Quotes About Advice

Awesome Quotes and Sayings About Good Advice

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What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it. Don’t complain.
~ Maya Angelou


When you get rid of your negative thoughts, positive things will start to happen.

Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud.
~ Maya Angelou


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


~ Erica Jong


Marilyn Monroe


If a man will begin with certainties, he shall end in doubts; but if he will be content to begin with doubts, he shall end in certainties.
~ Francis Bacon, The Advancement Of Learning


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


~ Gordon R. Dickson


Never miss a good chance to shut up.
~ Will Rogers


Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.


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


~ Henry Wheeler Shaw


Here’s some advice. Stay alive.
~ Suzanne Collins, The Hunger Games


Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don't.


A word to the wise ain’t necessary — it’s the stupid ones who need the advice.


~ Bill Cosby


We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.
~ Randy Pausch, The Last Lecture


Never hate your enemies. It affects your judgement.


It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.


~ William Shakespeare


Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
~ Paulo Coelho, Brida


Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.


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


~ Charles Varlet de La Grange


A mathematical formula for happiness:Reality divided by Expectations.There were two ways to be happy:improve your reality or lower your expectations.
~ Jodi Picoult, Nineteen Minutes


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


An eye for an eye will only make the whole world blind.


Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
~ Benjamin Franklin


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


~ Solon


We don't make mistakes, just happy little accidents.


I don’t care if you’re black, white, straight, bisexual, gay, lesbian, short, tall, fat, skinny, rich or poor. If you’re nice to me, I’ll be nice to you. Simple as that.
~ Robert Michaels MD


No one wants advice – only corroboration.


~ John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent


Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up.
~ Robert Frost


Some folks are wise and some are otherwise.


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


~ Mary Wortley Montagu


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, An Ideal Husband


Don't let people drive you crazy when you know it's within walking distance.



The Four Agreements
1. Be impeccable with your word.
2. Don’t take anything personally.
3. Don’t make assumptions.
4. Always do your best.
~ Miguel Ruiz, The Four Agreements: A Practical Guide to Personal Freedom


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


~ Edgar Watson Howe


One final paragraph of advice: do not burn yourselves out. Be as I am – a reluctant enthusiast….a part-time crusader, a half-hearted fanatic. Save the other half of yourselves and your lives for pleasure and adventure. It is not enough to fight for the land; it is even more important to enjoy it. While you can. While it’s still here. So get out there and hunt and fish and mess around with your friends, ramble out yonder and explore the forests, climb the mountains, bag the peaks, run the rivers, breathe deep of that yet sweet and lucid air, sit quietly for a while and contemplate the precious stillness, the lovely, mysterious, and awesome space. Enjoy yourselves, keep your brain in your head and your head firmly attached to the body, the body active and alive, and I promise you this much; I promise you this one sweet victory over our enemies, over those desk-bound men and women with their hearts in a safe deposit box, and their eyes hypnotized by desk calculators. I promise you this; You will outlive the bastards.
~ Edward Abbey


If you don't like how things are, change it! You're not a tree.


Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.


~ Cicero


Write with the door closed, rewrite with the door open.
~ Stephen King, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft


Always speak politely to an enraged dragon.
~ Steven Brust, Jhereg


Be not afraid of growing slowly, be afraid only of standing still.


A wise man gets more use from his enemies than a fool from his friends.
~ Baltasar Gracián, The Art of Worldly Wisdom


I’m bored’ is a useless thing to say. I mean, you live in a great, big, vast world that you’ve seen none percent of. Even the inside of your own mind is endless; it goes on forever, inwardly, do you understand? The fact that you’re alive is amazing, so you don’t get to say ‘I’m bored.”
~ Louis C.K.


My advice for a person who’s just fallen out of a skyscraper window is, Flap your arms…faster.
~ Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me


Don't be pushed by your problems, be led by your dreams.


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


Do not ask your children
to strive for extraordinary lives.
Such striving may seem admirable,
but it is the way of foolishness.
Help them instead to find the wonder
and the marvel of an ordinary life.
Show them the joy of tasting
tomatoes, apples and pears.
Show them how to cry
when pets and people die.
Show them the infinite pleasure
in the touch of a hand.
And make the ordinary come alive for them.
The extraordinary will take care of itself.
~ William Martin, The Parent’s Tao Te Ching: Ancient Advice for Modern Parents


If you cannot inspire a woman with love of you, fill her above the brim with love of herself ~ all that runs over will be yours.
~ Charles Caleb Colton


 Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life


I don’t think anyone can give you advice when you’ve got a broken heart.
~ Britney Spears


You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.
~ Steve Jobs


Don’t own so much clutter that you will be relieved to see your house catch fire.
~ Wendell Berry


I used to thing the worst thing in life was to end up all alone, it's not. The worst thing in life is to end up with people that make you feel all alone.


