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600 Motivational Self-Confidence Quotes For Teenagers (2023)

1. “Somehow, long ago, my little kid’s brain had pasted together pieces of overheard conversations: When Mom was a teenager, I started making her belly fat.”


2. “A time comes when you need to stop waiting for the man you want to become and start being the man you want to be.” — Bruce Springsteen


3. People will try to label you not good enough, too slow, too old, too many mistakes. You can't stop negative comments or prevent negative labels, but you can choose to not let them hold you back. - Author: Joel Osteen


4. “Lena's hair was sticking out in about fifteen directions, and her eyes were all small and puffy from crying. So this was what girls looked like in the morning. I had never seen one, not up close.”


5. “When you are committed to doing what’s right, you are sowing seeds for God’s blessings. You will never go wrong by taking the high road and doing more that is required.” — Joel Osteen


6. “If you are in your twenties and scared of failing, you are failing. No one expects anything from you. Go out there. Explore. Try. Fail. You will be grateful in your thirties.”


7. “Life is the most precious and forgiving asset we have. No matter how many mistakes we make, if we have the will and determination, it will always give us a second chance, third chance, fourth chance…” – Takela R. Pappillion


8. “Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family. ” – Victoria Justice


9. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life. ” —Joel Osteen, clergyman


10. “You have no security unless you can live bravely, excitingly, imaginatively; unless you can choose a challenge instead of competence. ”


11. “At the age of 16 I was already dreaming of having a baby because I felt myself to be an adult, but my mum forbid it. Right now, I feel like a teenager and I want to have fun for one or two more years before starting a family. ” ― Milla Jovovich


12. “One of the cruelties of teenage hood is that you’ll never know what your parents were really like at your age, and they’ll never accurately remember.” – Una LaMarche.


13. This message is perfect for a mother to write to her son on his birthday. He is now a teenager and she wants him to have a great


14. “Encouragement to others is something everyone can give. Somebody needs what you have to give. It may not be your money; it may be your time. It may be your listening ear. It may be your arms to encourage. It may be your smile to uplift. Who knows?” – Joel Osteen


15. “No woman should be told she can’t make decisions about her own body. When women’s rights are under attack, we fight back.”


16. “A detachment of police confronted this army of earnest schoolchildren and without warning opened fire, killing thirteen-year-old Hector Pieterson and many others. The children fought with sticks and stones, and mass chaos ensued, with hundreds of children wounded, and two white men stoned to death”


17. “No matter what's happening, choose to be happy. Don't focus on what's wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” – Joel Osteen


18. “Put your shoulders back, hold your head up high knowing that the same power that raised Christ from the dead lives on the inside of you.” – Joel Osteen


19. “How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world.” – Anne Frank, ‘Anne Frank’s Tales From The Secret Annex’


20. To become a better you, you must be positive towards yourself, develop better relationships, embrace the place where you are.” ― Joel Osteen


21. “I tell everyone never to take more than a fifteen-year fixed-rate loan, and never have a payment of over 25 percent of your take-home pay. That is the most you should ever borrow.”


22. “So many people say they want to do what I do but it’s like do you really cause I literally gave up my entire teenage years.”


23. “Happiness is always a choice. You can’t wait for circumstances to get better. You have to create your own good fortune. So look for ways to be happy every day.” — Joel Osteen


24. “Discerning God’s calling is more a relationship than a route, more journey than destination. It’s about who you are becoming more than where you are going. Perhaps it’s less about what you do and more about how well you do whatever you do.” ― Levi Lusko


25. “One of the cruelties of teenage hood is that you’ll never know what your parents were really like at your age, and they’ll never accurately remember. ” ― Una LaMarche


26. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery. –Charles Dickens


27. “As kids reach adolescence, they need more than ever for us to watch over them. Adolescence is not about letting go. It’s about hanging on during a very bumpy ride. ”


28. “And one day she discovered that she was fierce, and strong, and full of fire, and that not even she could hold herself back because her passion burned brighter than her fears.” – Mark Anthony


29. When I was a boy of fourteen, my father was so ignorant I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be twenty-one, I was astonished at how much he had learned in seven years.


30. “You can determine the kind of life you will have in your 30s and 40s by what you do in your teens. ” — Gordon B. Hinckley


31. “Life is to be fortified by many friendships. To love and to be loved is the greatest happiness of existence.” – Sydney Smith


32. “Don’t go to sleep one night, wrote Rūmī, the thirteenth-century Persian poet. What you most want will come to you then. Warmed by a sun inside you’ll see wonders.”


33. “During my career I’ve worked with intelligence agencies and experts of every kind, from a young lieutenant, battalion-level intelligence officer to all sixteen branches of the U.S. intelligence community. With rare exceptions, intelligence analysts do all they can to give you the information and facts you need to understand the enemy and the situation and come up with the best decision.”


34. “I had hit a personal low. I was out of work for the first time since I was seventeen. I had no job, a blank date book, and so much time on my hands I could lunch with the girls. Sure, I had money. But I was also a bit lost. The kids were grown and living their own lives. Without work, which had been central to my identity and my self-esteem for so many years, I was no longer sure who I was. I had been retired for two months, and already I was panicked.”


35. “I thought I used to ‘worry’ a lot when my kids were little. Then I had teenagers. You know what I would give right now to worry about sippy cups and naptime? EVERYTHING.”


36. “Was I kind to others? It was hard to nail down an answer. I worried that if I did turn out to have a personality, it would be one of the unkind ones. Did I only worry about this question because as a woman I felt required to put the needs of others before my own? Was ´kindness´ just another term for submission in the face of conflict? These were the kind of things I wrote about in my diary as a teenager: as a feminist I have the right not to love anyone.”


37. “When I was fourteen and first started going out, I always wanted to be the opposite of everyone else. So I would go to the club in a polo T-shirt and pants and sneakers and a hat on backward, just so I would not be dressed like other girls.” – Rihanna


38. When you were a child you wanted a pony for your birthday, when you were a teen you wanted Johnny Depp, and now that you are an adult you only want love and affection. Finally, something I can actually provide! Happy birthday to my daughter who is all grown up!


39. ”They are called ‘Emos’ now, and before that, they were ‘Goths.’ They didn’t have a name for it when I was one, but I was that black-wearing teenager and yes, I wore a little eyeliner.”


40. “We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.” – Victoria Osteen


41. “You need to associate with people that inspire you, people that challenge you to rise higher, people that make you better. Don’t waste your valuable time with people that are not adding to your growth. Your destiny is too important.” Joel Osteen


42. “Pleasure is not happiness. Pleasure is what’s marketed to us. It’s what we fixate on. It’s what we use to numb and distract ourselves.” – Mark Manson


43. “We are all different, yet we are all connected. We all have our own story to tell, and our own journey to make.” -Shane Koyczan


44. “When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.” – Joel Osteen


45. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ‘I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.’” – Joel Osteen,


46. “Our societies are so good at teaching us how to generate ambitions. We also need to learn the art of – occasionally – surrendering them.” – Alain de Botton


47. “I don’t keep a journal anymore. I did when I was a teenager, but now because I write about it all in my songs, that’s what I’m really doing. ” ― Lucinda Williams


48. “A bird sitting on a tree is never afraid of the branch breaking, because her trust is not on the branch but on it’s own wings. Always believe in yourself.”


49. “With our own kids, if we are parents, what’s our job? That question could be answered with a hundred valid responses. But at the center, our job is to show our kids that even our best love is a shadow of a greater love. To put a sharper edge on it: to make the tender heart of Christ irresistible and unforgettable. Our goal is that our kids would leave the house at eighteen and be unable to live the rest of their lives believing that their sins and sufferings repel Christ.”


50. “The world is a very malleable place. If you know what you want, and you go for it with maximum energy and drive and passion, the world will often reconfigure itself around you much more quickly and easily than you would think.” – Marc Andreessen


51. “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: ‘We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal. ’”


52. Every fifteen minutes or so the harvest moon would bleed through the tourniquet of cloud cover that conspired to squeeze every droplet of pictorial sentiment out of the Skagit landscape in order that a more refined Chinese moon might brush the countryside. In the aloof washes of moonlight no form seemed to stir. — Tom Robbins


53. “I spent the first fourteen years of my life convinced that my looks were hideous. Adolescence is painful for everyone, I know, but mine was plain weird. ” – Uma Thurman


54. “At the end of the day, it’s not about what you have or even what you’ve accomplished. It’s about what you’ve done with those accomplishments. It’s about who you’ve lifted up, who you’ve made better. It about what you’ve given back” Denzel Washington


55. “Taking responsibility for my failure and low achievements gave me so much strength to press for better outcomes.” – Dorcas Udoh


56. He who marries for love without money has good nights and sorry days.” – Anonymous 15.. Anyone who lives within their means suffers from a lack of imagination.” – Oscar Wilde 16.. Every day I get up and look through the Forbes list of the richest people in America. If I’m not there, I go to work.” – Robert Orben 17.. Money often costs too much.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson 18.. Money will buy you a fine dog, but only love can make it wag its tail” – Richard Friedman 19.. If you think nobody cares if you’re alive, try missing a couple of car payments.” – Earl Wilson 20There is a very easy way to return from a casino with a small fortune: go there with a large one. ~Jack Yelton 21. Car sickness is the feeling you get when the monthly payment is due. ~Author Unknown 22. No matter how hard you hug your money, it never hugs back. ~Quoted in P.S. I Love You, compiled by H. Jackson Brown, Jr. 23. Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair. ~Sam Ewing 24. Business is the art of extracting money from another man’s pocket without resorting to violence. ~Max Amsterdam 25. Always borrow money from a pessimist, he doesn’t expect to be paid back. ~Author Unknown 26. If you lend someone $20, and never see that person again, it was probably worth it. ~Author Unknown 27. I don’t like money, actually, but it quiets my nerves. ~Joe Louis


57. “Successful and unsuccessful people do not vary greatly in their abilities. They vary in their desires to reach their potential.” – John C. Maxwell


58. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.” -Stephen Hawking


59. “There was so much pressure to fit in, I tried to force myself to be like everyone else. The last thing any teen wants is to be ‘uncool. ’” – GRiZ


60. “Don’t worry if people think you’re crazy. You are crazy. You have that kind of intoxicating insanity that lets other people dream outside of the lines and become who they’re destined to be. ” ― Jennifer Elisabeth


61. It is what we make out of what we have given, not what we are given, that separates one person from another. ” — Nelson Mandela


62. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” — Joel Osteen


63. “There's nothing wrong with starting small if you just keep going. You just take what you have, whether it's a little idea or a little bit of extra time or a little bit of money, and you make the most of it. You do the best you can with that little bit, and you keep working at it, and pretty soon it will grow. It might even get so big that the whole world knows about it someday." — Sadie Robertson


64. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” – Charles Dickens


65. “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?” Meghan Markle


66. “Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average lifespan is a mere five to fourteen days.” — Ellen DeGeneres


67. “As a mom of teenagers sometimes all I need is a hug and someone to tell me everything is going to be ok. Oh, and a million dollars, a week in the Bahamas and a bottle of wine would be nice too…”


68. “I think being a teenager is such a compelling time period in your life–it gives you some of your worst scars and some of your most exhilarating moments. ” – Stephanie Meyer


69. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”


70. “If you want to run for Prime Minister, you can. If you don’t, that’s wonderful, too. Shave your armpits, don’t shave them, wear flats one day, heels the next. These things are so irrelevant and surface to what it is all really about, and I wish people wouldn’t get caught up in that. We want to empower women to do exactly what they want, to be true to themselves, to have the opportunities to develop. Women should feel free.”


