Selected Quotes about Advice

There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice. -- Joseph Addison

If I were to retire, I would keep my family's interest in the company the same and say, Don't sell. -- Sheldon Adelson

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. -- Aeschylus

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. -- Aesop

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it. -- Louisa May Alcott

…a man should say to his soul every morning, "God has given thee twenty-four treasures; take heed lest thou lose anyone of them, for thou wilt not be able to endure the regret that will follow such loss." -- Abu Hamid Al-Ghazzali

Pursuing your passion is fulfilling and leads to financial freedom. -- Robert G Allen

Let it be your constant method to look into the design of people's actions, and see what they would be at, as often as it is practicable; and to make this custom the more significant, practice it first upon yourself. -- Marcus Aurelius

Be gentle to all and stern with yourself. -- Teresa of Avila

He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both. -- Francis Bacon

Grace must find expression in life, otherwise it is not grace. -- Karl Barth

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice. -- Bo Bennett

Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. -- Warren Buffett

Older and wiser voices can always help you find the right path, if you are only willing to listen. -- Jimmy Buffett

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes. -- Abigail Van Buren

Too bad that all the people who really know how to run the country are busy driving taxi cabs and cutting hair. -- George Burns

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice. -- James Callaghan

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people. -- Alexis Carrel

You shouldn't focus on why you can't do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions. -- Steve Case

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve; we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong. -- Pierre Charron

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -- G. K. Chesterton

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -- G. K. Chesterton

I shall tell you a great secret my friend. Do not wait for the last judgement, it takes place every day. -- Agatha Christie

Advice is judged by results, not by intention. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

The biggest obstacle to finding a professional adviser is not being clear about what you want. -- Paul Clitheroe

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

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

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night. -- Philip K. Dick

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

Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could; some blunders and absurdities have crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; you shall begin it serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

People spend a lifetime searching for happiness; looking for peace. They chase idle dreams, addictions, religions, even other people, hoping to fill the emptiness that plagues them. The irony is the only place they ever needed to search was within. -- Ralph Waldo Emerson

If there is any one secret of success, it lies in the ability to get the other person's point of view and see things from that person's angle as well as from your own. -- Henry Ford

People who ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us to see our own way more clearly. -- Brendan Francis

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands. -- Anne Frank

In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. -- Robert Frost

Always do right--this will gratify some and astonish the rest. -- Margaret Fuller

Be who you are and say what you feel, because those who matter don't mind, and those that mind, don't matter. -- Dr. Seuss (Theodor Seuss Geisel)

Watch the turtle. He only moves forward by sticking his neck out. -- Lou Gerstner

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

Good things, when short, are twice as good. -- Gracin

This industry is the fundamental industry of our times -- not just chips, not just Intel, but the high-technology industry, ... For those of you that have a stake in there, I'd like to share my confidence and enthusiasm for this industry long-term. So keep the faith. -- Andrew Grove

Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble. -- Sidney J. Harris

He only profits from praise who values criticism. -- Heinrich Heine

If I had to give young writers advice, I would say don't listen to writers talking about writing or themselves. -- Lillian Hellman

As the funds you will expend have come from many places in the world, so let there be no territorial, religious, or color restrictions on your benefactions, but beware of organized, professional charities with high-salaried executives and a heavy ratio of expense. -- Conrad Hilton

Whatever advice you give, be brief. -- Horace

Take care that you never spell a word wrong. Always before you write a word, consider how it is spelled, and, if you do not remember, turn to a dictionary. It produces great praise to a lady to spell well. -- Thomas Jefferson

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

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

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

Keep calm, think clearly, keep an open mind, keep going, ask someone who has gone before you for some guidance, trust, and keep the faith in a higher power wanting the best for you. -- Robert Kiyosaki

I know from experience that nobody can give me a tip or series of tips that will make money for me than my own judgement. -- Jesse Livermore

I realize that advice is worth what it costs--that is, nothing. -- General Douglas MacArthur

Examples of selling of ideas are portrayed in consulting or paid advice, as the pricing of intellectual property is market driven. -- Chuck Martin

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

Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it. -- Edna St. Vincent Millay

I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it. -- Mary Wortley Montagu

When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives means the most us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving much advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a gentle and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares. -- Henri Nouwen

Whatever future you're building… Don't try to program everything. 5 Year Plans never worked for the Soviet Union - in fact, if anything, central planning contributed to its fall. Chances are, central planning won't work any better for any of us. -- Pierre Omidyar

Editor's note: seems to be a predecessor to "Live and Let Live" -- Plutarch

It takes a village to raise a child. -- African proverb

Ask advice only of your equals. -- Danish Proverb

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. -- English Proverb

Never give advice unless asked. -- German Proverb

Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry. -- Spanish Proverb

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example. -- Francois de La Rochefoucauld

Most financial planners can't be all things to all people. So a good first step is to work out what sort of planner you want, and the sort of advice you want them to give you. -- Annette Sampson

Even now, word of mouth is still often the best recommendation for finding good adviser. -- Annette Sampson

Anyone who proposes to do good must not expect people to roll stones out of his way, but must accept his lot calmly if they even roll a few more upon it. -- Albert Schweitzer

"Do-so" is more important than "say-so." -- Pete Seeger

It is a mistake to suppose that men succeed through success; they much oftener succeed through failures. Precept, study, advice, and example could never have taught them so well as failure has done. -- Samuel Smiles

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -- Hannah Whitall Smith

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. -- Hannah Whitall Smith

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend. -- Solon

No enemy is worse than bad advice. -- Sophocles

“The answer is in thy heart. Thee can always hear it, if thee listens for it.” -- Elizabeth George Speare

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other. -- Francis Bacon, sr.

No one wants advice -- only corroboration. -- John Steinbeck

I have yet to hear a man ask for advice on how to combine marriage and a career. -- Gloria Steinem

We should be careful and discriminating in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all, we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don't follow when it damages those who take us at our word. -- Adlai Stevenson

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

He who is too busy doing good finds no time to be good. -- Rabindranath Tagore

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

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

When a pile of cups is tottering on the edge of the table and you warn that they will crash to the ground, in South Africa you are blamed when that happens. -- Desmond Tutu

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice. -- Anne Tyler

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise. -- Gore Vidal

The whole secret of life is to be interested in one thing profoundly and in a thousand things well. -- Horace Walpole

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive. -- Carolyn Wells

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. -- Oscar Wilde

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself. -- Oscar Wilde

LORD GORING: My father told me to go to bed an hour ago. I don't see why I shouldn't give you the same advice. I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself. -- Oscar Wilde

LORD GORING: I am glad you have called. I am going to give you some good advice. MRS. CHEVELEY: Oh! pray don't. One should never give a woman anything that she can't wear in the evening. -- Oscar Wilde

Had I been present at the creation, I would have given some useful hints for the better ordering of the universe. -- Alfonso the Wise

I always advise people never to give advice. -- P. G. [Sir Pelham Grenville] Wodehouse

Virtue depends partly upon training and partly upon practice; you must learn first, and then strengthen your learning by action. If this be true, not only do the doctrines of wisdom help us but the precepts also, which check and banish our emotions by a sort of official decree. -- Lucius Annaeus Seneca (Seneca the Younger)

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