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24 Advice Quotations

''Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.''
- Aesop


''The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.''
- Pierre Charron


''I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.''
- G. K. Chesterton


''Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.''
- Francois de La Rochefoucauld


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


''People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly.''
- Brendan Francis


''The sole advantage of power is that you can do more good.''
- Baltasar Gracian The Art of Wordly Wisdom


''Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.''
- Sidney J. Harris


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


''Resolve to edge in a little reading every day, if it is but a single sentence. If you gain fifteen minutes a day, it will make itself felt at the end of the year.''
- Horace Mann


''Living apart and at peace with myself, I came to realize more vividly the meaning of the doctrine of acceptance. To refrain from giving advice, to refrain from meddling in the affairs of others, to refrain, even though the motives be the highest, from tampering with another's way of life - so simple, yet so difficult for an active spirit. Hands off!''
- Henry Miller


''Cynicism is not realistic and tough. It's unrealistic and kind of cowardly because it means you don't have to try.''
- Peggy Noonan Good Housekeeping


''Ask advice only of your equals.''
- Danish Proverb


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


''Never give advice unless asked.''
- German Proverb


''Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.''
- Spanish Proverb


''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


''In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.''
- Solon


''Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.''
- Edna St. Vincent Millay Letters


''Many receive advice, few profit by it.''
- Publilius Syru Maxims


''I have found 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


''It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.''
- Anne Tyler Celestial Navigation


''There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.''
- Gore Vidal


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






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