Quotation Explorer - 'Advantage'

Once you understand the power of stimulus control, you can use it to your advantage by changing the stimuli in your environment and avoiding undesirable ones; or, if that's not possible, by filling your consciousness with thoughts about their less tempting aspects. - Jonathan Haidt
Beauty is an advantage, smile is guarantee. - Amit Kalantri
A golden opportunity may turn into silver if you wait too long to take advantage of it. - Matshona Dhliwayo
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray, and the advantage of science is that it is not emotional. - Oscar Wilde
Reviewing has one advantage over suicide: in suicide you take it out on yourself; in reviewing you take it out on other people. - George Bernard Shaw
It's harder to write in the third person but the advantage is you move around better. - Ernest Hemingway
Engineering is the science of economy, of conserving the energy, kinetic and potential, provided and stored up by nature for the use of man. It is the business of engineering to utilize this energy to the best advantage, so that there may be the least possible waste. - William A. Smith
Men keep agreements when it is to the advantage of neither to break them. - Solon
For obviously the advantage for most writers is that no one sees them. The writer is invisible, which confers power. - Joyce Carol Oates
There's no advantage to hurrying through life." -Shikamaru Nara - Masashi Kishimoto
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion, and empathy. - Dean Koontz
In hate feeling there is a more or less subtle estimation component.You do not hate those who take advantage or prevails over someone who is incapable or weak (albeit temporarily), you can at most despise them. - Luigina Sgarro
Good QUOTES have been often used by the bad people better than the others, but to their own best advantage only. - Anuj Somany
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the most important thing in life is to know when to forego an advantage. - Benjamin Disraeli
HYPOCRITE, n. One who, profession virtues that he does not respect secures the advantage of seeming to be what he depises. - Ambrose Bierce
There is no avoiding war; it can only be postponed to the advantage of others. - Niccolo Machiavelli
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage. - William S. Burroughs
The labours of men of genius, however erroneously directed, scarcely ever fail in ultimately turning to the solid advantage of mankind. - Mary Shelley
The great advantage of being in a rut is that when one is in a rut, one knows exactly where one is. - Arnold Bennett
No matter how full a reservoir of maxims one may possess, and no matter how good one's sentiments may be, if one has not taken advantage of every concrete opportunity to act, one's character may retain entirely unaffected for the better. With mere good intentions, hell is proverbially paved. - William James
What is morally wrong can never be advantageous, even when it enables you to make some gain that you believe to be to your advantage. The mere act of believing that some wrongful course of action constitutes an advantage is pernicious. - Marcus Tullius Cicero
Turn your midlife crisis to your own advantage by making it a time for renewal of your body and mind, rather than stand by helplessly and watch them decline. - Jane E. Brody
A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity. - Albert Einstein
Real Fathers make a positive impact on their generation, and so give the next generation the advantage of a better nation to live in - Fela Durotoye
Big achievements come one small advantage at a time, one step at a time, one day at time. - Jim Rohn
We may not play with the new theology even if we may think we can turn it to our advantage. - Francis A. Schaeffer
IMPARTIAL, adj. Unable to perceive any promise of personal advantage from espousing either side of a controversy or adopting either of two conflicting opinions. - Ambrose Bierce
When people see own advantage with a person who has a lot of money, they will say generally that he has a good attitude, but if not seeing own benefits then most of them are most likely to say he has an attitude that is a bad one. - Anuj Somany
Every advantage in the past is judged in the light of the final issue. - Demosthenes
If one Godfather offers you an opportunity and another Godfather offers you an advantage, go with the former. - Amit Kalantri
Baseball has the great advantage over cricket of being sooner ended. - George Bernard Shaw
Adversity could be an advantage in the future. To be a success, take the advantage of adversity whenever possible. - Debasish Mridha
Do not take the advantage of all the little luxuries a house of a stranger may offer you. - Auliq Ice
When you bury your head in the sand you leave your backside exposed to those who seek to take advantage. - Gary Hopkins
