Quotations on Advice

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A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Wedding, Advice, Clothes, Woman)

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
- Aesop
(Keywords: Trust, Advice, Difficulties, Man)

Never Have Your Dog Stuffed is really advice to myself, a reminder to myself not to avoid change or uncertainty, but to go with it, to surf into change.
- Alan Alda
(Keywords: Change, Advice, Uncertainty)

I was told to avoid the business all together because of the rejection. People would say to me, 'Don't you want to have a normal job and a normal family?' I guess that would be good advice for some people, but I wanted to act.
- Jennifer Aniston
(Keywords: Business, People, Family, Act, Advice, Job, Rejection, Want)

If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice.
- Norman Ralph Augustine
(Keywords: Selling, Advice, Buying, Experts)

My personal advice is to go to school first and get a liberal arts education, and then if you want to pursue acting, go to graduate school.
- Jillian Bach
(Keywords: Education, Acting, Advice, First, Liberal, School, Want)

He who is not impressed by sound advice, lacks faith.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Faith, Advice, Sound)

Pension reforms, like investment advice and automatic enrollment, will strengthen the ability of Americans to save and invest for retirement.
- Steve Bartlett
(Keywords: Ability, Advice, Americans, Investment, Retirement, Will)

The Muslim leaders swallow the advice of the Western powers and bodies like the IMF and World Bank, even when it is bad for their countries and they know this.
- Abu Bakar Bashir
(Keywords: Muslim, Advice, Countries, Leaders, World)

It was not possible to broadcast any of that because of an agreement between Jackson and the family. Our legal advice was that we could not broadcast it.
- Martin Bashir
(Keywords: Legal, Family, Advice, Agreement)

Listen to people and treat people as you find them. There's an inherent goodness in most people. Don't pre-judge people - that was me Mam's advice anyway.
- Sean Bean
(Keywords: People, Advice, Goodness)

I met with my lawyers. They gave me all the wrong advice. For a long time I refused to accept the child was mine. I should have met her, arranged a DNA test and accepted my responsibility.
- Boris Becker
(Keywords: Time, Advice, Lawyers, Responsibility, Wrong)

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.
- Henry Ward Beecher
(Keywords: People, Advice, Giving, Right, Trying)

I'm not in the business of becoming famous. And that's the advice I give to younger aspiring actors. Work onstage and do the little roles. In the end it's not important to be seen. It's important to do. There's a lot of disappointment in this business, but my family keeps me grounded.
- Kristen Bell
(Keywords: Business, Family, Work, Actors, Advice, Disappointment, End, Famous)

The fear of failure is so great, it is no wonder that the desire to do right by one's children has led to a whole library of books offering advice on how to raise them.
- Bruno Bettelheim
(Keywords: Fear, Failure, Advice, Books, Children, Desire, Right, Wonder)

Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: People, Advice, Opinions)

Clearly, we need to have the very best advice and counsel on what actions can be taken to help lower the cost of gasoline.
- Jeff Bingaman
(Keywords: Actions, Advice, Help)

A lot of girls ask for advice on how to get into acting, and I'm kind of the worst person to ask, because it just kind of fell in my lap... I was just in the right place at the right time.
- Alexis Bledel
(Keywords: Time, Acting, Advice, Girls, Right)

When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
- Erma Bombeck
(Keywords: Mother, Advice, Want)

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.
- Joyce Brothers
(Keywords: Time, Actions, Advice, Consequences)

For many members of Congress, the time for choosing is near - do what the party leadership demands, or do what the people have asked you to do. If my colleagues don't mind some advice from a newcomer, I'd suggest going with the will of the people.
- Scott Brown
(Keywords: Leadership, Time, People, Advice, Congress, Mind, Party, Will)

It is not unprofessional to give free legal advice, but advertising that the first visit will be free is a bit like a fox telling chickens he will not bite them until they cross the threshold of the hen house.
- Warren E. Burger
(Keywords: Legal, Advertising, Advice, First, Visit, Will)

In real life, the most practical advice for leaders is not to treat pawns like pawns, nor princes like princes, but all persons like persons.
- James MacGregor Burns
(Keywords: Life, Advice, Leaders)

Write the kind of story you would like to read. People will give you all sorts of advice about writing, but if you are not writing something you like, no one else will like it either.
- Meg Cabot
(Keywords: People, Advice, Will, Writing)

We will say to people that if you can work, and if you want to work, we will do everything we can to help you. We will give you the training, we will give you the support, we will give you the advice to get you going and get you back at work.
- David Cameron
(Keywords: Work, People, Advice, Help, Support, Training, Want, Will)

All of us, at certain moments of our lives, need to take advice and to receive help from other people.
- Alexis Carrel
(Keywords: People, Advice, Help, Moments)

