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MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
JUNE 2006


 

June 28, 2006
" The inferiors of today are the superiors of tomorrow."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Justin H., Age 18 --- Canada


June 28, 2006
" Having the ability to see ahead and to know what's coming toward you is sometimes good and somewhat bad. The good is being able to know what you are setting yourself up for, and the bad is seeing too far ahead and thinking things are for you, not knowing that it for the person behind you."
Written in 2006 by Maleea A.K.A. UNSPOKEN TRUTH
Never think that things are too hard, just believe that you can make it no matter who's blocking your way.


June 28, 2006
" Live life as an exclamation, not an explanation."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Robert R., Age 13 --- New Jersey


June 28, 2006
" Fear is in the heart of all failure. If you fear, you will for sure fail."
Written in 2006 by Samantha E., Age 15 --- Oregon
I made this quote when I couldn't get over my fears and so I failed continuously. Don't let it happen to you!


June 28, 2006
" We are only as strong as the causes that we fight for."
Written in 2006 by Jessica C., Age 17 --- California



June 26, 2006
" One day your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it's worth watching."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Maddi B., Age 15 --- Australia


June 26, 2006
" Live for the moments you can't put into words."
Lauren Kaye --- Submitted by T.F., Age 18 --- Connecticut


June 26, 2006
" You're not friends because you sit with each other at lunch or talk on the phone. You're best friends because when she smiles, a grin forces itself across your face, no matter how mad you are. When she cries, you instantly feel her pain and want to cry with her. When you look her in the eye, you know there is nobody you could ever trust more, regardless of how many broken hearts you've had. That's what it means to be best friends."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kayla S., Age 16 --- Tennessee
True friends are one of the greatest discoveries in life!


June 26, 2006
" Although you may seem in rough times, although you want someone by your side, life is what you make it. Get the best out of you and make the best out of your life."
Written in 2006 by Fatima G., Age 17 --- California
This is something I got out of my heart, not my mind. I may not be famous, but I have lived a lot of things. My heart is in my hands right now. I hope you can feel it.


June 26, 2006
" Life is a forest of opportunities. You make the choice whether you walk through it."
Written in 2006 by Kemi C., Age 14 --- California


June 21, 2006
" In life, nothing is gained without loss. In order to gain, you need to persevere and never give up on your dreams."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Akosua, Age 15 --- Wales, U.K.


June 21, 2006
" Bravery is misunderstood. It's not the absence of fear, but the will to overcome it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Gabe G., Age 14 --- California


June 21, 2006
" Anyone can point out a mistake, but it takes a truly brave person to not only notice this but to learn and develop upon it."
Written in 2006 by Amy G., Age 15 --- United Kingdom


June 21, 2006
" Embarrassment lasts a second, while regret lasts a lifetime!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Camryn M., Age 17


June 21, 2006
" Intelligence never hurt any one, but ignorance can kill."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jeannette M., Age 14 --- California


June 19, 2006
" The one who knows how to adjust is the one who knows how to survive."
Author Unknown -- Submitted by Pooja D., Age 15 --- India


June 19, 2006
" Yesterday is gone forever
Tomorrow may never come but
Today is yours...
USE IT!
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tori M., Age 13 --- New Jersey


June 19, 2006
" Live life with questions. In doing so, you may come across several or no answers, but at least you know they are there."
Copyright © 2006 Jessica Moreno


June 19, 2006
" Learn from the past, live in the present, and plan for the future!"
Written in 2006 by Michelle C., Age 16 --- Ohio
And stop hatin' just to make yourself feel better! Just remember if you're not happy with who you are, it's only temporary. Our souls are eternal - they live on forever. God gave you that body. God gave you that personality. Respect it and cherish it just like you would your most important belonging.


June 19, 2006
" If you want to tell someone how you feel, tell them before it's too late, because you never know what tomorrow may bring."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ashika K., Age 16 --- Nevada
This quote has helped my life in an important way... It has made me realize that if you want to tell someone that you love them, then go ahead, no matter what moment in time it is, just go ahead and say it... I have regretted not saying it to my aunty, and now that she is not in our lives anymore, it has made me feel like I lost out on something very special.


June 14, 2006
" The key to life is giving more when you feel like giving up."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Brittany K., Age 15 --- Ohio


June 14, 2006
" If you are looking for someone to help or a problem to solve... Stop looking so hard, because you are missing the person who is staring you in the face yelling for your help."
Written in 2006 by Michelle S., Age 17 --- California
I constantly have to remember this because I am continuing to look for someone to help and the person who needs me the most is standing right in front of me.


