" Life is full of ups and downs. A time will come when you will feel that everyone has deserted you, even those you least expected - your parent, best friend etc. But never lose hope; bear in mind that it is part of life and such things happen to make us strong. It helps us to be independent and believe in our own selves."
Written by Akosua, Age 16 --- United Kingdom
Decided to write this when my own father deserted me, looked in my face and told me that he hates me and he will make sure that he makes life miserable for me.December 20, 2006
" Don't let life take a fee just to live. It's your life and only yours so stand up for yourself!"
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rebecca C., Age 14 --- Tennessee
I've had so many people ask me to do wrong but I stand my ground.December 20, 2006
" Follow your heart and take chances... because you never know how absolutely perfect something could turn out to be. And remember ... to a limit... don't exceed the limit... that's when things go wrong."
Written in 2006 by Sev K., Age 16 --- Australia
December 18, 2006
" Life is all about taking risks and we can only go as far as we are willing to risk."
Written in 2005 by Carly M., Age 13 --- Colorado December 18, 2006
" Moving on: the best medication for a broken heart."
Written in 2006 by Shelby K., Age 14 --- Indiana
Written after the love of my life broke up with me.December 18, 2006
" Notify yourself, we are humans, we are meant to feel."
Written in 2006 by Orevia V., Age 18 --- MissouriDecember 13, 2006
" You either love someone or you hate someone. When you open the door to love, you give heartbreak the key. When you open the door to hate, you lock it forever."
Written in 2006 by C.M., Age 14 --- TexasDecember 13, 2006
" If you only have one smile in you, give to the people you love."
Maya Angelou --- Submitted by Amanda L., Age 18 --- Iowa
I love this quote and it makes me think about how important my family and friends are to me.December 13, 2006
" All love is sweet, given or returned."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by K.C., Age 15 --- CaliforniaDecember 11, 2006
" Do not desire, but rather inspire."
Written in 2006 by Cat R., Age 16 --- IllinoisDecember 11, 2006
" The more you try to fit in with everyone else the less you are unique."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Roxi R., Age 17 --- New JerseyDecember 11, 2006
" Fear is a word most people are afraid of: fear of rejection, love, failure, complication and so on. Always remember to get over FEAR besides it's just a word, not a state of mind, unless you force it there!"
Written in 2006 by Leanza W., Age 13 --- Alabama
Never let fear rule you, like it ruled me!December 6, 2006
" Right is right, even if everyone is against it; and wrong is wrong, even if everyone is for it."
William Penn --- Submitted by K.A., Age 16 --- New Hampshire
This is one of my favorite quotes, simply because it's true. I mean, all the stuff some teens do these days can be described through this. Drugs and drinking under age is wrong, even if everyone is for it. Being honest and true is right, even if everyone isn't.December 6, 2006
" Why fit in when you were made to stand out?"
Nick E. --- Submitted by Nora E., Age 14 --- Canada
My best friend said this to me when we were falling-out. I was fitting in with all the "popular" kids and he was being himself - weird and hilarious. It really changed my life. I realized that I didn't want to fit in and I really wanted was to stand out because we were all made to stand out.December 6, 2006
" Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Niyati S., Age 15 --- IndiaDecember 4, 2006
" Don't expect the unexpected. Be the unexpected."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Rachel P., Age 14 --- Wisconsin December 4, 2006
" If I stand on my own two feet I can climb the highest mountain."
Author Unknown --- Submitted by Tina M., Age 18 --- Florida
I got this in a fortune cookie. It applies to me so much because right now I'm in my senior year of high school and no one else is going to get me through and graduate for me. If you rely on other people to "climb the highest mountain for you", you won't get very far.December 4, 2006
" Will you look back on life and say I wish I had or I'm glad I did?"
Zig Ziglar --- Submitted by Kimberly G., Age 17 --- New York
Think about it.... you only live once so have fun while you can... life is too short to be scared!!December 4, 2006
" Why wait for the perfect moment when you could take the moment you have and make it perfect?"
Written in 2006 by Tiffany B., Age 17 --- Canada
I wrote this quote and I say it all the time especially to my best friend because it always seems to help, no matter what the situation may be!