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William Arthur Ward Quotes

Be inspired by these William Arthur Ward quotes. Said many years ago, however the wisdom of Mr. Ward still does apply today. He was an American Author, Pastor, and Teacher who lived from 1921 to 1994. These inspirational quotes are ones that have words you may want to consider.

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
William Arthur Ward

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
William Arthur Ward

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward

The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
William Arthur Ward

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

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?
William Arthur Ward

Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
William Arthur Ward

Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful.
William Arthur Ward

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

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

If you would be interesting, be interested, if you would be pleased, be pleasing, if you would be loved, be lovable, if you would be helped, be helpful.
one of many cute lovable sayings by William Arthur Ward

Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.
William Arthur Ward

Leadership is based on inspiration, not domination; on cooperation, not intimidation.
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

A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.
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

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
William Arthur Ward

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

A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strengths; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities.
William Arthur Ward

Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
William Arthur Ward

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change.
William Arthur Ward

Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.
William Arthur Ward

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

Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.
William Arthur Ward

Opportunities are like sunrises - if you wait too long, you miss them.
William Arthur Ward

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

Four steps to achievement:
Plan purposefully.
Prepare prayerfully.
Proceed positively.
Pursue persistently.
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

We must be silent before we can listen.
We must listen before we can learn.
We must learn before we can prepare.
We must prepare before we can serve.
We must serve before we can lead.
William Arthur Ward

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
William Arthur Ward

We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them.
William Arthur Ward



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