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.      


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.      


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.      


Get out of harms way.      

Miguel de Cervantes (1547-1616)

Grin and bear it.


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.      


Lend your money and lose your friend.      

William Caxton (1421-1491)

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 (c.69-140)

Marry in haste, repent in leisure.      


Neither a borrower nor a lender be.      

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)