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Bad Advice Quotes


"Probably all of my advice is bad advice." - Kurt Braunohler

"No vice is so bad as advice." - Marie Dressler

"No enemy is worse than bad advice." - Sophocles

". . . if you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice." - Laurence J Peter

"A good man giving bad advice is more dangerous than a nasty man giving bad advice." - Conor Cruise O'Brien

"Bad advice is often most fatal to the adviser." - Aulus Persius Flaccus

"Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten." - Benjamin Franklin

"It is bad advice that cannot be changed." - Publilius Syrus

"Tis the advisor who suffers from bad advice." - Anonymous

"There is nothing more hateful than bad advice." - Sophocles

"It seems that bad advice that's fun will always be better known than than good advice that's dull-no matter how useless that fun advice is." - Scott Berkun

"Sometimes economists in official positions give bad advice; sometimes they give very, very bad advice; and sometimes they work at the OECD." - Paul Krugman

"That man has offered me unsolicited advice for six years, most of it bad." - Calvin Coolidge

"A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends." - Kin Hubbard

"For women with a mischief to their kind, Pervert with bad advice our better mind." - John Dryden

"I never take advice, good or bad. That would only encourage more of it." - Lisa Kleypas

"Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare." - Al Batt

"I do not trust any advice which is given in bad prose." - Robertson Davies

"It's hard to make out the difference between insults and bad advice." - Cass Mccombs

"Nothing is more confusing than people who give good advice but set a bad example." - Norman Vincent Peale

"I do not live on false promises. I cannot afford to live on bad advice." - Robert Kiyosaki

"There are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the rainbow. Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad advice from good people. The important thing about advice is that it is simply that. Advice." - Al Franken

"But I don't think people take bad advice. They've got intuition too, you know. In fact I'd be surprised if they take any advice at all." - Anne Tyler

"There's a saying - "Write what you know." It's bad advice if you take it as an unbreakable rule, but good advice if you use it as a foundation." - Stephen King

"I don't think I'd give advice. That never pays off. That's always a bad idea. If they follow your advice and it doesn't work out, or if they don't follow your advice, somehow you're on the hook for it." - Tracy Letts

"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." - Doris Lessing

"Advice from friends is like the weather. Some of it is good; some of it is bad." - Arnold Lobel

"Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Those who give bad advice to the prudent, both lose their pains and are laughed to scorn." - Phaedrus

"My advice to defensive players: Take the shortest route to the ball and arrive in a bad humor." - Bowden Wyatt

"It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides." - Jane Austen

"Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The trouble with advice is that you can't tell if it's good or bad until you've taken it." - Frank Tyger

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples." - Francois De La Rochefouca

"Anyone who reads advice books about romance has one problem to begin with: bad taste in literature." - Roger Ebert

"There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad." - John Burroughs

"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." - Nicholas Sparks

"Bad husbands will make bad wives." - William Makepeace Thackeray

"A bad beginning makes a bad ending." - Euripides

"Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"That's because Tod never brings anything but death and bad advice," I snapped. "That's not true." Tod tried to grin, "Sometimes I bring pizza." - Rachel Vincent

"Advice!Nobody tells us how to be men. We just are." "That is probably why you make such a bad job of it.- Perrin and Egwene" - Robert Jordan

"Old people are fond of giving good advice; it consoles them for no longer being capable of setting a bad example." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"A man who works evil against another works it really against himself, and bad advice is worst for the one who devised it" - Hesiod

"The connoisseur of painting gives only bad advice to the painter. For that reason I have given up trying to judge myself." - Pablo Picasso

"I still give my friends relationship advice, of course, and I'm not bad at it. 'Anyone's crisis but mine' is my motto." - Carrie Fisher

"I'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice." - Mignon Mclaughlin

"I've had good publishers and bad publishers, and you've got to learn when the advice is sensible and when it's not." - Dean Koontz

"Some of the best advice I was given was that me doing a bad version of me is better than me doing a good version of someone else." - Joe Louis Walker

"I've passed along some advice that Oprah [Winfrey] gave to me: When something bad is happening, it's not happening to you; it's happening for you." - Ava Duvernay

"Don't chew gum at an audition and wear really bad clothes. That doesn't work. You need to hear that! You need to hear practical advice." - Julie Halston

"Bad as euphemism is, however, indirection is worse. I notice that a writer in a recent magazine gives this advice to budding newspaper men:" - Albert Jay Nock

"Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Old men like to give good advice in order to console themselves for not being any longer able to set bad examples." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"The idea of 'advice,' in terms of telling people advice or asking people for advice, has become not comprehensible to me, to a certain degree, due to feeling, like, for something to be accurately defined as 'good' or 'bad,' I would want to know the context, goal, perspective for it." - Tao Lin

