Tag: Advice (home)

In a calm sea every man is a pilot.

permalink source: John Ray, 1627-1705
tags: Experts, Advice

A single conversation across the table with a wise man is worth a month’s study of books.

permalink source: Chinese Proverb
tags: Wisdom, Mentoring, Experts, Advice

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

permalink source: Harry S. Truman
tags: Children, Parents, Advice

Frogs croak day and night, yet people loath them. But when the cock crows only once, everything under the sky comes into motion. It is important to speak at the proper time, and that is all.

permalink source: Meng-Tzu
tags: Silence, Meetings, Advice

The problem with the good advice is it's mostly much too simple. Joe Straczinski told me about the time that he, when young, got hold of Harlan Ellison's phone number and phoned him up. He explained that he was a young writer and nobody would publish him. According to Joe, Harlan said "They won't publish you because you're writing crap. Stop writing crap and they'll publish you." Which was very good advice, and Joe took it. But it's sort of simple.

permalink source: Neil Gaiman
tags: Excellence, Wisdom, Writing, Advice

I will function as a whetstone, which can make steel sharp, though itself not capable of cutting.

permalink source: Horace, Art of Poetry, 304-305
tags: Mentoring, Consultants, Advice