October 30, 2006
"If you never act on the things you figure out, you will never achieve what you hope for."
Copyright 2006 Jon Burton
October 30, 2006
"I am who I am because of what I do, not what I say."
Coach Propst --- Submitted by Dennis D., Age 17 --- New York
October 30, 2006
"Live, laugh, and love life to the fullest. Work out your issues because life is yours to cherish but it's also yours to lose."
Written in 2006 by C.L., Age 14 --- Illinois

October 25, 2006
"It is hard to fail, but it is worse never to have tried to succeed."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Z.M., Age 14 --- Pakistan
October 25, 2006
"Live life to the max, Love loss until there is no hate, and Laugh loud so others can only help but smile."
Written in 2006 by The Little Blue Alien (H.G.), Age 14 --- Minnesota
Life is meant to be loved and you have to find the silver lining to truly appreciate it.
October 25, 2006
"You hate me? That's ok. You wanna stop our friendship? Up to you. But... Please never misunderstand me. I'm myself and no one can change my character."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Thao N., Age 15 --- Viet Nam
October 23, 2006
"You know a person cares when they push to know the truth, walk in when everybody walks out, looks at your faults and still wants to be there with an open heart and hand."
Written in 2006 by Alexis l., Age 15 --- Indiana
After some hardships, I pushed everybody away because they always left when things got a little rough. Then, I met a person who refused "no" when he offered to help. That's when I knew, finally, a person who cared.
October 23, 2006
"Laugh at things that are funny, even if it includes laughing at yourself."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Kristin S., Age 18 --- Arizona
This is just a reminder to never take yourself or life too seriously.
October 23, 2006
"Work to your full potential. But what are your capabilities? Only you can realize that. People can't see that you are talented, so show them!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by T.H., Age 17 --- California
October 23, 2006
"Without love, it's all nothing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Emily J., Age 13 --- Arizona
My church leader said this when during one of the lessons!
October 18, 2006
"Show me your friends, so I can tell you what kind of person you are."
Old Greek Saying --- Submitted by Angela N., Age 18 --- Australia
This is a old wise Greek saying, that my parents keep on saying, which if you take time to think about it you will realize that your friends do characterize the kind of person you are.
October 18, 2006
"Love and cherish you life, because no one else can do it better than you."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Missy K., Age 15 --- North Carolina
This quote, when I think about it, has had the most impact on my life because it not only taught me that I can be myself but that it was okay to love who I was and that if I didn't love myself no one else could do it for me.
October 18, 2006
"We are who we are because of those who have loved us and those who have failed to love us."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by N.H., Age 17 --- Canada
October 16, 2006
"Feel the fear ... But do it anyway."
Susan Jeffers --- Submitted by Sarah P. --- Australia
I face the unknown everyday ... I am not ever living in the same place for more than 3 days and everyday I see new things and have to make decisions that are going to affect everything .. I feel fear from the moment I wake up to the moment I go to sleep. But whatever decision has the strongest feel of fear, I choose to do!!! My grandfather gave me this quote to take with me on my travels a month before left!!
October 16, 2006
"You will go as far as you let yourself dream."
Written in 2006 by Erin W., Age 14 --- Wisconsin
October 16, 2006
"I like the dreams of the future better than the history of the past."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Y.U., Age 16 --- Texas
October 16, 2006
"Good friends are easy to stumble upon. True, best friends take more time and endeavor to uncover."
Written in 2006 by Lindsay M., Age 16 --- West Virginia
October 11, 2006
"The road to success is through a door labeled PUSH!"
My mom --- Submitted by A.G., Age 13 --- Illinois
My mom told me this when I was competing in an academic competition. That if I wanted to be successful in anything in life, I just had to keep pushing until I reached the level of success I was striving for.
October 11, 2006
"Smile =) - it makes a difference in the world."
Written in 2006 by Hannah H., Age 15 --- Louisiana
October 11, 2006
"The language of friendship is not in words, but in laughter."
Written in 2006 by Amy F., Age 16 --- Texas
I wrote this when thinking about one of my best friends.
October 9, 2006
They laugh because you're different,
Because you're not the same.
You turn around with your head held high,
You feel no shame.

What they think doesn't matter to you,
You are who you are.
Not letting what they say get to you
Is how you have gotten by so far.

You all want the same things in life,
To be all you can be and succeed.
No matter what happens
You'll help someone in need.

We all have many of the same fears.
And believe it or not when we cry,
We have many of the same tears.
Written in 2006 by Danielle O., Age 17 --- Ohio
October 9, 2006
"Grab life by the handle and pry opportunity open, because the door isn't going to open by itself."
Written in 2006 by H.G., Age 15 --- Minnesota
I've had a couple of really hard years and after all this time, I've realized that life's doors aren't automatic, you just have to get off your bum and reach out to open them.
October 9, 2006
"Choose your friends wisely, and then, after they're chosen, cherish them whole-heartedly; for you won't realize the treasure you've got until it's gone."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Katrina H., Age 15 --- China
I found this right after I moved to Beijing. It rang true after I had to leave all my friends back in San Diego. You really won't know what a treasure friends are until you're stripped of them.
October 9, 2006
"Your identity is expressed in who you truly are. It doesn't really matter what people think of you, because that may not be the real you. Only you know who the real you is. Don't let anyone, at anytime, tell you otherwise."
Written in 2006 by Adriana O., Age 16 --- New York
October 4, 2006
"Do not be afraid to face your fears, you must overcome what you are scared of. If not, you will live your life worried the whole time."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tyler C., Age 14 --- West Virginia
October 4, 2006
"Life's full of RISKS. Take them, because you'll never know what could have HAPPENED if you DON'T."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by S.H., Age 15 --- New York
Whenever I get nervous or I can't decide whether to do something that I am uncertain about, I read this quote and I get the courage and do whatever it is.
October 4, 2006
"Have you ever realized how you can go through practically your whole life knowing a face but never really knowing anything else about the person that face belongs to until you take a second look and really get to know them?"
Written in 2006 by Alex W., Age 15 --- Virginia
I wrote this quote when I took a second look at this guy I've known since elementary school. When I did take a second look, I realized I loved him.
October 2, 2006
"When you wake up in the morning, look at yourself in the mirror and smile. It'll make your day a little brighter."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Richard K., Age 16 --- California
October 2, 2006
"My life is a rough draft of someone great. After all the wastes, it all pays off with that final copy - even when there's always things to add."
Written in 2006 by B. H., Age 15 --- Connecticut
October 2, 2006
"If you don't live for something, you die for nothing."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Bubblez H., Age 13 --- Oman
Set an aim for yourself in life or else you might realize that you haven't achieved what you wanted to...a little too late.