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.      -- unknown
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 (c.620-560 BC)
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 (1564-1616)
Choose the hills wisely on which you must do battle.      -- unknown
Do good to thy friend to keep him, to thy enemy to gain him.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Don't believe everything you hear.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Early to bed and early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy and wise.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Focus on what's right in your world instead of what's wrong.      -- unknown
Get out of harms way.      -- Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)
Grin and bear it.      -- unknown
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.      -- unknown
Lend your money and lose your friend.      -- William Caxton (1421-1491)
Live life to the fullest because you may not have it tomorrow.      -- reader's name lost
Live your own life, for you will die your own death.     -- Latin (on life and living)
Make haste slowly.      -- Suetonius (c.69-140)
Marry in haste, repent in leisure.      -- unknown
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.      -- William Shakespeare (1564-1616)
Never bet your money on another man's game.      -- unknown
Never give advice unasked.      -- unknown
Never spend your money before you have it.      -- unknown
One day at a time.      -- unknown
Out of debt, out of danger.      -- unknown
Put on your thinking cap.      -- unknown
Rather go to bed supperless than run in debt for a breakfast.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Save for a rainy day.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)
Seek advice but use your own common sense.      -- Yiddish (on advice)
Seize the day.      -- unknown
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.      -- unknown
The only real test in life is to conquer your fears.      -- unknown
The only way to get the best of an argument is to avoid it.      -- Dale Carnegie (1888-1955)
Vessels large may venture more but little boats should keep near shore.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
When life's path is steep, keep your mind even.      -- Horace (65-8 BC)
Wish not so much to live long as to live well.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.      -- Ben Franklin (1706-1790)
Yield to all and you will soon have nothing to yield.      -- Aesop (c.620-560 BC)