"I'm bad at baking." - Heidi Klum

"Agreeable advice is seldom useful advice." - Jean Baptiste Massillon

"Of all bad men religious bad men are the worst." - C S Lewis

"Bad marriages don't cause infidelity; infidelity causes bad marriages." - Frank Pittman

"Distrust unsolicited advice." - Aesop

"Distrust interested advice." - Aesop

"Stubbornness destroys good advice." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Jesus never gave advice" - John Bevere

"People rarely use advice." - James Cook

"Youth doesn't take advice." - Thomas A Edison

"Fish recognize a bad leader." - Conan Obrien

"My main piece of advice would be dont worry about being published - just write a really good book, but also dont be afraid to write a bad book. Give yourself permission to fail, and dont be afraid." - David Levithan

"The passions seldom give good advice but to the interested and mercenary. Resentment generally suggests bad measures. Second thoughts and good nature will rarely, very rarely, approve the first hints of anger." - Horace Walpole

"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." - Norman Schwarzkopf

"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." - Kevin Henkes

"Far from being a bad thing to seek advice, you must, on the contrary, do so when the matter is of any importance, or when we cannot come to a clear decision on our own." - Vincent de Paul

"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." - Ronald Reagan

"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad Idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is: if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone." - Mariska Hargitay

"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." - Henry Ford

"It is funny, I don't feel old enough to give advice... But with the advisers you trust, you better listen to them. It may be bad news but that's the only way you're going to improve." - Ben Heppner

"It's just that it's mind-boggling to me how many people I encounter every day who are struggling to subsist on a diet of bad advice about fake solutions to nonexistent problems." - Merlin Mann

"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." - Abu Bakar Bashir

"There's never a bad time to put earplugs in. They're the kind of thing you can reject as a bit lame, but somebody told me to do start wearing earplugs and it turned out to be great advice." - Ned Beauman

"When I was in my early 20s, I had my hair permed. Bad idea! It turned into total frizz. My advice to women is, if you have nice hair already, don't get a perm, leave your hair alone!" - Mariska Hargitay

"Seeking an acquisition from the start is more than just bad advice for an entrepreneur. For the entrepreneur it leads to short term tactical decisions rather than company-building decisions and in my view often reduces the probability of success." - Vinod Khosla

"My main piece of advice would be don't worry about being published - just write a really good book, but also don't be afraid to write a bad book. Give yourself permission to fail, and don't be afraid." - David Levithan

"There are plenty of things you can do to help animals! The best advice that I can give right off the bat is not to get overwhelmed and feel bad when you read about all the issues." - Jenna Morasca

"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." - Francis Bacon

"I don't want to be anyone's role model. My mole models were assholes. My role models are dead. My role models never made it to 30, so I'm a bad person to ask for advice." - Sharon Needles

"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." - Sheryl Sandberg

"In real life, I have mostly gone for nice guys. I definitely had a phase where I was like, "Oh, the bad guy is really cool." It's fun to be bad for a while, and then that ended really terribly - one piece of advice I'll give to people is your mom is always right." - Melissa Ordway

"The best advice comes from people who don't give advice." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice." - Abu Bakr

"Advice, the smallest current coin." - Ambrose Bierce

"Beware of advice-even this." - Carl Sandburg

"Give help rather than advice." - Luc De Clapiers

"Facts do not give advice." - Mason Cooley

"Free advice is often overpriced." - Charles E. McKenzie

"Advice is always a confession." - Andre Maurois

"Here's some advice. Stay alive." - Suzanne Collins

"Shun death, is my advice." - Robert Browning

"I don't give investment advice." - Craig Mccaw

"Want More Advice Like This?" - Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't take too much advice." - Ben Silbermann

"I give opinions, not advice." - Lou Holtz

"Never give advice unless asked." - Proverbs

"If the Queen can reject the advice of a minister on a little thing like a postage stamp, what would happen if she rejected the advice of the Prime Minister on a major matter? If the Crown personally can reject advice, then, of course, the whole democratic facade turns out to be false" - Tony Benn

"The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice." - Anonymous

"Advice, First Law of: The correct advice to give is the advice that is desired." - Paul Dickson

"The bad guys are not typical; they are not just bad, they are interesting. They might be good or bad." - Jan De Bont

"A bad workman quarrels with his tools." - George Herbert

"Every punch was thrown with bad intentions." - Mike Tyson

"Everybody has bad at-bats - except McCutchen." - Kirk Gibson

"Bad writers have influences. Good writers steal." - S. M. Stirling

"You have good days and bad days." - Usain Bolt

"I love playing the bad girl." - Kristen Renton

"I love playing the bad girl." - Kristin Renton

"I'm bad at letting go of things." - Heidi Klum

"Bad beginnings, bad endings." - Livy

"Sometimes bad is bad." - Huey Lewis

"I've been a bad, bad girl - I've been careless with a delicate man." - Fiona Apple

