"Tis not knowing much, but what is useful, that makes a wise man."

Thomas Fuller








Good Advice

Never leave hold of what you've got until you've got hold of something else. - Donald Hertzberg

It is the danger which is least expected that soonest comes to us.
- Voltaire
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When you go to buy, don't show your silver.
- Chinese Proverb

My advice is to consult the lives of other men, as we would a looking glass, and from thence fetch examples of our own imitation.
- Terence

I buy when other people are selling.
- J. Paul Getty

One ought, every day at least, to hear a little song, read a good poem, see a fine picture, and if it were possible, speak a few reasonable words
- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Life is pretty simple: You do some stuff. Most fails. Some works. You do more of what works. If it works big, others quickly copy it. Then you do something else. The trick is the doing something else.
- Leonardo da Vinci

Whatever advice you give, be short.
- Horace

The soul which has no fixed purpose in life is lost; to be everywhere, is to be nowhere.
- Michel de Montaigne

A man would do well to carry a pencil in his pocket and write down the thoughts of the moment. Those that come unsought for are commonly the most valuable, and should be secured, because they seldom return.
- Francis Bacon

You must lose a fly to catch a trout.
- George Herbert

Write injuries in dust, benefits in marble.
- Benjamin Franklin

The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.
- Author Unknown

Never put your hand out farther than you can draw it back again.
- Irish proverb

Don't give cherries to a pig; don't give advice to a fool.
- Irish Proverb

The golden rule is to act fearlessly upon what you believe to be right. - Mahatma Gandhi

Consult: to seek another's advice on a course already decided upon.
- Ambrose Pierce

The wise man never loses his temper.
- Cicero

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
- Karl von Knebel

I've seen many men avoid the region of good advice before they were really near it.

Our life is frittered away by detail. Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity! I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million, count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumb-nail.
- Henry D. Thoreau

He who begins many things finishes but few.
- German Proverb

When angry, count ten before you speak; if very angry, a hundred.
- Thomas Jefferson

He who is everywhere is nowhere.
- Seneca the Younger

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

Only do always in health what you have often promised to do when you are sick.
- Sigismund

Let no man presume to give advice to others, that has not first given counsel to himself.
- Seneca

Seek not the favor of the multitude; it is seldom got by honest and lawful means. But seek the testimony of few; and number not voices, but weigh them.
- Immanuel Kant

We must use time as a tool, not as a couch.
John Fitzgerald Kennedy

Think like a man of action, act like a man of thought.
- Henri Bergson

Never advise any one to go to war or to marry.
- Spanish Proverb

Fear the goat from the front, the horse from the rear, and the man from all sides.
- Russian Proverb

The secret to success is constancy to purpose.
- Benjamin Disraeli

You should not live one way in private, another in public.
- Publilius Syrus

Better bend than break.
- Scottish Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.
- English Proverb

Do not look where you fell, but where you slipped.
- African Proverb

If you have no money, be polite.
- Danish Proverb

People are not so liberal with anything as with advice.
- La Roche

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself; you will never err if you listen to your own suggestions.
- Cicero


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