William Arthur Ward Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old william arthur ward quotes, william arthur ward sayings, and william arthur ward proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


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

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Teaching is more than imparting knowledge, it is inspiring change. Learning is more than absorbing facts, it is acquiring understanding.     

William Arthur Ward

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.     

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards.      

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.     

William Arthur Ward

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.     

William Arthur Ward

Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever have enough.     

William Arthur Ward

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

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

A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition.      

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.     

William Arthur Ward

Prepare while others are daydreaming.     

William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.     

William Arthur Ward

Only the person who risks is truly free.     

William Arthur Ward

Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.     

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.     

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward

Work while others are wishing.     

William Arthur Ward

This bright new year is given me To live each day with zest To daily grow and try to be My highest and my best!     

William Arthur Ward

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

Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.     

William Arthur Ward

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

William Arthur Ward