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    A complaining tongue reveals an ungrateful heart.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: heart 
     
    Everyone has a common, yet unique, responsibility to the future: to make the most of today.
    — William Arthur Ward
    There is one thing we can do better than anyone else: we can be ourselves.
    — William Arthur Ward
    If you would be interesting, be interested, if you would be pleased, be pleasing, if you would be loved, be loveable, if you would be helped be helpful.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: work  dreams 
     
    We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Empathy feels these thoughts; your hurt is in my heart, your loss is in my prayers, your sorrow is in my soul, and your tears are in my eyes.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: heart  loss  hurt  sorrow  empathy  soul  eyes  tears  prayer 
     
    If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: achieve  dreams  imagine 
     
    It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: anger  focus  problem  energy  wise 
     
    A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: kindness  language  smile 
     
    Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday's mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow's problems, and ingratitude for today's blessings.
    — William Arthur Ward
    When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
    — William Arthur Ward
    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.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: believe  encourage 
     
    Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer.
    — William Arthur Ward
    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.
    — William Arthur Ward
    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.
    — William Arthur Ward
    The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: inspire 
     
    Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: die  pray  write  invest 
     
    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.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: work  help 
     
    Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day!
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: service 
     
    Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: failure 
     
    A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: humor  balance 
     
    I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: knowing  ocean  faith 
     
    What you believe is more important than what you possess. What you live is more lasting than what you profess. Whom you inspire is more significant than whom you impress.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: live  believe  inspire 
     
    The price of excellence is discipline. The cost of mediocrity is disappointment.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Will someone else's life be brighter tomorrow, because of what you have done today?
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: tomorrow 
     
    Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination.
    — William Arthur Ward
    God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: gift  god 
     
    To laugh is to risk appearing a fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach out to another is to risk involvement. To expose feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas and dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To hope is to risk pain. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: failure  pain  loss  self  true  risk  hope  dreams  ideas  fools 
     
    Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: funny  heart  forgiveness 
     
    Real optimism sees the negatives but accentuates the positive.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: real  positive 
     
    Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: men  adversity 
     
    Our words reveal our thoughts; our manners mirror our self-esteem; our actions reflect our character; our habits predict the future.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: future  action 
     
    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.
    — William Arthur Ward
    Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
    — William Arthur Ward
    tags: friends  blessing 
     
    Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.
    — William Arthur Ward
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