[When asked by a student if he believes in any gods]Oh, no. Absolutely not... The biggest advantage to believing in God is you don't have to understand anything, no physics, no biology. I wanted to understand. - James D. Watson
I had an immense advantage over many others dealing with the problem inasmuch as I had no fixed ideas derived from long-established practice to control and bias my mind, and did not suffer from the general belief that whatever is, is right. - Henry Bessemer
Sometimes it's to your advantage for people to think you're crazy. - Thelonious Sphere Monk
The man who doesn't read good books has no advantage over the man who can't read them. - Mark Twain
The advantage of being married a long time was that one could argue without the necessity of the other's actual, physical presence. - William Browning Spencer
It’s through diverse opinions and perspectives that a dynamic organisation can drive innovation and create its competitive advantage. - Craig Dent
Hate is a word that doesn't hurt but the word I love you hurts when taken advantage - Sofia Reyes
The fledgling and ragtag American army turned its state into a semi-plausible advantage, encouraging enlistees to wear their own "hunting shirts" to build on the reputation of frontier marksmen. - Joseph J. Ellis
Scientists are human—they're as biased as any other group. But they do have one great advantage in that science is a self-correcting process. - Cyril Ponnamperuma
I'm not always the best at expressing myself to you, so I'm taking advantage of the fact that I will be completely unresponsive when you read this, and therefore incapable of messing things up - Amy Plum
If you wish to get rich, save what you get. A fool can earn money; but it takes a wise man to save and dispose of it to his own advantage. - Brigham Young
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances. - Thomas Jefferson
1. During civil disturbance adopt such an attitude that people do not attach any importance to you - they neither burden you with complicated affairs, nor try to derive any advantage out of you.
Never strike out of anger if at all possible, this will give your enemy the advantage and strengthen his resolve and psyche - Soke Behzad Ahmadi
For passion, like crime does not sit well with the sure order and even course of everyday life. It welcomes every loosening of the social fabric, every confusion and affliction visited upon the world, for passion sees in such a disorder a vague hope of finding advantage for itself. - Thomas Mann
A woman who gives any advantage to a man may expect a lover -- but will sooner or later find a tyrant. - George Gordon Byron
Remember: Let's look for ways to take care of each other rather than look for ways to take advantage of each other. - Laone Collins
It violates right order whenever capital so employees the working or wage-earning classes as to divert business and economic activity entirely to its own arbitrary will and advantage without, the social character of economic life, social justice, and the common good. - Pope Pius XI
My soldiers ask of me, why surrender a military advantage in the field ... I could not answer. - General Douglas MacArthur
We change who we are to fit the exogenous of our time, and not just strategically or to our own advantage, sometimes sympathetically without our even knowing it for the betterment of the whole group. - Meryl Streep
A person who won’t do it has no advantage over someone who can’t do it. - Stephen Richards
People who have no faults are terrible; there is no way to take advantage of them - Anatole France
The advantage of the emotions is that they lead us astray. - Oscar Wilde
It is a good rule in life never to apologize. The right sort of people do not want apologies, and the wrong sort take a mean advantage of them. - P. G. Wodehouse
The people who can most successfully lose weight and maintain a healthy life style are foodies. When it comes to healthy eating, people who know how to cook and make ingredients taste good have a distinct advantage over those who can't. - Edward Ugel
Intelligence is an accident of evolution, and not necessarily an advantage. - Isaac Asimov
It is of great advantage to the student of any subject to read the original memoirs on that subject, for science is always most completely assimilated when it is in the nascent state... - James Clerk Maxwell
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for the first time. - Friedrich Nietzsche
Half the world is composed of idiots, the other half of people clever enough to take indecent advantage of them - Walter Kerr
UNIVERSALIST, n. One who forgoes the advantage of a Hell for persons of another faith. - Ambrose Bierce
Let the fear of danger be a spur to prevent it; he that fears not, gives advantage to the danger. - Francis Quarles
Everything has an advantage and disadvantage but, choose an option that will bring you back to the track. Even if you see a poor man on the street choose an option that will left you up, but don't just choose, apply action. - Ben Bereng
