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Advice quotes (82)

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison   Category: Advice

Don't ask the barber whether you need a haircut.
Daniel Greenberg   Category: Advice

One of the advantages of being Captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
James T. Kirk   Category: Advice

Too coy to flatter and too proud to serve Thine be the joyless dignity to starve. ADVICE.
Tobias Smollett   Category: Advice

Advice its more fun to give than to receive.
Malcolm S. Forbes   Category: Advice

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   Category: Advice

The will of a wealthy New York woman in addition to distributing her worldly goods to her children left them the following advice: Love one another. Hold fast to that whether you understand one another or not and remember nothing really matters except being kind to one another in the name of Christ and to all the world as far as you can reach.
James Keller   Category: Advice

We generally admire the wisdom of those who come to us for advice.
Unknown   Category: Advice

Don't be proud of what you know, and don't be self-confident if you are learned. Be open to advice from the unlearned as well as from the learned. Art knows no limit and the artists will never achieve perfection.
Barbara De Angelis PhD   Category: Advice

The only thing one can do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde   Category: Advice

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
Edward VIII Duke of Windsor   Category: Advice

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
John Churton Collins   Category: Advice

It is expedient to have acquaintance with those who have looked into the world who know men understand business and can give you good intelligence and good advice when they are wanted.
George Horne   Category: Advice

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.
Madame Anne Sophie Swetchine   Category: Advice

Advice on campaign behavior for first ladies: Always be on time. Do as little talking as humanly possible. Remember to lean back in the parade so everybody can see the president. Be sure not to get too fat because youll have to sit three in the back.
Eleanor Roosevelt   Category: Advice

Advice to those about to build a Water-garden - DON'T. Not that the Water-garden is not a joy and a glory; but that it is cruelly hard to keep in order and control unless you are a master of millions and of broad ample acres of pool and pond. Water like fire is a good servant perhaps but is painfully liable to develop into a master.
R. J. Farrer   Category: Advice

One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller   Category: Advice

Listen to all plucking a feather from every passing goose but follow no one absolutely.
Proverb   Category: Advice

Give every man thy ear but few thy voice; Take each mans censure but reserve thy judgment.
William Shakespeare   Category: Advice

I had nothing to offer anybody except my own confusion.
Jack Kerouac   Category: Advice

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.
Jack Herbert   Category: Advice

Who cannot give good counsel? Tis cheap it costs them nothing.
Robert Burton   Category: Advice

If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and when it comes hold your head high look it squarely in the eye and say I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me.
Ann Landers   Category: Advice

Ask a womans advice and whatever she advise do the the reverse and you are sure to be wise.
Thomas Moore   Category: Advice

Many a man wins glory for prudence by seeking advice then seeking advice as to what advice would be best to take and finally following appetite.
   Category: Advice

Good but rarely comes from good advice.
Lord George Gordon Byron   Category: Advice

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
Karl Ludwig von Knebel   Category: Advice

I sometimes give myself admirable advice but I am incapable of taking it.
Mary Wortley Montagu   Category: Advice

Write down the advice of him who loves you though you like it not at present.
Abigail Van Buren   Category: Advice

Whatever advice you give be brief.
Quintus Horatius Flaccus Horace   Category: Advice

Good Advice If your best friends feeling tearful Try not to be too cheerful. Just let her fill your ear full Of sad tales by the score. And when she is through Shell feel as good as new. Now youll be feeling blue. But thats what friends are for!
Beatrice Schenk de Regniers   Category: Advice

T was good advice and meant my son Be good.
George Crabbe   Category: Advice

Advice is like castor oil easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
Josh Billings   Category: Advice

Never play cards with a man called Doc.
Nelson Algren   Category: Advice

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
Gordon R. Dickson   Category: Advice

Don't give advice unless you're asked.
Amy Strum Alcott   Category: Advice

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who need it the most always like it the least.
Phillip Dormer Stanhope   Category: Advice

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Edgar Watson Ed Howe   Category: Advice

RASH adj. Insensible to the value of our advice.
Ambrose Gwinett Bierce   Category: Advice

You will always find some Eskimos ready to instruct the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves.
Stanislaw Jerszy Lec   Category: Advice

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.
Dr. David Seabury   Category: Advice

You simply MUST stop taking advice from other people.
Melissa Timberman   Category: Advice

