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Blessed is he who has learned to admire but not envy,
by William Arthur Ward

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.
- William Arthur Ward

Related topics: Values

A well-developed sense of humor
is the pole that adds balance to your steps,
as you walk the tightrope of life.
- William Arthur Ward PHOTO

If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

If you can imagine it, you can achieve it.
If you can dream it, you can become it.
- William Arthur Ward

 

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.
- William Arthur Ward

Feeling gratitude and not expressing it
is like wrapping a present and not giving it.
- William Arthur Ward

Forgiveness is a funny thing.
It warms the heart and cools the sting.
- William Arthur Ward

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

Adversity causes some men to break; others to break records.
- William Arthur Ward

The mediocre teacher tells.
The good teacher explains.
The superior teacher demonstrates.
The great teacher inspires.
- William Arthur Ward

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.
- William Arthur Ward

Humanity either makes, or breeds, or tolerates all its afflictions.
- William Arthur Ward

Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning.
- William Arthur Ward

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

When we seek to discover the best in others,
we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.
- William Arthur Ward

We can learn much from wise words, little from wisecracks,
and less from wise guys.
- William Arthur Ward

God gave you a gift of 86,400 seconds today.
Have you used one to say "thank you?"
- William Arthur Ward

Opportunities are like sunrises.
If you wait too long, you miss them.
- William Arthur Ward

Happiness is an inside job.
- 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

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

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness.
- William Arthur Ward

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

Wise are they who have learned these truths:
Trouble is temporary.
Time is tonic.
Tribulation is a test tube.
- William Arthur Ward

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.
- William Arthur Ward

Blessed is he who expects nothing,
for he shall never be disappointed.
- Alexander Pope

Stop asking God to bless what you're doing.
Get involved in what God is doing -
because it's already blessed.
- Bono

If I choose to bless another person,
I will always end up feeling more blessed.
- Marianne Williamson

That I was born to this circle - I am blessed.
That I choose to stand in this circle - I am proud.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Like a Rose, I Thrive -
Blessed With Both My Thorns and My Blooms.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

I take every opportunity to articulate to others
the ways that they have blessed and influenced me.
I hold sweet memories of making the opportunity
to thank teachers who have influenced me.
I encourage everyone to seize opportunities
to tell people who have made a gift of knowledge or influence.
- Mary Anne Radmacher

Suppose our gratitude could be zero-based gratitude.
With zero-based gratitude,
we would be grateful for everything we had each day -
regardless of whether it was more or less than yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude, I can be grateful for all the people,
the love, the food, the shelter, the services,
the health, that I am blessed with today,
regardless of what I had yesterday.
With zero-based gratitude,
I can be grateful each day for the gift of life itself.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed are they who can laugh at themselves
for they shall never cease to be amused.
- Anonymous

In many ways, it is easier to be a good giver than a good receiver.
The giver chooses the gift and the timing.
More important, societal and religious traditions
tend to elevate the status of giver and lower the status of receiver.
When the Bible (Acts 20:32-35) speaks of it being
more blessed to give than to receive,
I believe that a better translation might be
"take" rather than "receive," as the context
of that passage is "coveting."
Certainly there is nothing blessed about coveting,
stealing, begging, or demanding,
however the skill of graciously receiving a freely offered gift
is another matter entirely.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

A blessed thing it is for any man or woman to have a friend,
one human soul whom we can trust utterly,
who knows the best and worst of us,
and who loves us in spite of all our faults.
- Charles Kingsley

Repressed anger still is anger, it just isn't expressed.
If you truly have no anger, you are blessed and joyful.
If you have repressed anger, know that you have anger,
you just haven't expressed that anger.
Go ahead, express your anger briefly,
pound pillows, scream, curse.
Then take a deep breath, and get over it.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Blessed is the man who, having nothing to say,
abstains from giving us wordy evidence of the fact.
- George Eliot

