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Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one. - Ivern Ball

The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is. - Phillips Brooks

I wouldn't recommend sex, drugs or insanity for everyone, but they've always worked for me. - Hunter S. Thompson

A word to the wise is infuriating. - Source Unknown

Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others. - Source Unknown

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

Some of these people need ten years of therapy --ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy. - Jeff Zaslow

Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel. - George Chapman

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least. - Lord Chesterfield

In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice. - Winston Churchill

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it. - John Churton Collins

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. - Edward Dahlberg

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes. - Gene Fowler

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. - Benjamin Franklin

When in doubt, don't. - Saul W. Gellerman

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. - Marquis de la Grange

To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own. - John Gray

Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order. - Lord Hanson

The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment. - Sir Arthur Helps

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice. - Jack Herbert

A good scare is worth more than good advice. - Horace

Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance. - I Ching

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. - Ben Johnson

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

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it. - Karl Von Knebel

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

We may give advice, but not the sense to use it. - Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly. - Lope de Vega

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously. - J. C. Macaulay

Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people. - Thomas L. Masson

Be smart, be intelligent and be informed. - Tony Alesandra

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain. - William R. Alger

Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own. - Nelson Algren

To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs. - Ghose Aurobindo

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self. - Francis Bacon

The worst men often give the best advice. - Philip James Bailey

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say. - Lord Melbourne

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

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

Never give advice in a crowd. - Arabian Proverb

To advise is not to compel. - German Proverb

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well. - Spanish Proverb

One can advise comfortably from a safe port. - Johann Friedrich Von Schiller

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. - David Seabury

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. - Henry Wheeler Shaw

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

No one wants advice, only corroboration. - John Steinbeck

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new. - Harriet Beecher Stowe

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. - Publilius Syrus


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