WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD (HIS BEST QUOTES)

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WILLIAM ARTHUR WARD

One of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.

(1921 – 1994)

 

 

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

"If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it."

"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."

"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 may not forget you."

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

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

 

«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."

 

«Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.»

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

"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."

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

"Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding."

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

 

"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."

 

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

"A warm smile is the universal language of kindness."

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