71. “Young people willing to push super hard to make something happen are among the most powerful forces in the world.” – Sam Altman


72. “We may now picture this great Fleet, with its flotillas and cruisers, steaming slowly out of Portland Harbour, squadron by squadron, scores of gigantic castles of steel wending their way across the misty, shining sea, like giants bowed in anxious thought. We may picture them again as darkness fell, eighteen miles of warships running at high speed and in absolute blackness through the narrow Straits, bearing with them into the broad waters of the North the safeguard of considerable affairs…The King’s ships were at sea.”


73. “Yes, I’m a small, emaciated teenage girl who struts around fighting vampires in earrings they would rip out of my ears and shove up my * ” — Sherrilyn Kenyon


74. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.” – JK Rowling


75. “Since it was Thanksgiving, the in-flight meal was turkey, stuffing, and cranberry sauce. Since we were bound for Japan, there was also raw tuna, miso soup, and hot sake. I ate it all, while reading the paperbacks I’d stuffed into my backpack. The Catcher in the Rye and Naked Lunch. I identified with Holden Caulfield, the teenage introvert seeking his place in the world, but Burroughs went right over my head. The junk merchant doesn’t sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product. Too”


76. Sixteen is a big deal. I bet you have been waiting for this day for a long time. Stuff yourself with cake, celebrate with friends, and enjoy each second. Have an amazing 16th birthday!


77. “We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.” Joel Osteen


78. When you were a baby, you screamed at me, when you were a teen you hardly spoke, but now that you’re a grown man your words are so very priceless to me. Here are some words for your birthday that I sincerely mean: I love you.


79. “Inside-out” means to start first with self; even more fundamentally, to start with the most inside part of self—with your paradigms, your character, and your motives. It says if you want to have a happy marriage, be the kind of person who generates positive energy and sidesteps negative energy rather than empowering it. If you want to have a more pleasant, cooperative teenager, be a more understanding, empathic, consistent, loving parent. If you want to have more freedom, more latitude in your job, be a more responsible, a more helpful, a more contributing employee. If you want to be trusted, be trustworthy. If you want the secondary greatness of recognized talent, focus first on primary greatness of character. The inside-out approach says that private victories precede public victories, that making and keeping promises to ourselves precedes making and keeping promises to others. It says it is futile to put personality ahead of character, to try to improve relationships with others before improving ourselves. Inside-out is a process—a continuing process of renewal based on the natural laws that govern human growth and progress. It’s an upward spiral of growth that leads to progressively higher forms of responsible independence and effective interdependence.”


80. “There’s a lot that is good in your life—don’t take it for granted. Don’t get so focused on the struggles that you miss the gift of today.” – Joel Osteen


81. “You cannot only call yourself a teen. You’re more than that. At 70, you are almost a grown-up! I love you so much. And I’m so proud of you. Happy 70th birthday!”


82. “Life is too short to hang around people who are causing you to compromise. Pulling you down. Your time is too valuable to waste it with people who don’t have a dream. People that aren’t going anywhere. You don’t need to make some big announcement, but little by little, you should spend less time with them."―Joel Osteen


83. “Emma has been meaning to read more ever since she was twelve years old. I have seen a great many lists of her drawingup at various times of books that she meant to read regularly through—and very good lists they were—very well chosen, and very neatly arranged—sometimes alphabetically, and sometimes by some other rule. The list she drew up when only fourteen—I remember thinking it did her judgment so much credit, that I preserved it some time; and I dare say she may have made out a very good list now. But I have done with expecting any course of steady reading from Emma. She will never submit to any thing requiring industry and patience, and a subjection of the fancy to the understanding.”


84. “But the more you make the choice to live above your feelings, to trust God instead of what you may feel like doing, the stronger your faith becomes. It’s not about being perfect. We will always been on a journey of growing closer to God.” ― Tim Tebow


85. “Treat your kid like a darling for the first five years. For the next five years, scold them. By the time they turn sixteen, treat them like a friend. Your grown up children are your best friends.” ~ Chanakya


86. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed, or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” — Joel Osteen


87. “First: I know that I have the ability to achieve the object of my definite purpose, therefore I demand of myself persistent, aggressive and continuous action toward its attainment. Second: I realize that the dominating thoughts of my mind eventually reproduce themselves in outward, bodily action, and gradually transform themselves into physical reality, therefore I will concentrate My mind for thirty minutes daily upon the task of thinking of the person I intend to be, by creating a mental picture of this person and then transforming that picture into reality through practical service. Third: I know that through the principle of Autosuggestion, any desire that I persistently hold in my mind will eventually seek expression through some practical means of realizing it, therefore I shall devote ten minutes daily to demanding of myself the development of the factors named in the sixteen lessons of this Reading Course on the Law of Success. Fourth: I have clearly mapped out and written down a description of my definite purpose in life, for the coming five years. I have set a price on my services for each of these five years; a price that I intend to earn and receive, through strict application of the principle of efficient, satisfactory service which I will render in advance. Fifth: I fully realize that no wealth or position can long endure unless built upon truth and justice, therefore I will engage in no transaction which does not benefit all whom it affects. I will succeed by attracting to me the forces I wish to use, and the co-operation of other people. I will induce others to serve me because I will first serve them. I will eliminate hatred, envy, jealousy, selfishness and cynicism by developing love for all humanity, because I know that a negative attitude toward others can never bring me success. I will cause others to believe in me because I will believe in them and in myself. I will sign my name to this formula, commit it to memory and repeat it aloud once a day with full faith that it will gradually influence my entire life so that I will become a successful and happy worker in my chosen field of endeavor.”


88. “To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflict than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”


89. “Real-Time Agenda Once the lightning round and progress review are complete (usually no more than fifteen minutes into the meeting), now it is time to talk about the agenda. That’s right. Counter to conventional wisdom about meetings, the agenda for a weekly tactical should not be set before the meeting, but only after the lightning round and regular reporting activities have taken place.”


90. When we were children we fought, when we were teens we argued, and as adults, we have heated discussions. Hey, at this rate when we’re old we’ll have no fire left! Just kidding. There’s nothing I love more than the passion you bring into my life.


91. “All teenagers want to rebel a little and break away. But I think you are always going to want to go back to your parents for that safety they provide. ” ― Saoirse Ronan


92. “Life is too short to hang around people who are causing you to compromise. Pulling you down. Your time is too valuable to waste with people who don’t have a dream. People that aren’t going anywhere. You don’t need to make some big announcements, but little by little, you should spend less time with them. ― Joel Osteen


93. “Trouble is, kids feel they have to shock their elders and each generation grows up into something harder to shock.” – Ben Lindsey


94. “If anything, it was Holmes who was the manipulator. One after another, she wrapped people around her finger and persuaded them to do her bidding. The first to fall under her spell was Channing Robertson, the Stanford engineering professor whose reputation helped give her credibility when she was just a teenager. Then there was Donald L. Lucas, the aging venture capitalist whose backing and connections enabled her to keep raising money. Dr. J and Wade Miquelon at Walgreens and Safeway CEO Steve Burd were next, followed by James Mattis, George Shultz, and Henry Kissinger (Mattis’s entanglement with Theranos proved no obstacle to his being confirmed as President Donald Trump’s secretary of defense). David Boies and Rupert Murdoch complete the list, though I’ve left out many others who were bewitched by Holmes’s mixture of charm, intelligence, and charisma.”


95. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” -Joel Osteen


96. “A good friend is a connection to life: a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ” — Lois Wyse


97. “If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut”.– Albert Einstein


98. “When the negative thoughts come—and they will; they come to all of us—it’s not enough to just not dwell on it…. You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” — Joel Osteen


99. “He graduated from Morehouse at nineteen, and by the time he was twenty-three years old he held a doctorate in divinity from Boston College and a degree in divinity from Crozer Theological Seminary. He never forgot his purpose or his people in his work, and he used the mandates of graduate research to begin developing his own brand of social gospel. In his quest, he made it a point to study the work of all the major theologians and philosophers who might have had any bearing on his thesis. He also branched out beyond his comfort zone, as any credible scholar would, to study influential ideas of the time that were antithetical to his beliefs, like the work of Marx, Lenin, and Nietzsche. He examined every possible angle to find the theological answers to the questions he was asking, and he emerged in his study as a notable student and a compelling scholar.”


100. “Very good wine was bought at ten pounds per pipe, the contract price; but the superior quality was fifteen pounds; and some of this was not much inferior to the best London Madeira.” – William Bligh


101. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do, you have to keep moving forward.”


102. “My research continues to amaze and baffle me. As human beings, we are geniuses. What we didn’t get from the home, we find ways of getting elsewhere. It’s evident, then, when one looks at the stats we don’t have a teenage pregnancy problem and we don’t have a street gang problem. I will even suggest that we don’t have a drug and alcohol problem, nor do we have a crime problem rather, these are only the symptoms that we are experiencing, and the real problem is broken homes that result in broken lives.”


103. “Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” Sheryl Sandberg


104. “Don’t be into trends. Don’t make fashion own you, but you decide what you are, what you want to express by the way you dress, and the way to live. ” – Gianni Versace


105. “Happy Birthday to my sweet 16-year-old boy! I can’t believe the year has finally arrived – I didn’t think we would survive those angsty pre-teen years! Much love to you on your big day!”


106. “My mother gave me a pair of diamond earrings when I was 13. It symbolised becoming a teenager. I also remember getting a collection of costume jewellery from my grandmother when I was in high school.” — Erin Wasson


107. “Youth is not a time of life; it is a state of mind; it is not a matter of rosy cheeks, red lips and supple knees; it is a matter of the will, quality of the imagination, a vigor of the emotions; it is the freshness of the deep springs of life.” – Samuel Ullman


108. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford


109. “When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power.” ~ Joel Osteen


110. “The young always have the same problem — how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. ” – Quentin Crisp


111. “Love is indescribable and unconditional. I could tell you a thousand things that it is not, but not one that it is. ” — Duke Ellington


112. “I was 13 and a teenager, as well. When you’re that age, you want to be an adult, in a way, but you don’t want to have the responsibilities of an adult. You still want to have the freedom. ” ― Elle Fanning


113. Oh, now! Watch out, everybody on the road! There’s a new sixteen-year-old coming to town! Just kidding, I know you will follow all the traffic laws and stay safe on the road. I believe in you for that and for so much more. Hope you have a happy 16th birthday full of fun.


114. “Selfishness is weakness. But loving and caring for others is a position of power beyond anything we can possibly imagine.” – Joel Osteen


115. “I’m Natalie Lue, and I’m a recovering people pleaser. Suppressing and repressing my needs, desires, expectations, feelings, and opinions to try to influence and control other people’s feelings and behaviour was as natural to me as breathing.” This is the opening of my new book, The Joy of Saying No: A Simple Plan to Stop People Pleasing, Reclaim Boundaries, & Say Yes to the Life You Want. As I also explain in the book, a recovering people pleaser is “someone who recognises they’ve had the habit but is committed to getting to know it and themselves so that they can break the pattern.” And that’s what I’ve been doing for over seventeen years, and I share everything I’ve learned in my book, which comes out in January 👏🏾🎉 I’m wearing a sweatshirt which I designed and got made by my bro @richardllue 👏🏾❤️ Pre-order and listen to the first chapter at the links in my bio. #healthyboundaries #peoplepleaser #codependentnomore #thejoyofsayingno


116. “The success of every woman should be the inspiration to another. We should raise each other up. Make sure you’re very strong, be extremely kind, and above all, be humble.”


117. “Ask yourself what makes you come alive, and go do that, because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman


118. “When teenagers experience mental health disorders such as social anxiety, mental health professionals can offer a structured and scaffolded framework of support with practical steps and goals.”


