"MOTIVATIONAL QUOTES FOR TEENS"
SUBMITTED BY TEENS
DECEMBER 1998


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  • December 30, 1998
    " The ones that we call impaired aren't.
    We are the ones who are impaired
    For not being able to figure them out."
    --- Alix S., Age 14 --- Pennsylvania


  • December 30, 1998
    " Hi.
    You know, today's a very special day for me.
    You see, every part of my life up until today
    Has been nothing but practice.
    Kind of, unreal,
    As though it didn't matter what happened or what I did
    But now, it does matter.
    I don't like who I've been up til now,
    So I'm changing.
    From here on, I will be a different person than what I was.
    You may not recognize me,
    But rest assured this is who I've REALLY been all along.
    So enjoy the new me, I know I will."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Anthony S., Age 16 --- Minnesota


  • December 30, 1998
    " You'll never reach the palace, talking like a peasant."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Karyn D., Age 17 --- British Columbia, Canada


  • December 30, 1998
    " If every opportunity represented one life time,
    Did you live it to your fullest?"
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Lindsay F., Age 14 --- Wisconsin


  • December 30, 1998
    " I'm going to do it because you said I can't."
    --- Amy W., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania


  • December 28, 1998
    " Happy is the one who has learned to hold the things of this world
    With a loose grip."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Shireen G., Age 18 --- California


  • December 28, 1998
    " Keep your head up and eye's open."
    --- Raymond O., Age 17 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • December 28, 1998
    " I see beauty and elegance in every female athlete.
    I don't think being an athlete is unfeminine."
    --- Jackie Joyner-Kersee --- Sent in by Jackie S., Age 13 --- Pennsylvania


  • December 28, 1998
    " Everyone is their own person,
    Until someone tries to be like someone else."
    --- Nicole Y., Age 15 --- Indiana


  • December 28, 1998
    " Live knowing you could die tomorrow,
    Die knowing you'll go to heaven."
    --- Rich Mullins --- Sent in by Mandy L., Age 16 --- Illinois


  • December 25, 1998
    " Yesterday is already a dream and tomorrow is only a vision, but a day well lived makes every yesterday a dream of happiness and every tomorrow a vision of hope."
    --- Gene Stallings --- Sent in by Annie P., Age 16 --- North Carolina
    --- Author's name provided by Dustin Morgan --- Alabama --- 07-12-02



  • December 25, 1998
    " Only eyes washed by tears can see clearly."
    --- Louis L. Mann --- Sent in by Amy, Age 16 --- Tennessee


  • December 25, 1998
    " Sometimes a moment of silence is worth a lifetime of words."
    --- Michael James B., Age 17 --- Wisconsin


  • December 25, 1998
    " Sometimes no matter how much faith we have we lose people,
    But we never forget them.
    And sometimes it's those memories that give us the faith
    To go on."
    --- Anonymous --- Sent in by Rachel S., Age 14 --- Maryland


  • December 25, 1998
    " When you have faults,
    Do not fear to abandon them."
    --- Confucius ---Sent in by Geoffrey F., Age 14 --- Massachusetts


  • December 23, 1998
    " Life is like a fork in the road,
    You don't know what way to go."
    --- Amanda C., Age 18 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • December 23, 1998
    " If you can't find help, help yourself."
    --- Carmen H., Age 17 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • December 23, 1998
    " Love is like heart beat
    You never know when it will end."
    --- Amanda C., Age 18 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • December 23, 1998
    " You only have one life, enjoy it while you can."
    --- Submitted by Dave G., Age 15 --- Nova Scotia, Canada


  • December 23, 1998
    " There are no short cuts to anywhere worth going."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Lizz V. --- Michigan


  • December 21, 1998
    " Don't pass someone by because of their "status"
    Because that person may have become your next friend."
    --- Sara D., Age 17 --- Ohio


  • December 21, 1998
    " Imagination is the eye of the soul."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Emily R., Age 16 --- Georgia


