February 27, 2006
"For a true competitor: pain presents no barrier, they make no excuses and they always learn from defeat."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by E.M., Age 15 --- QLD, Australia
February 27, 2006
"Be yourself, for who else is better qualified?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jessica H., Age 18 --- Indiana
This is very true. Why try to be someone else when you could be you?
February 27, 2006
"The most common thing in the world is uncommon people."
Written in 2006 by Kail A., Age 15 --- New York
I wrote this quote after reflecting on this past winter and thinking about the people who have helped make me this hockey season an unforgettable one.
February 27, 2006
"A positive attitude may not solve all your problems, but it will annoy enough people to make it worth the effort."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by C.F., Age 17 --- Scotland, U.K.
February 27, 2006
"He isn't my boyfriend, but I love his laugh, love, courage, smile, and the way he treats me...I guess I just fell in love with his friendship!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.P., Age 15 --- Armenia

February 22, 2006
"If you believe you can, you're halfway there. Whatever you put into life you get out of it because your life is in your hands and what you make it is what'll be. In the end, no one else can make you happy. Happiness comes from within-you just need to believe in yourself, believe in others and enjoy the changes in life as the come your way!"
Written in 2006 by Peta'Lee D., Age 17 --- NSW, Australia
I composed this by putting together quotes that touched me and turned my life around for the better. One day I just randomly sat down and wrote them all into one so that hopefully others could gain insight too, realizing how important it is to be the best you one can be, to never give up and realize that it's the obstacles that are what being here rewards!
February 22, 2006
"Nothing is impossible unless you believe it is."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Wakely P., Age 14 --- North Dakota
February 22, 2006
"You can't force fate, but you have to get off your butt and give it a hand every now and then."
Dave Caporale --- Submitted by Chris Caporale
February 22, 2006
"You're going to have to have an expression on your face all the time, so why not make it a happier one?"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by H.X., Age 13 --- Rhode Island
February 22, 2006
"Don't do today, what you can't live up to the consequences tomorrow!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Charlie K., Age 15 --- Nebraska
What this means is if you want to go party and your parents say no, don't go anyways because there is most likely going to be BIG consequences.
February 15, 2006
"When life sends trouble, call your friend. When friends give you trouble, call on God."
Hanunah Abdur Razzaqq --- Submitted by Lilkay D., Age 17
I love my foster mom for this quote. She is a great inspiration.
February 15, 2006
"Having a purpose in life is determined by what you make of life and what you make of yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Teresita P., Age 15 --- Hawaii
No matter what obstacles come between where you are and where you want to be, it's best not to watch the clock as time goes by. It's best to do what the clock does; it keeps going. - a quote from a really good friend.
February 15, 2006
"People always compete over grades, sports and popularity, but in the end I think that believing in yourself is the biggest and hardest accomplishment."
Written in 2006 by Miriam T., Age 14 --- Illinois
I always tell myself this when I become jealous of someone else, and then I remind myself of what's really important.
February 15, 2006
"In life there will be times when you keep falling; don't spend your time trying to climb back up to the top. Chances are you won't get too far before you fall again. Make the best out of it and build a castle right were you are."
Copyright 2006 Samantha Hollis
I like this quote because it explains how we all fall, and how we feel like we might not be able to get through. But remember that you can start to build a castle right there.
February 15, 2006
"A true friend is someone who knows you and likes you for you and would never do anything to hurt you or make you feel like you aren't good enough for them or someone else."
Written in 2006 by Michelle P., Age 14 --- Connecticut
February 13, 2006
"Don't let a little dispute injure a great friendship. When you have realized you've made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Orla K., Age 16 --- Ireland
I have made mistakes in the past. I now am taking the time to fix them and end the suffering. Mend all broken friendships and your heart will soar and again be free.
February 13, 2006
"You're not always going to be successful. But if you're scared to fail, then you don't deserve to be successful."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Reimon F., Age 13 --- NSW, Australia
I don't know if he was the author but I remember an old NBA player named Charles Barkley mention this quote in an interview.