119. “I have wanted to have a baby since I was a teenager, but it frightens me. It is much easier to have a dog. ” ― Carmen Electra


120. “I finally got the person who I truly love and all it takes is my hard work on never giving up… even the roughest days, the mistakes, the troubles, the people who have been your obstacles… I will never give up on what I want.”


121. “They say that from the instant he lays eyes on her, a father adores his daughter. Whoever she grows up to be, she is always to him that little girl in pigtails. She makes him feel like Christmas. In exchange, he makes a secret promise not to see the awkwardness of her teenage years, the mistakes she makes, or the secrets she keeps.” — Unknown


122. “Similarly, one study found that the higher your best friend’s IQ at age eleven or twelve, the higher your IQ would be at age fifteen, even after controlling for natural levels of intelligence. We soak up the qualities and practices of those around us.”


123. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” – Henry Ford.


124. "The invention of the teenager was a mistake. Once you identify a period of life in which people get to stay out late but don’t have to pay taxes — naturally, no one wants to live any other way.” —Judith Martin


125. “Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” – Martin Luther King Jr


126. “Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average lifespan is a mere five to fourteen days.” — Ellen DeGeneres, The Funny Thing Is…


127. “As you settle more into your teenage years, I reflect on the path you have led and what a blessing you have been to me and the positive impact you have made on the lives of everyone who has ever known you.”


128. Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, but you and I know what this world can do. So let's make our steps clear so the other may see. And I'll wait for you...should I fall behind wait for me.” ― Bruce Springsteen


129. “First love, with its frantic haughty imagination, swings its object clear of the every day, over the rut of living, making him all looks, silences, gestures, attitudes, a burning phrase with no context. ” – Elizabeth Bowen


130. “At fifteen life had taught me undeniably that surrender, in its place, was as honorable as resistance, especially if one had no choice.”


131. “Parents who treat the teenager in the same manner in which they treated the child will not experience the same results they received earlier. When the teenager does not respond as the child responded, the parents are now pushed to try something different. Without proper training, parents almost always revert to efforts at coercion, which often lead to arguments, loss of temper, and perhaps, verbal abuse. Such behavior is emotionally devastating to the teenager whose primary love language is words of affirmation. The parents’ efforts to verbally argue the teenager into submission are in reality pushing the teenager toward rebellion.”


132. “In the early nineteenth century, a young man in London aspired to be a writer. But everything seemed to be against him. He had never been able to attend school more than four years. His father had been flung in jail because he couldn’t pay his debts, and this young man often knew the pangs of hunger. Finally, he got a job pasting labels on bottles of blacking in a rat-infested warehouse, and he slept at night in a dismal attic room with two other boys—guttersnipes from the slums of London. He had so little confidence in his ability to write that he sneaked out and mailed his first manuscript in the dead of night so nobody would laugh at him. Story after story was refused. Finally the great day came when one was accepted. True, he wasn’t paid a shilling for it, but one editor had praised him. One editor had given him recognition. He was so thrilled that he wandered aimlessly around the streets with tears rolling down his cheeks. The praise, the recognition that he received through getting one story in print, changed his whole life, for if it hadn’t been for that encouragement, he might have spent his entire life working in rat-infested factories. You may have heard of that boy. His name was Charles Dickens.”


133. “Life is a process during which one initially gets less and less dependent, independent, and then more and more dependent. ” – Mokokoma Mokhonoana


134. “Regardless of whether you are an old man or a young sixteen teenage boy, you will forever remain our little bundle of joy. Happy 16th birthday, son.”


135. “Being confident means believing in yourself. Ego means needing to prove that you’re better than other people.” -Barbara De Angelis


136. “Words are, in my not-so-humble opinion, our most inexhaustible source of magic. Capable of both inflicting injury and remedying it.”


137. “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” — Jeremiah 29:11


138. “You are your own teacher. Investigate yourself to find the truth – inside, not outside. Knowing yourself is most important.” – Ajahn Chah


139. “Success follows exactly the same pattern … in reverse. If you plan to make ten calls and you go beyond your quota to fifteen, you’re ahead by five phone calls … today. Do the same with your correspondence and your savings plan and soon you’ll see the accumulated fruits of your diligence over a year and, eventually, over a lifetime.”


140. “And as to this little thing [his book], when it has been read it will be seen that during the fifteen years I have given to the study of statecraft I have neither slept nor idled; and men ought ever to desire to be served by one who has reaped experience at the expense of others. And of my loyalty none could doubt, because having always kept faith I could not now learn how to break it; for he who has been faithful and honest, as I have, cannot change his nature; and my poverty is a witness to my honesty.”


141. “Christopher Robin came down from the Forest to the bridge, feeling all sunny and careless, and just as if twice nineteen didn’t matter a bit, as it didn’t on such a happy afternoon, and he thought that if he stood on the bottom rail of the bridge, and leant over, and watched the river slipping slowly away beneath him, then he would suddenly know everything that there was to be known, and he would be able to tell Pooh, who wasn’t quite sure about some of it.”


142. “Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.” — Ephesians 4:29


143. “There is nothing quite so tragic as a young cynic, because it means the person has gone from knowing nothing to believing nothing.” – Maya Angelou


144. This year, there will be sixteen candles on your cake, a true milestone in your life. You are closing in on your last years of being a teenager, with all the world in front of you, waiting to be seized by you. The possibilities are endless! Don’t just live your life. Thrive and have fun! Create memories that last a lifetime. Have a great Sweet 16.


145. “These teenager looks aren’t going to last forever, and that there are much better foundation to build a life upon than how attractive you are. ” — David Levithan


146. “You can’t do it alone. As you navigate through the rest of your life, be open to collaboration. Other people and other people’s ideas are often better than your own.” Amy Poehler


147. “It happens to many teenagers-that moment when you feel full of resentment or distrust for those adults you once loved unquestioningly. ” — John Irving


148. “While overpaid CEOs take long vacations and hide behind e-mail autoresponders, some programmer is working eighteen-hour days coding the start-up that will destroy that CEO’s business.”


149. “Sometimes my children think I’m getting on their back. What they don’t realize is that oftentimes I’m the only one who has their back. ”


150. “As Goethe, the great nineteenth-century thinker, reportedly summed up, “You can easily judge the character of a man by how he treats those who can do nothing for him.” If character describes how an individual thinks and acts, then the culture of an organization describes the character of a group of people and how they think and act as a collective. A company of strong character will have a culture that promotes treating all people well, not just the ones who pay them or earn them money in the moment.”


151. “It took thirty-eight years before 50 million people gained access to radios. It took television thirteen years to earn an audience that size. It took Instagram a year and a half.” – Gary Vaynerchuk


152. “Be a good steward of your gifts. Protect your time. Feed your inner life. Avoid too much noise. Read good books, have good sentences in your ears. Be by yourself as often as you can. Walk.” – Jane Kenyon


153. “Purchase Price $250,000 Down Payment $ 25,000 Mortgage Amount $225,000 At 7% Interest Rate 30 Years $1,349 $485,636 15 Years $1,899 $341,762 Difference $550 $143,874 Five hundred fifty dollars more per month, and you will save almost $150,000 and fifteen years of bondage. The really interesting thing I have observed is that fifteen-year mortgages always pay off in fifteen years. Again, part of a Total Money Makeover is putting in place systems that automate smart moves, which is what a fifteen-year mortgage is. Thirty-year mortgages are for people who enjoy slavery so much they want to extend it for fifteen more years and pay thousands of dollars more for the privilege. If you must take out a mortgage, pretend only fifteen-year mortgages exist. If you have a great interest rate, it is not necessary to refinance to pay a mortgage off in fifteen years or earlier. Simply make payments as if you have a fifteen-year mortgage, and your mortgage will pay off in fifteen years. If you want to pay any mortgage off in twelve years or any number you want, visit my website or get a calculator and calculate the proper payment at your interest rate on your balance for a twelve-year mortgage (or the number you want). Once you have that payment amount, add to your monthly mortgage payment the difference between the new principal and interest payment and your current principal and interest payment, and you will pay off your home in twelve years.”


154. It’s hard to resist the excitement of shopping for teeny tiny baby clothes, but with these pregnancy announcement ideas, you’ll have a great excuse! These sweet photos use baby clothes (adorable onesies, gah!) as a super cute way to reveal the wonderful news.


155. “A man is absolutely not a necessity. I love men, I think men are the coolest, but you really don’t need them to live. My mom said to me, ‘You know, sweetheart, one day you should settle down and marry a rich man.’ I said, ‘Mom, I am a rich man.’”


156. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” — Joel Osteen


157. Thanks for putting up with me through my terrible toddler years, angst-filled teenage years, and all the dumb things I did in my twenties. I can give you the best gift is to live my best life, just as you taught me. Happy Birthday, Dad!


158. You get into your teens, now they can't hold you back. You jump to the next number, or even a few ahead. - Author: George Carlin


159. “I had a really intense flying dream most of my childhood into my teens. I would go out at night and fly all over the city and I could facilitate other people to fly with me. ” — Dee Dee Ramone


160. “Every day we have plenty of opportunities to get angry, stressed or offended. But what you’re doing when you indulge these negative emotions is giving something outside yourself power over your happiness. You can choose to not let little things upset you.” Joel Osteen


161. “You dream. You plan. You reach. There will be obstacles. There will be doubters. There will be mistakes. But with hard work, with belief, with confidence and trust in yourself and those around you, there are no limits.” Michael Phelps


162. “I remember back in the 1960s—late ’50s, really—reading a comic book called ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Story.’ Fourteen pages. It sold for 10 cents. And this little book inspired me to attend non-violence workshops, to study about Gandhi, about Thoreau, to study Martin Luther King, Jr., to study civil disobedience.” —John Lewis quote from the 50th anniversary on Selma, 2015


163. “The women who follow the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The woman who walks alone is likely to find herself in places no one has ever been before.”– Albert Einstein


164. “Inflation is when you pay fifteen dollars for the ten-dollar haircut you used to get for five dollars when you had hair.” Sam Ewing


165. I didn't come from a trailer park. I grew up middle class and my dad had money and my mom made my lunch. I got a car when I was sixteen. I'm proud of that. - Author: Kid Rock


166. “I think it’s too bad when teenagers become conformist in terms of fashion,because it’s the ideal time to go off into your own crazy thing without looking completely idiotic. ” ― Clemence Poesy


167. “Every day, you have the power to choose our better history — by opening your hearts and minds, by speaking up for what you know is right.” – Michelle Obama


168. This is phase when teenage kids and mortgage payments can start pushing someone towards the dreaded midlife crisis. Go on, write something nice on a card that conveys that the best in life still lies ahead. Whether it is for your friends, colleagues, husband, wife, son or daughter – make sure that your words inspire them to start living life to the fullest.


169. “You can be committed to Church but not committed to Christ, but you cannot be committed to Christ and not committed to church.” – Joel Osteen


170. “If you want to be average, focus on the performance. If you want to be the best, focus on making practice harder than performance.” – Shane Parrish


171. “The math is revealing. The typical American with a $50,000 annual income would normally have an $850 house payment and a $495 car payment, with an additional $180 payment on the second car. Then there is a $165 student-loan payment; and the average credit-card debt is about $12,000, making those monthly payments around $185 per month. Also, this typical household will have other miscellaneous debt on things like furniture, stereos, or personal loans on which they pay an additional $120. All these payments total $1,995 per month. If this family were to invest that instead of sending it to the creditors, they would be cash mutual-fund millionaires in just fifteen years! (After fifteen years, it gets really exciting. They’ll have $2 million in five more years, $3 million in three more years, $4 million in two and a half more years, and $5.5 million in two more years. So they will have $5.5 million after twenty-eight years.) Keep in mind, this is with an average income, which means many of you make more than this! If you are thinking that you don’t have that many payments so your math won’t work, you missed the point. If you make $50,000 and have fewer payments, you have a head start, since you already have more control of your income than most people.”


172. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “Keep climbing and never level off, no matter what your speed or angle of attack is. ” —Tyrell Rhodes


173. “Adam Smith. The eighteenth-century Scottish philosopher and economist is widely accepted as the father of economics and modern capitalism. “Consumption,” he wrote in The Wealth of Nations, “is the sole end and purpose of all production and the interest of the producer ought to be attended to, only so far as it may be necessary for promoting that of the consumer.” He went on to explain, “The maxim is so perfectly self-evident, that it would be absurd to attempt to prove it.” Put simply, the company’s interests should always be secondary to the interest of the consumer (ironically, a point Smith believed so “self-evident,” he felt it was absurd to try to prove it, and yet here I am writing a whole book about it).”


174. I think of what it means to be a teenager in America, necessarily pushing boundaries, making expected mistakes. Here there is no margin for error: a mistake, no matter how insignificant, dashes any small hopes to break the cycle of poverty. Here in Kibera the world is relentless and unforgiving. - Author: Jessica Posner


175. “Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.” ― Ellen DeGeneres


176. “You have grown up to be the young man every parent will want to have. On this sweet sixteenth birthday of yours, I want to wish you the finest days in the life ahead of you. Happy birthday!”


177. The more you talk about negative things in your life, the more you call them in. Speak victory not defeat.” – Joel Osteen


178. “Remember how ACNE used to be your worst nightmare when you were a teen? Now that you are aging, start your countdown to welcome a new nightmare called WRINKLES. Happy birthday.”


179. “No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depends on who’s driving.” – Bruce Springsteen, Born to Run


180. “When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you. ” ― Gail Carson Levine


181. “Listen, my son, to your father’s instruction and do not forsake your mother’s teaching. They are a garland to grace your head and a chain to adorn your neck.” — Proverbs 1:8-9


182. “To be left alone on the tightrope of youthful unknowing is to experience the excruciating beauty of full freedom and the threat of eternal indecision. Few, if any, survive their teens. Most surrender to the vague but murderous pressure of adult conformity. It becomes easier to die and avoid conflicts than to maintain a constant battle with the superior forces of maturity.”


183. “Jewish immigrants like the Floms and the Borgenichts and the Janklows were not like the other immigrants who came to America in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The Irish and the Italians were peasants, tenant farmers from the impoverished countryside of Europe. Not so the Jews. For centuries in Europe, they had been forbidden to own land, so they had clustered in cities and towns, taking up urban trades and professions. Seventy percent of the Eastern European Jews who came through Ellis Island in the thirty years or so before the First World War had some kind of occupational skill. They had owned small groceries or jewelry stores. They had been bookbinders or watchmakers. Overwhelmingly, though, their experience lay in the clothing trade. They were tailors and dressmakers, hat and cap makers, and furriers and tanners.”


184. “Was I kind to others? It was hard to nail down an answer. I worried that if I did turn out to have a personality, it would be one of the unkind ones. Did I only worry about this question because as a woman I felt required to put the needs of others before my own? Was ‘kindness’ just another term for submission in the face of conflict? These were the kind of things I wrote about in my diary as a teenager: as a feminist I have the right not to love anyone.”


185. “I think transwomen, and trans people in general, show everyone that you can define what it means to be a man or woman on your own terms. A lot of what feminism is about is moving outside of roles and moving outside of expectations of who and what you’re supposed to be to live a more authentic life.”


186. “If you don’t love yourself in a healthy way. you will never be able to love others in the way that you should.” – Joel Osteen


187. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart.” – Kay Knudsen


188. “We’re a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love true love. ” – Robert Fulghum


189. “If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day so I never have to live without you. ” — A. A. Milne


190. “The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that's the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?”


191. “We are not our trauma. We are not our brain chemistry. That’s part of who we are, but we’re so much more than that. ” ― Sam J. Miller


192. There is a winner in you. You were created to be successful, to accomplish your goals, to leave your mark on this generation. You have greatness in you. The key is to get it out.” – Joel Osteen


193. “Happiness? It is an illusion to think that more comfort means more happiness. Happiness comes of the capacity to feel deeply, to enjoy simply, to think freely, to risk life, to be needed.” Storm Jameson


194. I don't really have time or interest in doing a lot of the crazy things that some of my teenage peers do, mostly because I have such a hectic life that I don't need to add to that chaos by creating my own teenage drama like a lot of teenagers do. - Author: Mikaela Shiffrin


195. “Sixty-seven percent of the prime ministers surveyed lost a parent before the age of sixteen.” – Malcolm Gladwell’s latest book David And Goliath.


196. “There were times when I thought I would never get over the struggle of raising a teenage daughter, but luckily we both survived! The moments of angst were worth it though because you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.”


197. “I wouldn’t ever say if you’re having tough times then there must be something wrong with you or your attitude. Life’s a fight. It’s a good fight of faith. I encourage people to stay up, stay hopeful, stay faith-filled.” – Joel Osteen


198. “An old dog can learn new tricks. If your enthusiasm has lost its vitality, do everything possible to revive it.”– Don McArt


199. “When the negative thoughts come – and they will; they come to all of us – it’s not enough to just not dwell on it… You’ve got to replace it with a positive thought.” — Joel Osteen


200. “No matter what may be happening today, God has good things in store for your future! It may not be easy to see now, but God has already lined up a new beginning, new friendships and new opportunities for you.” — Joel Osteen


201. “Regardless of whether you are a young teenage boy or an old man, you will forever remain our little bundle of joy. Happy birthday, son.”


202. “Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, ‘He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.‘”


203. “High school for me was not all that fun. I think it’s a lot more fun after when you realize that high school ends, and everything that’s important at that time is sort of not important if people don’t like your jeans or whatever. It doesn’t matter. ” – Leighton Meester


204. “I am too intelligent, too demanding, and too resourceful for anyone to be able to take charge of me entirely. No one knows me or loves me completely. I have only myself.”


205. “Michelangelo wasn’t the artist who began the sculpture—in fact, he hadn’t even been born when it was commissioned. The nineteen-foot block of marble had originally been the project of an artist named Agostino di Duccio, but after shaping some of the legs, feet, and torso, he inexplicably abandoned the work. Ten years later, an artist named Antonio Rossellino was hired to complete it, but his contract was subsequently cancelled. It was nearly twenty-five years before Michelangelo, just twenty-six, picked up a chisel and dared to believe he could complete a masterpiece.”


206. Thank you for always loving me even during my angsty, teenage years. In return, when you are old and crotchety I got you, Mom. At least we have a long time to go before then! Happy birthday to my young and kind mom.


207. “Raising a teenager is hard… But, being a teenager is hard, too, which is why our kids need someone they trust to lean on, to come to for advice, and to share their lives – the good, the bad and the ugly. Having a front row seat in our kids’ lives is a far better place to be than sitting on the highest bleacher. ”


208. “When your children are teenagers, it’s important to have a dog so that someone in the house is happy to see you.” —Nora Ephron


209. “At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young people pay good money to get tattoos removed that teenagers paid good money to get. Middle-aged people rushed to divorce people who young adults rushed to marry. Older adults work hard to lose what middle-aged adults worked hard to gain. On and on and on.48” – Morgan Housel, Psychology Of Money


210. “High school is such a small part of your life. So why change your life for it? Who cares what people think of you. ” – Unknown


211. You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events. - Joel Osteen


212. “People worry about kids playing with guns, and teenagers watching violent videos; we are scared that some sort of culture of violence will take them over. Nobody worries about kids listening to thousands - literally thousands - of songs about broken hearts and rejection and pain and misery and loss.”


213. “I remember back in the 1960s – late ’50s, really – reading a comic book called ‘Martin Luther King Jr. and the Montgomery Story.’ Fourteen pages. It sold for 10 cents. And this little book inspired me to attend non-violence workshops, to study about Gandhi, about Thoreau, to study Martin Luther King, Jr., to study civil disobedience.” – John Lewis


214. “Teenagers learn best by doing things, they learn best in teams and they learn best by doing things for real all the opposite of what mainstream schooling actually does. ” — Geoff Mulgan


215. “I think it’s important that you do your own research, take personal responsibility for your decisions, experiment, and find what works best for you.” Alex Honnold


216. “Look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Try to make sense of what you see, and wonder about what makes the universe exist. Be curious.”– Stephen Hawking


217. “You’re going to go through tough times that’s life. But I say, ‘Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.’ See the positive in negative events.” – Joel Osteen


218. “Being a teen can be tough. Just try to surround yourself with really good friends that really have your back, and also be a really good friend to those who really care about you. If you’re not sure about certain things, talk to your friends that you trust and your family.” – Victoria Justice


219. “Declare your jihad on thirteen enemies you cannot see -egoism, arrogance, conceit, selfishness, greed, lust, intolerance, anger, lying, cheating, gossiping and slandering. If you can master and destroy them, then you will be read to fight the enemy you can see.”


220. “A good friend is a connection to life - a tie to the past, a road to the future, the key to sanity in a totally insane world. ”


221. There were times when I thought I would never get over the struggle of raising a teenage daughter, but luckily we both survived! The moments of angst were worth it though, because you are the best thing that has ever happened to me.


222. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “You can never become the person you were meant to be by relying on the person you once were. ”


223. “Are you willing to believe that love is the strongest thing in the world – stronger than hate, stronger than evil, stronger than death – and that the blessed life which began in Bethlehem nineteen hundred years ago is the image and brightness of the Eternal Love? Then you can keep Christmas.” – Henry Van Dyke


224. “I mean, I’m pretty good in real life, but sometimes people seem surprised that I’m like a normal teenager and wear black nail polish and I’m just a little bit more edgy than the person I play on television. ” ― Brittany Snow


225. For the past seventeen years I have been experimenting with lager. I am a lager user and one drug leads to another. If you do lager, as night follows day, you'll end up doing Kentucky Fried Chicken. - Author: Ben Elton


226. “It took thirty-eight years before 50 million people gained access to radios. It took television thirteen years to earn an audience that size. It took Instagram a year and a half. With”


227. “One’s philosophy is not best expressed in words; it is expressed in the choices one makes… and the choices we make are ultimately our responsibility.”


228. “Sometimes the best thing we can do for someone else is to hold our tongue. When tempted to give advice that’s not wanted, to show off, to say “I told you so,” or to point out another’s error, the best policy is to say nothing. As nineteenth-century British journalist George Sala advised, we should strive “not only to say the right thing in the right place, but far more difficult, to leave unsaid the wrong thing at the tempting moment.”


229. I hope that one day you are blessed with a daughter of your own because nothing can compare to the love a daughter brings into your life. I also hope she brings angst so that you can feel grateful I managed not to kill you in your teenage years! Just kidding, but maybe not.


230. “You must always have faith in people. And most importantly, you must always have faith in yourself.” -Elle Woods, Legally Blonde


231. “Judge nothing, you will be happy. Forgive everything, you will be happier. Love everything, you will be happiest. ” —Sri Chinmoy


232. “executives scan these seven situations for opportunities: • an unexpected success or failure in their own enterprise, in a competing enterprise, or in the industry; • a gap between what is and what could be in a market, process, product, or service (for example, in the nineteenth century, the paper industry concentrated on the 10 percent of each tree that became wood pulp and totally neglected the possibilities in the remaining 90 percent, which became waste); • innovation in a process, product, or service, whether inside or outside the enterprise or its industry; • changes in industry structure and market structure; • demographics; • changes in mind-set, values, perception, mood, or meaning; and • new knowledge or a new technology.”


233. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” ~ Joel Osteen


234. “Family and friends and faith are the most important things in your life and you should be building friendships. ”- Barbara Bush


235. It’s my prayer that you have the best birthday celebration ever. Continue enjoying your teenage years. Happy 14th birthday!


236. “There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” — James C. Dobson, Bringing Up Boys


237. “You’re the queen of pushing people away before they can say they like you. The queen of rejecting first so you can’t be rejected. ” – Maggie Ann Martin


238. “Regardless of whether you are an old man or a young 70 teenage boy, you will forever remain our little bundle of joy. Happy 70th birthday, son.”


239. “No matter how many mistakes you’ve made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory. ” ― Joel Osteen


240. “asked him why. “Chris,” he said, proudly, “a lieutenant’s job is to say, ‘No.’” At first, I thought that sort of automated response signaled a failure of imagination. But then I realized I did the same thing with my teenage son, and that after I’d said “No” to him, I often found that I was open to hearing what he had to say. That’s because having protected myself, I could relax and more easily consider the possibilities. “No” is the start of the negotiation, not the end of it. We’ve been conditioned to fear the word “No.” But it is a statement of perception far more often than of fact. It seldom means, “I have considered all the facts and made a rational choice.” Instead, “No” is often a decision, frequently temporary, to maintain the status quo. Change is scary, and “No” provides a little protection from that scariness. Jim”


241. “Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.”


242. Remember how ACNE used to be your worst nightmare when you were a teen? Now that you are aging, start your countdown to welcome a new nightmare called WRINKLES. Happy birthday.


243. “People say teenagers think they’re immortal, and I agree with that. But I think there’s a difference between thinking you’re immortal and knowing you can survive. ” – Francesca Zappia


244. “You know you’re the parent of a teenager if they won’t answer any of your calls, but they will call you 27 times in a row until you answer. ”


245. “Sweet, crazy conversations full of half sentences, daydreams and misunderstandings are more thrilling than understanding could ever be. Some people are so afraid of being hurt, that they’ll pass up the chance of being happy.”


246. “Teaching is a skill that is unique. Teachers play an important role in our society, they influence our children, our teens, and ourselves. ” — Catherine Pulsifer


247. “Being a teenager is an amazing time and a hard time. It’s when you make your best friends – I have girls who will never leave my heart and I still talk to. You get the best and the worst as a teen. You have the best friendships and the worst heartbreaks. ” – Sophia Bush


248. If we make the mistake of being negative, discouraged, grumpy, or sour, we've wasted the day. Joel Osteen, Daily Readings from Every Day a Friday


249. “Motherhood is not for the faint-hearted. Frogs, skinned knees, and the insults of teenage girls are not meant for the wimpy.” —Danielle Steel


250. “Happy 14th birthday! As a teenager, I imagine you’ll celebrate today by sleeping until 2 pm, then spend the rest of it on your phone and moping around the house all day.”


251. You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.” – Marie Stopes


252. “‘I’m not who that guy says I am. I’m not who that girl says I am. I’m not who social media likes and comments say I am. I’m not who the grades, to-do lists, messes, and mess ups say I am. I’m not who the scale says I am or the sum total of what my flaws say I am. I’m going to stop flirting with the unstable things of this world so I can fall completely in love with You. I am loved. I am held. I am Yours. I am forever Yours.’ The more intimacy like this that I have with God, the more secure my true identity is." — Lysa TerKeurst


253. “The major event facing the country in 1958 was the general election – ‘general’ only in the sense that three million whites could participate, but none of the thirteen million Africans.”


254. I do recommend that most people sell the car with the most debt on it. A good rule of thumb on items (except the house) is this: if you can’t be debt-free on it (not counting the home) in eighteen to twenty months, sell it. If you have a car or a boat that you can’t pay off in eighteen to twenty months, sell it. It is just a car; dynamite the logjam! I used to love my car, too, but I found keeping that huge debt while trying to get out of debt was like running a race wearing ankle weights. Get a Total Money Makeover, so later you can drive anything you want and pay cash for it. When it comes to that debt-ridden item, you may have to make the decision to live like no one else; but remember, later you will be living, or driving, like no one else.” — Dave Ramsey


255. You don't have to be a genius or a visionary or even a college graduate to be successful. You just need a framework and a dream.


256. Wishing happy birthday to the most interesting teenager that I know. My wish for you is that happiness and success never abandon you throughout your life.


257. “Happy sweet sixteen to the sweetest and innocent soul. May your innocence rule the world. I hope all your dreams come true. Best wishes and love to you. Happy 16th birthday boy.”


258. “Not caring about what others think of you is the ultimate form of freedom. No amount of money or status can get you that freedom. It costs $0 and lots of courage.” – Preethi Kasireddy


259. You have so many lovable qualities, but it’s your capacity for forgiveness that I most admire. Thanks for not killing me off when I was a teenager! May you receive all your heart desires this year.


260. “The world needs strong women. Women who will lift and build others, who will love and be loved. Women who live bravely, both tender and fierce. Women of indomitable will.”


261. “The greatest tragedy in life is the prayers that go unanswered because we don’t have a relationship with the Father who could answer them.” – Joel Osteen


262. “As a teenager I was so insecure. I was the type of guy that never fitted in because he never dared to choose. I was convinced I had absolutely no talent at all. For nothing. And that thought took away all my ambition too. ” – Johnny Depp


263. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “Life throws sticks and stones at you, but they help you become who you are today. ” – N. M


264. “When I was young I was very shy and that was my personality. I was a pretty sensitive kid and quite neurotic, filled with a lot of anxiety.” — Bruce Springsteen


265. “It took thirty-eight years before 50 million people gained access to radios. It took television thirteen years to earn an audience that size. It took Instagram a year and a half.”


266. “Failure is so important. We speak about success all the time. It is the ability to resist failure or use failure that often leads to greater success.”


267. “Gottman has proven something remarkable. If he analyzes an hour of a husband and wife talking, he can predict with 95 percent accuracy whether that couple will still be married fifteen years later. If he watches a couple for fifteen minutes, his success rate is around 90 percent.”


268. “Stop waiting for something or someone to come and make you happy. Meditate daily. Breathe. Come on. You’re okay. You have friends. Love them. Respect them. Go out and play. Learn to be alone.” -Jenifer Lewis


269. “The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that’s the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?”


270. “It is hard to convince a high school student that he will encounter a lot of problems more difficult than those of algebra and geometry. ” – Edgar W. Howe


271. “Approaching the second year of your teenage years, I wish you total greatness, and may all your dreams come true. Happy Birthday, 14-year-old!”


272. Thirteen thousand dollars a year is not enough to raise a family. That’s not enough to pay your bills and save for their future. That’s barely enough to provide for even the most basic needs.” – Tom Carper


273. “The lesson here is very simple. But it is striking how often it is overlooked. We are so caught in the myths of the best and the brightest and the self-made that we think outliers spring naturally from the earth. We look at the young Bill Gates and marvel that our world allowed that thirteen-year-old to become a fabulously successful entrepreneur. But that’s the wrong lesson. Our world only allowed one thirteen-year-old unlimited access to a time-sharing terminal in 1968. If a million teenagers had been given the same opportunity, how many more Microsofts would we have today?” – Malcolm Gladwell


274. “Let go of yesterday. Let today be a new beginning and be the best that you can, and you’ll get to where God wants you to be.” – Joel Osteen


275. “Dear dad, as a child, I had a million ways to annoy you. As a teenager, I had a million reasons to defy you. As an adult, I had a million opportunities to make you proud. I did all that, but I missed out on the most important – a million chances to say I love you while you were alive. I miss you.” —Unknown


276. “Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don’t wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it’s at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored.” Earl Nightingale


277. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “There are two educations. One should teach us how to make a living and the other how to live. ” -John Adams


278. “Post-Christian culture is an attempt to move beyond the Christian vision while still retaining much of its scaffolding. It’s a reaction against Christianity—the West’s rebellious teenager moment. We’re the stereotypical adolescent, kicking against our parents’ authority and railing against all their flaws while still living in their house and eating all their food.”


279. “Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely


280. “Hard days are the best because that’s when champions are made. If you push through the hard days, then you can get through anything. ” — Gabby Douglas


281. “When you’re teenager, your hormones and your emotions are so tumultuous and so unpredictable. You’re just trying to understand yourself. ” ― Penelope Mitchell


282. “Young love is a flame; very pretty, often very hot and fierce, but still only light and flickering. The love of the older and disciplined heart is as coals, deep-burning, unquenchable.” – Henry Ward Beecher


283. “From a very young age, as a teenager, I was into hip-hop and skateboarding and all those things that were akin to a kid in the ’90s. All those things are what resulted in clothes.”


284. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength.” -Brigitte Nicole


285. You're not defined by your past; you're prepared by it. You're stronger, more experienced, and you have greater confidence. — Joel Osteen


286. “The purpose of life, after all, is to live it, to taste experience to the utmost, to reach out and without fear for newer and richer experience.” Eleanor Roosevelt


287. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.” ~ Joel Osteen


288. Jamie sighed, ‘I gave him seventeen cents. So it wasn’t such a great tip. […] We’re broke. How do you feel about that, Miss Taxi Rider?’


289. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It won’t happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, ’I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” – Joel Osteen


290. “In some parallel universe, there was a Gansey who could tell Blue that he found the ten inches of her bare calves far more tantalizing than the thirteen cubic feet of bare skin Orla sported. But in this universe, that was Adam’s job.


291. “In our National Study of Millionaires, we found that 67% have a paid-off home, and it took them an average of 11.2 years to pay it off. Take that in for a moment: Millionaires don't spend thirty years paying off their house. They pay it off in roughly ten years. They're also not living in a 10,000 square foot mansion. They live, on average, in a 2,600 square foot home they've been in an average of seventeen years.”


292. “Fasting and almsgiving are ‘the two wings of prayer’ which enable it to gain momentum and more easily reach even to God.” – St. Augustine


293. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pounds ought and six, result in misery.” – Charles Dickens


294. “Research has indicated that the average individual listens for only seventeen seconds before interrupting and interjecting his own ideas.”


295. I tell everyone never to take more than a fifteen-year fixed-rate loan, and never have a payment of over 25 percent of your take-home pay. That is the most you should ever borrow.” — Dave Ramsey


296. “Courage doesn’t always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day saying, ’I will try again tomorrow’.”– Mary Anne Radmacher


297. “They hike almost three miles without incident, and it’s amazing to watch the colors leach back into the desert after the day’s blanching. There’s a moment, Lydia realizes, or no, more than a moment – a span of perhaps fifteen minutes just at twilight – when the desert is the most perfect place that exists. The temperature, the light, the colors, all hang and linger at some unflawed precipice, like the cars of a roller coaster ticking ever so slowly over their apex before the crash. The light droops ever farther from the sky, and Lydia can smell the heat of the day wicking away from her skin.” ― Jeanine Cummins


298. “There is no normal life that is free of pain. It’s the very wrestling with our problems that can be the impetus for our growth. ” — Fred Rogers


299. “Be careful what you say. You can say something hurtful in ten seconds, but ten years later, the wounds are still there.” -Joel Osteen


300. “Only a mother can understand a daughter who’s in her teen age. Treats her the same and most especially loves her the same.”


301. “It is important to spend time with your teenager, and to show them that you are open to talk, to listen, and to work out things together. ” — Mary Appleton


302. “Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it.” – Joel Osteen


303. “Transform your world by transforming your internal state. Start by learning to let go of negative self judgment, and replace it with positive and loving thoughts about yourself. Be kind to yourself, and watch your external world change.” – Anita Moorjani


304. “Competition is fun when you are talented. Competition is dreadful when you are average. Competition is unnecessary when you are unique.”


