Advice Quotes

German prove - never give advice unless asked....
Sydney smith - there is one piece of advice, in a life of study,...

Dying is a very dull, dreary affair. And my advice to you is to have nothing whatever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise.
J. R. R. Tolkien, Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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
Never take the advice of someone who has not had your kind of trouble.
Sidney J. Harris

Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.
Unknown
Arab prove - never give advice in a crowd....
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
No one wants advice - - Only corroboration.
John Steinbeck
A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
Joseph Addison
Old people like to give good advice, as solace for no longer being able to provide bad examples.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
Death is a very dull, dreary affair, and my advice to you is to have nothing whatsoever to do with it.
W. Somerset Maugham
When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.
Al Franken, "Oh, the Things I Know", 2002
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
Josh Billings
If you achieve success, you will get applause, and if you get applause, you will hear it. My advice to you concerning applause is this; enjoy it but never quite believe it.
Robert Montgomery
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
Ask advice only of your equals.
Danish Prove
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
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.
Sydney Smith
Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
Francois de La Rochefoucauld
To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery.
John Churton Collins
Whatever your advice, make it brief.
Horace
One of the advantages of being a captain is being able to ask for advice without necessarily having to take it.
William Shatner as Kirk, in "Dagger of the Mind".
Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
Richard Milhous Nixon
The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none.
Eden Phillpotts
The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.
Oscar Wilde
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
Gordon R. Dickson
Advice is least heeded when most needed.
American Prove
Time gives good advice.
Maltese Prove
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.
Pierre Charron
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Churton Collins
No one can give you better advice than yourself.
Marcus Tullius Cicero
Many receive advice, few profit by it.
Publilius Syrus
Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw J. Lec, "Unkempt Thoughts".
Advice to writers Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
Stanislaw Lec
Tis the advisor who suffers from bad advice.
Anonymous
Those who try to give us advice on matters of human rights do nothing but provoke an ironic smile among us. We will not permit anyone to interfere in our affairs.
Konstantin Chernenko
Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.
Edna St. Vincent Millay, Letters, 1952
Give neither advice nor salt, until you are asked for it.
English Prove