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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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