305. “You can't wish for more wishes or for vague generalities like happiness that are impossible to grant. Your wish has to be something specific enough that I can use my wand to make it happen. Oh, and recently there's been a ban on inserting yourself into the Twilight series. The Cullens are tired of different teenage girls pinging into their story every time they turn around.”


306. “Your actions are a consequence of your thoughts. Your thoughts are a consequence of what you consume. And in the modern age, what you consume is largely a consequence of how you select and refine your social media feed. Choose better inputs. Get better outputs.” – James Clear


307. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” – Robert Benchley.


308. “There is only one things in this world shittier than biting it from cancer when you're sixteen, and that's having a kid who bites it from cancer.”


309. “When nobody celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen


310. How can it be that you are already sixteen? What a significant birthday this is. You are talented and determined, and we are so very proud of you. We hope it is filled with laughter and fun, and that you get everything your heart desires. Happy birthday.


311. You're going to go through tough times - that's life. But I say, 'Nothing happens to you, it happens for you.' See the positive in negative events. — Joel Osteen


312. “Its a marathon, its not a sprint. Ten years. Fifteen years. You’ve got to get up everyday, with a new idea, a new spin, and you’ve got to bring it to work, every day.”


313. Nothing in life has happened to you. It's happened for you. Every disappointment. Every wrong. Even every closed door has helped make you into who you are. Joel Osteen


314. “We may get knocked down on the outside, but the key to living in victory is to learn how to get up on the inside.” – Joel Osteen


315. “Resilience is knowing that you are the only one that has the power and the responsibility to pick yourself up.”- Mary Holloway


316. “Some parents find the idea of asking permission to share their perspective ridiculous, or even offensive. “Why should I have to ask my teen permission to speak?” one father asked. The question is not whether the parents have the right to speak to the teenager, they do. The question is: “Do you want your teenager to listen to what you are saying?” Asking permission recognizes that she is an individual, and she has the choice of hearing what is in your heart and mind—or not hearing it. You are recognizing your teen as an individual. You are creating the climate for sympathetic dialogue. Parents”


317. “If a woman tells you she’s twenty and looks sixteen, she’s twelve. If she tells you she’s twenty-six and looks twenty-six, she’s damn near forty.” – Chris Rock


318. “We’re a little weird. And life is a little weird. And when we find someone whose weirdness is compatible with ours, we join up with them and fall into mutually satisfying weirdness and call it love true love.” – Robert Fulghum


319. “Try walking forward while looking over your shoulder and see how far you get. The same goes for life. Look forward!”– Martin Henderson


320. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring.” – Marilyn Monroe


321. “You are a person of destiny. You are not here by accident. There is no obstacle too big. no dream you can’t accomplish.” ~ Joel Osteen


322. May you always be happy whether as a baby, teen, or adult. Sadness shall be far away from you, son. Happy birthday to you, darling.


323. “There is nothing noble being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.”– Winston Churchill


324. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.” Maya Angelou


325. “There is no greater privilege in living than bringing a tiny new human being into the world and then trying to raise him or her properly during the next eighteen years.” – James C. Dobson


326. “When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body. ” – Heather Locklear


327. “Sometimes you have to lose something to gain something better. A door has to shut before a new door can open.” — Joel Osteen


328. “Don’t let anyone else put limits on what you can do or who you can be. You are unique and special, and you have the power to do great things.” – Unknown


329. “Don’t underestimate the power of vision and direction. These are irresistible forces, able to transform what might appear to be unconquerable obstacles into traversable pathways and expanding opportunities. Strengthen the individual. Start with yourself. Take care with yourself. Define who you are. Refine your personality. Choose your destination and articulate your Being. As the great nineteenth-century German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche so brilliantly noted, ‘He whose life has a why can bear almost any how.’”


330. “As a teenager, you have displayed excellent character worthy of an adult. I am really proud of what you are. Happy 70th birthday.”


331. “It's like that story of the young boy who travelled far from his home to study under a great teacher. When he met the wise old man, his first question was, "How long will it take me before I am as wise as you?" The response came swiftly, "Five years." "This is a very long time," the boy replied. "How about if I work twice as hard?" "Then it will take ten," said the master. "Ten! That's far too long. How about if I studied all day and well into the night, every night?" "Fifteen years," said the sage. "I don't understand," replied the boy. "Every time I promise to devote more energy to my goal, you tell me that it will take longer. Why?" "The answer is simple. With one eye fixed on the destination, there is only one left to guide you along the journey.”


332. “I guided my heap into the heart of Capitol Hill wondering for the first time in fourteen years what I could do to get money besides drive cabs or rob banks. Both occupations had their pros and cons. For instance, bank robbery isn’t quite as dangerous as cab driving, but it pays better.” – Gary Reilly


333. “In an experiment that became an instant classic, the psychologist John Bargh and his collaborators asked students at New York University—most aged eighteen to twenty-two—to assemble four-word sentences from a set of five words (for example, “finds he it yellow instantly”). For one group of students, half the scrambled sentences contained words associated with the elderly, such as Florida, forgetful, bald, gray, or wrinkle. When they had completed that task, the young participants were sent out to do another experiment in an office down the hall. That short walk was what the experiment was about. The researchers unobtrusively measured the time it took people to get from one end of the corridor to the other. As Bargh had predicted, the young people who had fashioned a sentence from words with an elderly theme walked down the hallway significantly more slowly than the others.”


334. “Love yourself. Forgive yourself. Be true to yourself. Because how you treat yourself sets the standard for how others treat you.” – Steve Maraboli


335. “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the


336. “Despite all the chaos, and the inefficiency of manufacturing and shipping in small batches, Zara’s gross margins continue to exceed those of its competitors H&M (55 percent) and Gap (29 percent). That’s because all that inefficiency incurred in the pursuit of speed allows Zara to avoid one of the biggest drags on gross margin for almost any apparel company—overstock of designs that failed to sell. Ortega devised this model when he was sixteen years old—don’t order inventory and hope it sells; instead, figure out what people want, and then make it.”


337. Since you are turning sixteen, we thought we would buy you a car. Just kidding! You may have to buy your own, so welcome to adulthood. It brings new responsibilities, but also the freedom to find your way in this world. Wishing you an exciting journey and the happiest of birthdays!


338. “Children now log about twenty-two thousand hours watching television by age nineteen, more than twice the time spent in school.3”


339. “Daniel Gilbert once said: At every stage of our lives we make decisions that will profoundly influence the lives of the people we’re going to become, and then when we become those people, we’re not always thrilled with the decisions we made. So young people pay good money to get tattoos removed that teenagers paid good money to get. Middle-aged people rushed to divorce people who young adults rushed to marry. Older adults work hard to lose what middle-aged adults worked hard to gain. On and on and on.”


340. “I believe that God has put gifts and talents and abilities on the inside of every one of us. When you develop that. and you believe in yourself. and you believe that you’re a person of influence and a person of purpose. I believe you can rise up out of any situation.” – Joel Osteen


341. “Adolescents are not monsters. They are just people trying to learn how to make it among the adults in the world, who are probably not so sure themselves. ” ― Virginia Satir


342. “Sixteen is a year filled with new responsibilities; dating, driving, and a first job. You’ll find out years later that none of these things is anything to get excited about. Happy 16th birthday!”


343. “To be nobody-but-yourself — in a world which is doing its best, night and day, to make you everybody else — means to fight the hardest battle which any human being can fight.” – E.E. Cummings


344. “Later, in the early teens, I used to ride my bike every Saturday morning to the nearest airport, ten miles away, push airplanes in and out of the hangars, and clean up the hangars” – Alan Shepard


345. “You can take pride in yourself without comparing yourself to anybody else. If you run your race and be the best that you can be. then you can feel good about yourself.” — Joel Osteen


346. “If parenthood has taught me one thing it’s that it is possible for a kid to shower for 40 minutes without actually getting clean.”


347. “I believe anyone can conquer fear by doing the things he fears to do, provided he keeps doing them until he gets a record of successful experience behind him.” – Eleanor Roosevelt


348. “I would not encourage children or teens to multitask because we don’t know where those efforts may lead. ” — Marilyn vos Savant


349. “But then I realized I did the same thing with my teenage son, and that after I’d said “No” to him, I often found that I was open to hearing what he had to say. That’s because having protected myself, I could relax and more easily consider the possibilities.”


350. Regardless of whether you are a young teenage boy or an old man, you will forever remain our little bundle of joy. Happy birthday, son.


351. “When you face difficult times, know that challenges are not sent to destroy you. They’re sent to promote, increase and strengthen you.” – Joel Olsteen


352. “Difficult times don’t come your way just so you can survive them; God uses these times in your life to form and refine you.” – Joel Osteen


353. “Happy 16th birthday son! It fills my heart with great joy that you have turned sixteen today. Drive safely as you enjoy this unique day in your life.”


354. “Don’t hope for a life without problems. There’s no such thing. Instead, hope for a life full of good problems.” – Mark Manson


355. “Few people at the beginning of the nineteenth century needed an adman to tell them what they wanted.” ~ John Kenneth Galbraith


356. “One of the greatest gifts you can give your teenage boy is the gift of letting him know you get it. You’ve been there.” – Sebastian R. Jones


357. It is so much joy seeing you grown up into a beautiful teen. Enjoy being 14, dear son. I love you Happy 14th Birthday Celebration.


358. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.” ~ Tayari Jones


359. “I decided if you’re lucky enough to be alive, you should use each birthday to celebrate what your life is about.” – Mary Steenburgen


360. “I once heard a sober alcoholic say that drinking never made him happy, but it made him feel like he was going to be happy in about fifteen minutes. That was exactly it, and I couldn’t understand why the happiness never came, couldn’t see the flaw in my thinking, couldn’t see that alcohol kept me trapped in a world of illusion, procrastination, paralysis. I lived always in the future, never in the present. Next time, next time! Next time I drank it would be different, next time it would make me feel good again. And all my efforts were doomed, because already drinking hadn’t made me feel good in years.”


361. “Over the past decade, the anti-smoking movement has railed against the tobacco companies for making smoking cool and has spent untold millions of dollars of public money trying to convince teenagers that smoking isn't cool. But that's not the point. Smoking was never cool. Smokers are cool. Smoking epidemics begin in precisely the same way that the suicide epidemic in Micronesia began or word-of-mouth epidemics begin or the AIDS epidemic began, because of the extraordinary influence of Pam P. and Billy G. and Maggie and their equivalents-the smoking versions of R. and Tom Gau and Gaetan Dugas. In this epidemic, as in all others, a very small group-a select few-are responsible for driving the epidemic forward.”


362. “Like strawberry wine and seventeen / The hot July moon saw everything / My first taste of love, oh bittersweet / The green on the vine like strawberry wine” -Deana Carter


363. “Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest. something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at. and the rest of the time thinking about.”


364. “The minute I heard my first love story I started looking for you, not knowing how blind that was. Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere. They’re in each other all along. ” – Jalal ad-Din Rumi


365. “I learned what it meant when soldiers brought you problems, even problems as perplexing as that of the eighteen-year-old dual lover,” Powell wrote.


366. “No matter how many mistakes you’ve made in the past, or what sort of difficulties you struggle with now, you are destined to live in victory.” ― Joel Osteen


367. There will always be somebody more successful, more beautiful, more talented. You have to realize; you’re not running their race. You’re running your race. Joel Osteen


368. “I never really appreciated just how annoying I was until I gave birth to mini versions of myself and started arguing with them when they became teenagers. ”


369. “The world has changed – through technology, through wine-making techniques, the quality of wine is greater than it’s ever been. Whereas ten, fifteen years ago it was very easy to find lots of bad wine, it’s kind of hard now. The technology, the science – it’s like, are you kidding? We’re in the golden years of


370. “The thing I fear the most may not be death. The person I like the most may not be a girl. The belief which I practice may not be a religion. The company I seek may not be of friends but the ONE without WHOM I cannot get along is certainly GOD.” – Akash Y.


