Quotes About Advice

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There comes a time when you have to stop crossing oceans for people who wouldn't jump puddles for you.


How is it possible to expect mankind to take advice when they will not so much as take warning?


Many receive advice, few profit by it.

Publilius Syrus

I took your advice to dance like no one was watching and sing like there's no one listening... Thanks for that. My court date is later this month.

He who will not answer to the rudder, must answer to the rocks.


The worst men often give the best advice.

Philip James Bailey

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

John Churton Collins

Give advice to learn from your own hidden wisdom.

Duane Alan Hahn

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.

Karl Von Knebel

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

Jack Herbert

A good scare is worth more than good advice.


Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.


Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.

Thomas L. Masson

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

Josh Billings

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

W. R. Alger

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

Lord Chesterfield

No one wants advice, only corroboration.

John Steinbeck

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

Ivern Ball

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

Marquis de la Grange

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

Erica Jong

Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.

Josh Billings

In every society some men are born to rule, and some to advise.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Whatever advice you give, be short.


Never flap your wings when a glide will do.

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