Advice quotes

If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance.

Abraham Lincoln

Hold on



with a bulldog grip, and chew and choke as much as possible.

Abraham Lincoln


If you look for the bad in people expecting to find it, you surely will.

Abraham Lincoln



Important principles may, and must, be inflexible.

Abraham Lincoln


Always bear in mind that your own resolution to succeed is more important than any other.

Abraham Lincoln



Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all doubt.

Abraham Lincoln



Discourage litigation. Persuade your neighbors to compromise whenever you can. As a peacemaker the lawyer has superior opportunity of being a good man. There will still be business enough.

Abraham Lincoln


As our case is new, we must think and act anew.

Abraham Lincoln


Be sure you put your feet in the right place, then stand firm.

Abraham Lincoln


In a free government the demand for moral qualities should be made superior to that of talents.

Andrew Jackson



The moment we engage in confederations, or alliances with any nation we may from that time date the downfall of our republic.

Andrew Jackson


Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most, always like it the least.

Philip Stanhope



Fools need Advice most, but wise Men only are the better for it.

Benjamin Franklin


Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.

James Geary



I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde



A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

Joseph Addison


We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.

Benjamin Franklin



Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Erica Jong


The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith


Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.

J.R.R. Tolkien


Take this advice: know when to stay and when to get out.

Swami Raj


Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.

Stanislaw Jerzy Lec


It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, - always do what you are afraid to do.

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.

Gordon R. Dickson


We must be very careful when we give advice to younger people: sometimes they follow it!

Edsger W. Dijkstra



Advice is generally much better received when the advisor is entertaining..

Anonymous


No one wants advice - only corroboration.

John Steinbeck


In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.

Solon


No enemy is worse than bad advice.

Sophocles


He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.

Karl von Knebel


Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear.

Mason Cooley


When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Erma Bombeck


Never give advice - a wise man won't need it, a fool won't heed it.

Anonymous


When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.

Josh Billings


There is no cramming for the test of life.

Madeleine Albright


Advice after injury is like medicine after death.

Danish Proverb


Good advice is better than bad advice, if you know the difference.

Anonymous


A woman's advice is a poor thing, but he is a fool who does not take it.

Spanish Proverb


All that is valuable in human society depends upon the opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Albert Einstein


Before God we are all equally wise - and equally foolish.

Albert Einstein


Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age eighteen.

Albert Einstein


One does not have to be an angel in order to be saint.

Albert Schweitzer


Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly, even if they roll a few stones upon it.

Albert Schweitzer


Prohibition has made nothing but trouble.

Al Capone


Since people are going to be living longer and getting older, they'll just have to learn how to be babies longer.

Andy Warhol


Democracy is when the indigent, and not the men of property, are the rulers.

Aristotle


Bring your desires down to your present means. Increase them only when your increased means permit. 

Aristotle


Change in all things is sweet.

Aristotle


Character may almost be called the most effective means of persuasion.

Aristotle


He who is unable to live in society, or who has no need because he is sufficient for himself, must be either a beast or a god.

Aristotle


All ballplayers should quit when it starts to feel as if all the baselines run uphill.

Babe Ruth


A majority is always better than the best repartee.

Benjamin Disraeli


Be amusing: never tell unkind stories; above all, never tell long ones.

Benjamin Disraeli


Everyone likes flattery; and when you come to Royalty you should lay it on with a trowel.

Benjamin Disraeli


Frank and explicit - that is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and confuse the minds of others.

Benjamin Disraeli


Genius, when young, is divine.

Benjamin Disraeli


Never complain and never explain.

Benjamin Disraeli


Never take anything for granted.

Benjamin Disraeli


If you think your teacher is tough, wait until you get a boss. He doesn't have tenure.

Bill Gates


This is a fantastic time to be entering the business world, because business is going to change more in the next 10 years than it has in the last 50.

Bill Gates


Don't gain the world and lose your soul, wisdom is better than silver or gold.

Bob Marley


The good times of today, are the sad thoughts of tomorrow.

Bob Marley


Don't worry about a thing, every little thing is gonna be alright.

Bob Marley


You ain't gonna miss your water until your well runs dry.

Bob Marley


Tell the children the truth.

Bob Marley


When you smoke the herb, it reveals you to yourself.

Bob Marley


The authorities tell you that you mustn't smoke herb because it's bad for you. Yet if they catch you at it they'll carry you off to prison. I think it's better to be smoking herb out here free than being in prison.

Bob Marley


Oh Mockingbird have you ever heard words that I've never heard.

