Inspirational quotes by William Arthur Ward

Quotes by Famous People - William Arthur Ward
(1921 - 1994)

William Arthur Ward was an American, author, editor, pastor and teacher. As you read his quotes you will see a man who had a lot of common sense! His quotes are both motivating and inspiring.

Inspirational quotes by William Arthur Ward:

Optimists enrich the present, enhance the future, challenge the improbable and attain the impossible.”

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

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

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.

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

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

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.

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

Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.

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

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

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.

“Before you speak, listen.

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.”

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

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