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Henry Mayhew Quotes and Sayings

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

The deductive method is the mode of using knowledge,
and the inductive method the mode of acquiring it.
- Henry Mayhew

The costermongers' boys will, I am informed,
cheat their employers, but they do not steal from them.
- Henry Mayhew

The city of London, within the walls,
occupies a space of only 370 acres, and is but the
hundred and fortieth part of the extent covered by the whole metropolis.
- Henry Mayhew

 

Ballet-girls have a bad reputation, which is in most cases well deserved.
- Henry Mayhew

There is a tone of morality throughout the rural districts of England,
which is unhappily wanting in the large towns and the
centres of particular manufactures.
- Henry Mayhew

It is easy enough to be moral after a good dinner beside a snug coal fire,
and with our hearts well warmed with fine old port.
- Henry Mayhew

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The essential quality of an animal is that it seeks its own living,
whereas a vegetable has its living brought to it.
- Henry Mayhew

I was conducted in the evening to a tavern where several
of the weavers who advocate the principles of the People's
Charter were in the habit of assembling.
- Henry Mayhew

But the branches of industry are so multifarious,
the divisions of labour so minutes and manifold,
that it seems at first almost impossible to reduce them to any system.
- Henry Mayhew

We then journeyed on to London Street,
down which the tidal ditch continues its course.
- Henry Mayhew

We may either proceed from principles to facts,
or recede from facts to principles.
- Henry Mayhew

A fact must be assimilated with, or discriminated fromm,
some other fact or facts, in order to be raised to the dignity of a truth,
and made to convey the least knowledge to the mind.
- Henry Mayhew

In No.
1 of this street the cholera first appeared seventeen years ago,
and spread up it with fearful virulence;
but this year it appeared at the opposite end,
and ran down it with like severity.
- Henry Mayhew

Park women, properly so called, are those degraded creatures,
utterly lost to all sense of shame, who wander about
the paths most frequented after nightfall in the Parks,
and consent to any species of humiliation for the sake
of acquiring a few shillings.
- Henry Mayhew

Facts, according to my ideas, are merely the elements of truths,
and not the truths themselves; of all matters there
are none so utterly useless by themselves as your mere matters of fact.
- Henry Mayhew

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie PHOTO

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer
but wish we didn't.
- Erica Jong PHOTO

An unsolicited suggestion is
undistinguishable from a criticism.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
- Publilius Syrus

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
- Cicero

There are old heads in the world
who cannot help me by their example or advice
to live worthily and satisfactorily to myself;
but I believe that it is in my power
to elevate myself this very hour
above the common level of my life.
- Henry David Thoreau

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.
- Anne Frank

The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde PHOTO

A friend encourages your dreams and offers advice -
but when you don't follow it,
they still respect and love you.
- Doris Wild Helmering

She generally gave herself very good advice,
(though she very seldom followed it).
- Lewis Carroll

He who can take advice is sometimes superior
to him who can give it.
- Erica Jong

How true Daddy's words were when he said:
all children must look after their own upbringing.
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.
- Anne Frank

You are perfect. You are complete.
Your inner voice always knows what to do,
but it is a quiet voice.
You can only hear the whisperings of your inner voice -
your inner compass - when you turn down the volume
of your fears, your regrets, your resentments,
and the fear-based advice
your neighbors are so willing to give you.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

In those days he was wiser than he is now;
he used to frequently take my advice.
- Winston Churchill

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young
must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.
- Abigail Van Buren

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good,
until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think
in your mind that the counsel is wise.
- Joan Rivers

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Death is a very dull, dreary affair,
and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
- W. Somerset Maugham

A word to the wise ain't necessary -
it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
- Bill Cosby

The best money advice ever given me was from my father.
When I was a little girl, he told me,
'Don't spend anything unless you have to.'
- Dinah Shore

My advice to you is get married:
if you find a good wife you'll be happy;
if not, you'll become a philosopher.
- Socrates

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person,
defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his
40s shouldn't play tennis.
I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait
until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more
absurd than to increase our provisions for the road
the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who need it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield

I always pass on good advice.
It is the only thing to do with it.
It is never of any use to oneself.
- Oscar Wilde

There are a lot of personal things that take place
when becoming governor and I am happy to work with him should he ask.
I will give him the best advice I can give.
- Scott McCallum

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
- Saul Bellow

I don't give advice.
I can't tell anybody what to do.
Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time.
And here are the consequences of these actions.
- Joyce Brothers

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants,
and I give it to him.
- Josh Billings

If I were again beginning my studies,
I would follow the advice of Plato and start with mathematics.
- Galileo Galilei

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
- Tom Stoppard

Ask a woman's advice, and whatever she advises,
Do the very reverse and you're sure to be wise.
- Thomas More

No vice is so bad as advice.
- Marie Dressler

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.
- Edna St.
Vincent Millay

We hate those who will not take our advice,
and despise them who do.
- David Sarnoff

I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and,
in many ways, a mentor.
He always had words of profound advice.
- Diahann Carroll

My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at
Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt.
I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice.
It empowers you.
- Vin Diesel

I tell people, Don't take my advice.
What do I know?
- Nick Lachey

A lot of people think I'm cynical when I talk about acting.
The truth of the matter is, I just don't want someone
to get some lame advice that will send them in the wrong direction.
- Amber Tamblyn

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature;
she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
- Martin H. Fischer

Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel
on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
- Jeff Bingaman

In real life, the most practical advice for leaders
is not to treat pawns like pawns,
nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
- James MacGregor Burns

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
- Arthur Helps

Listen to advice, but follow your heart.
- Conway Twitty

If someone gives you so-called good advice,
do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right
thing nine out of 10 times.
- Anselm Feuerbach

But the advice was not taken - Johnstone did emigrate to Canada,
and did mortgage his pension; and I fear -
though I failed to trace his after history -
that he suffered in consequence.
- Hugh Miller

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our
lives means the most to us,
we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice,
solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our
pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand.
- Henri Nouwen

Never give advice in a crowd.
- Pope Paul VI

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that
he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.
- John Gray

And that's another piece of advice I'll give junior writers;
when you get to the point where they take you to lunch,
let the editor suggest where to go.
- Jerry Pournelle

You don't want to get the same kind of advice from everyone on your board.
- M. Kathleen Casey

A student will send me an urgent appeal to hear her,
saying she is poor and wants my advice as to whether
it is worth while to continue her studies.
I invariably refuse such requests.
- Alma Gluck

I had neither expert aid nor advice.
I studied no courses in writing; until a year or so ago,
I never read a book by anybody advising writers how to write.
- Robert E. Howard

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that
the desire to do right by one's children has led to
a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim


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