Quotes about Advice

The Man Bitten by a Dog A man who had been bitten by a Dog went about in quest of someone who might heal him. A friend, meeting him and learning what he wanted, said, If you would be cured, take a piece of bread, and dip it in the blood from your wound, and go and give it to the Dog that bit you. The Man who had been bitten laughed at this advice and said, Why? If I should do so, it would be as if I should beg every Dog in the town to bite me. Benefits bestowed upon the evil-disposed increase their means of injuring you.


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

Chinese Proverb

We are frequently advised to read the Bible with our own personal needs in mind, and to look for answers to our own private questions. That is good, as far as it goes... But better still is the advice to study the Bible objectively, ... without regard, first of all, to our own subjective needs. Let the great passages fix themselves in our memory. Let them stay there permanently, like bright beacons, launching their powerful shafts of light upon life's problems—our own and everyone's—as they illumine, now one, now another dark area of human life. Following such a method, we discover that the Bible does "speak to our condition" and meet our needs, not just occasionally or when some emergency arises, but continually.

Frederick C. Grant

You have to protect the privacy of the advice you get, or you'll never get the advice you need.

Richard Nixon

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

Albert Socrates

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

Mark Twain

Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.

W. Somerset Maugham

And, may I say to thee, this pride of hers, Upon advice, hath drawn my love from her; And, where I thought the remnant of mine age Should have been cherished by her childlike duty, I now am full resolved to take a wife And turn her out to who will take her in.

William Shakespeare

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate--that's my philosophy.

Thornton Wilder

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

Ruben Cardenas

A good manager is a man who isn't worried about his own career but rather the careers of those who work for him. My advice: Don't worry about yourself. Take care of those who work for you and you'll float to greatness on their achievements.

H.s.m. Burns

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean 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. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate now knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.

Samuel Paterson

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Robert Lynd

Share the advice betwixt you; if both gain all The gift doth stretch itself as 'tis receiv'd, And is enough for both.

William Shakespeare

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

Kashmiri Proverb

Accept good advice gracefully - as long as it doesn't interfere with what you intended to do in the first place.

Gene Brown

Men give advice; God gives guidance.

Leonard Ravenhill

My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully and yell for help if you need it.

Judy Blume

Take the advice of a faithful friend, and submit thy inventions to his censure.

Thomas Fuller

Those learned in the law, when they do give advice without the usual fee, and in the confidence of friendship, generally say, "Pay, pay anything rather than go to law.".

Isabella Beeton

Abrams's Advice: When eating an elephant, take one bite at a time.

Paul Dickson

Advice, First Law of: The correct advice to give is the advice that is desired.

Paul Dickson

If you are in doubt whether to write a letter or not, don't. And the advice applies to many doubts in life besides that of letter writing.

Edward Bulwer Lytton

My advice to those who are about to begin, in earnet, the journey of life, is to take their heart in one hand and a club in the other.

Josh Billings

The greatest luxury of riches is, that they enable you to escape so much good advice.

Arthur Helps

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