William Arthur Ward Quotes

“A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.”

William Arthur Ward

“A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.”

William Arthur Ward

“A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.”

William Arthur Ward

“A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.”

William Arthur Ward

“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”

William Arthur Ward

“Before you speak, listen.
Before you write, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you invest, investigate.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try.
Before you retire, save.
Before you die, give.”

William Arthur Ward

“Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy, to follow but not imitate, to praise but not flatter, and to lead but not manipulate.”

William Arthur Ward

“Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.”

William Arthur Ward

“Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.”

William Arthur Ward

“Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.”

William Arthur Ward

“Faith sees a beautiful blossom in a bulb, a lovely garden in a seed, and a giant oak in an acorn.”

William Arthur Ward

“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”

William Arthur Ward

“Flatter me, and I may not believe you. Criticize me, and I may not like you. Ignore me, and I may not forgive you. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. Love me and I may be forced to love you.”

William Arthur Ward

“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”

William Arthur Ward

“God gave you a gift of 86.400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you?”

William Arthur Ward

“If you can imagine it, you can create it. If you can dream it, you can become it.”

William Arthur Ward

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”

William Arthur Ward

“Men never plan to be failures – they simply fail to plan to be successful.”

William Arthur Ward

“Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.”

William Arthur Ward

“Opportunities are like sunrises; if you wait too long, you miss them.”

William Arthur Ward

“Study while others are sleeping;
Work while others are loafing;
Prepare while others are playing;
And dream while others are wishing.”

William Arthur Ward

“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”

William Arthur Ward

“The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.”

William Arthur Ward

“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”

William Arthur Ward

“The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.”

William Arthur Ward

“The winner persistently programs his pluses; the loser mournfully magnifies his minuses.”

William Arthur Ward

“Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.”

William Arthur Ward

“We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.”

William Arthur Ward

“When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”

William Arthur Ward

“Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn’t always have to be their top priority.”

William Arthur Ward