Quotations: Advice

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole.
Louisa May Alcott

The easiest way to escape being hated is to mind your own business and refrain from giving good advice.
W. Burton Baldry

We seldom give each other advice--I think that's the success of 25 years of marriage.
Laura Bush

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

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

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.
Agatha Christie

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

We should make sure that our own house is in order before we give advice to others.
Aesop's Fables

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

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Al Franken

Wise men don't need advice; fools don't take it.
Benjamin Franklin

To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability.
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

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

Whatever advice you give, be brief.

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

A woman in love never takes advice.
Rosamond Marshall

Do not advise too much: do the job yourself. This is the only advice you can give to others. Do it and others will follow.
Jawaharlal Nehru

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

Beware of advice, even this.
Carl Sandburg

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

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

If you want people to notice your faults, start giving advice.
Kelly Stephens

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

He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person.
Mark Twain

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

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

My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let 'em wonder. I never believed in givin' them too much of me.
Mae West

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

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