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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Duc De La Rochefoucauld

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

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

To be poor and independent is very nearly an impossibility (Advice to Young Men)
William Cobbett

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

Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
Josh Billings

He was too good. I would suggest to his next opponent that he doesn't look to me for advice [on losing to Federer]
Andre Agassi

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

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

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

There is life outside Madame Tussauds [on advice to tourists]
Joseph Fiennes

The main thing in HIPs is an energy rating for the home - just like you get for a fridge or a washing machine - with advice on how to cut your carbon emissions and your fuel bills too.
Yvette Cooper

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

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

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

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

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

The best piece of advice I ever got came from my agent, who told me to stop slagging off studio heads when I'm doing interviews.
Ewan McGregor

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

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

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

Get some dance lessons [on his advice to Keith Jack from any dream will do]
John Barrowman

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

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

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

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

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

The advice I would give them [graduates] is whatever you are going to do, if you don't enjoy it, don't do it.
Philip Green

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

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
Norman Augustine

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

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

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
Erma Bombeck

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

To Cole Porter: listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies
Irving Berlin

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



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