February 13, 2006
"Fear is a sickness that only the victim can cure."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alexandra R., Age 17 --- Canada
February 13, 2006
"You can't pick the hand you're dealt, but you can choose how you play your cards."
Written in 2006 by T. H., Age 14 --- Canada
It's such an accurate analogy...you can't always pick the circumstances you're placed in, but you can make choices, such as whether or not you're going to make the most of your situation or whether you're going to let it get you down.
February 13, 2006
"Every time I turn the corner, another light is seen. Every time I walk a mile, the ground just seems to change the scene. Nothing is reality. Nothing is immortality. BE TRUE TO YOURSELF!"
Written in 2006 by Stephi H., Age 15 --- Michigan
I just made this up, but you know it's amazing and I think my lit teacher would be proud!!
February 8, 2006
"Nobody can take what is inside of you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.D., Age 13 --- North Dakota
February 8, 2006
"As you look back on your life and all the hardships you went through, the moments that will really stick out are the moments when you stopped to help someone in need, no matter what the situation."
Copyright 2005 Chelsey Caballero
I really like this quote because, no matter what hardship I went through, I can still take the time and help someone in need.
February 8, 2006
"I asked myself, "Why does God bring that magical person in our life so that life becomes beautiful and then he goes away?" I found out the answer. HE does this so that we can realize how beautiful life really can get."
Written in 2006 by Himani S., Age 14 --- U.P, India
I used to become very sad when warm memories used to fill up my mind. Then I asked myself this question and I was quite surprised myself when I found out the answer.
February 8, 2006
"90% of the things you worry about won't even happen."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Elizabeth F., Age 14 --- Oklahoma
I always find myself worrying and obsessing over things I have no control over. I was told this quote and it made me realize that there are some things we have no control over and it's best just not to worry about them, because most of the time they never even happen.
February 8, 2006
"Whenever someone mutters, 'Life's hard', I always have the urge to reply, 'Compared to what?'"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Alicia K., Age 14 --- United Kingdom
February 6, 2006
"To take the next right step every time the opportunity is there."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.L., Age 16 --- Ontario, Canada
Helped me make right decisions rather than wrong and overcome my ego.
February 6, 2006
"We tend to live with past happiness, so we lose the happiness we have in front of us. So remember, as one source of happiness vanishes one appears. We don't notice it since we still search for the vanished one."
Written in 2006 by Matthew Snodgrass
Happiness can only go to the person that accepts it. Always be open, for happiness finds itself in the open places rather than the closed ones.
February 6, 2006
"Things change, no matter how hard you try to stop them from changing. Sometimes they change for the better and sometimes for the worse, but they change. And when they do, you're not always ready to let go or to grab on."
Written in 2005 by 2005 Rachel D., Age 16 --- Florida
I've gone through so many tough changes and I just have to keep reminding myself of this. Things can always get better.
February 6, 2006
"Don't linger on the past; that is what makes the sane man mad."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by I. R., Age 15 --- New Jersey
February 6, 2006
"You're not going to be "the one" for every guy that walks into your life. Accept the fact that you may just be another number in someone's little black book. But when the right guy comes along, all the guys with your number in those little black books will fade away."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Marlee B., Age 17 --- Ontario, Canada
February 1, 2006
"Success isn't something you chase. It's something you have to put forth the effort for constantly."
Michael Jordan --- Submitted by Allie R., Age 15 --- Florida
February 1, 2006
"An Achievement is not the end of a dream, but the beginning of a new life."
Copyright 2005 Jabneel Venegas
We all achieve something in life whether it is a new job or graduation. Still that will be our new steps for the real world; in other words, for our new life.
February 1, 2006
"In ten years it won't matter what shoes you wore, the clothes you had, or how popular you were. All that'll matter is how hard you worked."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Deborah G., Age 19 --- Pennsylvania
I remember seeing it on a poster when I was in high school and it really made me think about what was important to me.
February 1, 2006
"Life's too short to spend it on the safe side."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Natalie T., Age 14 --- California
Life's too short to hold back. Don't be afraid to just go for it.
February 1, 2006
"Love isn't like gold, you can't sell it nor can you buy it. Love is to earn through trust and trust alone."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.B., Age 14 --- Canada

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