June 14, 2006
Whatever happened in the past,
Happened for the best.
Whatever is happening in the present,
Is happening for the best.
Whatever will happen tomorrow,
Will undoubtedly also happen for the best.
So chins up my friends,
THE BEST IS YET TO COME.
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Ash C., Age 19 --- New Zealand


June 14, 2006
" Remember what really matters to you; everything else will take care of itself."
Written in 2006 by Evie E., Age 13 --- California


June 14, 2006
" I've seen rock bottom, I've lived with rock bottom, but I've come out on TOP!"
Written in 2006 by Autumn C., Age 15 --- Florida
This is a quote I came up with on my own. Those who know me understand there is a lot of meaning and emotion within this quote.


June 12, 2006
" Thanks for giving me something no one else could.... yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Chey M., Age 15 --- Tennessee
I remember this quote when I think about all the people who have came into my life and changed me for the better. Some people have stayed and some have left, but the lessons they taught me will be with me forever.


June 12, 2006
" Excellence is a choice one can make. To not make that choice would mean we, as a human population, are lazy. But those who do make that choice have the initiative it takes in life to get what they want. Choose now to do your best. Because your best is your own personal excellence."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Matt C., Age 14 --- New Jersey


June 12, 2006
" What motivates you, makes you successful."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Joshua S., Age 15 --- Washington


June 12, 2006
" A smile is like an umbrella in the rain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Becca B., Age 14 --- Tennessee
I always think of this when I am sitting at a restaurant and at the table beside me there is someone sitting all alone.


June 12, 2006
" Everything is outside your window, just reach out and grab it."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jason M., Age 17 --- Illinois


June 7, 2006
Fear

Fear
A funny little word that can change your world
Only if you let it

Fear
We all know what it is
We all have it

Fear of being different
Fear of rejection
Fear of becoming who you are
Fear of yourself
Fear of doing what you can do
Fear of losing
Fear of letting people down
Fear of giving up
Fear of taking a chance

So, don't let that funny little word, change your world
Don't let fear take a hold of you
Take a hold of fear!"
Written in 2006 by Carissa S., Age 14 --- Tennessee
This is a poem I wrote from past experiences! It helped me through some tough times and I hope it helps others!


June 7, 2006
" If you never try, you will never get."
Written in 2006 by Mark R., Age 18 --- United Kingdom
This is what has got me through college with good grades and motivated me to go out and find a fulltime job rather then go to uni. I got the first job I applied for by following this motto. Remember: if you don't try, you will always wonder. So take the wonder out, get what you want and move on with it - you'll achieve more then you could imagine.


June 7, 2006
" The only way you can fail is by giving up. Work hard and greatness will come. Be lazy and you'll regret not working hard."
Max Amillion --- Submitted by Kenny W., Age 17 --- California
The harder you work, the harder it is to surrender. ---Vince Lombardi


June 7, 2006
" Take a chance for a chance for something."
Written in 2006 by Joseph McN., Age 16 --- Canada
I came up with this quote while convincing my snowboarding sister to try a slightly harder jump. She was hesitant but I reminded her that the risks you take are what make life interesting.


June 7, 2006
" Dedication and motivation are two things to help you proceed in your life. Never give up on yourself and always believe. With that, you will succeed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Jim T., Age 18 --- Pennsylvania


June 5, 2006
" Life requires us to live daily loving, laughing, learning, leaping, falling, failing and then getting back up to do it all over again until we can fall one step further down our path. All we need to do is get back up each time with love in our hearts, laughter on our faces, and learning in our minds."
Written in 2006 by Jennifer T., Age 16 --- Maryland
This is a thought I've had and not quite known how to put it for a while; sometimes you just have to sit and think.


June 5, 2006
" If someone treats you bad or does something that hurts you, it is more of a reflection on them than it is on you, as a person. Don't hold this against them though, for anger only makes you smaller while forgiveness forces us to grow beyond what we were."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by A.W., --- Age 18 --- QLD, Australia


June 5, 2006
" Through all the drama, you still gotta [smile]-because life will get better. It might be stormy but it can't rain forever."
Written in 2006 by Nicole M., Age 15 --- North Carolina


June 5, 2006
" Life is short so never save your best for the next day... there might not be a next day!"
Written in 2005 by Ashlei L., Age 14 --- Idaho
I made this quote up last year when my mom and I got in a big fight! I think this is a good theme to live by!


June 5, 2006
" If in life you should fall, make it a part of the dance."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Lindsey P., Age 17 --- Massachusetts

 

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