21 thought-provoking quotes about advice


How do you feel about giving advice?

How do you feel about getting advice?

If you’re anything like me then you’re much more comfortable with giving rather than getting.

When we give advice our intentions are usually good but rarely does it come over that way to the recipient of our advice, unless it resonates with what they had in mind anyway.

So when you’re considering giving someone the benefit of your own personal wisdom, a good question to ask yourself is, “If I were to be on the receiving end of the advice I’m about to give, how would I feel and how would I react?

If you think that your reaction would be negative then perhaps you shouldn’t give that advice at all.

And remember, if you much give advice then tone matters. How you say something is just as important as what you say.

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and treat then as you’d like to be treated. That way your advice might have a better chance of being well received.

Of course, they’re just my views dear reader. However there are plenty of people who might have different views when it comes to advice.

So here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about advice from the great and the good to offer you a more balanced view on the subject.

Quotes about advice:

  1. The best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it. ~Harry S Truman
  2. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. ~Warren Buffett
  3. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. ~Harper Lee
  5. Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
  6. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. ~Benjamin Franklin
  7. The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice. ~Eddie Murphy
  8. My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it. ~Shawn Mendes
  9. The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none. ~Eden Phillpotts
  10. The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. ~David Bailey
  11. Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. ~Priyanka Chopra
  12. My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. ~Simon Cowell
  13. My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically. ~Stephen Hawking
  14. Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it. ~Agatha Christie
  15. My only advice is, follow your dream and do whatever you like to do the most. I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made. ~Jorge Ramos
  16. I never take advice from anyone more messed up than I am. ~Tom Hopkins
  17. If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. ~Norman Ralph Augustine
  18. A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. ~E W Howe
  19. The best fashion advice I’d say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that’s how you’re gonna look your best ’cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too. ~Ariana Grande
  20. When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. ~Saul Bellow
  21. You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway. ~John Steinbeck

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21 thought-provoking quotes about life

What is life really all about? That’s a question we all ask ourselves occasionally.

In fact we’re all searching for life’s meaning constantly it seems to me. That’s why quotes about life are so popular with people.

For some people life can be very hard, whilst others appear to lead a charmed life seemingly without any problems at all.

However never judge a person’s situation by first appearances. In reality, everyone has problems and challenges. Everyone struggles, at least occasionally.

No one goes through life without being tested from time to time.

Just because people don’t appear to have problems doesn’t mean they live lives that are problem free.

However it is through life’s challenges that our characters are formed. All you can do is take a philosophical approach with life and enjoy the ride.

If you’re searching for meaning today then here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about life to help you reflect and think about what matters most to you and yours:-

Quotes about life:

  1. You only live once but if you do it right, once is enough. ~Mae West
  2. To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all. ~Oscar Wilde
  3. The most important thing is to enjoy your life, to be happy, it’s all that matters. ~Audrey Hepburn
  4. Monsters are real and ghosts are real too. They live inside us and sometimes they win. ~Stephen King
  5. Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail. ~Ralph Waldo Emerson
  6. Life’s under no obligation to give us what we expect. ~Margaret Mitchell
  7. Mistakes are part of the dues one pays for a full life. ~Sophia Loren
  8. Good judgment comes from experience and experience comes from bad judgment. ~Rita Mae Brown
  9. Your time is limited so don’t waste it living someone else’s life. ~Steve Jobs
  10. Life is to be enjoyed, not endured. ~Gordon B. Hinckley
  11. The more I see, the less I know for sure. ~John Lennon
  12. You cannot find peace by avoiding life. ~Michael Cunningham
  13. May you live every day of your life. ~Jonathan Swift
  14. Of all sad words of tongue or pen, the saddest are these, ‘It might have been.’ ~John Greenleaf Whittier
  15. You can’t live your life for other people. You’ve got to do what’s right for you, even if it hurts some people you love. ~Author Unknown
  16. I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it but by working for it. ~Estee Lauder
  17. I can accept failure, everyone fails at something, but I cannot accept not trying. ~Michael Jordan
  18. I’m the one that’s got to die when it’s time for me to die, so let me live my life the way I want to. ~Jimi Hendrix
  19. The things you do for yourself are gone when you are gone, but the things you do for others remain as your legacy. ~Kalu Ndukwe Kalu
  20. Whenever you want to achieve something, keep your eyes open, concentrate and make sure you know exactly what it is you want. No one can hit their target with their eyes closed. ~Paulo Coelho
  21. This life is what you make it. No matter what, you’re going to mess up sometimes, it’s a universal truth. But the good part is you get to decide how you’re going to mess it up. Girls will be your friends; they’ll act like it anyway. But just remember, some come, some go. The ones that stay with you through everything; they’re your true best friends. Don’t let go of them. Also remember, sisters make the best friends in the world. As for lovers, well, they’ll come and go too. And baby, I hate to say it, most of them, actually pretty much all of them are going to break your heart, but you can’t give up because if you give up, you’ll never find your soulmate. You’ll never find that half who makes you whole and that goes for everything. Just because you fail once, doesn’t mean you’re gonna fail at everything. Keep trying, hold on, and always, always, always believe in yourself, because if you don’t, then who will, sweetie? So keep your head high, keep your chin up, and most importantly, keep smiling, because life’s a beautiful thing and there’s so much to smile about. ~Marilyn Monroe

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21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships

People; we can’t live with them but we can’t live without them either. While they can be frustrating we are social animals, so we need relationships.