I considered Nat King Cole to be a friend and, in many ways, a mentor. He always had words of profound advice.
- Diahann Carroll
(Keywords: Friend, Advice, Words)

The best advice is to take it easy, respect speed limits and do not try to make up time lost in the tailbacks on the open road.
- Emma Caulfield
(Keywords: Time, Advice, Limits, Open, Respect, Road)

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.
- Lord Chesterfield
(Keywords: Religion, Advice, Matrimony, Will, World)

My clerkship with Justice Douglas was tremendously important. He told me, Christopher, get out into the stream of history and see what happens. I've tried to follow that advice.
- Warren Christopher
(Keywords: History, Advice, Justice)

Advice in old age is foolish; for what can be more absurd than to increase our provisions for the road the nearer we approach to our journey's end.
- Marcus Tullius Cicero
(Keywords: Age, Advice, End, Journey, Old, Road)

Well, I just can't play the game anymore. I'm 63 years old, and I've been in the business for 40 years now. I take good advice and direction really well, but I don't need somebody that finished college two years ago to come in and tell me what I should be recording.
- Charlie Daniels
(Keywords: Business, Advice, College, Direction, Now, Old, Play, Years)

Our American friends offer us money, arms, and advice. We take the money, we take the arms, and we decline the advice.
- Moshe Dayan
(Keywords: Money, Advice, American, Friends)

My mother gave me this book called Feature Films at Used Car Prices by a guy named Rick Schmidt. I gotta credit the guy, cuz he gave me the most practical advice. It empowers you.
- Vin Diesel
(Keywords: Car, Mother, Advice, Credit)

Tranquilizers work only if you follow the advice on the bottle - keep away from children.
- Phyllis Diller
(Keywords: Work, Advice, Children)

We must advertise to U.S. business that we are there, that our attitude has changed, and that we care. When we are asked to help, we have to perform and provide the right advice.
- Lawrence Eagleburger
(Keywords: Business, Attitude, Advice, Care, Help, Right)

Perhaps one of the only positive pieces of advice that I was ever given was that supplied by an old courtier who observed: Only two rules really count. Never miss an opportunity to relieve yourself; never miss a chance to sit down and rest your feet.
- King Edward VIII
(Keywords: Opportunity, Positive, Advice, Chance, Feet, Old, Rest, Rules)

That is where the irony of the film comes off, in terms of the language it employs - where he tries desperately to be a 'TV Dad,' to give advice and it's so pat it becomes ridiculous.
- Atom Egoyan
(Keywords: Dad, Advice, Film, Irony, Language)

Here's good advice for practice: go into partnership with nature; she does more than half the work and asks none of the fee.
- Martin H. Fischer
(Keywords: Work, Nature, Advice, Partnership)

All of our affairs, since the union of crowns, have been managed by the advice of English ministers, and the principal offices of the kingdom filled with such men, as the court of England knew would be subservient to their designs.
- Andrew Fletcher
(Keywords: Men, Advice, Court, EnglEnglish)

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.
- Henry Ford
(Keywords: Work, God, Advice, End, Will, Worry)

Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Character, Advice, Lies, Parents, Right)

How true Daddy's words were when he said: all children must look after their own upbringing. Parents can only give good advice or put them on the right paths, but the final forming of a person's character lies in their own hands.
- Anne Frank
(Keywords: Character, Advice, Children, Lies, Parents, Right, Words)

Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.
- Benjamin Franklin
(Keywords: Men, Advice, Fools)

I understand how hard it is to talk to people about MS. You don't want pity or random advice.
- Teri Garr
(Keywords: People, Advice, Pity, Talk, Want)

If the student could give up her work on my advice, she had better give it up without it. One does not study for a goal. The goal is a mere accident.
- Alma Gluck
(Keywords: Work, Goal, Accident, Advice, Study)

If you go to most third world countries, the older woman dispenses advice to the arguing couple while other members of the family, or even the village, sit around and listen. It is no big deal.
- Trisha Goddard
(Keywords: Family, Advice, Countries, Woman, World)

Nobody ever seems to want my advice about serious stuff. People will be like: 'Who made that sweater?' Or 'How did you get your hair so straight?' They don't to come to me for the relationship advice or deep stuff. In fact, my little sister actually hides from me.
- Lauren Graham
(Keywords: Sister, People, Advice, Deep, Fact, Hair, Want, Will)

Generally speaking, when a woman offers unsolicited advice or tries to help a man, she has no idea of how critical and unloving he may sound to him.
- John Gray
(Keywords: Idea, Advice, Help, Man, May, Sound, Woman)

Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.
- Germaine Greer
(Keywords: War, Advice, Children, Present)



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