Bob Marley


We thought that we had the answers, it was the questions we had wrong.

Bono


Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.

Bruce Lee


It is not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.

Bruce Lee


Obey the principles without being bound by them.

Bruce Lee


A dog is not considered a good dog because he is a good barker. A man is not considered a good man because he is a good talker.

Buddha


The very essence of instinct is that it's followed independently of reason.

Charles Darwin


There is nothing good or evil save in the will.

Charles Dickens


Words are cheap. The biggest thing you can say is 'elephant'.

Charlie Chaplin


He who speaks without modesty will find it difficult to make his words good.

Confucius


Ignorance is the night of the mind, but a night without moon and star.

Confucius


When we see men of a contrary character, we should turn inwards and examine ourselves.

Confucius


Be not ashamed of mistakes and thus make them crimes.

Confucius


Before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves.

Confucius


Study the past if you would define the future.

Confucius


Do not impose on others what you yourself do not desire.

Confucius


Study the past, if you would divine the future.

Confucius


Keep your face to the sunshine and you cannot see a shadow.

Helen Keller


The worst crime is faking it.

Kurt Cobain


If you ever need anything please don't hesitate to ask someone else first.

Kurt Cobain


Wanting to be someone else is a waste of the person you are.

Kurt Cobain


It's better to burn out than fade away.

Kurt Cobain


It's okay to eat fish because they don't have any feelings.

Kurt Cobain


Rather be dead than cool.

Kurt Cobain


Ideas or the lack of them can cause disease.

Kurt Vonnegut


We are healthy only to the extent that our ideas are humane.

Kurt Vonnegut


When armies are mobilized and issues are joined,The man who is sorry over the fact will win.

Lao Tzu


To know that you do not know is the best. To pretend to know when you do not know is a disease.

Lao Tzu


If you do not change direction, you may end up where you are heading.

Lao Tzu


Fanaticism must be put to sleep before it can be eradicated.

Napoleon Bonaparte


Never depend on the multitude, full of instability and whims; always take precautions against it.

Napoleon Bonaparte


Among other evils which being unarmed brings you, it causes you to be despised.

Niccolo Machiavelli


You can have it all. You just can't have it all at once.

Oprah Winfrey


Real integrity is doing the right thing, knowing that nobody's going to know whether you did it or not.

Oprah Winfrey


Every time you suppress some part of yourself or allow others to play you small, you are in essence ignoring the owner's manual your creator gave you and destroying your design.

Oprah Winfrey


Arguments are to be avoided; they are always vulgar and often convincing.

Oscar Wilde


It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is fatal.

Oscar Wilde


The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde


One should absorb the colour of life, but one should never remember its details. Details are always vulgar.

Oscar Wilde


You cannot conceive the many without the one.

Plato


You are young, my son, and, as the years go by, time will change and even reverse many of your present opinions. Refrain therefore awhile from setting yourself up as a judge of the highest matters.

Plato


Bodily exercise, when compulsory, does no harm to the body; but knowledge which is acquired under compulsion obtains no hold on the mind.

Plato


If your morals make you dreary, depend on it, they are wrong.

Robert Louis Stevenson


Nothing like a little judicious levity.

Robert Louis Stevenson


The habit of being happy enables one to be freed, or largely freed, from the domination of outward conditions.

Robert Louis Stevenson


To be idle requires a strong sense of personal identity.

Robert Louis Stevenson


You can read Kant by yourself, if you wanted to; but you must share a joke with someone else.

Robert Louis Stevenson


God turns you from one feeling to another and teaches by means of opposites, so that you will have two wings to fly, not one.

Rumi


Those who do not want to imitate anything, produce nothing.

Salvador Dali


An overflow of good converts to bad.

William Shakespeare


And oftentimes excusing of a fault doth make the fault the worse by the excuse.

William Shakespeare


Better a witty fool than a foolish wit.

William Shakespeare


Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.

William Shakespeare


Everyone ought to bear patiently the results of his own conduct.

William Shakespeare


Give every man thy ear, but few they voice.

William Shakespeare


He that is giddy thinks the world turns round.

William Shakespeare


The nearest way to glory is to strive to be what you wish to be thought to be.

Socrates


What you cannot enforce, do not command.

Socrates


No great intellectual thing was ever done by great effort.

Theodore Roosevelt


Order without liberty and liberty without order are equally destructive.

Theodore Roosevelt


Speak softly and carry a big stick. You will go far.

Theodore Roosevelt


We don't know a millionth of one percent about anything.