You are not blamed for your unwilling ignorance, but because you fail to ask about what you do not know.... For no one is prevented from leaving behind the disadvantage of ignorance and seeking the advantage of knowledge. - Augustine of Hippo
Opportunities present themselves only to the patient, man and beast, and only they take advantage of those opportunities. - Jiang Rong
In no other type of warfare does the advantage lie so heavily with the aggressor. - James Franck
HOMICIDE, n. The slaying of one human being by another. There are four kinds of homocide: felonious, excusable, justifiable, and praiseworthy, but it makes no great difference to the person slain whether he fell by one kind or another -- the classification is for advantage of the lawyers. - Ambrose Bierce
war grows out of desire of the individual to gain advantage at the expense of his fellow man. - Napoleon Hill
With honest and straightforward business principles, close and careful attention to details, and the ability to take advantage of favourable opportunities and circumstances, there is a scope for success. - Jamsetji Tata
Grace is the divine assistance that gives you advantage over those who are better than you. - Richard Okorie
He who is in love with himself has at least this advantage - he won't encounter many rivals. - Georg Christoph Lichtenberg
Interpreter: One who enables two persons of different languages to understand each other by repeating to each what it would have been to the interpreter's advantage for the other to have said. - Ambrose Bierce
This is what we desire in intimate relationships but this deep connection is often so frightful that most do not take advantage of the opportunities presented for honesty. - David W. Earle
Remember: Let's look for ways to take *care* of each other rather than look for ways to take *advantage* of each other. - Laone Collins
MONEY, n. A blessing that is of no advantage to us excepting when we part with it. An evidence of culture and a passport to polite society. Supportable property. - Ambrose Bierce
I do not have respect for you who takes advantage of the soul that is kind and giving, for it is you who takes such liberties that becomes the ultimate fool. - C.C. Franklin
It was both odd and unjust, a real example of pitiful arbitrariness of existance, that you were born into a particular time & held prisoner there whether you wanted it or not. It gave you an indecent advantage over the past and made you a clown vis-a-vis the future. - Daniel Kehlmann
When we cannot hope to win, it is an advantage to yield. - Quintilian
Some people think only intellect counts: knowing how to solve problems, knowing how to get by, knowing how to identify an advantage and seize it. But the functions of intellect are insufficient without courage, love, friendship, compassion and empathy.
War cannot be avoided; it can only be postponed to the other's advantage. - Niccolo Machiavelli
If you really want something, and really work hard, and take advantage of opportunities, and never give up, you will find a way. - Jane Goodall
Every advantage is temporary. - Katerina Stoykova Klemer
Because I'm just a giving person spiritually, I feel that if your intentions are to use or abuse or take advantage of, then you might get what you get in the meantime, but there's still a price to pay. - Angie Stone
I have a passion for teaching kids to become readers, to become comfortable with a book, not daunted. Books shouldn't be daunting, they should be funny, exciting and wonderful; and learning to be a reader gives a terrific advantage. - Roald Dahl
You have to recognize when the right place and the right time fuse and take advantage of that opportunity. There are plenty of opportunities out there. You can't sit back and wait. - Ellen Metcalf
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose your self-respect. - Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
What is fame? The advantage of being known by people of whom you yourself know nothing, and for whom you care as little
The softest things in the world overcome the hardest things in the world.Through this I know the advantage of taking no action. - Lao-tzu
People who have no weaknesses are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France
The welfare of the people in particular has always been the alibi of tyrants, and it provides the further advantage of giving the servants of tyranny a good conscience. - Albert Camus
The period of time between eligibility to vote and the start of adulthood is a window of opportunity that the liberals are willing to exploit to their advantage. - Mike Klepper
The advantage of a classical education is that it enables you to despise the wealth that it prevents you from achieving. - Russell Green
Experience is a great advantage. The problem is that when you get the experience, you're too damned old to do anything about it.
