Advice Quotes

Advice Quotes
Take my advice; you should read these quotes:

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. -Ben Johnson

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. -Joan Rivers

Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do. -Amelia Earhart

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

One’s first step in wisdom is to questions everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. -Gerog C. Lichtenberg

Never give advice in a crowd. -Arabian Proverb

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. -Henry Wheeler Shaw (1818-1885)

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

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

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. -Ivern Ball

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

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

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples. -Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise. -Proverb

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from people who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done. -Norman Vincent Peale (1898-1993)

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

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

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

The worst men often give the best advice. -Philip James Bailey (1816-1902)

Give advice to your children while they’re young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about. -Unknown

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Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind. -Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

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

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 (1779-1848)

When a man won’t listen to his conscience, it’s usually because he doesn’t want advice from a total stranger. -Lindsey Stewart

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite. -Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people’s faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale. -Paraguayan Proverb

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

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether. -Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand. -Unknown

Advice after injury is like medicine after death. -Proverb

Ask a woman’s advice, and whatever she advises, do the very reverse and you’re sure to be wise. -Thomas Moore

Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least. -Lord Chesterfield

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one’s self. -Francois de la Rochefoucauld

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

Advice is judged by results, not by intentions. -Marcus Tullius Cicero

Aim above morality. Be not simply good, be good for something. -Henry David Thoreau (1817-1862)

Seek advice but use your own common sense. -Yiddish Proverb

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

Give neither counsel nor salt till you are asked for it. -Italian Proverb

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

Whatever advice you give, be short. -Horace (BC 65-8)

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    • Lee
    • November 30, 2010

    Hello Shawn, I found all your quotes on advice very interesting.

    Advice is sought by many people in varies subjects, it is also given on many topics, some we take heed and some we choose to do as we please, until things go wrong and then we think “I should have listened to what ? said”, smile! Too late, ha ha….another lesson learned. Sometimes we need to find things out by ourselves that is what life is all about. All the advice and good intentions may not suit all of us, as we are all different and unique and there is so much to learn in life sometimes, we have to find our own path along the way. The choice is always ours to make, but still, it is wise to listen to those who have the experience and the knowledge and then make our choice.

    Have a beautiful day!

    I like this poem by Wish Belkin
    Words of wisdom I believe.

    When evening comes the shadows grow, as the sun begins to set.
    Take care that you don’t come to know, a thing that’s called regret.
    Not what you try or what you do, throughout a carefree youth.
    It’s what you don’t you’ll come to rue, when time reveals it’s truth.

    There is wisdom to be had from mistaken words and acts.
    You’ll find that failure’s not so bad, it strengthens you in fact.
    Rejection’s fear or the fear of failure, that paralizes you.
    Is the stuff of tears and that which keeps you dreams from coming true.

    It takes a certain kind of nerve to tell someone you care.
    But then nature tends to serve the person who would dare.
    Bravery isn’t something you can cultivate from seed.
    It must be conjured up anew each time that there’s a need.

    So take these words and hold them close, it’s certain you’ll find that,
    one second of courage to speak from the heart will result in you hearing them back.

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