Most popular advice quotes
Don't think people judge your generosity by the amount of advice you give away.
We advise others in areas we have difficulty advising ourselves.
I give good advice with the same enthusiasm and sincerity in which I give bad advice.
Do not offer advice which has not been seasoned by your own performance.
Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
Some people know a lot more than they're willing to tell. Unfortunately, the reverse is true.
Advice is like kissing; it costs nothing and is a pleasant thing to do.
Distrust interested advice.
Everyone tells you to have a nice day but nobody tells you how.
I have found the best way to give advice to people is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
No one wants advice, only corroboration.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
Old men are fond of giving advice to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
Good rarely came from good advice.
Better to ask twice than to lose your way once.
Never trust the advice of someone in difficulties.
No enemy is worse than bad advice.
The worst men often give the best advice.
There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
I have found that the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want, and then advise them to do it.
He who is afraid to ask is ashamed of learning.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
You don't need to take a person's advice to make him feel good—just ask for it.
Advice is an uncertain gift.
Expert advice is a great comfort, even when it's wrong.
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but want a different one.
Express an opinion, but send advice by freight.
Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.
Of the few innocent pleasures left to men past middle life, the jamming of common sense down the throats of fools is perhaps the keenest.
When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.
We are never so generous as when giving advice.
People who have what they want are fond of telling people who haven't what they want that they really don't want it.
We give advice by the bucket but take it by the grain.
Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.
The best advice yet given is that you don't have to take it.
Don't be troubled if the temptation to give advice is irresistible; the ability to ignore it is universal.
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.
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.
The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice.
Whatever your advice, make it brief.
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants-and I give it to him.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
When we feel a strong desire to thrust our advice upon others, it is usually because we suspect their weakness ; but we ought rather to suspect our own.
We may give advice but we do not inspire conduct.
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.
Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.
I don't give advice. I can't tell anybody what to do. Instead I say this is what we know about this problem at this time. And here are the consequences of these actions.
A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot Is on the outside of calamity to give advice.
We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
Asking for advice is an act of humility.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.
The wanting of advice is the sign that the Spirit in you has not yet spoken with the compelling voice that you ought to obey.
The way of a fool is right in his own eyes, but a wise man listens to advice.
Advice, n. The smallest current coin.
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Most of the advice we receive from others is not so much an evidence of their affection for us, as it is an evidence of their affection for themselves.
Who cannot give good counsel? 'Tis cheap, it costs them nothing.
A woman's advice is not worth much, but he who does not heed it is a fool.
The brain may take advice, but not the heart, and love, having no geography, knows no boundaries.
Advice, like snow, the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
When we feel a strong desire to thrust our advice upon others, it is usually because we suspect their weakness; but we ought rather to suspect our own.
We ask advice, but we mean approbation.
There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain it is positively bad.
Once you've given advice to someone, you're obligated.
We may give advice, but we cannot give conduct.
Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.
People are always willing to follow advice when it accords with their own wishes.
Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.
Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.
On Venus it is considered a loving gesture to offer advice. But on Mars it is not. Women need to remember that Martians do not offer advice unless it is directly requested.
Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.
Advice is sure of a hearing when it coincides with our previous conclusions, and therefore comes in the shape of praise or of encouragement.
The greatest luxury of riches is that they enable you to escape so much good advice. The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
Know when to speake; for many times it brings Danger, to give the best advice to kings.
The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
It is a little embarrassing that, after forty-five years of research and study, the best advice I can give to people is to be a little kinder to each other.
If I were asked to give what I consider the single most useful bit of advice for all humanity, it would be this: Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and, when it comes, hold your head high, look it squarely in the eye and say, "I will be bigger than you. You cannot defeat me."
One gives nothing so freely as advice.
We may give advice, but we cannot inspire conduct.
Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.
You will always find some Eskimos ready to instruct the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves.
I am melancholy when I see, or even hear of, other people behaving badly. I often long to direct them with good advice, and refrain only because I know that friendship itself will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.
A prince who is not wise himself will never take good advice.
This is the gist of what I know: Give advice and buy a foe.
Advice almost never functions as a social lubricant; eight or nine times out of ten it makes people lose face, crushes their will, and creates a grudge.
When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to 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.
I am very handy with my advice and then when anybody appears to be following it, I get frantic.
Good advice is like a tight glove; it fits the circumstances, and it does not fit other circumstances.
We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest.
A man takes contradiction and advice much more easily than people think, only he will not bear it when violently given, even though it be well-founded. Hearts are flowers; they remain open to the softly-falling dew, but shut up in the violent downpour of rain.
My advice was delicately poised between the cliché and the indiscretion.
To give advice to a friend, either asked or unasked, is so far from a fault that it is a duty; but if a man love to give advice, it is a sure sign that he himself wanteth it.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
I wish to God that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it to you.
In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
No one wants advice—only corroboration.
It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice, when they will not so much as take warning?
I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
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.
He had only one vanity; he thought he could give advice better than any other person.
It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.
Insistent advice may develop into interference, and interference, someone has said, is the hind hoof of the devil.
Advice is a habit-forming drug.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Unsolicited advice is the junk mail of life.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
Never take an advice from a salesman, or any advice that benefits the advice giver.
If you want people to like you, do not give them advice. Instead, ask them for advice.