The more we understand about relationships the more likely we’ll be in a position to form and sustain successful relationships.

Hence today’s blog post with 21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships to help you ponder and improve your understanding of one of life’s trickiest aspects.

Now some people struggle to form successful relationships, whilst others seem to enjoy perfect relationships. Well don’t be fooled by appearances.

All relationships can be tricky because we all have this romantic notion about what the perfect relationship should look like. The problem is perfect relationships don’t exist. Consequently relationships take both work and compromise.

Furthermore you must recognise that for a relationship to work it must be balanced.

That’s because within any relationship both parties must feel their needs are being met.

Where the dynamic within a relationship favours one side or the other this will breed resentment and frustration. As a result the relationship will experience friction and disharmony.

No one can have it all their own way all the time.

Compromise is essential.

However compromise shouldn’t be to the point whereby you’re actively working against your own interests. There must be something in the relationship for you too.

So here are those 21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships, I hope they help you.

  1. A dame that knows the ropes isn’t likely to get tied up. ~Mae West
  2. When you don’t talk, there’s a lot of stuff that ends up not getting said. ~Catherine Gilbert Murdock
  3. When you stop expecting people to be perfect, you can like them for who they are. ~Donald Miller
  4. The most painful thing is losing yourself in the process of loving someone too much and forgetting that you are special too. ~Ernest Hemingway
  5. For there to be betrayal, there would have to have been trust first. ~Suzanne Collins
  6. Cheating and lying aren’t struggles; they’re reasons to break up. ~Patti Callahan Henry
  7. I suffer from girl-next-door-itis where the guy is friends with you and that’s it. ~Taylor Swift
  8. I want to be in a relationship where you telling me you love me is just a ceremonious validation of what you already show me. ~Steve Maraboli
  9. Relationships don’t always make sense, especially from the outside. ~Sarah Dessen
  10. Indifference and neglect often do much more damage than outright dislike. ~JK Rowling
  11. It’s no good pretending that any relationship has a future if your record collections disagree violently or if your favourite films wouldn’t even speak to each other if they met at a party. ~Nick Hornby
  12. The meeting of two personalities is like the contact of two chemical substances: if there is any reaction, both are transformed. ~CG Jung
  13. There is greatness in doing something you hate for the sake of someone you love. ~Shmuley Boteach
  14. Every couple needs to argue now and then. Just to prove that the relationship is strong enough to survive. Long-term relationships, the ones that matter, are all about weathering the peaks and the valleys. ~Nicholas Sparks
  15. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. ~Martha Gellhorn
  16. People like to say love is unconditional, but it’s not, and even if it was unconditional, it’s still never free. There’s always an expectation attached. They always want something in return. Like they want you to be happy or whatever and that makes you automatically responsible for their happiness because they won’t be happy unless you are. I just don’t want that responsibility. ~Katja Millay
  17. To say that one waits a lifetime for his soulmate to come around is a paradox. People eventually get sick of waiting, take a chance on someone and by the art of commitment become soulmates, which takes a lifetime to perfect. ~Criss Jami
  18. Every couple have their ups and downs, every couple argues and that’s the thing; you’re a couple and couples can’t function without trust. ~Nicholas Sparks
  19. If a girl starts out all casual with a guy and she doesn’t tell him that she wants a relationship, it will never become a relationship. If you give the guy the impression that casual is okay with you, then that’s all he’ll ever want. Be straight with him from the start. If he gets scared and runs away, he wasn’t right for you. ~Susane Colasanti
  20. Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher
  21. What we wait around a lifetime for with one person, we can find in a moment with someone else. ~Stephanie Klein

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21 thought-provoking quotes about being different

Anyone who has ever tried to be different will know how hard it can be to be accepted by others.

The human condition has a fundamental need to feel secure and people who are not a reflection of ourselves can make us feel insecure.

So being different is a tough gig. However there’s a lot to be said for standing out in the crowd. As the Arab proverb suggests, “be contrary; be known.”

For every reader who likes to stand out in the crowd, here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about being different.

