William A. Ward, fully William Arthur Ward

William A.
Ward, fully William Arthur Ward
1921
1994

American Author, Editor, Pastor and Teacher, Writer of Maxims, Author of Fountains of Faith

Author Quotes

Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.

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.

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

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.

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. Today can be a healthy unusual day for you -- and for others -- if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.

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.

Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness.

Learn and grow all you can; serve and befriend all you can; enrich and inspire all you can.

The greatest failure is the failure to try.

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.

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

Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.

Lone eagles, soaring in the clouds, fly with silent, peaceful poise, while turkeys, in their earth-bound crowds, fill the atmosphere with noise.

The greatest hazard in life is to risk NOTHING.

Today's patience can transform yesterday's discouragements into tomorrow's discoveries. Today's purposes can turn yesterday's defeats into tomorrow's determination.

Character is always lost when a high ideal is sacrificed on the altars of conformity and popularity.

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.

Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!

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

Truths for Living: 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. The more outgoing we are, the more helpful we become. The more curious we are, the more creative we become. The more patient we are, the more understanding we become. The more persistent we are, the more successful we become.

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

Freedom's enemies are waste, lethargy, indifference, immorality, and the insidious attitude of something for nothing.

Love is more than a noun -- it is a verb; it is more than a feeling -- it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.

The optimist expects it to change;

Vow to be valiant; resolve to be radiant; determine to be dynamic; strive to be sincere; aspire to be attuned.

Author Picture
First Name
William A.
Last Name
Ward, fully William Arthur Ward
Birth Date
1921
Death Date
1994
Bio

American Author, Editor, Pastor and Teacher, Writer of Maxims, Author of Fountains of Faith