About William Arthur Ward:
William Arthur Ward is one of America's most quoted writers of inspirational maxims.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them.
Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
It is wise to direct your anger towards problems - not people; to focus your energies on answers - not excuses.
The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Happiness is an inside job.
A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
Gratitude can transform common days into thanksgivings, turn routine jobs into joy, and change ordinary opportunities into blessings.
Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting.
God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today. Have you used one to say 'thank you?'
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.
When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority.
Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.
Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity.