Quotes by William A. Ward

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Before you speak, listen. Before you write, think. Before you spend, earn. Before you invest, investigate. Before you criticize, wait. Before you pray, forgive. Before you quit, try. Before you retire, save. Before you die, give.

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.
Every great person has first learned how to obey, whom to obey, and when to obey.
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.
A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
Adversity causes some men to break, others to break records.
Committing a great truth to memory is admirable; committing it to life is wisdom.
Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others.
Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis.
Obedience to our Heavenly Father starts with our loving service to a needy brother.
Better to master one mountain than a thousand foothills.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it; if you can dream it, you can become it.
To laugh is to risk appearing the fool. To weep is to risk appearing sentimental. To reach for another is to risk involvement. To expose your feelings is to risk exposing your true self. To place your ideas, your dreams before a crowd is to risk their loss. To love is to risk not being loved in return. To live is to risk dying. To believe is to risk despair. To try is to risk failure. But risks must be taken, because the greatest hazard in life is to risk nothing. The person who risks nothing does nothing, has nothing, is nothing. They may avoid suffering an d sorrow, but they cannot learn, feel, change, grow, love, live. Chained by their attitudes they are slaves; they have forfeited their freedom. Only a person who risks is free.
Men never plan to be failures; they simply fail to plan to be successful.
Change, like sunshine, can be a friend or a foe, a blessing or a curse, a dawn or a dusk.
The winner persistently programs his pluses; the loser mournfully magnifies his minuses.