Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it.
All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
Never give advice in a crowd.
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.
My advice to any diplomat who wants to have a good press is to have two or three kids and a dog.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Millions of words are written annually purporting to tell how to beat the races, whereas the best possible advice on the subject is found in the three monosyllables ‘Do not try.’
Don’t offer me advice give me money.
Quit now, you’ll never make it. If you disregard this advice, you’ll be halfway there.
The strongest possible piece of advice I would give any young woman is Don’t screw around, and don’t smoke.
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.
Advice is what you ask for when you already know the answer but wish you didn’t.
Old people like to give good advice, as solace for no longer being able to provide bad examples.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Accept good advice gracefully–as long as it doesn’t interfere with what you intended to do in the first place.
Why should we take advice on sex from the pope? If he knows anything about it, he shouldn’t!
George Bernard Shaw
In the choice of a horse and a wife, a man must please himself, ignoring the opinion and advice of friends.
George John Whyte-Melville
I have had enough experience in all my years, and have read enough of the past, to know that advice to grandchildren is usually wasted.
Harry S Truman
I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Henry David Thoreau
I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn’t need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
Whatever your advice, make it brief.
Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. But what would you? You have not told me all concerning yourself; and how then shall I choose better than you?
When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn’t play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
Death is Nature’s expert advice to get plenty of Life.
Johann von Goethe
The answer is in thy heart. Thee can always hear it, if thee listens for it.
How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Time gives good advice.
Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey’s end.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
You simply *must* stop taking advice from other people.
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes
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.
Vos vestros servate, meos mihi linquite mores You keep to your own ways, and leave mine to me
Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
Richard Milhous Nixon
If you wish good advice, consult an old man.
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.
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.
My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it’s on your plate–that’s my philosophy.
The only advice, indeed, that one person can give another about reading is to take no advice, to follow your own instincts, to use your own reason, to come to your own conclusions. If this is agreed between us, then I feel at liberty to put forward a few
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.
W. Somerset Maugham