Advice quotes and quotations
It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done.
People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.
Abigail Van Buren
A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice.
Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.
"Do-so" is more important than "say-so."
Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. No man has learned anything rightly, until he knows that every day is Doomsday.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
It takes a village to raise a child.
In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.
If better were within, better would come out.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.
G. K. Chesterton
I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day.
I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Go put your creed into the deed,
Nor speak with double tongue.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
We should be careful and discriminating in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all, we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don't follow when it damages those who take us at our word.
He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good.
It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Good things, when short, are twice as good.
I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S Truman
Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it.
He only profits from praise who values criticism.
Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe.
Alfonso the Wise
Whatever advice you give, be brief.
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.
Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace.
If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves.
If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.
One's first step in wisdom is to question everything - and one's last is to come to terms with everything.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Beware of over-great pleasure in being popular or even beloved.
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelled, and, if you do not remember, turn to a dictionary. It produces great praise to a lady to spell well.
Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Always do right--this will gratify some and astonish the rest.