August 31, 2005
"Do for others what you would like them to do for you."
Matthew 7:12 --- Submitted by Hannah T., Age 16 --- England
This verse has really hit me, because I hear everyday people complaining about other people, like girls talking about other girls, yet I know that if they ever got talked about, or heard themselves being talked about, they'd be upset. People seem to justify talking about people, by saying that they have to, or like have to get it out of their system. That is one thing that I hate about being a girl and in this "age", I just think that if everyone did for others what they would like them to do for them, then no one would get upset because they were talked about and everyone treated each other with respect and love.
August 31, 2005
"There are things in life that happen for a reason. There are people in life that you meet for a reason. Whether it be god's will or luck itself, the only thing you can do is be grateful. Every experience you endure yields something beneficial. From every bad experience you learn to correct it, avoid it from happening again, and move forward. From every good experience you learn to cherish it, remember it, and move forward. All these occurrences mold you into the person you truly are and will continue to be in the future. Time doesn't stop for anyone and life continues to go on. Years will pass and you will age. In the end what you should have is some substance of happiness. No matter what you achieve alone, it won't be worth anything if you have no one to share it with. Happiness is not like money as where it needs to be earned and saved and spent for the right reasons. Happiness is something that can be created and shared with anyone. Life is beautiful! Just chillax and let things flow. Accept happiness, give happiness, and create it."
Copyright 2005 Ravi Shukla
August 31, 2005
"Courage and Confidence comes from the mindset. So Start Thinking Positive Today."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tan N., Age 15 --- Singapore
You cannot get Confidence and Courage by thinking you will fail. So start thinking positive and confidence and courage will naturally come. Obstacles don't wait for you to start thinking positive. You have to face obstacles regardless if you have courage and confidence. So why not face them positively??
August 31, 2005
"Awake, arise and stop not till the goal is achieved."
Swami Vivekanand --- Submitted by Garima G., Age 17 --- India
August 31, 2005
"Dreams make people motivated but failures in the process of achieving dreams make people give up. Don't give up because of failure. Always keep your dreams and goals in view!"
Copyright 2005 Lydia Yang
Many times, people aim for something and fail to achieve because they give up halfway. It is equally important for failure to take place, so that the learning can take place. Failure will always be around, but keep remembering your goals and live for the present, not for the past.

August 29, 2005
"The best things in life are free...but everything comes at a price."
Written in 2005 by Jessica C., Age 16 --- United Kingdom
Things like talking to your friends or watching the stars at night can sometimes be the best things in life and are free. We take so much for granted sometimes that we forget how precious they are. Reading sum of the quotes on here was inspirational because it shows that everyone has different views on life but they all mean something special.
August 29, 2005
"If you crossed paths as many times as you double crossed someone, you'd not only have an path you'd have an intersection that goes on forever. So let go and let god and consider other people's feelings."
Copyright 2005 Ashley Hutch
August 29, 2005
"Show me a teenager who does not have a vision, then I will show you an adult who will die in derision."
Copyright 2005 Eunice Atoyebi
August 29, 2005
"Life is very interesting. In the end, some of your greatest pains become your greatest strengths."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kaeli S., Age 15 --- Canada
August 29, 2005
"Every relationship has sweet dreams and bitter endings. It's your choice whether or not to keep it that way."
Written in 2005 by Brittany B., Age 14 --- Michigan
I've had a few bitter endings myself; not that pretty. But it was my choice if I wanted to leave it behind, make the same mistake again, or rewind the bitterness and hold on as long as I could. It's always your choice!
August 24, 2005
"Don't be sad for me, my dear, because you gave me a gift...the gift of love. I could ask for no more. Though you are gone for good, the love you gave me gives me hope for the future. So for all this, I leave you thanks and my undying love."
Copyright 2005 Andrew Ito
When this last relationship ended, it definitely tore me apart. Despite my age, my love was true. Don't let people belittle your feelings. Only you know how you truly feel.
August 24, 2005
"Anyone can tell you that you can do anything in life, but the only person who can HELP you do anything is yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristen H., Age 15 --- Michigan
August 24, 2005
"Life is based on the Choices you make. You can choose your friends, you can choose your goals, you can choose your opportunities, and you can choose your own outcome. Choose carefully. One wrong choice can change everything you have chosen before."
Written in 2004 by T.H., Age 16 --- Canada
August 24, 2005
"No matter how many mistakes you may make in life, you need to accept them and move on."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sammy B., Age 13 --- U.K.
I'm pretty sure we'll all make mistakes and once you've made them, you can't take them back. So you need to accept them and move on.
August 24, 2005
"I am someone with something, going somewhere."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gobb L., Age 17 --- South Africa
August 22, 2005
"You can do anything, with a little heart."
Steph Skala --- Submitted by M.W., Age 18 --- Minnesota
A friend who died in a car crash in April of '03 often said this quote. I truly believe what she said and it's helped me get through some hard times.
August 22, 2005
"Life is like a sunset. It is very pretty when the skies are clear; there is no doubt about that. However, it is when the clouds gather around it and the light is still able to shine through that its true beauty is revealed."
Written in 2005 by Sarah A., Age 18 --- Wisconsin
What this means is, our character is not shaped when ours lives are good and cheerful. It is when times get hard, and we have to find hope and strength within ourselves that we discover who we really are. I hope this helps anyone going through a rough patch.
August 22, 2005
"It takes a man with high intelligence to understand the difference in people."
Copyright 2005 Cedrick J. Williams
It takes a person who is mature, understanding, and intelligent to understand that everyone is not the same. We must watch how we treat each other. I see people down size and treat each other wrong daily to establish what? Stupidity! If you are the higher person in the situation then you will understand the person who is mistreating you can't understand that they're really ignorant! Don't waste precious time. Life is too short for stupidity!
August 22, 2005
"All that extraordinary is, is ordinary with something a little bit extra."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.K., Age 15 --- Australia
I have heard this quote for years and now I know it is true.
August 22, 2005
"Losing and grieving is a matter of choice. If you choose to be happy, no matter what circumstances you encounter, you are the most successful person in the universe."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Abigael E., Age 15 --- Philippines
August 17, 2005
"People think I'm a loner, but really I'm just a deep thinker."
Written in 2005 by Tori W., Age 13 --- Idaho
This quote helps me when I see all the cliques and wish I was in one. Then I realize that I don't belong in any one group; I can belong to any and all groups because I refuse to be stereotyped and see the world in just one way.
August 17, 2005
"It doesn't really matters whether you win or lose. After all, it is the process you went through that matters."
Written in 2004 by Cray H., Age 17 --- Singapore
People often think that winning is what life is really about. How many of us out there are always winning in life? Will winning lead us to be a better person? In fact, how we work through the process can shape us into a better or worse person.
August 17, 2005
"Things don't come easy. One should make sure they do everything they can to be the best they can be."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by M. M., Age 16 --- New York
August 17, 2005
"People change, so therefore your friends will. Always remember that no matter what road you take, there will always be new people to help give you directions."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by L.G., Age 15 --- Virginia
August 17, 2005
"You can sparkle, you can shine. Don't give up, until you die!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kylie D., Age 16 --- Minnesota
I think this quote says a lot and it really helps teenagers realize that you can do great things.
August 15, 2005
"The fight isn't over until it is won. This life is never over until you're done."
Copyright 2005 Samuel Pittolo
It means that no one can tell you that you're done or finished or that your life won't go anywhere because if you want it to, it will. So please, don't do what I use to do and give up. Because in the end, when you give up, you let all those idiots who hate you win.
August 15, 2005
"Believing is all you can do sometimes... yet, sometimes that's all you need."
Written in 2005 by Dana D., Age 14 --- Illinois
August 15, 2005
"I never knew what I had, until the moment it wasn't there."
Written in 2005 by Sarah D., Age 16 --- Illinois
We seem to live in a world where the only ones who don't take things for granted, are the ones who have lost everything. We all need to learn to appreciate what we have, here and now, so that in the future we know exactly what it is we can lose... and so that we begin to thank those we love most... and really understand why!
August 15, 2005
"Good people are good because they have come to wisdom through failure. We get very little wisdom from success, you know!!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rebecca F., Age 16 --- U.K.
We all make mistakes and we learn from them; some more than others. Just live life, don't spend time worrying about it!
