornado
That won't stop spinning.
It's never going to stop
Until we stop and learn to listen.
Written in 2005 by Natalie T., Age 13 --- California
I wrote this poem for us, for the people who are caught in the middle of being a child and an adult. Sometimes we forget to listen. Don't ever forget.April 25, 2005
" You can't be walking forward and looking back at what you've passed. If you try, you might hit something and make matters worse."
Copyright © 2005 Lora Forester
I had to learn this one the hard way after going through a tough year at school. It is possible, no matter how impossible it might seem. Don't make things worse by holding onto the past; live in the here and now.April 25, 2005
" Life is like a rainbow. No matter where it takes you, you will always be searching for that pot of gold."
Written in 2005 by Brittany B., Age 16 --- NebraskaApril 25, 2005
" Destiny isn't tailor-made. It's hand stitched."
Copyright © 2005 Chelsea YondoApril 25, 2005
" If you want to be happy, set a goal that commands your thoughts, liberates your energy, and inspires your hopes."
Copyright © 2005 Anthony Cervantes
I like to say this before I get into my car on my way to school...cause I mean come on, school's bad enough but then not being happy is a killer.April 25, 2005
" Never let anyone crush your dreams. The best thing about dreams is that you can dream the impossible and then achieve the dream."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Keverz, Age 17 --- Alberta, CanadaApril 20, 2005
" If somebody really torks you off, don't hate them, make friends with them. It will bother them more then you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tia H., Age 17 --- Vermont
My mother told me this since I was a young child. It really works!April 20, 2005
" No matter what others say about you, do not despair, as you are the one who really know your own capabilities and limits. So do believe in yourself in whatever you do."
Copyright © 2005 Yue Feng April 20, 2005
" There's always a light at the end of the tunnel, even if we don't see it at first, it's always there."
Copyright © 2005 Hannah Mugridge
I wrote this quote to remind me not to give up.April 20, 2005
" God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds per day. Have you used one of them to say thank you?"
William A. Ward --- Submitted by Tara F., Age 16 --- TexasApril 20, 2005
" People are powerful, not some of the time...all of the time."
Rosie Pekar --- Submitted by Leah J., Age 15 --- Victoria, AustraliaApril 20, 2005
" Even through the roughest times remember that someone always loves you, and they will always be there to help you."
Written in 2005 by Brooks W., Age 15 --- VermontApril 18, 2005
"Don't let a day pass you by without doing something that you are proud of."
Stacie Orrico --- Submitted by Erin R., Age 13 --- Maryland
This quote has set a standard for my every day living.April 18, 2005
" Destiny gets you to the court, but you have to play the game."
Copyright © 2004 David Briffa
This one is for all those who sit around waiting for destiny's charm or God's graces to fall into their lap. God grants us opportunities but we have to go ahead and take advantage of them.April 18, 2005
" It's better to tell the truth, even though it will disappoint someone, than to lie and keep secrets from them. If they truly love you, then you will be forgiven."
Written in 2005 by Abbey P., Age 14 --- Texas
My best friend kept something from me for 2 months. Yes, when I found out, I was very disappointed about what she did, but at least we could get on with our lives and be friends again!April 18, 2005
" It's not what you do, but how you do it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Natty Mc., Age 16 --- Birmingham, United KingdomApril 18, 2005
" Don't live up to anybody's expectations but your own."
Written in 2003 by Whitney N., Age 16 --- Arkansas
I wrote this late in my freshman year trying to come to terms with my true self and who I was.April 13, 2005
" We all have dreams, big or small. Go for it! Never let people tell you, you can't, prove them wrong. Believe in yourself; belief is what makes things real."
Copyright © 2005 Afua FrimpongApril 13, 2005
" Winners are not born; they are self-made."
Pat Summit (coach of Tenn. Vol.) --- Submitted by Kacie T., Age 15 --- AlabamaApril 13, 2005
" Always be the person you want to be and not the person everyone else wants you to be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M.K., Age 15 --- OhioApril 13, 2005
" We live through, but never get a chance for it all. For that is life and life never gives chances. You, yourself, have to give yourself every step of the way. Live and let others live for that's what we all are here to do!!"
Written in 2005 by Iqra T., Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada
I wrote this because I was inspired by all others written here. April 13, 2005
" Flying is easy; it is the coming down that is hard."
