Posted by: RealisticRecovery | May 14, 2009

Inspirational Quotes: William Arthur Ward

Inspirational Quotes: William Arthur Ward

  • “Greatness is not found in possessions, power, position, or prestige. It is discovered in goodness, humility, service, and character.”
  • “We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them”
  • “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.”
  • “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.”
  • “When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.”
  • “A friend is one with whom you are comfortable, to whom you are loyal, through whom you are blessed, and for whom you are grateful.”
  • “It is wise to direct your anger towards problems — not people; to focus your energies on answers — not excuses.”
  • “Opportunities are like sunrises — if you wait too long, you miss them.”
  • “Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the door of resentment and the handcuffs of hate. It is a power that breaks the chains of bitterness and the shackles of selfishness.”
  • “Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.”
  • “Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube.”
  • “Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness.”
  • “Love is more than a noun — it is a verb; it is more than a feeling — it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing.”
  • “To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility — these are marks of maturity and graciousness.”
  • “Today is a most unusual day, because we have never lived it before; we will never live it again; it is the only day we have.    Today can be a healthy unusual day for you — and for others — if you take time to give someone a smile . . . to express a word of kindness . . . to lend a helping hand to someone in need . . . to write a note of gratitude . . . to give a word of encouragement to someone who is temporarily overcome with problems . . . to share a portion of your material possessions with others.”

William Arthur Ward

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