" Be your own Number One Fan. There are enough critics out there already without you criticizing yourself."
Naomi Freundlich --- Submitted by Hannah M., Age 14 --- New York
My mom told this to me one night when I was very depressed about my body, my schoolwork and my life. Every time I have a negative thought, I think about this and it reminds me that I have to believe in myself, because if I don't, who will?January 30, 2006
" In order to truly live, you must accept yourself for who you really are."
Written in 2005 by Stevie S., Age 17 --- Oregon January 30, 2006
" Live each day to the fullest. Don't dwell on yesterday or consider what might happen tomorrow. Play like today's all there'll ever be!"
Written in 2005 by Brandi M., Age 17 --- MissouriJanuary 30, 2006
" Dreams are the answers to questions we are afraid to ask."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Nikole M., Age 15 --- TexasJanuary 30, 2006
" Being a leader is making your own footsteps."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason M., Age 16 --- Illinois
January 25, 2006
" Faith in yourself is the most precious thing you can have."
A wise friend --- Submitted by Steph C., Age 15 --- NSW, AustraliaJanuary 25, 2006
" We're soaring, we're flying, there's not a star in heaven that we can't reach if we try. Oh, we're breaking free."
Julie Holden --- Submitted by Meredith D., Age 13 --- OregonJanuary 25, 2006
" When you feel as if you can't trust anyone, including your parents and friends; when you feel that your mind is deceiving you, you can always trust your heart. Every beat is an agreement, and if you break one of those agreements, your heart sinks lower and lower. Remember you always have your heart to fall back on. If you believe in the beating of your heart, it will always stay strong."
Written in 2005 by Valerie J., Age 14 --- New JerseyJanuary 25, 2006
" Don't spend your life wondering "what if?" Seize every opportunity in spite of your fear. It is only when you take chances, take risks, that you are living life to the fullest, and it is only when you live life to the fullest that you will get the most out of life."
Written in 2006 by J.M., Age 15 --- IndianaJanuary 25, 2006
" Life doesn't stand still, not for you, not for anyone. Though we wish it would, it doesn't. Cherish the moments, live while you can, love while you can, cry while you can. Live your life to the fullest; take risks, make mistakes, experience heartbreak, and live like you were dying."
Copyright © 2006 Emily BrodskyJanuary 23, 2006
" All success stories begin with a dream."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.I., Age 16 --- WisconsinJanuary 23, 2006
"It's not what happens to you that builds your character, it's the way in which you deal with it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tommy D., Age 15 --- AustraliaJanuary 23, 2006
" If you don't have the heart to lead, have the heart to come from behind."
Copyright © 2006 Jerrid Hudson
I run cross country and I say this quote to myself over and over before my races. It helps me get focused and provides me with courage. I believe many teens are falling to many different problems such as peer pressure, grades, etc. If other teens believe that they can't win, then they should at least improve and they will eventually get were they want.January 23, 2006
" Practice does not make perfection; there is always room to improve."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Adriano R., Age 16 --- Brazil
I thought of this while playing football.January 18, 2006
" There are times in life when we feel like giving up. There are times in life when we feel like moving on. There are times in life when we just don't understand. There are times in life when we need a helping hand. Through all the times in life, we never live life alone."
Written in 2005 by Ashley B., Age 17 --- Kentucky
Sometimes in life I feel like I can't get through another day. I always felt that in order to be strong I had to live life on my own. When I had an emotional break down from all the trouble in my life, I soon came to find that talking to someone actually helps. There are people in this world who go through the exact things we go through in life. They understand, all we have to do is let go and free ourselves.January 18, 2006
" Dreams are out there to get, so go out and chase them."
Copyright © 2005 Kim StewartJanuary 18, 2006
" If I can dream it, I can be it!"
Written in 2005 by Sam H., Age 14 --- New JerseyJanuary 18, 2006
" There are people that come and go in our lives. Some are forgotten, but some are forever imprinted in our minds. Cherish your memories while they last; it's times like these that remind us to never forget the past."
Copyright © 2005 Stephen FreudenbergJanuary 18, 2006
" Maybe God wants us to meet a few wrong people before meeting the right one, so that when we finally meet the person, we will know how to be grateful."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Basmah H., Age 18 --- Saudi ArabiaJanuary 16, 2006
" The biggest challenge is to continue fighting when it seems there is nothing left to fight for."
Written in 2005 by M.R., Age 18 --- NSW, AustraliaJanuary 16, 2006
" Failure is nothing to fear. If you do your best and do what you have to do, then there is nothing else you can do to succeed. If you're on a team and you do all do your job, the only result is victory."
Copyright © 2005 Matt CooneyJanuary 16, 2006
" It's not about making your bed and having to lie in it. It's about making mistakes and learning from them."
Copyright © 2005 Chelsie HensonJanuary 16, 2006
" There is no such thing as a bad picture...you come as you are."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.O., Age 16 --- Alberta, Canada
Don't you ever think your picture is bad.January 16, 2006
" Flowers die, stories end, songs fade, memories are forgotten...and all things come to an end. But precious people, like you, are treasured forever."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tazzy S., Age 18 --- United KingdomJanuary 11, 2006
" When people ask me what I want to be when I grow up, I tell them I want to be happy."
Written in 2005 by Scott K., Age 19 --- Michigan
I thought of it and I think it is advice that could make the decision of a career simpler or clearer.January 11, 2006
" If everyone were perfect, the score would be 0-0."
Written in 2005 by Cassie C., Age 16 --- CaliforniaJanuary 11, 2006
" The biggest risk in life is not taking one.
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Johnny W., Age 17 --- Texas
Life is full of risks, so take one.January 11, 2006
" If you can make someone laugh, you have yourself a friend for eternity."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by J.D G., Age 17 --- Illinois
Just try to have some fun; life's too short.January 11, 2006
" Look into a person's eyes to see into their heart."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katie W., Age 15 --- MinnesotaJanuary 9, 2006
" Never let yourself feel less than ANYONE else by dwelling on what others say or think about you... instead, use it as motivation."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jackie C., Age 17 --- Canada
I used to get bothered by people and their gossip, but now, it doesn't bother me anymore. I use this as my motivation to continue on the right path without being effected by people's opinions. It's my motivation.January 9, 2006
" It takes longer to climb that mountain. But in the end, you've got the better view!"
Copyright © 2005 Jamie Pruter
It's harder to work for something that you want and sometimes it may seem easier to just quit. But if you keep going, then in the end you'll be on top and you'll have the best view in the house.January 9, 2006
" Believe in yourself. Nothing is impossible. If you want to achieve something...do it before it's too late."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marina M., Age 14 --- South Africa
This is my motto in life as it tells you everything you need to know!!!January 9, 2006
" It doesn't matter if you win, as long as you give everything in your heart."
Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Rebecca S., Age 14 --- Massachusetts
This quote helped me try my hardest playing the sport I love, which is basketball, and it helped me make the best team there is...the Varsity team. That was my goal and I finally did it after reading this quote and then showing it on the court.January 9, 2006
" Your heart is not meant to be kept in private, it's to be kept where everybody can see that it's been broken and that you always give your heart to other people."
Copyright © 2005 Nathan Marx
If you don't let other people see your heart then they don't see your true self. Never be ashamed to show what you have.