"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." - Taylor Swift

"I fancy that England is not the only place where married folks disagree, and where there are bad husbands. If one does not care to meet with such cases, one must quit this world. Those wishing to enter the marriage state had better not come to me for advice, for I disapprove of it altogether ..." - Elisabeth Charlotte d'Orleans

"There are many possibilities that people can choose from. There are bad and there are good ones. So, look carefully to choose for yourself the noble path... ... Do not let the deeds and thoughts of other people confuse you; let them not prompt you to do or say anything evil! Listen to others' advice and deliberate yourself. Only fools acts thoughtlessly, without consideration!" - Vladimir Aleksandrovich Antonov

"Riffing on language will create wonderful effects you never intended. Which leads me to this writing advice: 'Always take credit for good stuff you didn't intend, because you'll be getting plenty of criticism in your career for bad stuff you didn't mean either.'" - Roy Peter Clark

"Don't look back, never look back. How often do people tell themselves that after an experience that is exceptionally good (or exceptionally bad?)? Often, I suppose. And the advice usually goes unheeded. Humans were built to look back; that's why we have tat swivel joint in our necks." - Stephen King

"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." - William Schreyer

"The number one piece of advice I would share is to recruit a mentor. Find someone you admire who is at least one generation older, and has no direct authority over you. Lack of context and perspective can cost you months and years-with a bad career choice, an unwise relocation, short-term negotiating posture, and, generally speaking, sophomoric thinking." - Bing Gordon

"If something good was happening in my life, I'd call my mom to let her know. If something bad was happening, she'd be somebody whose advice I would seek out. We had a very good relationship, but she drove me crazy, all the time. But, she drove me crazy in a loving way." - Dan Fogelman

"The manipulation of what's actually portrayed in the media, through the legal system, is pretty shocking, actually. You can see how someone you would never know can make a public figure look like a bad guy or a good guy just from the little information they let you know. My advice is to research everything. Don't just hide behind your Facebook posts. Research everything." - Ryan Guzman

"Keed, I'll give you a little bit of advice. Don't believe anything they write about you, good or bad. Two, get the dough while the getting is good, but don't break your heart trying to get it. And don't pick up too many checks!" - Babe Ruth

"The problem is that women try to dress like celebrities whose shape they just don't have. When you emulate someone else's dress sense with a different body shape it just doesn't work. And when you look bad, your confidence dips. Our advice is to go shopping armed with our body shape rules." - Trinny Woodall

"If you're a parent, I tell you how to get through Christmas. I think that if you've ever had a bad feeling about Christmas coming, I'll tell you how to deal with it. So, I think in a way it's like going to a sane psychiatrist that actually gives you some good advice, I hope!" - John Waters

"The biggest piece of advice that I give young comedians is: If it's your goal to get where I'm at, go do something else. Because you'll never get here. Never. The odds are so bad. Because not only do you have to be a really, really strong comedian but you also have to be lucky. And most people don't get that combination." - Ron White

"My advice is: to try and stay really true to the things that make YOU laugh, as opposed to trying to create a character that you think is funny. Some comedians get into bad habits when they are trying to create something that is not them, and they are trying to write a voice that isn't their true voice." - Dane Cook

"The best advice I ever got came from my mother, Estee Lauder: She believed that if you had something good to say, you should put it in writing. But if you had something bad to say, you should tell the person to his or her face." - Leonard Lauder

"If your friend's feeling bad, it's hard to know what to do. Do you back away or try to help them? It's a really hard situation that I've been in. You want to support your friend. You want to be there. My advice is, don't get too involved with it, just be by their side. If they need your help, they'll ask for it." - Alia Shawkat

"I don't like talking about which bits I like or don't like about my body. Everybody has something they're not happy with, and my only advice would be, 'Do something about it - exercise or eat less, but don't do nothing!' Find ways to enhance the good bits and camouflage the bad bits." - Twiggy

"My so-called bad dress-sense phase happened when I was confused - I think I was taking advice all too often, without listening to my inner voice. Add to the fact that I was a little overweight; so every wrong 'outfit' got compounded all that much." - Vidya Balan

"I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors." - Henry David Thoreau

"My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog." - Carl T Rowan

"If I were to give off-the-cuff advice to anyone trying to institute change, I would say, "How clear is the metaphor?"" - Warren G. Bennis

"We give nothing so freely as advice." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We ask advice but we mean approbation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Good advice is rarer than rubies." - Salman Rushdie

"Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice." - Luc De Clapiers

"Take advice, but don't take orders." - Jim Rohn

"Some people are immune to good advice." - Saul

"Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis." - Aesop

"Advice to persons about to marry - don't" - Henry Mayhew

"My best advice to you - shut up." - Jim Calhoun



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