Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.— Francois de la Rochefoucauld
Unexpected Bad Advice quotations
He that gives good advice, builds with one hand;
he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
I’d compare stock pickers to astrologers but I don’t want to bad mouth astrologers.
There is nothing more hateful than bad advice.
My advice to would-be young authors is to read a lot, write a lot, and not worry about creating a finished product. Keeping a journal is not a bad idea either.
My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor.
An actor knows two important things - to be honest in what he is doing and to be in touch with the audience. That's not bad advice for a politician either.
"Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give some people.
The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
A very great man once said you should love your enemies and that's not a bad piece of advice. We can love them but, by God, that doesn't mean we're not going to fight them.
Old men are always advising young men to save money.
That is bad advice. Don't save every nickel. Invest in yourself. I never saved a dollar until I was forty years old.
At the end of the day, the only thing I ever wanted to feel was loved.
So I think if I could give someone a piece of advice, it's really learn how to be kind to yourself. In all of our ugliness and all of our brokenness and our bad choices, to really learn to nurture that part of yourself that can be your own big sister in a way.
Nothing is more confusing than people who give good advice but set a bad example.
Get it down. Take chances. It may be bad, but that's the only way you can do anything really good.
A good man giving bad advice is more dangerous than a nasty man giving bad advice.
No enemy is worse than bad advice.
. . . if you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice.
That's good advice for any young person to remember who aspires to leadership in corporate or public life. Develop a thick skin when it comes to the press. Remember you're never as bad-or as good-as the press says you are.
Sometimes economists in official positions give bad advice;
sometimes they give very, very bad advice; and sometimes they work at the OECD.
Don't take my advice. Or anyone's advice. Trust yourself. For good or for bad, happy or unhappy, it's your life, and what you do with it has always been entirely up to you.
It's hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice.
I still give my friends relationship advice, of course, and I'm not bad at it.
'Anyone's crisis but mine' is my motto.
If I had to give my younger self some advice, I think it would be that you have to laugh at things-things that scare you, things that intimidate you, things that hurt you, When you're humiliated, when you're rejected, you have to be able to take these bad experiences you have and turn them into a great dinner party joke.
When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands.
My grandfather used to say, "Learn to like art, music and literature deeply and passionately. They will be your friends when things are bad". It is true: at this time of year, when days are short and dark, and one hardly dares to open the newspapers, I turn, not vainly either, to the great creators of the past for distraction, solace and help.
Bad advice is often most fatal to the adviser.
The road to hell is paved with leeks and potatoes
No vice is so bad as advice.
It is bad advice that cannot be changed.
We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.
Don't apologize, justify or rationalize bad art or bad writing. If you do, you are part of it.
Advice to young writers? Always the same advice: learn to trust our own judgment, learn inner independence, learn to trust that time will sort the good from the bad– including your own bad.
There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.