If you want people to notice your faults start giving advice.
Kelly Stephens   Category: Advice

Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.
Benjamin Franklin   Category: Advice

People ask you for criticism but they only want praise.
William Somerset Maugham   Category: Advice

Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
Ivern Ball   Category: Advice

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
Aeschylus   Category: Advice

Do not be inaccessible. None is so perfect that he does not need at times the advice of others. He is an incorrigible ass who will never listen to any one. Even the most surpassing intellect should find a place for friendly counsel. Sovereignty itself must learn to lean. There are some that are incorrigible simply because they are inaccessible: They fall to ruin because none dares to extricate them. The highest should have the door open for friendship; it may prove the gate of help. A friend must be free to advise and even to upbraid without feeling embarrassed.
Graciarz   Category: Advice

A knife of the keenest steel requires the whetstone and the wisest man needs advice.
Zoroaster   Category: Advice

I have lived some thirty years on this planet and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Henry David Thoreau   Category: Advice

That it is unwise to be heedless ourselves while we are giving advice to others ...
Phædrus   Category: Advice

No one wants advice only corroboration.
John Ernst Steinbeck   Category: Advice

Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.
Al Batt   Category: Advice

He who does not seek advice is a fool. His folly blinds him to Truth and makes him evil stubborn and a danger to his fellow man.
Kahlil Gibran   Category: Advice

No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero   Category: Advice

Nothing is less sincere than our mode of asking and giving advice. He who asks seems to have a deference for the opinion of his friend while he only aims to get approval of his own and make his friend responsible for his action. And he who gives advice repays the confidence supposed to be placed in him by a seemingly disinterested zeal while he seldom means anything by his advice but his own interest or reputation.
François Duc de La Rochefoucauld   Category: Advice

If I wanted to become a tramp I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things I would look around me for those who are succeeding and do as they have done.
Joseph Marshall Wade   Category: Advice

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career.
Gloria Steinem   Category: Advice

I always advise people never to give advice.
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse   Category: Advice

Many receive advice but the wise profit from it.
Publilius Syrus   Category: Advice

When Thales was asked what was difficult he said To know ones self. And what was easy To advise another.
Diogenes the Cynic   Category: Advice

The best advisers helpers and friends always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases but who give us out of themselves the ardent spirit and desire to act right and leave us then even through many blunders to find out what our own form of right action is.
Phillips Brooks   Category: Advice

One cool judgment is worth a dozen hasty councils. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
Woodrow Wilson   Category: Advice

Advice to persons about to marry - Don't!
Punch   Category: Advice

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Ben Jonson   Category: Advice

I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
Harry S. Truman   Category: Advice

We give advice by the bucket but take it by the grain.
William Rounseville Alger   Category: Advice

The worst men often give the best advice.
Philip James Bailey   Category: Advice

Another piece of advice: when you read proof cross out as many adjectives and adverbs as you can. You have so many modifiers that the reader has trouble understanding and gets worn out. It is comprehensible when I write: The man sat on the grass becaus
Anton Pavlovich Chekhov   Category: Advice

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
Anne Tyler   Category: Advice

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   Category: Advice

Advice is seldom welcome and those who need it the most like it the least.
Philip Dormer Shanhope Lord Chesterfield   Category: Advice

If you really want to give me advice, do it on a Saturday afternoon between one and four o'clock when you've got 25 seconds to do it between plays. Don't give me advice on Monday. I know the right thing to do on Monday.
Alex Agase   Category: Advice

By all means marry; if you get a good wife you'll become happy; if you get a bad one you'll become a philosopher.
Socrates   Category: Advice

The surest way to lose a friend is to tell him something for his own good.
Sid Ascher   Category: Advice

The strongest possible piece of advice I would give to any young woman is: Don't screw around and don't smoke.
Edwina Currie   Category: Advice

In those days he was wiser than he is now he used frequently to take my advice.
Sir Winston Churchill   Category: Advice

Distrust interested advice.
Aesop   Category: Advice

There is nothing of which men are more liberal than their good advice be their stock of it ever so small; because it seems to carry in it an intimation of their own influence importance or worth.
Edward Young   Category: Advice

When a wise man is advised of his errors he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
Guatama Buddha   Category: Advice

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge   Category: Advice

A word to the wise aint necessary its the stupid ones that need the advice.
William Henry Bill Cosby Jr. Ed.D.   Category: Advice