quote by Francois de la Rochefoucauld

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

— Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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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.

Bad advice quote One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
One bad chapter does not mean your story is over.
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I’d compare stock pickers to astrologers but I don’t want to bad mouth astrologers.

Bad advice quote To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone
To thrive in life you need three bones. A wishbone. A backbone. And a funny bone.

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.

Bad advice quote Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good
Persist to overcome. He that can't endure the bad, will not live to see the good.

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.

Bad advice quote If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is
If you have a bad thought about yourself, tell it to go to hell because that is exactly where it came from.

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.

Bad advice quote Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experie
Never regret a day in your life: good days give happiness, bad days give experience, worst days give lessons, and best days give memories.

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.

Bad advice quote There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealous
There is a battle of two wolves inside us all. One is evil. It is anger, jealousy, greed, resentment, lies, inferiority and ego. The other is good. It is joy, peace, love, hope, humility, kindness, empathy and truth. The wolf that wins? The one you feed.

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.

Bad advice quote If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
If you love deeply, you're going to get hurt badly. But it's still worth it.
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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.

Bad advice quote If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
If you want to be good at something, you must first be willing to be bad at it.
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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.

Bad advice quote You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren
You will have bad times, but they will always wake you up to the stuff you weren't paying attention to.

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.

Bad advice quote You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.
You have to fight through the bad days in order to earn the best days.

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.

Bad advice quote Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.
Don't let a bad day make you feel like you have a bad life.

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.

The road to Hell is paved with unbought stuffed dogs.