Advice Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old advice quotes, advice sayings, and advice proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush.      

Latin Proverb

A good example is the best sermon.      

English (on advice)

A penny saved is a penny earned.      

Scottish Proverb

A stitch in time saves nine.      

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Advice after mischief is like medicine after death.      

Danish (on advice)

Advise no one to go to war or marry.      

Spanish (on advice)

Avoid a cure that is worse than the disease.      

Aesop

Before you marry keep both eyes open; after marriage keep one eye shut.     

Jamaican (on marriage)

Better late than never.      

Roman Proverb

Better three hours too soon than a minute too late.      

William Shakespeare

Choose the hills wisely on which you must do battle.      

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Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.      

Benjamin Franklin

Don't believe everything you hear.      

Aesop

Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.      

Benjamin Franklin

Focus on what's right in your world instead of what's wrong.      

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Get out of harms way.      

Miguel de Cervantes

Grin and bear it.      

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If you are hiding, don't light a fire.      

Ghanaian (on common sense)

If you can't bite, better not show your teeth.      

Yiddish (on common sense)

In night there is counsel.      

Greek (on advice)

Interest on debt grows without rain.     

Yiddish (on indebtedness)

It is better to prevent than to cure.      

Peruvian (on common sense)

It is easy to advise the wise.      

Serbian (on advice)

Keep an open mind.      

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Lend your money and lose your friend.      

William Caxton

Live life to the fullest because you may not have it tomorrow.      

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Live your own life, for you will die your own death.     

Latin (on life and living)

Make haste slowly.      

Suetonius

Marry in haste, repent in leisure.      

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Neither a borrower nor a lender be.      

William Shakespeare

Never bet your money on another man's game.      

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Never give advice unasked.      

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Never spend your money before you have it.      

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One day at a time.      

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Out of debt, out of danger.      

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Put on your thinking cap.      

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Rather go to bed supperless than run in debt for a breakfast.      

Benjamin Franklin

Save for a rainy day.      

Aesop

Seek advice but use your own common sense.      

Yiddish (on advice)

Seize the day.      

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Spending is quick; earning is slow.      

Russian (on thrift)

Teeth placed before the tongue give good advice.      

Italian (on advice)

The best cure for a short temper is a long walk.      

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The only real test in life is to conquer your fears.      

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The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.      

Dale Carnegie

Vessels large may venture more but little boats should keep near shore.      

Benjamin Franklin

When life's path is steep, keep your mind even.      

Horace

Wish not so much to live long as to live well.      

Benjamin Franklin

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.      

Benjamin Franklin

Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.      

Aesop

Just smiling goes a long way toward making you feel better about life. And when you feel better about life, your life is better.     

Art Linkletter

One of the quickest ways to feel better is be kind, helpful and generous.     

Frances Goodhart

Yet sometimes just reliving the memory behind an emotion is enough to make you feel better.     

Andrew Tener

Happy life has more to do with what's inside you than with who's traveling beside you.     

Mandy Hale

When you face the adversity of challenging experiences head on you, you develop the skills, abilities, and strength, to face other adversities in the future.     

James A. Murphy

An action is always better than no action, and the right action will create more certainty and faith in your ability to take bigger risks.     

James A. Murphy

Don't play hide n seek with life. You can't hide form life challenges without seeking timely solution.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Try your best to stay positive even when tides are not in your favor.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Life's hard. It's even harder when you're stupid.     

John Wayne

It is better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to open one's mouth and remove all doubt.     

Abraham Lincoln

Everything and anything is possible when you believe, put forth some action, and focus!     

Aliya Abbas

To push forward and show the world that you won't take any more of this nonsense truly defines the person you are and want to be.     

Anthony Rosario Wagner

Hitting your bottom is like depression--it is the first step towards feeling better.     

Tuchy Palmieri

Whatever you think, that you will be. If you think yourselves weak, weak you will be; if you think yourselves strong, strong you will be.     

Swami Vivekananda

Have faith in yourselves, great convictions are the mothers of great deeds.     

Swami Vivekananda

The winner in you must be ready to show up at all times, without fail in any given situation.     

Laura Lyseight

Accept the challenges so that you may feel the exhilaration of victory.     

George S Patton

Seek not, my soul, the life of immortals; but enjoy to the full the resources that are within thy reach.     

Pindar

Look not mournfully into the past. It comes not back again. Wisely improve the present. It is thine. Go forth to meet the shadowy future, without fear.     

Longfellow

Concentrating on the present moment can make you feel calmer, more grounded and accepting.     

Frances Goodhart

But try to remind yourself that 'feeling better' is not set in stone. Only you can know what 'feeling better' really means.     

Frances Goodhart

If you can't reach the sky the first time you jump, grab onto something and gradually climb your way to the top.     

Derrick D. Richardson

You, alone, are already all the things you could ever hope to be: confident, happy, free, spirited, ambitious, determined, independent, strong, and most of all, brave.     

