William Arthur Ward Quotes

Most popular William Arthur Ward Quotes

The greatest failure is the failure to try.
— William Arthur Ward


Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.


A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

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


Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
— William Arthur Ward


Prejudice is a disease characterized by hardening of the categories.
— 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 86400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?
— William Arthur Ward
Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness and laryngitis.
— William Arthur Ward


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


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

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

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Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
— William Arthur Ward


The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
— William Arthur Ward

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Real religion is a way of life, not a white cloak to be wrapped around us on the Sabbath and then cast aside into the six-day closet of unconcern.


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.