FINANCE, n. The art or science of managing revenues and resources for the best advantage of the manager. The pronunciation of this word with the i long and the accent on the first syllable is one of America's most precious discoveries and possessions. - Ambrose Bierce
In solitude especialy do we begin to appreciate the advantage of living with someone who can think. - Henry David Thoreau
The people who have no weakness are terrible; there is no way of taking advantage of them. - Anatole France
The greatest advantage I know of being thought a wit by the world is that it gives me the greater freedom of playing the fool. - Alexander Pope
Be able to be alone. Lose not the advantage of solitude, and the society of thyself. - Thomas Browne
The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good. - Baltasar Gracian
Taking advantage of me in my sleep, archangel? --Gin - Sarah Purdy Gilman
I assess the power of a will by how much resistance, pain, torture it endures and knows how to turn to its advantage - Friedrich Nietzsche
Do not allow another person to set you back. Continue moving forward not backwards. When someone pulls you back, be like the arrow to a bow and spring forth greater than ever. And, what they thought would be your disadvantage, you turn it into your advantage. - Amaka Imani Nkosazana
Life is life - whether in a cat, or dog or man. There is no difference there between a cat or a man. The idea of difference is a human conception for man's own advantage. - Aurobindo Sri
The advantage of having an artistic tradition is that the younger artist could see an organic link between the real life of one's country and its art work which is a sublimation of that life. - Kuo Pao Kun
One special advantage of the skeptical attitude of mind is that a man is never vexed to find that after all he has been in the wrong. - William Osler
When you see no present advantage, walk by faith and not by sight. Do God the honor to trust Him when it comes to matters of loss for the sake of principle. - Charles Haddon Spurgeon
Perhaps the most important factor of leadership is simply taking advantage of the chance to lead. - Julie F. Parker
I'm a romantic and I kinda believed in this fairy tale. And in some ways I think that's always been to my advantage, because like if you can believe in something great, I feel like you can achieve something great. - Katy Perry
Education occurs when students set out to educate themselves… the student will only learn, can only learn, what he chooses to learn…(An) advantage of not pushing is an innate sense (his) education is (his) responsibility and reward. - Oliver DeMille
Take advantage of losing your job by making it an opportunity to find a better one.. - Hassan Choughari
A good Christian, never take advantage of other people - Beta Metani' Marashi
I long ago developed a very practical smile, which I call my "Noh smile" because it resembles a Noh mask whose features are frozen. Its advantage is that men can interpret it however they want; you can imagine how often I've relied on it. - Arthur Golden
You have to find a way of working that makes it dead easy to take full advantage of your inspired moments. They never hit at a convenient time, nor do they last long. - Hugh Macleod
God condemns those who oppress and take advantage of others. - Jim George
You have a great advantage as a writer, Monsieur,' said Poirot. 'You can relieve your feelings by expedient of the printed word. You have the power of the pen over your enemies. - Agatha Christie
The most overlooked advantage to owning a computer is that if they foul up there's no law against wacking them around a little. - Joe Martin
One of the major keys to success is to keep moving forward on the journey, making the best of the detours and interruptions, turning adversity into advantage. - John C. Maxwell
The world is changing rapidly, and everyone changes along with the world. Discoveries is now becoming rampant; intellectually, technologically,etc, each having its advantage and disadvantage. - Michael Bassey Johnson
True wit is nature to advantage dressed;What oft was thought, but ne'er so well expressed. - Alexander Pope
There is not a person in the world who is given the advantage of travel who does not return changed. - Laura Moncur
Men are not so weak as you think. They can always leave anybody or any place without a pang - if they find another person or another place they like better. If they feel pricks and scruples it is merely because they cannot make up their mind that the change will be absolutely to their advantage.
A trusted man doesn't flip-flop on where he stands. He says what he means and stand where he stands.He's not easily influenced by fear. He's influenced by destiny and will not be taken advantage of. - Henry Johnson Jr
Having an achievement mindset is your competitive advantage - Maxine Phillips
He who esteems trifles for themselves is a trifler; he who esteems them for the conclusions to be drawn from them, or the advantage to which they can be put, is a philosopher. - Edward Bulwer-Lytton
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