Advice Quotes

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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 Glasgow

If someone gives you so-called good advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of ten times.
Anselm Feuerbach

Can Love be controlled by advice? (The Beggar's Opera 1728)
John Gay

Advice to persons about to marry - Don't!
Henry Mayhew

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
Helen Rowland

I have been trying to point out that in our lives chance may have an astonishing influence and, if I may offer advice to the young laboratory worker, it would be this - never to neglect an extraordinary appearance or happening.
Alexander Fleming

The best career advice given to the young is: 'Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it'
Katherine Dunham

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
Kahlil Gibran

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
Dave Barry

Unruly ambition is deaf, not only to the advice of friends, but to the counsels and monitions of reason itself.
Sir Roger L'Estrange

Old people like to give good advice, as solace for no longer being able to provide bad examples.
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

Just pray for a tough hide and a tender heart. [advice on how to get through life well]
Ruth Graham

To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery (Maxims and Reflections)
John Collins

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

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
Josh Billings

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice [now, is giving a good scare a piece of good advice, which could lead to a philosophical conundrum?]
Edward Howe

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
Saul Bellow

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

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.
Joan Rivers

My advice if you insist on slimming: Eat as much as you like-just don't swallow it.
Harry Secombe

Few influential people involved with the Internet claim that it is a good in and of itself. It is a powerful tool for solving social problems, just as it is a tool for making money, finding lost relatives, receiving medical advice, or, come to that, trading instructions for making bombs.
Esther Dyson

Although I am flexible and ready to take advice, I can't carry an umbrella of thoughts over my head that would distract me and affect my music making.
Zubin Mehta

I trust that whoever leads the Conservative Party actually pays regard to my advice on how we should conduct ourselves and I personally will obviously support whoever eventually wins.
Kenneth Clarke

My advice would be: if you want to pursue a career in the music business, don't
X Factor

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Edgar Watson Howe

It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.
Warren Burger

Advice is a dangerous gift, even to the wise from the wise, and all courses may run ill.
J R R Tolkien

There is one piece of advice, in a life of study, which I think no one will object to; and that is, every now and then to be completely idle - to do nothing at all.
Sydney Smith

It has been well observed that few are better qualified to give others advice than those who have taken the least of it themselves
Oliver Goldsmith

I daresay one profits more by the mistakes one makes off one's own bat than by doing the right thing on somebody's else advice. - Of Human Bondage
W Somerset Maugham

A journalist is a grumbler, a censurer, a giver of advice, a regent of sovereigns, a tutor of nations. Four hostile newspapers are more to be feared than a thousand bayonets
Napoleon Bonaparte

Having lived in China for 4 years, working as an HR manager in a Chinese company,
I'm somewhat uncomfortable being associated with the horde of academic locusts that have descended upon China, spent a week there, and came back to give advice as an expert on China. There are no experts on China.
Dr. Romie F. Littrell

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

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

If I were to give one piece of advice, I would say to never accept anything that you hear or see at face value. As a general rule of thumb, then the more you question, the better.
Ernest Gaines

Take the first advice of a woman and not the second.
Gilbertus Cognatus Noxeranus

As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.
Margot Bennett

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W Somerset Maugham

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

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
Harper Lee

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

My advice, Be healthy, reach your own goals and don't be afraid to impersonate a SNL star...
Teri Hatcher

A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
Bill Cosby

Don't marry the person you think you can live with; marry only the individual you think you can't live without. [Advice to those preparing for marriage]
James C Dobson

You can seduce a man without taking anything off, without even touching him. [any advice how, Rae Dawn Chong?]
Rae Dawn Chong

I do think there is a sense of Tony Blair having lost his sense of purpose and direction, so my advice to him is to recover that sense of purpose and direction and that remains the best option
Charles Clarke

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

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

My mother is the smartest woman I know. Her best advice was 'To thine own self be true'. She thought Polonius was much maligned.
Ben Affleck

Don't take advice from people with missing fingers.
Henry Bead



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