Quotes about Advice

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

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith

If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.

Jack Adams

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus

A word to the wise ain't necessary—it's the stupid ones who need the advice.

Bill Cosby

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

Oscar Wilde

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Josh Billings

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

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

Felix Proverb

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

John Churton Collins

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.

Francis Bacon

Advice: the smallest current coin.

Ambrose Bierce

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.

Gene Fowler

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. - Reflections on Life.

Alexis Carrel

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

Lord Chesterfield

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Mark Aeschylus

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.

Ivern Ball

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield

There is a sort of veteran woman of condition, who, having lived always in the grand monde, and having possibly had some gallantries, together with the experience of five and twenty or thirty years, form a young fellow better than all the rules that can be given him. Wherever you go, make some of those women your friends; which a very little matter will do. Ask their advice, tell them your doubts or difficulties as to your behavior; but take great care not to drop one word of their experience; for experience implies age, and the suspicion of age, no woman, let her be ever so old, ever forgives.

Lord Chesterfield

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.

Edward Dahlberg

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

Winston Churchill

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

Oscar Wilde

The worst men often give the best advice.

Philip James Bailey

The Bear and the Two Travelers Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. He gave me this advice, his companion replied. Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger. Misfortune tests the sincerity of friends.


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