  • December 21, 1998
    " The ladder of success is never crowded at the top!"
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Jeanine G., Age 16 --- Florida


  • December 21, 1998
    " That's what music does for me:
    It's that sense of connectedness,
    To know you're not alone,
    That someone else has been through something similar.
    I love that music has that gift."
    --- Sarah McLachlan --- Sent in by Carissa, Age 17 --- Pennsylvania


  • December 18, 1998
    " You can't go through life thinking everyone you meet
    Will one day let you down."
    --- From Angels in the Outfield
    --- Sent in by Destiny, Age 18 --- Ohio



  • December 18, 1998
    " Any man who selects a goal in life which can be fully achieved
    Has already defined his own limitations."
    --- Oliver Wendell Holmes
    --- Submitted by Melissa B., Age 15 --- North Carolina



  • December 18, 1998
    " Let us learn to show our friendship for man when is alive
    And not after he is dead."
    --- F.Scott Fitzgerald --- Sent in by QA --- Canada


  • December 18, 1998
    " Learn like you will never die
    Live like you will die tomorrow."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Katie, Age 14 --- Nebraska


  • December 18, 1998
    " Woodrow Wilson once said the only life worth living is a life of effort.
    Live a life of effort.
    Persevere within that life but make it one you want to live...
    Not somebody else's."
    --- The character Bobby in the movie 'Little Sister'
    --- Sent in by Christy, Age 17 --- Arkansas



  • December 16, 1998
    " May the light of your soul and the kindness of your heart
    Touch all who you meet."
    --- Rebecca P., Age 15 --- South Carolina


  • December 16, 1998
    " There is nothing good or bad; thinking makes it so."
    --- William Shakespeare --- Sent in by Breanna D., Age 15 --- Arizona


  • December 16, 1998
    " Don't just try to catch up, pass up."
    --- Chris H., Age 15 --- Texas


  • December 16, 1998
    " The light at the end of the tunnel IS a freight train...
    Only God is driving."
    --- Sark --- Sent in by --- Carol K., Age 17 --- Illinois


  • December 16, 1998
    " Selfishness is not living as one wishes to live,
    It is asking others to live as one wishes to live."
    --- Oscar Wilde --- Sent in by Bridget, Age 14 --- Ohio


  • December 14, 1998
    " But the best is a matter of standards---
    And I set my own standards.
    I inherit nothing.
    I stand at the end of no tradition.
    I may, perhaps, stand at the beginning of one."
    --- The Fountainhead, Ayn Rand
    --- Sent in by Hourng K., Age 17 --- California



  • December 14, 1998
    " If a task is once begun,
    Never leave it 'til it's done.
    Be the labor great or small,
    Do it well, or not at all."
    --- On a school blackboard at Orwell Corner Historical Village
    --- Prince Edward Island, Canada
    --- Sent in by James R., Age 16 --- New Brunswick, Canada



  • December 14, 1998
    " Be true to Yourself."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Alexia, Age 13 --- Florida


  • December 14, 1998
    " Changes are not permanent, but change is."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Kristen P., Age 17 --- Iowa


  • December 14, 1998
    " LIFE HAS TWO RULES:
    #1: Never quit!
    #2: Always remember rule # 1."
    --- Laurie Smith --- Maryland
    --- Senior --- Apponequet Regional High School



  • December 11, 1998
    " You can't walk backwards into the future."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Jenny G., Age 19 --- Missouri


  • December 11, 1998
    " I've never lost a game in my life....
    Once in a while time just ran out on me."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Lauren H., Age 15 --- Illinois


  • December 11, 1998
    " Life is like a box of chocolates,
    If you don't open it,
    You won't know what it tastes like. "
    --- From the movie Forest Gump
    --- Sent in by David L., Age 18 --- Malaysia



  • December 11, 1998
    " A smile is a curve that sets life straight."
    --- Phyllis Diller --- Sent in by Jaime M., Age 15 --- Delaware


