William Arthur Ward Quotes

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

William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.

William Arthur Ward

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.

William Arthur Ward

Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.

William Arthur Ward

Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving.

William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.

William Arthur Ward

Begin while others are procrastinating. Work while others are wishing.

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Believe while others are doubting.

William Arthur Ward

A second-class effort is a first-class mistake.

William Arthur Ward

Another fresh new year is here . . .Another year to live!To banish worry, doubt, and fear,To love and laugh and give!This bright new year is given meTo live each day with zest . . .To daily grow and try to beMy highest and my best!I have the opportunityOnce more to right some wrongs,To pray for peace, to plant a tree,And sing more joyful songs!

William Arthur Ward

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