When we seek to discover the best in others, we somehow bring out the best in ourselves.

William Arthur Ward

William Arthur Ward was a motivational speaker of the mid-20th century, best known for his books of pithy sayings. His life advice covered everything from gratitude and friendship to hard work and consideration for others. Ward was also a prominent figure in his academic and social communities, gaining an honorary doctorate from Oklahoma City University and serving in various Methodist church leadership positions. With these words, he reminds us that being supportive of other people and choosing to see the best in them can help us grow into the best versions of ourselves.