  • December 11, 1998
    " The mark of a great player is in his ability to come back.
    The great champions have all came back from defeat."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Angela P., Age 15 --- Michigan


  • December 9, 1998
    " I'll never regret the things I've done,
    Just the things I did not do."
    --- Marissa L., Age 16 --- Hawaii


  • December 9, 1998
    " An individual can make a DIFFERENCE...
    A team can make a MIRACLE!"
    --- Lindsey W., Age 16 --- Colorado


  • December 9, 1998
    " To be good is not enough when you dream of being the best."
    --- Unknown but said by choir director frequently
    --- Sent in by Andrea S., Age 16 ---Texas



  • December 9, 1998
    " It takes a lot of understanding, time and trust
    To gain a close friendship with someone.
    As I approach a time of my life of complete uncertainty,
    My friends are my most precious asset."
    --- Erynn Miller --- Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul
    --- Sent in by Rebecca M., Age 18 --- Washington



  • December 7, 1998
    " Change is necessary in order for growth."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Misha J., Age 17 --- Minnesota


  • December 7, 1998
    " We will find a way or we will make one."
    --- Unknown --- Submitted by Maddy, Age 15 --- Texas


  • December 7, 1998
    " When one door of happiness closes, another opens;
    But often we look so long at the closed door
    That we do not see the one which has been opened for us."
    --- Helen Keller--- Submitted by Sarah C., Age 17 --- Louisiana
    --- Submitted by Jessica P. and Jocelyn D., Ages 14 --- California



  • December 7, 1998
    " Friends aren't jumper cables,
    You don't throw them into the trunk
    And pull them out for emergencies."
    --- Charlie Krueger --- Contributed by Rachel E., Age 17 --- Wisconsin


  • December 4, 1998
    " Reflect upon your present blessings,
    Of which every man has many,
    Not on your past misfortunes,
    Of which all men have some."
    --- Charles Dickens --- Submitted by Amanda, Age 19 --- Wisconsin


  • December 4, 1998
    " Refuse to Lose."
    --- Unknown --- Sent in by Robert N., Age 17


  • December 4, 1998
    " The presence of the young lightens the world and changes it
    From an oppressive, definitive, solidified one
    To a fluid, potentially marvelous, malleable, variable,
    As-yet-to-be-created world."
    --- Anais Nin --- Sent in by Kristy, Age 18 --- Ontario, Canada


  • December 4, 1998
    " I demand more of myself than anyone could ever expect."
    --- Author Unknown --- Carrie, Age 17 --- Wisconsin


  • December 4, 1998
    " For success, attitude is as important as ability."
    --- Author Unknown --- Submitted by Meredith, Age 15 --- Ontario, Canada


  • December 2, 1998
    " The block of granite which was an obstacle in the path of the weak
    Becomes a stepping stone in the path of the strong."
    --- Thomas Carlyle --- Contributed by Courtney L., Age 17--- South Dakota


  • December 2, 1998
    " It's not what you have in your life
    But who you have in your life that counts."
    --- Author Unknown --- Sent in by Meg S., Age 15 --- Maine


  • December 2, 1998
    " Hearts cannot be made practical until they can be made unbreakable."
    --- From the Wizard of Oz --- Submitted by Carrie, Age 14 --- New York
    --- Source of quote provided by Kimberly K., Age 15 --- New York --- 02/22/00



  • December 2, 1998
    " Just because you don't believe it,
    Doesn't mean it's not true."
    --- Nicholas Cage in 'City of Angels'
    --- Sent in by Kristin S., Age 16 --- Pennsylvania



  • December 2, 1998
    " I live in a house my father owns
    I sleep in a bed my father owns
    Nothing is mine except my heart
    And my fears and my growing knowledge
    That not all roads would lead home anymore."
    --- Unknown Author --- Sent in by Ian D., Age 14 --- California