William A. Ward, fully William Arthur Ward

William A.
Ward, fully William Arthur Ward

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

Author Quotes

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.

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

The optimist lives on the peninsula of infinite possibilities; the pessimist is stranded on the island of perpetual indecision.

We are more than what we do . . . much more than what we accomplish . . . far more than what we possess.

?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.

God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you?

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

The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall.

We are more than what we do, much more than what we accomplish, far more than what we possess.

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life -- not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving -- not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness -- not by our seeming greatness.

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

Obedience to our Heavenly Father starts with our loving service to a needy brother.

The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he cannot learn, feel, change, grow or live. Chained by his servitude he is a slave who has forfeited all freedom. Only a person who risks is free.

We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.

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

Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement.

Happiness is an inside job

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

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

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

A Winner's Blueprint for Achievement BELIEVE while others are doubting. PLAN while others are playing. STUDY while others are sleeping. DECIDE while others are delaying. PREPARE while others are daydreaming. BEGIN while others are procrastinating. WORK while others are wishing. SAVE while others are wasting. LISTEN while others are talking. SMILE while others are frowning. COMMEND while others are criticizing. PERSIST while others are quitting.

Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.

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Ward, fully William Arthur Ward
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American Author, Editor, Pastor and Teacher, Writer of Maxims, Author of Fountains of Faith