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#1. Words, like tranquil waters behind a dam, can become reckless and uncontrollable torrents of destruction when released without caution and wisdom. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#2. Vow to be valiant. Resolve to be radiant. Determine to be dynamic. Strive to be sincere. Aspire to be attuned. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#3. When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#4. Blessed is the person who sees the need, recognizes the responsibility, and actively becomes the answer. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#5. Do you depend on others for motivation - or can you motivate yourself? - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#6. A second-class is a first-class mistake. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#7. Failure is delay, but not defeat. It is a temporary detour, not a dead-end street. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#8. God gave you a gift of 86 400 seconds today. Have you used one to say thank you - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#9. Freedom's enemies are waste, lethargy, indifference, immorality, and the insidious attitude of something for nothing. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#10. Television remote controls encourage couch potatoes to exercise their options while broadening their base. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#11. A good teacher explains, while a great teacher inspires - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#12. Will someone else's life be brighter tomorrow, because of what you have done today? - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#13. We are more than what we do ... much more than what we accomplish ... far more than what we possess. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#14. Whatever gets your goat gets your attention. Whatever gets your attention gets your time. Whatever gets your time gets you. Whatever gets you becomes your master. Take care, lest a little thing horn in and get your goat - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#15. Three enemies of personal peace: regret over yesterday's mistakes, anxiety over tomorrow's problems, and ingratitude for today's blessings. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#16. Everyone has a common, yet unique, responsibility to the future: to make the most of today. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#17. Skillful listening is the best remedy for loneliness, loquaciousness, and laryngitis. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#18. Faith is knowing there is an ocean because you have seen a brook. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#19. Today's patience can transform yesterday's discouragements into tomorrow's discoveries. Today's purposes can turn yesterday's defeats into tomorrow's determination. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#20. A cloudy day is no match for a sunny disposition. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#21. In the face of unjust criticism we can become bitter or better; upset or understanding; hostile or humble; furious or forgiving. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#22. Love is more than a noun-it is a verb; it is more than a feeling-it is caring, sharing, helping, sacrificing. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#23. A religion without the Holy Ghost, though it had all the ordinances and all the doctrines of the New Testament, would certainly not be Christianity. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#24. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#25. Flying off the handle sometimes causes hammers and humans to lose their heads, as well as their effectiveness. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#26. Excellence without effort is as futile as progress without preparation. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#27. God gave you a gift of 84,600 seconds today. Have you used one of them to say thank you? - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#28. Forgiveness is a funny thing. It warms the heart and cools the sting. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#29. To make mistakes is human; to stumble is commonplace; to be able to laugh at yourself is maturity - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#30. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#31. We can choose to throw stones, to stumble on them, to climb over them, or to build with them. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#32. A success is one who decided to succeed and worked. A failure is one who decided to succeed and wished. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#33. Before you act, listen.
Before you react, think.
Before you spend, earn.
Before you criticize, wait.
Before you pray, forgive.
Before you quit, try. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#34. Real optimism knows the difficulties but believes they can be overcome. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#35. Three keys to more abundant living: caring about others, daring for others, sharing with others. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#36. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#37. Four steps to achievement: Plan purposefully. Prepare prayerfully. Proceed positively. Pursue persistently. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#38. Too many of us hear without heeding, read without responding, confess without changing, profess without practicing, worship without witnessing, and seek without sharing. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#39. A life lived without forgiveness is a prison. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#40. Nothing limits achievement like small thinking; nothing expands possibilities like unleashed imagination. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#41. If you can imagine it, you can achieve it, if you can dream it, you can become it - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#42. We can throw stones, complain about them, stumble on them, climb over them, or build with them. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#43. Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#44. A well-developed sense of humor is the pole that adds balance to your steps as you walk the tightrope of life. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#45. Each of us will one day be judged by our standard of life, not by our standard of living; by our measure of giving, not by our measure of wealth; by our simple goodness, not by our seeming greatness. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#46. The more patient we are, the more understanding we become. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#47. We can be bitter about our handicaps or we can be happy about our blessings. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#48. Do more than believe: practice. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#49. The essence of life is to care. The beauty of life is to give. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#50. We must be silent before we can listen. We must listen before we can learn. We must learn before we can prepare. We must prepare before we can serve. We must serve before we can lead. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#51. A pinch of praise is worth a pound of scorn. A dash of encouragement is more helpful than a dipper of pessimism. A cup of kindness is better than a cupboard of criticism. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#52. There is one thing we can do better than anyone else: we can be ourselves. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#53. The more generous we are, the more joyous we become. The more cooperative we are, the more valuable we become. The more enthusiastic we are, the more productive we become. The more serving we are, the more prosperous we become. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#54. It is wise to direct your anger towards problems
