Advantage Sayings and Quotes

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


The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray.     

Oscar Wilde

It is the greatest of all advantages to enjoy no advantage at all.     

Henry David Thoreau

The advantage of love at first sight is that it delays a second sight.     

Natalie Clifford Barney

When you have an advantage, you are obliged to attack; otherwise you are endangered to lose the advantage.     

Wilhelm Steinitz

Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect.      

Marcus Aurelius

Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forgo an advantage.     

Benjamin Disraeli

For myself, I want no advantage over my fellow man, and if he is weaker than I, all the more is it my duty to help him.     

Eugene V. Debs

Advantage is a better soldier than rashness.     

H.G. Bohn

Our advantages in life generally bear a direct proportion to the exertions we make to secure them; by neglecting them, they often flee from us never to return.     

W.T. Burke

The need for gain, and advantage over others, is one of the chief driving forces behind all human misery.     

Bryant McGill

Move not unless you see an advantage; use not your troops unless there is something to be gained; fight not unless the position is critical.     

Sun Tzu

There is advantage in the wisdom won from pain.     

Aeschylus

The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world. Through this I know the advantage of taking no action.     

Lao Tzu

The advantage of time and place in all practical actions is half a victory; which being lost is irrecoverable.     

Sir Francis Drake

The great advantage about telling the truth is that nobody ever believes it.     

Dorothy L. Sayers

The man who does not read good books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.      

Mark Twain

Every little advantage is of great moment when men have to come to blows.     

Niccolo Machiavelli

It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.      

Saint Augustine

We gain no easier advantage than by relentlessly pursuing our goal while others pursue an advantage.     

Robert Breault

The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is.     

Arnold Bennett

The advantage of growing up with siblings is that you become very good at fractions.     

Robert Breault

One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.     

Franklin P. Jones

We always deceive ourselves twice about the people we love - first to their advantage, then to their disadvantage.     

Albert Camus

To take advantage of unexpected opportunities, we must leave ourselves available.     

David A. Stoddard

Take advantage of it now, while you are young, and suffer all you can, because these things don't last your whole life.     

Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Obviously, the highest type of efficiency is that which can utilize existing material to the best advantage.     

Jawaharlal Nehru

Let the fear of a danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger.     

Benjamin Disraeli

Adam and Eve had many advantages, but the principal one was that they escaped teething.     

Mark Twain

Against great advantages in another, there are no means of defending ourselves except love.     

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

The only advantage of not being too good a housekeeper is that your guests are so pleased to feel how very much better they are.     

Eleanor Roosevelt