Do more than belong: participate. Do more than care: help. Do more than believe: practice. Do more than be fair: be kind. Do more than forgive: forget. Do more than dream: work.

— William Arthur Ward

The most glamorous William Arthur Ward quotes that will activate your desire to change

Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.

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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.

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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.

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William Arthur Ward quote The pessimist complains about the wind;

The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjust the sails.

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

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Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.

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The pessimist complains about the wind;

the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.

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William Arthur Ward quote A warm smile is the universal language o

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

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

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The adventure of life is to learn. The purpose of life is to grow. The nature of life is to change. The challenge of life is to overcome. The essence of life is to care. The opportunity of like is to serve. The secret of life is to dare. The spice of life is to befriend. The beauty of life is to give.

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

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William Arthur Ward quote When we seek to discover the best in oth

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

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Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday’s mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow’s problems, and ingratitude for today’s blessings.

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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.

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A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

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William Arthur Ward quote The mediocre teacher tells. The good tea

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

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About William Arthur Ward

Quotes 161 sayings
Nationality American
Profession Writer
Birthday October 16

Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future.

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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.

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Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer.

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The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly;

the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.

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

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The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem--he is challenged by it. Mountains are created to be conquered; adversities are designed to be defeated; problems are sent to be solved. It is better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.

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Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but expects the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile.

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A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.

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A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.

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God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'

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Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.

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To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.

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Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

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Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige.

It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.

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Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully.

Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.

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Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness.

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

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Whatever gets your goat gets your attention.

Whatever gets your attention gets your time. Whatever gets your time gets you. Whatever gets you becomes your master. Take care, lest a little thing horn in and get your goat

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To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility - these are marks of maturity and graciousness.

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Nothing limits achievement like small thinking;

nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.

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

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Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.

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The more generous we are, the more joyous we become.

The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become.

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Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.

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Love is more than a noun-it is a verb;

it is more than a feeling-it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.

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The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't.

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Another fresh new year is here. Another year to live! To Banish worry, doubt and fear, to love and give

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The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement.

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Delays, disappointments and defeats cause quitters to give up in resignation;

losers, to give in the frustration; winners, to come through with determination.

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To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges;

to the pessimist, all doors have locks and latches.

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Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.

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Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.

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The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?"

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Do more than believe: practice.

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Real optimism sees the negatives but accentuates the positive.

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

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Empathy feels these thoughts; your hurt is in my heart, your loss is in my prayers, your sorrow is in my soul, and your tears are in my eyes.

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