Today’s Quotes:

  1. Never be afraid to be different. An original is more valuable than a copy. ~Roy Sutton
  2. When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person. ~Criss Jami
  3. So you’re a little weird? Work it! A little different? Own it! Better to be a nerd than one of the herd! ~Mandy Hale
  4. To be successful one has to be one of three bees; the queen bee, the hardest working bee, or the bee that does not fit in. ~Suzy Kassem
  5. When you do something different, you are either blessed or cursed. ~Mehmet Murat ildan
  6. Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different. ~Andy Andrews
  7. Tell them a lie big enough and they’ll worship you as a sage. Tell them a truth big enough and they’ll mock you. ~Abhijit Naskar
  8. The person who follows the crowd will usually go no further than the crowd. The person who walks alone is likely to find himself in places no one has ever seen before. ~Albert Einstein
  9. We spend so long trying to be what other people want, that when we look in the mirror, we see a stranger. ~Anthony T. Hincks
  10. We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world. ~Mother Teresa
  11. Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. ~Oliver Gaspirtz
  12. Being different and thinking different makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable. ~Suzy Kassem
  13. A person who is truly cool is a work of art. And remember, original works of art cost exponentially higher than imitations. Just take a look at the coolest people in history. They will always be a part of history for being extremely original individuals, not imitations. ~Suzy Kassem
  14. Go ahead and be ordinary. Eccentricity is extraordinary. ~ JT Sanz
  15. When you want to do something that isn’t the ‘norm’ you will be made to feel like you have a problem and if you hear it often enough then you start to believe it too. ~Radhika Vaz
  16. Strategy is about making choices; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. ~Michael Porter
  17. I’m different than everyone else because everyone else is not me. ~ Julian Aguilar
  18. The psychology of individual creativity is about at least three different things. First, creativity is about thinking differently. Second, creativity is about feeling differently. Third, creativity is about focusing, or committing, differently. ~Max McKeown
  19. The beauty of life is to be different. Set yourself apart from the crowd, and flourish into the person you were meant to be. ~Julian Aguilar
  20. Originality is the key to being memorable. ~Suzy Kassem
  21. About Differences: Those who would believe in a higher power by whatever name must also believe that same higher power made all things. On that basis, people of good character will recognize that some people are different from ourselves, in colour, gender, speech, opinion, lifestyle, and in other ways. Different is not an evaluation. As I taught my children while they were growing up, “Different is only different.” Celebrate differences for therein lies the basis for much of what we learn in life. ~James Osborne

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21 thought-provoking quotes about strength

Life can be overwhelming sometimes. We all experience pressures and problems. If that is you then you’re not alone.

In times of trial it’s easy to feel you’re not strong enough to cope. However it is through life’s challenges that character is formed.

If you can keep going through your most difficult times then you will become stronger as a result.

Remember this; you’re stronger than you think.

You have enormous strength within you, so dig deep. Keep going and never let anything beat you. You’re as good as anyone. If other can, then you can too.

And to help you keep it all in perspective here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about strength.

Today’s Quotes:

  1. Make up your mind that no matter what comes your way, no matter how difficult, no matter how unfair, you will do more than simply survive. You will thrive in spite of it. ~Joel Osteen
  2. Tough times never last but tough people do. ~Robert H. Schuller
  3. There are better starters than me but I’m a strong finisher. ~Usain Bolt
  4. Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle. ~Napoleon Hill
  5. Be very strong and be very methodical in your life if you want to be a champion. ~Alberto Juantorena
  6. A single arrow is easily broken; a bundle of ten is not. ~Japanese Proverb
  7. Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength. ~Arnold Schwarzenegger
  8. All the adversity I’ve had in my life, all my troubles and obstacles have strengthened me. You may not realize it when it happens, but a kick in the teeth may be the best thing in the world for you. ~Walt Disney
  9. There are two ways of exerting one’s strength: one is pushing down, the other is pulling up. ~Booker T. Washington
  10. A truly strong person does not need the approval of others any more than a lion needs the approval of sheep. ~Vernon Howard
  11. Little strokes fell great oaks. ~Ben Franklin
  12. Some of us think holding on makes us strong; but sometimes it is letting go. ~Hermann Hesse
  13. We gain strength and courage and confidence by each experience in which we really stop to look fear in the face. We must do that which we think we cannot. ~Eleanor Roosevelt
  14. Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. ~Mahatma Gandhi
  15. That which does not kill us makes us stronger. ~Friedrich Nietzsche
  16. You have power over your mind; not outside events. Realize this and you will find strength. ~Marcus Aurelius
  17. Sometimes you don’t realize your own strength until you come face to face with your greatest weakness. ~Susan Gale
  18. Anyone can give up it’s the easiest thing in the world to do. But to hold it together when everyone else would understand if you fell apart, that’s true strength. ~Author Unknown
  19. Fall down seven times, get up eight. ~Japanese Proverb
  20. The most beautiful people I’ve known are those who have known trials, have known struggles, have known loss, and have found their way out of the depths. ~Elisabeth Kubler-Ross
  21. Strong people don’t put people down. They lift them up! ~Author Unknown

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