William Arthur Ward Quotes

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
“Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.”
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.”
Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
“Gratitude can transform common days into Thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.”
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
“Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.”
God gave you the gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?
“God gave you the gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?”
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
“Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.”
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
“Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.”
I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.
“I have the opportunity once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.”
The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it.
“The experienced mountain climber is not intimidated by a mountain - he is inspired by it. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it.”
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
“The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.”
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.
“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.”
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
“The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.”
A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.
“A life lived without forgiveness is a prison.”
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
“Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.”
The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?
“The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?”