21 thought-provoking quotes about advice

quotes about adviceHow do you feel about giving advice?

How do you feel about getting advice?

If you’re like me, then you’re much more comfortable giving 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 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 will be negative, then perhaps you shouldn’t give that advice at all.

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

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

Of course, these are just my views, dear reader. However, there are plenty of people who might have different views on the subject of advice.

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, but 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. 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 to concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you from 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 to 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 to just 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 want to do anyway. ~John Steinbeck

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21 quotes about life for you to reflect on what matters

Quotes about lifeWhat is life all about? That’s a question we all ask ourselves occasionally.

It appears that we are all constantly looking for the meaning of life. That’s why quotes about life are so popular with people.

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

However, never judge a person’s situation at face value. 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 problem-free lives.

However, it is through life’s challenges that our characters are formed. All you can do is take a philosophical approach to 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, and 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 strength

Quotes about strengthLife can be overwhelming sometimes, can’t it? We all experience pressure and problems. If that’s you, dear reader, then you’re not alone.

In times of trial, it’s easy to feel like you’re not strong enough to cope.

However, it is through life’s challenges that character is forged.

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

Remember this: you’re a lot 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 others can, so can you.

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

Quotes about strength:

  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. quotes about strengthA 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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21 quotes about relationships to enlighten you a little

quotes-about-relationshipsPeople! 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 people and 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 trickier aspects.

Now some people struggle to form successful relationships, whilst others seem to enjoy perfect relationships all the time. 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. That notion may be romantic but it’s also inaccurate.

Perfect relationships don’t exist.

Consequently, relationships take time, effort and compromise. We must work at them constantly to keep them healthy and beneficial.

Furthermore, we must recognise that for a relationship to work it must be balanced. The dynamics within the relationship must be in equilibrium.

By that, I mean that within any relationship both parties must feel their needs are being met.

Where the dynamic within a relationship favours one side or the other then this breeds resentment and frustration. That in turn results in friction and disharmony within the relationship, which can be damaging of course.

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.

It would never make sense to do anything that works against our own interests. If we don’t look after our own interests, then no one else will.

So here are those 21 thought-provoking quotes about relationships, I hope you find them interesting, dear reader.

Quotes about relationships (1-13):

  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

Quotes about relationships (14-21):

  1. 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
  2. I know enough to know that no woman should ever marry a man who hated his mother. ~Martha Gellhorn
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. Women cannot complain about men anymore until they start getting better taste in them. ~Bill Maher
  8. 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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13 interesting quotes by Mary Tyler Moore

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Today I thought it would be interesting to explore some quotes by Mary Tyler Moore.

For anyone who doesn’t remember the late Mary Tyler Moore, she was a big star in American sitcoms in the 1960s and the 1970s.

She is probably best known for her roles on The Dick Van Dyke Show (1961–1966) and The Mary Tyler Moore Show (1970–1977), which helped define a new vision of American womanhood and appealed to an audience facing the challenges of everyday existence, as it was for people back in those days.

However, Mary Tyler Moore was not just a successful sitcom actress.

She was a successful businesswoman, producer, and social advocate. She was also an advocate for animal rights, vegetarianism, and Diabetes prevention.

During her career, Mary Tyler Moore won 7 Primetime Emmy Awards and 3 Golden Globe Awards. She was also nominated for the Academy Award for Best Actress for her performance in Ordinary People.

She achieved all of this whilst having to cope with the debilitating condition of Diabetes.

By any measure, she was a smart lady, whose ideas are worthy of our attention.

So here are 13 interesting quotes by Mary Tyler Moore to get you thinking today.

Quotes by Mary Tyler Moore (1-10):

  1. I’m not an actress who can create a character. I play me.
  2. I’ve had the fame and the joy of getting laughter. Those are gifts.
  3. You truly have to make the very best of what you’ve got. We all do.
  4. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.
  5. I still feel as if I weren’t a good enough mother. I didn’t break any rules.
  6. Sometimes you have to get to know someone really well to realize you’re really strangers.
  7. Take chances, make mistakes. That’s how you grow. Pain nourishes your courage. You have to fail in order to practice being brave.
  8. I live in a kind of controlled awareness. I wouldn’t call it fear, but it’s an awareness. I know I have a responsibility to behave in a certain way. I’m able to do that.
  9. Diabetes is an all-too-personal time bomb which can go off today, tomorrow, next year, or 10 years from now. A time bomb affecting millions like me and the children here today.
  10. I need insulin to stay alive. It’s just therapy to keep going. What I can do is make sure that I keep my blood sugar down to a reasonable level. I can exercise, and I can eat properly. And insulin plays a very big part in that.

Quotes by Mary Tyler Moore (11-13):

  1. My peripheral vision has been severely limited because of my diabetes, which means I can see just fine looking straight ahead. But if I am at a function with lots of people, I am constantly bumping into people – even kicking them!
  2. I know the food groups that I like to have and are good for me and those that I have to stay away from. And so, I don’t need to know exactly what I’m going to eat, but I take my insulin probably 20 minutes before I’m going to sit down.
  3. There are certain things about me that I will never tell anyone because I am a very private person. But basically, what you see is who I am. I’m independent, I do like to be liked, I do look for the good side of life and people. I’m positive, I’m disciplined, I like my life in order, and I’m neat as a pin.

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25 thought-provoking quotes about being different

quotes about being differentAnyone who has ever tried to be different will know how hard it can be to be accepted by others. Anyone who is actually different in some way will know too.

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 or trying to be different is definitely a tough gig. However, being different is a worthy aim.

In fact, 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 25 thought-provoking quotes about being different.

Quotes about being different (1-10):

  1. Being different gives the world colour. ~Nelsan Ellis
  2. Originality is the key to being memorable. ~Suzy Kassem
  3. Go ahead and be ordinary. Eccentricity is extraordinary. ~ JT Sanz
  4. When you’re the only sane person, you look like the only insane person. ~Criss Jami
  5. I’m different from everyone else because everyone else is not me. ~Julian Aguilar
  6. Never be afraid to be different. An original is always more valuable than a copy. ~Roy Sutton
  7. Strategy is about making choices; it’s about deliberately choosing to be different. ~Michael Porter
  8. Different is good and being different is what makes us stand out in the world. ~Natalya Neidhart
  9. People have a problem with me being different, but that propels me forward in life. ~Mary-Louise Parker
  10. 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

Quotes about being different (11-20):

  1. 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
  2. When you do something different, you are either blessed or cursed. ~Mehmet Muratildan
  3. Everybody wants to make a difference, but nobody is willing to be different. ~Andy Andrews
  4. Only recently have I realized that being different is not something you want to hide or squelch or suppress. ~Amy Gerstler
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. We must never be afraid to be a sign of contradiction for the world. ~Mother Teresa
  9. Ordinary people are products of their environment and fit in. Artists transcend their environment and stand out. ~Oliver Gaspirtz
  10. Being different and thinking different makes a person unforgettable. History does not remember the forgettable. ~Suzy Kassem

Quotes about being different (21-25):

  1. Quotes about Being DifferentA 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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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