Friday, September 4, 2009

Before You

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.
~ William Arthur Ward~
I used to have this quote taped on my desk at my business office.  I looked at it every single day and I absorbed the words like a sponge.  This is one of the most profound things I've ever read.  It's simple, but an inspiring way to live.


  1. extremely profound....thanks for letting us share this with you !

  2. I wasn't sure which blog to comment on! They are all so pretty and very good reads. However I do like this quote very much, they are wise words.

    I just wanted to say thank you for your wise words on my last post. I do appreciate your thoughts. I am sorry you have felt as I do at home now. I hope it all worked out for you.

  3. uplifting and inspiring, Jer! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Great post and very wise words to live by! Excellent!

  5. Hello Jarielyn, I am on my rounds of visiting FSO blogs. But I can't open yours. Is there any problem about it?

  6. wonderful quote. something I should read more often also.

  7. I love reading William Arthur Ward quotes. His words are often filled with wisdom.

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