Thomas A. Edison


Do well and you will have no need for ancestors.

Voltaire


Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.

Voltaire


Think for yourselves and let others enjoy the privilege to do so too.

Voltaire


The man who leaves money to charity in his will is only giving away what no longer belongs to him.

Voltaire


Nothing endures but personal qualities.

Walt Whitman

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.

Gloria Steinem


Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Harper Lee


If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.

Norman Ralph Augustine


She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).

Lewis Carroll


The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone's advice.

Eddie Murphy


I never take advice from anyone more messed up than I am.

Tom Hopkin


The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.

Arthur Helps


Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.

Theodor Adorno


Some of the best advice I've had comes from junior officers and enlisted men.

Chester W. Nimitz


Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.

Edna St. Vincent Millay


Quit now, you'll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you'll be halfway there.

David Zucker


My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.

Thornton Wilder


The best advice I've received is to be yourself. The best artists do that.

Frank Gehry


Listen to advice, but follow your heart.

Conway Twitty


My advice: Take a second out of the day today and be thankful for your family.

Jenna Morasca


Anybody who thinks talk is cheap should get some legal advice.

Franklin P. Jones


Great advice comes from people that have been around a lot longer than you.

Zac Efron


Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Khalil Gibran


In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.

Winston Churchill


We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

Tom Stoppard


I create offbeat advice; I don't follow it. I rarely take third party advice on my investments.

Mark Cuban


I haven't been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future.

Billy Graham


The worst men often give the best advice.

Francis Bacon


Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld


Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld


Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Baltasar Gracian


Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Josh Billings


I do not live on false promises. I cannot afford to live on bad advice.

Robert Kiyosaki


When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

Saul Bellow


Don't give your advice before you are called upon.

Desiderius Erasmus


Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.

Aesop


The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.

Anonymous


It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.

William Shakespeare


The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.

Anonymous


It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld


I never had a man come to me for advice yet, but what I soon discovered that he thought more of his own opinion than he did of mine.

Josh Billings


Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

Mary Wortley Montague


A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Edgar Watson Howe.


Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Cicero


Here's some advice. Stay alive.

Suzanne Collins


Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.

Bruce Lee


To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.

Eleanor Roosevelt


As a writer, you should not judge, you should understand.

Ernest Hemingway


Don't ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.

Robert Frost


The only good thing to do with good advice is pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde


Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld


When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.

Lucius Annaeus Seneca


To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

Wilson Mizner


In life, you need many more things besides talent. Things like good advice and common sense.

Hack Wilson


To think well and to consent to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.

Herodotus


I got good advice once. Someone said to me: 'Live in your money rather than look at it.'

Simon Cowell


The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.

Eden Phillpotts


It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.

Francois De La Rochefoucauld


If someone gives you so-called good advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of ten times.

Anselm Feuerbach


Advice is like cooking you should try it before you feed it to others.

Croft M. Pentz


Advice is like mushrooms. The wrong kind can prove fatal.

E. C. Mckenzie


The trouble with good advice is that it usually interferes with our plans.

Croft M. Pentz


Let men be wise by instinct if they can, but when this fails be wise by good advice.

Sophocles


What makes a fool is an inability to take even his own good advice.

William Faulkner


If you listen too much to advice, you may wind up making other people's mistakes.

Croft M. Pentz


Good advice is like a proverb: the meaning depends on the interpretation.

Rebecca L. Walkowitz


Some men, like a wet dog, sprinkle a shower of advice over you when you are least prepared for a bath.

Austin O'Malley


The trouble with advice is that it's usually something you don't want to hear.

Charles De Lint


The wisest man is he who does not require advice.

Edward Counsel


Advice is like a stranger; if welcome, he stays the night; if not welcome, he returns home that day.

African Proverb


One problem with being an expert on everything is that you cannot turn to anyone else for advice.

Gary W. Smith


Let us think the unthinkable, let us do the undoable, let us prepare to grapple with the ineffable itself, and see if we may not eff it after all.

Douglas Adams


All opinions are not equal. Some are a very great deal more robust, sophisticated and well supported in logic and argument than others.

Douglas Adams


Anything invented after you're thirty-five is against the natural order of things.

Douglas Adams


We are stuck with technology when what we really want is just stuff that works.

Douglas Adams


A learning experience is one of those things that say, "You know that thing you just did? Don't do that."

Douglas Adams


Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go.

T. S. Eliot


Do what you feel in your heart to be right  for you'll be criticized anyway. You'll be "damned if you do, and damned if you don't."

Eleanor Roosevelt


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