William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward (1921 - 1994), author of Fountains of Faith is one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims

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A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.
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.
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.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
Blessed is he who has learned To admire but not envy, To follow but not imitate, To praise but not flatter, And to lead but not manipulate.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
Failure is not fatal. Failure should be our teacher, not our undertaker. It should challenge us to new heights of accomplishments, not pull us to new depths of despair. From honest failure can come valuable experience
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.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say "thank you"?
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
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.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems -- not people; to focus your energies on answers -- not excuses.
Opportunity is often difficult to recognize we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
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.
We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Wise are they who have learned these truths Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.

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