I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
~ Edna St. Vincent Millay


Be silent and safe — silence never betrays you;
Be true to your word and your work and your friend;
Put least trust in him who is foremost to praise you,
Nor judge of a road till it draw to the end.
~ John Boyle O’Reilly, Life of John Boyle O’Reilly


One of the greatest pieces of advice I’ve ever gotten in my life was from my mom. When I was a little kid there was a kid who was bugging me at school and she said “Okay, I’m gonna tell you what to do. If the kid’s bugging you and puts his hands on you; you pick up the nearest rock…
~ Johnny Depp


Never trust anyone who has not brought a book with them.


The best way to predict your future is to create it
~ Abraham Lincoln


Always and never are two words you should always remember never to use.
~ Wendell Johnson


If you can keep your head when all about you
Are losing theirs and blaming it on you,
If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you,
But make allowance for their doubting too;!
~ Rudyard Kipling, If: A Father’s Advice to His Son


 You can close your eyes to the things you don't want to see, but you can't close your heart to the things you don't want to feel.


Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
~ J.R.R. Tolkien, The Fellowship of the Ring


Every immigrant who comes here should be required within five years to learn English or leave the country.
~ Theodore Roosevelt


Opening up to the wrong person is like putting ammo in their hands.
~ Lisa Kleypas, Sugar Daddy


 Teaching children to count is fine, but teaching them what counts is best.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.
~ Erica Jong


Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall.
~ William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet


Self-consciousness kills communication.
~ Rick Steves


You are a master of the words you don't say and a slave to the ones you do.


It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
~ Anne Tyler


It’s easy to look back and see it, and it’s easy to give the advice. But the sad fact is, most people don’t look beneath the surface until it’s too late.
~ Wendelin Van Draanen


The invariable mark of wisdom is to see the miraculous in the common.


If your clothes are enough to drive would-be friends away, they’re not the kind of friends you want.”
Typical mother advice. Sweet, honest, and completely useless.
~ Aprilynne Pike, Wings


If you are afraid of being lonely, don’t try to be right.
~ Jules Renard


Life is what we make it, always has been, always will be.


I always advise people never to give advice.
~ P.G. Wodehouse


Never give advice unless you have walked the walk, because anybody can talk the talk.
~ Valencia Mackie


Do or do not There is no Try.


Grown-up people do not know that a child can give exceedingly good advice even in the most difficult case.
~ Fyodor Dostoyevsky, The Idiot


Remember: when people tell you something’s wrong or doesn’t work for them, they are almost always right. When they tell you exactly what they think is wrong and how to fix it, they are almost always wrong.
~ Neil Gaiman


Worry often gives a small thing a big shadow


I wish the masses of people would all follow my advice, because I’d throw it off a cliff.
~ Jarod Kintz, It Occurred to Me


All your life people will tell you things. And most of the time, probably ninety-five percent of the time, what they’ll tell you will be wrong.
~ Michael Crichton, The Lost World


One of the symptoms of an approaching nervous breakdown is the belief that one's work is terribly important.


Love your Enemies, for they tell you your Faults.
~ Benjamin Franklin, Poor Richard’s Almanack


This is one more piece of advice I have for you: don’t get impatient. Even if things are so tangled up you can’t do anything, don’t get desperate or blow a fuse and start yanking on one particular thread before it’s ready to come undone. You have to realize it’s going to be a
long process and that you’ll work on things slowly, one at a time.
~ Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood


Patience is the companion of wisdom.


Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it.
~ Sophie Kinsella, Confessions of a Shopaholic


My mother always said ‘Don’t bother other people.’ I think that’s good advice.
~ Amy Sedaris


Patience is a remedy for every sorrow


Pack a pillow and blanket and see as much of the world as you can.You will not regret it.
~ Jhumpa Lahiri, The Namesake


On your birthday you should throw me a party. This is my advice for everybody, especially my clones.
~ Jarod Kintz, $3.33