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William A. Ward Quotes


An American writer.
(1921 - 1994)

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A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
[Attitude]
 

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.
[Friendship]
 

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.
[Humor]
 

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

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.
[Curiosity]
 

Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street.
 

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

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.
[Forgiveness]
 

Four steps to achievement: plan purposefully, prepare prayerfully, proceed positively, pursue persistently.
[Success]
 

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

Happiness is an inside job.
[Happiness]
 

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

If you are wise, you will remember these truths: a person must soon forget himself to be long remembered. Man must empty himself in order to discover a fuller self. A man must lose himself to find himself.
 

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!
 


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