Fat Albert --- Submitted by R.M., Age 19 --- Washington
My first real relationship was so awesome. He made me feel like I was flying because I have never known the happiness that I felt when I was with him. We have broken up and I am coming down and it's tough coming from up in the clouds, back down to reality.April 11, 2005
" Everyone, not just you, goes through rough days. Do little things for others, help make their day better, and when you see them smiling or that look of, "Oh, somebody cares about me", on their face, you will begin to feel better about yourself."
Andy S. --- Submitted by Ann Clare M., Age 16 --- FloridaApril 11, 2005
" You can't take a backseat to your life. Face it; you're driving."
Copyright © 2005 Jordan Curry
I came up with this quote after watching "Mother at 16" a lifetime original movie, and I suggest everyone try to see it.April 11, 2005
" Every goodbye begins with hello."
Written in 2005 by Rush D., Age 17 --- Texas
Throughout my life I have had to move and say goodbye to so very many people. One day I stopped and thought, "Every goodbye, begins with hello". This means if I never had to say goodbye, I would have never said hello. We would have never shared the memories or impacted each other's lives the way we had if we had never said hello. So even though goodbyes are bittersweet, if you look back and remember the hellos it makes it all worth the hurt.April 11, 2005
" Whenever I thought I was too deep in a hole, you were there to pull me out and close the hole to make sure I wouldn't fall again."
Copyright © 2005 Maria E.YbarraApril 11, 2005
" Life is all about trying your hardest and giving it your fullest potential".
Copyright © 2005 Monica Martinez
It means if you try your hardest every day, what do you have to lose? But if you don't, you lose everything.April 11, 2005
" If people tried to better themselves instead of others then there would be absolutely nothing wrong with the world."
Jojo --- Submitted by Brooke H., Age 15 --- North Carolina
This made me look at myself and correct the things wrong in my life instead of trying to help other people with their imperfections.April 11, 2005
" Smile, it's the only thing in life that's free."
Carmen A. --- Submitted by Jenna H., Age 18 --- Nebraska
Carmen has been a great best friend to me and when I was going through hard times this is what she told me, to get me through.April 6, 2005
" Can, Can, Can, Will, Will, Will!"
Written in 2005 by G. McB., Age 17 --- NSW, Australian External Territories
This came to me when I was reading through some quotes on this website. We can do anything if we're willing to try. Why think negative?April 6, 2005
" Do it, because if you don't try to succeed, someone else will."
Copyright © 2005 Keleyn Moody
It's all about your life, career, school and getting ahead in life.April 6, 2005
" Life is all about trying your hardest and giving it your fullest potential."
Copyright © 2005 Monica Martinez
It means if you try your hardest every day, what do you have to lose? But if you don't, you lose everything.April 6, 2005
" Life is really tough. You have to ride the tough times and walk the slow. People might talk and feelings might not show. Life is and will be tough. This is do know."
Copyright © 2005 Alicia Norton
This is saying it might be hard sometimes and things might be slow. People might talk about you but you can't get upset. People might like you and you might not know. People might hate you and you won't know. Feelings are bottled at up this age. In the end, life is tough and we all know - suck it up and try to get through.April 6, 2005
" Soon enough, we'll look back on our tears and laugh, and they'll seem so small, all those problems, but for now just try to get through."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katelyn A., Age 13 --- British Columbia, CanadaApril 4, 2005
" Nobody is like you - and nobody truly ever knows who you are inside."
Copyright © 2005 Alicia King
I have been living my life as a twin and we make sure we are heard as two different, unique and special people - not as one. Try every day to do that and I can assure you that you will succeed.April 4, 2005
" You can only be who you are. No more, no less. That's the effort you took throughout your life in becoming the person you are."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Neil T., Age 18 --- Singapore
The first sentence is from the book "Wizard's First Rule" by Terry Goodkind. It makes me realize that we all took efforts in making ourselves into the person we are right now. That reason alone leaves no room for you to blame anyone but yourself.April 4, 2005
" To be who you are is to be enough. To share who you are is to share enough. To do what you love is to do enough."
Donna Newman --- Submitted by C.E.B., Age 13 --- VirginiaApril 4, 2005
" The hardest thing in life is to wilt and fall to pieces like the rose, and remember that the bloom will come again in the Spring."
Copyright © 2005 Stacie LasneskiApril 4, 2005
" Everything happens for a reason, so in whatever you do, know that there is a purpose for everything. It is wise to think about the consequences before the action occurs."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Danielle D., Age 15 --- OklahomaApril 4, 2005
" Miners have to dig to find gold; it's the same with people. The difference is you find a friend, which is worth much more."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jaime W., Age 15 --- Kansas
Most of the close friends I have don't dress or look like me.