August 10, 2005
"I cry. I smile. I dream. I fail. I fear. I let go. These are just a few of the many reasons why I know that the cliche, 'Life is beautiful', is indeed, a fact."
Written in 2005 by Hanna M., Age 16 --- Philippines
I wrote this in my journal the morning before my graduation day. I was surprised by how it turned out to be. Hope you like it too.
August 10, 2005
"Sometimes success takes pain, sweat, and tears. It's up to you to decide how much you want to succeed."
JayBird --- Submitted by Jay H., Age 17 --- Indiana
August 10, 2005
"Big shots are only little shots who keep shooting."
Christopher Morley ---Submitted by L.N., Age 16 --- Colorado
August 10, 2005
"So there's only one way to skin a cat, but you only have one cat to skin."
Written in 2005 by Jacqueline S., Age 13 --- Maryland
There's always more then one option, but usually only one chance. Go with your instinct, and your heart will lead you the right way.
August 10, 2005
"It is never enough to look to your past and say you did ok. Look to your past and have it blow you away."
Copyright 2005 Ethan Koroski
August 8, 2005
"Whenever you start to feel like everyone in the world was dealt a better hand than you were, consider this: if life were meant to be fair, Communism would have worked! The journey of life consists of taking what you have been handed and accomplishing the most possible with that."
Written in 2005 by Roy M., Age 15 --- Louisiana
I came up with this quote when pondering life.
August 8, 2005
In life, things will always change... some for the better and some for worse, but really all you can do.. is look back, remember, smile, ... then move on."
Written in 2005 by Stephanie S., Age 16 --- Texas
August 8, 2005
"When you can laugh about your downfalls that is when you know you have reached true success."
Written in 2005 by Perry VL, Age 14 --- United Kingdom
August 8, 2005
"A true friend should have a fair-sized cemetery to bury his friends' mistakes, faults and wrongs."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emmah G., Age 15 --- Maryland
Isn't that true? Then why not try to be a true friend?
August 8, 2005
"A person who truly loves you and knows you is someone who sees the pain in your eyes while everyone else still believes in the smile on your face."
Renita --- Submitted by Anitha R., Age 18 --- India
My best friend, Renita, wrote this to me.
August 3, 2005
"You make choices every day of your life, but the real choice is life itself."
Written in 2005 by Angel H., Age 16 --- Illinois
While my parents where going through divorce, it was hard for me at this age. I was becoming very upset and depressed after the divorce. I began having the urge to just forget about life. Then, once things began to get better, I thought of this as I was sitting with my boyfriend... How wonderful life can really be.
August 3, 2005
"Always act like someone is watching because most of the time, someone is."
Written in 2005 by Natalie T., Age 13 --- California
August 3, 2005
"Don't get annoyed with your friends; they're only being themselves."
Written in 2005 by Jessica R., Age 13 --- United Kingdom
August 3, 2005
"If tomorrow was not to come, are you happy with today?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.M., Age 15
This helps me with everything
August 3, 2005
"Smile when no one is looking, laugh when nothing has been said, and live like nothing can stop you."
Copyright 2005 Jared Butler
Life is a tough occupation, but you can make it just that much better by sharing your joys and excitement with the world. Someone is always watching, whether you know it or not.
August 1, 2005
"Do whatever it takes. Believe in yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Angeline, Age 13 --- Singapore
August 1, 2005
"Too much sunshine causes desert."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Sarah B., Age 14 --- South Africa
I realized that if everything always goes wrong, life wouldn't be good! We need things to go wrong to appreciate it when things go right!
August 1, 2005
"Don't look back; always look forward."
Written in 2005 by Brooke R., Age 13 --- California
August 1, 2005
Find a guy who calls you beautiful instead of hot,
Who calls you back when you hang up on him,
Who will stay awake just to watch you sleep.
Wait for the guy who kisses your forehead,
Who wants to show you off to the world when you are in your sweats,
Who holds your hand in front of his friends.
Wait for the one who is constantly reminding you
Of how much he cares about you
And how lucky he is to have you.
Wait for the one who turns to his friends and says, "..That's HER."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kay T., Age 14 --- Georgia
This quote is obviously for Teen Girls. So, Girls, this quote basically means DON'T settle for anything less than exactly what you want because they're are GOOD guys out there!