Never ruin an apology with an excuse.
What you're supposed to do when you don't like a thing is change it. If you can't change it, change the way you think about it. Don't complain.
Don't waste your time with explanations: people only hear what they want to hear.
Give a bowl of rice to a man and you will feed him for a day. Teach him how to grow his own rice and you will save his life.
Always acknowledge a fault. This will throw those in authority off their guard and give you an opportunity to commit more.
Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year.
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Live without pretending, love without depending, listen without defending, speak without offending.
Accept what life offers you and try to drink from every cup. All wines should be tasted; some should only be sipped, but with others, drink the whole bottle.
Follow the three R's: - Respect for self. - Respect for others. - Responsibility for all your actions.
There are two possible situations - one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it - you will regret both.
One, remember to look up at the stars and not down at your feet. Two, never give up work. Work gives you meaning and purpose and life is empty without it. Three, if you are lucky enough to find love, remember it is there and don't throw it away.
The Four Agreements 1. Be impeccable with your word. 2. Don't take anything personally. 3. Don't make assumptions. 4. Always do your best.
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Many people excuse their own faults but judge other persons harshly. We should reverse this attitude by excusing others' shortcomings and by harshly examining our own.
Don't keep a man guessing too long - he's sure to find the answer somewhere else
When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it's a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
Don't be afraid of enemies who attack you. Be afraid of the friends who flatter you.
Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
Don't believe anything you read on the net. Except this. Well, including this, I suppose.
Be more concerned with your character than your reputation, because your character is what you really are, while your reputation is merely what others think you are.
You will manage to keep a woman in love with you, only for as long as you can keep her in love with the person she becomes when she is with you.
Associate yourself with people who think positively. You cannot surround yourself with negative people and expect positive outcomes.
As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.
Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.
Never tell your problems to anyone... 20% don't care and the other 80% are glad you have them.
But never again use another person's body or emotions as a scratching post for your own unfulfilling yearnings.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won't make us happier.
There are two ways to be happy: improve your reality or lower your expectations.
If I only had three words of advice, they would be, Tell the Truth. If got three more words, I'd add, all the time.
In dwelling, live close to the ground. In thinking, keep to the simple. In conflict, be fair and generous. In governing, don't try to control. In work, do what you enjoy. In family life, be completely present.
Meditate. Live purely. Be quiet. Do your work with mastery. Like the moon, come out from behind the clouds! Shine
My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
If you can keep your head when all about you are losing theirs and blaming it on you, If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, but make allowance for their doubting too;!
Don't leave a piece of jewelry at his house so you can go back and get it later; he may be with his real girlfriend.
A person who has not done one half his day's work by ten o'clock, runs a chance of leaving the other half undone.
True friendship consists in being mutually useful in offering one's friend good cheer in distress, sympathy in sorrow, advice in trouble, and material help in times of real need.
Making others happy through kindness of speech and sincerely given right advice is a sign of true greatness.
If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them a part of yourself.
Do not let arrogance go to your head and despair to your heart; do not let compliments go to your head and criticisms to your heart; do not let success go to your head and failure to your heart.
That's always seemed so ridiculous to me, that people want to be around someone because they're pretty. It's like picking your breakfeast cereals based on color instead of taste.
Respect other people's feelings. It might mean nothing to you, but it could mean everything to them.
When you find a man you wish to marry... remember this: You will know what kind of man he is not by the things he says, but by the things he does.
Let me give you a piece of advice. The handsome young fellow who's trying to rescue you from a hideous fate is never wrong. Not even if he says the sky is purple and made of hedgehogs.
It is a good rule after reading a new book, never to allow yourself another new one till you have read an old one in between.
Write about what really interests you, whether it is real things or imaginary things, and nothing else.
You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you're not passionate enough from the start, you'll never stick it out.
Drink because you are happy, but never because you are miserable.
Atticus told me to delete the adjectives and I'd have the facts.
I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.
Here's some advice. Stay alive.
You naturally love those who are dear to you, and you must learn to give that kind of love to the whole world.
To reach God you must avoid crowds, too many distractions, too many movies, too many fruitless engagements, too many desires, too much waste of time
My gran had always told me that a woman--any woman worth her salt--could do whatever she had to.