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William Arthur Ward Quotes

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

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

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.

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

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

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

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.

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

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you?"

Happiness is an inside job.

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

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.

It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.

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

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

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

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

To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.