When you are tempted to judge,
may you be reminded that we are ALL ONE,
and that every thought you think reverberates
across the universe touching everyone and everything.
- from the Simple Truths movie May You Be Blessed

No man succeeds without a good woman behind him.
Wife or mother, if it is both, he is twice blessed indeed.
- Harold MacMillan

Blessed is he who has found his work;
let him ask no other blessedness.
- Thomas Carlyle

Let children walk with Nature,
let them see the beautiful blendings
and communions of death and life,
their joyous inseparable unity,
as taught in woods and meadows,
plains and mountains and streams
of our blessed star,
and they will learn that death
is stingless indeed,
and as beautiful as life.
- John Muir

I've been blessed by doing classic plays on Broadway,
which was one of my great dreams forever.
- Michael Emerson

Each day offers us the gift of being a special occasion
if we can simply learn that as well as giving,
it is blessed to receive with grace and a grateful heart.
- Sarah Ban Breathnach

Four years of Jimmy Carter gave us two titanic Reagan landslides,
peace and prosperity for eight blessed years -
and even a third term for his feckless vice president,
George H.W.
Bush.
- Ann Coulter

The talent that I was blessed with was really for the theater.
- David Hasselhoff

I would say that I've been lucky.
Being blessed and not really ever giving up.
- Kenneth Edmonds

I've been very blessed in my personal life and in my
career and I have never been ungrateful for what I have.
- Mandy Patinkin

Our sages of blessed memory have said that we must
not enjoy any pleasure in this world without reciting a blessing.
- Shmuel Y. Agnon

I believe the ability to think is blessed.
If you can think about a situation, you can deal with it.
The big struggle is to keep your head clear enough to think.
- Richard Pryor

Before my accident I was a little too...
selfish and self-absorbed and for me,
to now be at the place where I can kinda give back and inspire people.
I'm blessed.
I'm really blessed.
- Rick Allen

We've been called, and He has blessed.
- Willie Aames

Charlie and I were never blessed with children.
- Marge Schott

Which is why I felt I was truly blessed this year,
with leads in two nice films, and also the luxury of
being able to do a studio film and an independent afterwards was fantastic.
- Rachel True

But I think it's up to a local congregation to determine
whether or not a marriage should be blessed of God.
And it shouldn't be up to the government.
- Tony Campolo

Home - that blessed word, which opens to the human
heart the most perfect glimpse of Heaven,
and helps to carry it thither, as on an angel's wings.
- Lydia M. Child

O that our hearts were enlarged in love to God,
that we might turn inward, to the blessed comforter,
that the blessed Jesus said the Father would send.
- Elias Hicks

I feel I've been blessed with a gift of creativity and composition.
That's why I've been able to keep going.
- Robin Trower

Blessed be childhood, which brings down something of
heaven into the midst of our rough earthliness.
- Henri Frederic Amiel

I am absolutely blessed and I'm very grateful for where I am today.
- Geri Halliwell

I am blessed to have Mom and Dad.
- Kevin Eubanks

Throughout the course of my life, I've been blessed
to work with extremely talented people.
- George Dzundza

Those who are blessed with the most talent don't necessarily
outperform everyone else.
It's the people with follow-through who excel.
- Mary Kay Ash

It is a blessed thing that in every age some one has
had the individuality enough and courage enough to
stand by his own convictions.
- Robert Green Ingersoll

We all feel really blessed to have been with my dad for these 85 years.
- Beau Bridges

If you are blessed, you are blessed,
whether you are married or single.
- Greta Garbo

Never elated when someone's oppressed,
never dejected when another one's blessed.
- Alexander Pope

I'm really just a regular guy who has had an incredibly blessed life.
- Bruce Willis

I'm thrilled, I'm grateful, I'm blessed.
I played for the world's greatest professional sports team in history.
Once a Dallas Cowboy, always a Dallas Cowboy.
- Bob Hayes


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