Quotes about Advice

Ah, gentle dames! it gars we greet, To think how mony consels sweet, How mony lengthened, sage advices, The husband frae the wife despises.

Robert Burns

She had a good opinion of advice, Like all who give and eke receive it gratis, For which small thanks are still the market price, Even where the article at highest rate is.

Lord Byron (George Gordon Noel Byron)

'Twas good advice, and meant, "My son, be good."

George Crabbe

I agree with every word you write, and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end.

Ellen Anderson Gholson Glasgow

Know when to speake; for many times it brings Danger to give the best advice to kings.

Robert Herrick

What advice you give, be short. [Lat., Quidquid praecipies esto brevis.]

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus)

We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld

Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice. [Sp., No adventures mucho tu riqueza.]

Don Juan Manuel

Take the first advice of a woman and not the second. [Lat., Primo dede mulieris consilio, secundo noli.]

Gilbertus Cognatus Noxeranus

Those who give bad advice to the prudent, both lose their pains and are laughed to scorn. [Lat., Consilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus, Et perdunt operam et deridentur tupiter.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia)

Be niggards of advice on no pretense; For the worst avarice is that of sense.

Alexander Pope

Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice Hath often stilled my brawling discontent.

William Shakespeare

Advice is like snow—the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge

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

William R. Alger

No one wants advice—only corroboration.

John Steinbeck

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

It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.

Jane Austen

A good scare is worth more than good advice.

Jane Horace

Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.

Kashmiri Proverb

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

Erica Jong

If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.

Greek Proverb

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

Karl Von Knebel

If your strength is small, don't carry heavy burdens. If your words are worthless, don't give advice.

Chinese Proverb

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.

Thomas L. Masson

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

Henry Wheeler Shaw

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