Advantage quotes page 1
Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and
unruffled under all circumstances.
The advantage of a bad memory is that one enjoys several times the same good things for
the first time.
Never esteem anything as of advantage to you that will make you break your word or lose
Speed is the essence of war. Take advantage of the enemy's unpreparedness; travel by
unexpected routes and strike him where he has taken no precautions.
Most people think small because most people are afraid of success, afraid of making
decisions, afraid of winning. And that gives people like me a great advantage.
A people... who are possessed of the spirit of commerce, who see and who will pursue their
advantages may achieve almost anything.
The advantage of doing one's praising for oneself is that one can lay it on so thick and
exactly in the right places.
Every company has room for the man who has a definite plan of action which is to the
advantage of that company.
One advantage of talking to yourself is that you know at least somebody's listening.
Franklin P. Jones
No matter what your product is, you are ultimately in the education business. Your customers
need to be constantly educated about the many advantages of doing business with you,
trained to use your products more effectively, and taught how to make never-ending
improvement in their lives.
Robert G. Allen
The two big advantages I had at birth were to have been born wise and have been born in
The vulgar herd estimate friends by the advantage to be derived from them.
Every man has inside himself a parasitic being who is acting not at all to his advantage.
William S. Burroughs
Next to knowing when to seize an opportunity, the next important thing is to know when to
forego an advantage.
Being tall is an advantage, especially in business. People will always remember you. And if
you're in a crowd, you'll always have some clean air to breathe.
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
One of the disadvantages of having children is that they eventually get old enough to give you
presents they make at school.
Stir Up Waters To Catch Fish
Anger and emotion are strategically counterproductive. You must always stay calm and
objective. But if you can make your enemies angry while staying calm yourself, you gain a
decided advantage. Put your enemies off-balance: Find the chink in their vanity through
which you can rattle them and you hold the strings.
The wise man draws more advantage from his enemies than the fool from his friends.
Constituted as man is, he has positive need of occasional recreation, and whatever can give
him this, associated with virtue and advantage and free from vice and disadvantage, is a
It is no advantage to be near the light if the eyes are closed.
Do not be desirous of having things done quickly. Do not look at small advantages. Desire to
have things done quickly prevents their being done thoroughly. Looking at small advantages
prevents great affairs from being accomplished.
Resign, v. To renounce an honor for an advantage. To renounce an advantage for a greater
If brothers disagree, the bystander takes advantage.
While the speculator doesn't have the product knowledge or speed, he does have the
advantage of not having to play. The speculator can choose to only bet when the odds are in
his favor. That is an important positional advantage.
In a government whose distinguishing characteristic should be a diffusion and equalization of its
benefits and burdens the advantage of individuals will be augmented at the expense of the
community at large.
Martin Van Buren
I saw early on that there were a lot of great advantages to winning, but there was also one
big disadvantage: Once you're on that pedestal, you're alone.
A short temper is a disadvantage.
The old adage, "If it sounds too good to be true, it probably is" isn't always correct. In fact,
the suspicion, cynicism, and doubt that are inherent in this belief can and does keep people
from taking advantage of excellent opportunities.