371. “You’ve got to believe that God is in control of your life. It may be a tough time but you’ve got to believe that God has a reason for it and He’s going to make everything good.” – Joel Osteen


372. "When someone is rude, keep a smile on your face. When you stay on the high road and keep your joy, you take away their power."— Joel Osteen


373. “Know yourself. Accept yourself for who you are, right where you are. And then create some boundaries in your routine that aren’t serving you today in order to get closer to the life and work you truly desire.” – Mel Robbins


374. “Modernity turns everyone into an attention addict; the antidote is solitude, and the withdrawal symptom is loneliness.” – Sven Schnieders


375. Elizabeth, this one last task you will enter in a moment, will determine your fate and who you are. You are eighteen now and with the blood of past generations running through your veins, this will destine who you really are and where you belong. - Author: Elena Carpenter


376. “As a teenager you are at the last stage in your life when you will be happy to hear that the phone is for you. ” ― Fran Lebowitz


377. “Life’s too short to spend it trying to keep others happy. You can’t please everyone. To fulfill your destiny. stay true to your heart.” ~ Joel Osteen


378. “You can live your life angry, bitter, mad at somebody or even guilty, not letting go of your own mistakes, but you won’t receive the good things God has in store.” — Joel Osteen


379. “It will get tough. I can’t promise you that everything is going to be alright, but remember, you are never getting challenges you can’t beat. You are the solution to your problems. Happy sweet sixteen!.”


380. “Life is short. If you doubt me, ask a butterfly. Their average life span is a mere five to fourteen days.” – Ellen DeGeneres


381. “In your teens, you think you know everything, and you know nothing. By your thirties, you’re sure you know nothing, but you’re happy with that. ” — Tea Leoni


382. “Just after I entered my teens I suddenly entertained an insatiable enthusiasm for the delightful habit of criticizing others. ” — Loretta Young


383. “Don’t go to sleep one night, wrote Rūmī, the thirteenth-century Persian poet. What you most want will come to you then. Warmed”


384. “It’s about knowing yourself and what you’re good at. Females, males – anyone can be anything they want to be.” – Payal Kadakia


385. “The challenge of our time is relearning how to concentrate. The past decade has seen an unparalleled assault on our capacity to fix our minds steadily on anything. To sit still and think, without succumbing to an anxious reach for a machine, has become almost impossible.” – Thibaut


386. “When you become a teenager, you step onto a bridge. You may already be on it. The opposite shore is adulthood. Childhood lies behind. The bridge is made of wood. As you cross, it burns behind you.”- Gail Carson Levine


387. “It took thirty-eight years before 50 million people gained access to radios. It took television thirteen years to earn an audience that size. It took Instagram a year and a half.” Gary Vaynerchuk


388. “As a teenager, you have displayed excellent character worthy of an adult. I am really proud of what you are. Happy 14th birthday.”


389. “Love is missing someone whenever you’re apart, but somehow feeling warm inside because you’re close in heart. ” – Kay Knudsen


390. “We cannot all succeed when half of us are held back. We call upon our sisters around the world to be brave – to embrace the strength within themselves and realize their full potential.”


391. You’re one year closer to being a teenager! But don’t worry, you’ve still got a few years of childhood left. Enjoy it while you can! Happy birthday!


392. “When nobody else celebrates you, learn to celebrate yourself. When nobody else compliments you, then compliment yourself. It’s not up to other people to keep you encouraged. It’s up to you. Encouragement should come from the inside.” – Joel Osteen


393. “You are not a mistake. You are not a burden. You are not flawed. You are not damaged goods. You are worthy of love and respect – just as you are.” – Dan Pearce


394. “From a very early age Edison became used to doing things for himself, by necessity. His family was poor, and by the age of twelve he had to earn money to help his parents. He sold newspapers on trains, and traveling around his native Michigan for his job, he developed an ardent curiosity about everything he saw. He wanted to know how things worked—machines, gadgets, anything with moving parts. With no schools or teachers in his life, he turned to books, particularly anything he could find on science. He began to conduct his own experiments in the basement of his family home, and he taught himself how to take apart and fix any kind of watch. At the age of fifteen he apprenticed as a telegraph operator, then spent years traveling across the country plying his trade. He had no chance for a formal education, and nobody crossed his path who could serve as a teacher or mentor. And so in lieu of that, in every city he spent time in, he frequented the public library. One book that crossed his path played a decisive role in his life: Michael Faraday’s two-volume Experimental Researches in Electricity. This book became for Edison what The Improvement of the Mind had been for Faraday. It gave him a systematic approach to science and a program for how to educate himself in the field that now obsessed him—electricity. He could follow the experiments laid out by the great Master of the field and absorb as well his philosophical approach to science. For the rest of his life, Faraday would remain his role model. Through books, experiments, and practical experience at various jobs, Edison gave himself a rigorous education that lasted about ten years, up until the time he became an inventor. What made this successful was his relentless desire to learn through whatever crossed his path, as well as his self-discipline. He had developed the habit of overcoming his lack of an organized education by sheer determination and persistence. He worked harder than anyone else. Because he was a consummate outsider and his mind had not been indoctrinated in any school of thought, he brought a fresh perspective to every problem he tackled. He turned his lack of formal direction into an advantage. If you are forced onto this path, you must follow Edison’s example by developing extreme self-reliance. Under these circumstances, you become your own teacher and mentor. You push yourself to learn from every possible source. You read more books than those who have a formal education, developing this into a lifelong habit. As much as possible, you try to apply your knowledge in some form of experiment or practice. You find for yourself second-degree mentors in the form of public figures who can serve as role models. Reading and reflecting on their experiences, you can gain some guidance. You try to make their ideas come to life, internalizing their voice. As someone self-taught, you will maintain a pristine vision, completely distilled through your own experiences—giving you a distinctive power and path to mastery.”


395. “Work hard. Talk less. Do what you feel is right. Learn from your mistakes. Build people up. Laugh often. Stop complaining. Invest in yourself. Dream big. Plan ahead. Love unconditionally.” – Lauren C.


396. “We have given teens more money, so they can construct their own social and material worlds more easily. We have given them more time to spend among themselves — and less time in the company of adults. We have given them e-mail and beepers and, most of all, cellular phones, so that they can fill in all the dead spots in their day — dead spots that might once have been filled with the voices of adults — with the voices of their peers. That is a world ruled by the logic of word of mouth, by the contagious messages that teens pass among themselves. Columbine is now the most prominent epidemic of isolation among teenagers. It will not be the last.”


397. Dad, as a child, I had a million ways to annoy you. As a teenager, I had a million reasons to defy you. As an adult, I had a million opportunities to make you proud. I did all that but I missed out on the most important – a million chances to say I love you while you were alive. I miss you.


398. “It doesn't take care of its sick, doesn't care for its poor. Doesn't protect its children. Abandons its veterans and its elderly. America's very God is a fraud, invented by marauding settlers to justify native genocide, a savage deity blessing a savage people, forgiving the napalming of babies in Vietnam, the starvation of five hundred thousand Iraqis in our own lives. And who at this table lost five seconds even thinking about that? No, we drown that out with our positive personal affirmations. We don't even look after our own. The people who work fifteen hours a day doing our makeup, hair, and wardrobe have to invoice the studios six or seven times before they get paid. They beg while someone siphons interest off their money. And whose fucking idea was a fifteen-hour day in the first place?”


399. Now that you are sixteen, you probably have a lot of ideas about the future. If I could tell my 16-year-old self one thing, it would be: don’t be in such a hurry. Enjoy every moment because it goes by quickly. You will have plenty of time to be old! Happy Sweet 16 to a wonderful teen.


400. “Real teenage boys aren’t like characters in the books you read. They smell funny and are obsessed with video games and say dumb things. They’re still learning, just like you. “- Stacey Jay, ‘Juliet Immortal’


401. “Goodbye to childhood. You are now a teenager. I wish you the best that can come from it. Happy birthday, my 14-year-old friend!”


402. “I remember a very important lesson that my father gave me when I was twelve or thirteen. He said, ‘You know, today I welded a perfect seam and I signed my name to it.’ And I said, ‘But, Daddy, no one's going to see it!’ And he said, ‘Yeah, but I know it's there.’ So when I was working in kitchens, I did good work.”


403. “Now everyone dreams of a love faithful and true, but you and I know what this world can do. So let’s make our steps clear so the other may see. And I’ll wait for you…should I fall behind wait for me. ” —Bruce Springsteen, musician, “If I Should Fall Behind”


404. “The power of random anchors has been demonstrated in some unsettling ways. German judges with an average of more than fifteen years of experience on the bench first read a description of a woman who had been caught shoplifting, then rolled a pair of dice that were loaded so every roll resulted in either a 3 or a 9. As soon as the dice came to a stop, the judges were asked whether they would sentence the woman to a term in prison greater or lesser, in months, than the number showing on the dice. Finally, the judges were instructed to specify the exact prison sentence they would give to the shoplifter. On average, those who had rolled a 9 said they would sentence her to 8 months; those who rolled a 3 said they would sentence her to 5 months; the anchoring effect was 50%.”


405. “No one you have been and no place you have gone ever leaves you. The new parts of you simply jump in the car and go along for the rest of the ride. The success of your journey and your destination all depends on who’s driving.” – Bruce Springsteen


406. “A friend is one that knows you as you are, understands where you have been, accepts what you have become, and still, gently allows you to grow. ” ― William Shakespeare


407. “I tell everyone never to take more than a fifteen-year fixed-rate loan, and never have a payment of over 25 percent of your take-home pay. That is the most you should ever borrow.” — Dave Ramsey


408. “You must make a decision that you are going to move on. It wont happen automatically. You will have to rise up and say, I don’t care how hard this is, I don’t care how disappointed I am, I’m not going to let this get the best of me. I’m moving on with my life.” ~ Joel Osteen


409. “In a world that often seems too crowded or busy to notice beautiful things or make meaningful connections, there is still room for each of us to grow in the ways we were meant to.” Morgan Harper Nichols


410. “Never apologize for being sensitive or emotional. Let this be a sign that you’ve got a big heart and aren’t afraid to let others see it. Showing your emotions is a sign of strength. ” — Brigitte Nicole


411. “Hard times may have held you down, but they will not last forever. When all is said and done, you will be increased.” ~ Joel Osteen


412. “Courage, sacrifice, determination, commitment, toughness, heart, talent, guts. That’s what little girls are made of; the heck with sugar and spice.”


413. “If you stay true to one thing. it will open up the doors to the other thing. But. you don’t have to tell the people. “Oh. I can do these fifteen things.” No! Just tell them you can do the one. and if you do the one well. other opportunities will be afforded you. period.” ~ Brely Evans


414. “No matter what’s happening, choose to be happy. Don’t focus on what’s wrong. Find something positive in your life. Thank God for the small things.” Joel Osteen


415. “Choosing to be positive and having a grateful attitude is going to determine how you’re going to live your life.”— Joel Osteen


416. “What it’s like to have a conversation with a teenager: Parent: ‘Have a nice day!’ Teenager: ‘Don’t tell me how to live my life!’”


417. “Over the years, you have developed into a fine gentleman. As you enter a more ambitious stage in life, I pray that the good Lord be your guide in all that you do. Happy sweet sixteenth birthday!”


418. “Improvement at anything is based on thousands of tiny failures, and the magnitude of your success is based on how many times you’ve failed at something.” – Mark Manson


419. “Raising teens makes you regret all the time you wasted worrying about things like sippy cups and how much your kid pooped.”