Mandy Hale

It doesn't mean you're ready to sign a lifetime oath of singleness, or that you've given up the hope of finding your Happy Ending.     

Mandy Hale

If you feel better after examining an emotion, it's because you're mind replaced a negative assumption with a new, more positive interpretation.     

Andrew Tener

You can be young without money, but you can be old without it.     

Tennesse Williams

Gain strength through adversity simply means, what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger.     

James A. Murphy

Everyone wants to shine for someone. It's who you want to shine for that determines your character.     

Derrick D. Richardson

At times in life we get tired, we may get weak, and forget to seek, but as we sit patiently, we hear him speak.     

Arlene De’Sha Jennings

Always hold your head high, it will provide a sense of pride and will feel better inside.     

Arlene De’Sha Jennings

When life sends us a battlefield, we are blessed to be armed with a shield.     

Arlene De’Sha Jennings

Faith and doubt cannot exist in the same time, for one will dispel the other.     

Thomas S Monson

Never say, 'No', never say 'I cannot', for you are infinite, even time and space are nothing compared with your nature. You can do anything and everything, you are almighty.     

Swami Vivekananda

Money puts you in a circle that broadens your horizons and leads you to exposure.     

Derrick D. Richardson

Challenges will come your way. But you must not lose faith or get discouraged by the temporary setbacks and roadblocks.     

Dr. Roopleen

Nothing is this world is impossible to accomplish if you are determined to pursue it. You have within you immense power, strength, and potential.     

Dr. Roopleen

Difficulties only make you aware of your strengths and bring out the best in you. They have made you who you are and have helped you reach where you are today.     

Dr. Roopleen

So come what may, never give up and never lose hope. No matter how big the troubles are, they cannot keep you down if your determination to get back on your feet is strong enough.     

Dr. Roopleen

When the chips are down and you are feeling worn out, give yourself a boost to get yourself back on track.     

Dr. Roopleen

Above all else, honor your body's own wisdom; you'll know which ideas feel good to you and which, for whatever reason, give you pause.     

Eve Menezes Cunningham

Let yourself picture everything being better than you've ever dreamed.     

Eve Menezes Cunningham

To do the best you can each moment is to manifest genius in living.     

Theodore Roosevelt

Your vision will become clear only when you can look into your own heart . Who looks inside, dreams; who looks inside, awakes.     

Carl Jung

Watch the world not just by your eyes but through your heart. Life is beautiful.     

Sandeep Ravidutt Sharma

Don't ignore crisis when it comes. They are meant to remind us that the wisdoms of yesterday had expired and should be discarded for new ones.     

Ugochukwu Victor Okpara

As tides of life rise and fall, life is constant, like the waves crashing upon the shore. Persistence is the key in high and low times...     

James A. Murphy

From the word go, those who win the race of success and legacy started with the lifestyle of humility, audacity, integrity, sagacity and prosperity-mentality.     

Anyaele Sam Chiyson

Every experience you have experienced were necessary to enable you see-through the responsibility in maturity.     

Anyaele Sam Chiyson

No matter the challenges you are going through, great people went through it and came out of it. You are coming out a success; you are a success.     

Ifeanyi Enoch Onuoha

Life is given. Living is work.     

Derrick D. Richardson

It takes more than your paycheck to provide a nice household. It also takes giving of yourself.     

Derrick D. Richardson

Always give with a happy heart--that's what makes it real.     

Deepak Chopra

Way to a happy life-believe that anything is possible.     

Deepak Chopra

Responsibility does not only lie with the leaders of our countries or with those who have been appointed or elected to do a particular job. It lies with each of us individually. Peace, for example, starts within each one of us. When we have inner peace, we can be at peace with those around us.     

Dalai Lama

To be merciful means to grow in a love which is courageous, generous and real.     

Pope Francis

We must also look into our feelings of grief and loss. When we accept that everything is constantly changing, when we accept the inevitability that people and animals die, we can deal with pain in a much better fashion.     

Aaron Soltys

Embrace your grief and your sadness felt towards those that have passed and remember them with love.     

Aaron Soltys

Replace your grief with love and appreciation. That is truly what any who have departed from our lives would wish for us.     

Aaron Soltys

You are more powerful than your circumstances. They don't define you. You do.     

Jon Gordon

The story you tell yourself defines the life you live and the actions you take. It's important to tell yourself a positive story.     

Jon Gordon

While fear and worry can weaken or harden you, love transforms you and the people and situations around you.     

Jon Gordon

You don't have to wait to feel positive enough for a smile to happen. You can generate a positive feeling by smiling. Your smile can be the source of your positivity, not the result of it. Smile more today.     

Jon Gordon

Success is living my life based on purpose.     

Malene Barnett

Be authentic. Own your work style and don't ever think you have to change who you are to be successful.     

Cheryl Day

The world's successful people are more good and giving than most imagine.     

Brendon Burchard