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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 take advice from people with missing fingers.
Henry Bead

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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