420. “There was so much pressure to fit in, I tried to force myself to be like everyone else. The last thing any teen wants is to be ‘uncool.’” – GRiZ


421. “You were never created to live depressed, defeated, guilty, condemned, ashamed or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” — Joel Osteen


422. “Top fifteen things money can’t buy: Time. Happiness. Inner peace. Integrity. Love. Character. Manners. Health. Respect. Morals. Trust. Patience. Class. Common sense. Dignity.”


423. “The world has changed – through technology, through wine-making techniques, the quality of wine is greater than it’s ever been. Whereas ten, fifteen years ago it was very easy to find lots of bad wine, it’s kind of hard now. The technology, the science – it’s like, are you kidding? We’re in the golden years of wine!” – Gary Vaynerchuk


424. “When everything seems to be going against you, remember…the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it.” Henry Ford


425. “Ability is what you’re capable of doing. Motivation determines what you do. Attitude determines how well you do it.” Lou Holtz


426. “Relationships mold us into who we are as children, teenagers, and adults. Each phase of life brings changes in the relationships of those around us. ” — Cindy Hyde


427. “Being confident means believing in yourself. Ego means needing to prove that you’re better than other people.”-Barbara De Angelis


428. “In Yorkshire to be old-fashioned means to be fashioned-old, not necessarily to be out of date, but I think that I am probably both. For it is rather out of date, even though I will be eighteen this February, to have had a mother who died when one was born and it is to be fashioned-old to have the misfortune to be and look like me.”


429. “Take pride in how far you’ve come. Have faith in how far you can go. But don’t forget to enjoy the journey. ”— Michael Josephson


430. “I wanted to be his life preserver, the thing that would keep him afloat. Instead, he became my anchor. And I’m tired of drowning.” – Amanda Grace


431. “At first, I thought that sort of automated response signaled a failure of imagination. But then I realized I did the same thing with my teenage son, and that after I’d said “No” to him, I often found that I was open to hearing what he had to say.”


432. “The three of us, working together to save the world. Me, my ex-girlfriend, and the guy she dumped me for. This has to be the most screwed up situation three teenagers have ever found themselves in.”


433. “Two of the riders dismounted, handing their reins to the third -a boy of about fourteen- who remained on his horse. They had a look of each other, the riders, like brothers. The first to dismount, his lance still in his hand, was probably the eldest. He was bearded, but no older than about twenty. He went straight up to Malc and began to pull the back-pack from this shoulders.”


434. To my surprise, my 70s are nicer than my 60s and my 60s than my 50s, and I wouldn't wish my teens and 20s on my enemies. — Lionel Blue


435. “We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.” -Victoria Osteen


436. “It took me fifteen years to discover I had no talent for writing, but I couldn’t give it up because by then I was too famous.” — Robert Benchley


437. I challenge you to let every day be a Friday. Give yourself permission to be happy every day. Joel Osteen, Every Day a Friday


438. It’s my prayer that you have the best birthday celebration ever. Continue enjoying your teenage years. Happy 70th birthday!


439. “Believe in yourself and all that you are. Know that there is something inside you that is greater than any obstacle.” -Swami Vivekananda


440. “You were never created to live depressed, guilty, condemned, ashamed, or unworthy. You were created to be victorious.” — Joel Osteen


441. “Haters are people terrified of their own emptiness. Critics are people who want to be those who they criticize.” – Paulo Coelho


442. “Imperfection is beauty, madness is genius, and it’s better to be absolutely ridiculous than absolutely boring. ” – Marilyn Monroe


443. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “Failure sometimes gives you the opportunity to know and discover your hidden abilities. Failure revolves around those who progress. ”


444. “When you smile and project an aura of warmth, kindness, and friendliness, you will attract warmth, kindness, and friendliness. Happy people will be drawn to you.” – Joel Osteen


445. “Recently I took my daughter Elizabeth out to a restaurant for lunch. The waitress, whose job it was to take care of people, made us feel that we were really inconveniencing her. She was grumpy, negative, and unhelpful. All of her customers were aware of the fact that she was having a bad day. Elizabeth looked up at me and said, “Dad, she’s a grump, isn’t she?” I could only agree with a look of disdain. Halfway through our experience I tried to change this woman’s negative attitude. Pulling out a $10 bill, I said, “Could you do me a favor? I’d like some change for this $10 bill because I want to give you a good tip today.” She looked at me, did a double take, and then ran to the cash register. After changing the money, she spent the next fifteen minutes hovering over us. I thanked her for her service, told her how important and helpful she was, and left a good tip. As we left, Elizabeth said, “Daddy, did you see how that lady changed?” Seizing this golden opportunity, I said, “Elizabeth, if you want people to act right toward you, you act right toward them. And many times you’ll change them.” Elizabeth”


446. “At sixteen, the adolescent knows about suffering because he himself has suffered, but he barely knows that other beings also suffer.”


447. “If you recall at West Point, I mentioned my ‘killers.’ On D-Day I had to work with the team that I had since most of the company was so widely dispersed after the night jump. Fortunately, several of my noncommissioned officers and key leaders were present. All I had to do was put them into a position where I could use them most effectively. I hate to use the term ‘killers’ because I don’t want to give the wrong impression. Soldiers are trained to fight. As a leader, you obtain a sense of the better soldiers during training. They have a quiet confidence about them and a swagger that sets them apart. They are people who want to win in combat, just as those who desire to win in sports competition. With soldiers, a leader develops a sense about which soldiers you can trust. You look for the soldiers who perform consistently. That is generally no more than fifteen percent of an organization. Solid leadership and association with your top performers can influence another seventy percent of your unit. The final fifteen percent will never perform up to standard. Concentrate on the seventy percent and you can’t help but be successful. That’s what I did on D-Day. One of war’s tragedies is that the best men are lost early. You can replace the men easier than you can replace their spiritual worth. The problem is that your killers sustain the highest rate of casualties since they are always in the action. By the time we reached Bastogne, most of the ‘killers’ were gone.”


448. “Quit wishing you were something different. There’s no mistakes. You’re not faulty. You have been fearfully and wonderfully made.” – Joel Osteen


449. “Tencent had partnered with leading mobile carriers like China Mobile to receive 40 percent of the SMS charges that QQ users racked up when they sent messages to mobile phones. A new service could hurt Tencent’s financial bottom line and at the same time risk its relationships with some of China’s most powerful companies. It was the sort of decision that publicly traded, ten-thousand-person companies typically refer to a committee for further study. But Ma wasn’t a typical corporate executive. That very night, he gave Zhang the go-ahead to pursue the idea. Zhang put together a ten-person team, including seven engineers, to build and launch the new product. In just two months, Zhang’s small team had built a mobile-first social messaging network with a clean, minimalistic design that was the polar opposite of QQ. Ma named the service Weixin, which means “micromessage” in Mandarin. Outside of China, the service became known as WeChat. What came next was staggering. Just sixteen months after Zhang’s fateful late-night message to Ma, WeChat celebrated its one hundred millionth user. Six months after that, it had grown to two hundred million users. Four months after that, it had grown to three hundred million users. Pony Ma’s late-night bet paid off handsomely. Tencent reported 2016 revenues of $ 22 billion, up 48 percent from the previous year, and up nearly 700 percent since 2010, the year before WeChat’s launch. By early 2018, Tencent reached a market capitalization of over $ 500 billion, making it one of the world’s most valuable companies, and WeChat was one of the most widely and intensively used services in the world. Fast Company called WeChat “China’s app for everything,” and the Financial Times reported that more than half of its users spend over ninety minutes a day using the app. To put WeChat in an American context, it’s as if one single service combined the functions of Facebook, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Venmo, Grubhub, Amazon, Uber, Apple Pay, Gmail, and even Slack into a single megaservice. You can use WeChat to do run-of-the-mill things like texting and calling people, participating in social media, and reading articles, but you can also book a taxi, buy movie tickets, make doctors’ appointments, send money to friends, play games, pay your rent, order dinner for the night, plus so much more. All from a single app on your smartphone.”


450. “Keep a good attitude and do the right thing even when it’s hard. When you do that you are passing the test. And God promises you your marked moments are on their way.” – Joel Osteen


451. “When I look in the mirror I see the girl I was when I was growing up, with braces, crooked teeth, a baby face and a skinny body.” – Heather Locklear


452. “I take mentoring very seriously and I am on the board of an organization called Girls Write Now, where we match teen girls and writing mentors because it changes their lives.”


453. “Get into a line that you will find to be a deep personal interest, something you really enjoy spending twelve to fifteen hours a day working at, and the rest of the time thinking about.” - Earl Nightingale


454. “I wanted to be his life preserver, the thing that would keep him afloat. Instead, he became my anchor. And I’m tired of drowning. ” – Amanda Grace


455. “Mother Nature is providential. She gives us twelve years to develop a love for our children before turning them into teenagers.” – William Galvin


456. “Recent research has indicated that the average individual listens for only seventeen seconds before interrupting and interjecting his own ideas.”


457. “Students get diplomas when they graduate from high school, but I think they should also get diplomas for simply surviving the teen years. ” – Melanie Willard, Dare to be Raw


458. Mainstream society is starting to question the typical counsel to “go to college and get a good job at a big company.” That was the conventional definition of success in the industrial age, and even deeply into the information age, but we are swiftly moving beyond that now. That advice, so adamantly passed on to us by our parents, has become hopelessly out-of-date as our teens move into the adult world. ~ Pam Laricchia


459. Inspirational Quotes for Teens – “Don’t argue with stupid people, they will bring you down to their level and beat you with their experience. ”


460. “Ignore people who don’t respect you. Ignore news that don’t impact you. Ignore food that doesn’t feed you. Ignore all politics. Ignore unnecessary competitions. Ignore emotions that mislead you. Ignore thoughts that won’t help you.”


461. “We need to learn to be content and thankful for what we have rather than letting our hearts be filled with greed and jealousy.”


462. “If you asked twenty good men today what they thought the highest of the virtues, nineteen of them would reply, Unselfishness. But if you had asked almost any of the great Christians of old, he would have replied, Love. You”


463. Happy Birthday, son! You were a wonderful child, and you’ve become a wonderful man. Notice I didn’t mention anything about the teen years. Just kidding. Happy birthday!


464. “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.”– Maya Angelou


465. “We talk a lot about hope, helping, and teamwork. Our whole message is that we are more powerful together.” — Victoria Osteen


466. “Be true to yourself. Make each day a masterpiece. Help others. Drink deeply from good books. Make friendship a fine art. Build a shelter against a rainy day. ” – John Wooden


467. Such frank talk about money embarrassed Kit. Her grandfather had seldom mentioned such a thing. She herself had rarely so much as held a coin in her hand, and for sixteen years she had never questioned the costly and beautiful things that surrounded her. In the last few months, to be sure, she had a terrifying glimpse of what it might mean to live without money, but it seemed shameful to speak of it.”


468. “I think everybody’s weird. We should all celebrate our individuality and not be embarrassed or ashamed of it.” – Johnny Depp


469. “You have teenagers thinking they're going to make millions as NBA stars when that's not realistic for even 1 percent of them. Becoming a scientist or engineer is.”


470. “I am not bound to win, I am bound to be true. I am not bound to succeed, but I am bound to live up to the light that I have. —Abraham Lincoln sixteenth”


471. “Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure nineteen six, result happiness. Annual income twenty pounds, annual expenditure twenty pound ought and six, result misery.” — Charles Dickens


472. “Laughter is the best medicine.” It not only lightens your kid’s day but also brings you closer to them. Laughter is one way to make your place in your kid’s teenage world.


473. “each meeting was a fifteen-minute discussion by one of the executives on the topic “How I solved my most pressing management problem.”