Mary MacRae

                              Favorite Quotes

Over the years, the quotes below have given me inspiration, as I hope they will you.  Mary

           Choices We Make

We're only the sum of the choices we make.

Watch your words; they become your actions.

Watch your actions; they become your habits.

Watch your habits; they become your character.

Watch your character; it shapes your destiny.



Don't find fault, find a remedy. Henry Ford


It is hard to fail, but it is worse to never have tried to succeed.  Theodore Roosevelt


Whatever you are, be a good one.  Abraham Lincoln


Courage is the first of human qualities because it is the quality which guarantees all others.  Winston Churchill


It's not enough that we do our best; sometimes, we have to do what's required.  Winston Churchill


When you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on.  Franklin D. Roosevelt


No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.  Eleanor Roosevelt


Don't part company with your ideals.  They are anchors in the storm of life.  Arnold Glasow


If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn't lead anywhere.  Frank A. Clark


An optimist sees an opportunity in every calamity. A pesimist sees calamity in every opportunity.  Winston Churchill


A politician thinks of the next election, a statesman of the next generation.  James Freeman Clarke


You cannot help men permanently by doing for them what they could and should do for themselves.  Abraham Lincoln


Sharing is the great and imperative need of our time. An unshared life is not living.  Steven Wise


Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. Mark Twain


The man who lives for himself is a failure; the man who lives for others has achieved true success.  Norman Vincent Peale


A woman is like a tea bag - you never know how strong she is until she gets into hot water.  Nancy Reagan


A man should never be ashamed to own that he has been in the wrong, which is but saying in other words that he is wiser today than yesterday.  Jonathan Swift


The only place where success comes before work is in the dictionary.  Ralph Waldo Emerson


When you are laboring for others, let it be with the same zeal as if it were for yourself.  Confucius


The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing. Edmund Burke


The future belongs to those who see possibilities before they are seen by others. Anonymous