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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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