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