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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



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