not people; to focus your energies on answers
not excuses. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#55. Real optimism has reason to complain but prefers to smile. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#56. As the valley gives height to the mountain, so can sorrow give meaning to pleasure; as the well is the source of the fountain, deep adversity can be a treasure. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#57. The more we count the blessings we have, the less we crave the luxuries we haven't. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#58. Do more than be fair: be kind. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#59. What you believe is more important than what you possess. What you live is more lasting than what you profess. Whom you inspire is more significant than whom you impress. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#60. We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks, and less from wise guys. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#61. Success never resides in the world of weak wishes, but in the palace of purposeful plans and prayerful persistence. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#62. A friend is one who joyfully sings with you when you are on the mountaintop, and silently walks beside you through the valley. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#63. Real optimism is aware of problems but recognizes the solutions, knows about difficulties but believes they can be overcome, sees the negatives but accentuates the positives, is exposed to the worst but expects the best, has reason to complain but chooses to smile. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#64. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#65. The pessimist borrows trouble; the optimists lend encouragement. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#66. If laser beams can cut through mountains, why should we doubt the power of prayer? - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#67. Real and lasting generosity requires that a person do more than make up his mind to give. He must also make up his heart. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#68. The persistent winner is not discouraged by a problem - he is challenged by it. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#69. Study while others are sleeping; work while others are loafing; prepare while others are playing; and dream while others are wishing. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#70. Christmas can be the end of emptiness and waywardness; The beginning of happiness and purposefulness. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#71. Opportunities are like sunrises. If you wait too long, you miss them. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#72. To the optimist, obstacles aare challenges, roadblocks are inspirations, and problems are invitations to achievement. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#73. The greatest failure is the failure to try. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#74. Believe while others are doubting. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#75. The optimist pleasantly ponders how high his kite will fly; the pessimist woefully wonders how soon his kite will fall. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#76. A mediocre music teacher tells. A good music teacher explains. A superior music teacher demonstrates. A great music teacher inspires. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#77. A true friend knows your weaknesses but shows you your strenghs; feels your fears but fortifies your faith; sees your anxieties but frees your spirit; recognizes your disabilities but emphasizes your possibilities. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#78. Optimism is a seed sown in the soil of faith; pessimism is a seed hoarded in the vault of doubt. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#79. Friendship flourishes at the fountain of forgiveness. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#80. Lose yourself in generous service and every day can be a most unusual day, a triumphant day, an abundantly rewarding day! - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#81. We can be resentful of our age, or we can be grateful for having attained it. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#82. 'If only' is the excuse of the loser; 'I can' is the affirmation of the winner. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#83. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#84. Opportunity is often difficult to recognize; we usually expect it to beckon us with beepers and billboards. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#85. I have the opportunity, once more to right some wrongs, to pray for peace, to plant some trees, and sing more joyful songs. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#86. Wise are those who learn that the bottom line doesn't always have to be their top priority. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#87. Wise are they who have learned these truths: Trouble is temporary. Time is tonic. Tribulation is a test tube. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#88. 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. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#89. The winner asks, "May I help?" The loser asks, "Do you expect me to do that?" - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#90. Prepare while others are daydreaming. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#91. Enthusiasm is the match that lights the candle of achievement. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#92. Encourage me, and I will not forget you. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#93. If you would be interesting, be interested, if you would be pleased, be pleasing, if you would be loved, be loveable, if you would be helped be helpful. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#94. This bright new year is given me - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#95. The pessimist complains about the wind; the optimist expects it to change; the realist adjusts the sails. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#96. Giving is more than a responsibility-it is a privilege; more than an act of obedience-it is evidence of our faith. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#97. Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#98. To the optimist all doors have handles and hinges; to the pessimist, all doors have locks and latches. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#99. Forgiveness from others is charity; from God, grace; from oneself, wisdom. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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#100. When we shut people out, we wall ourselves in;When we stop building bridges, we start erecting fences. - Author: William Arthur Ward
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