Quotations on Advice

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There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
- Joseph Addison
(Keywords: Advice, Nothing)

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

What exists outside is a man's concern; let no woman give advice; and do no mischief within doors.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Advice, Concern, Man, Woman)

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Advice, Prosperity)

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
- Aeschylus
(Keywords: Advice, Calamity)

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)

I don't want to give any advice to a 19-year-old, because I want a 19-year-old to make mistakes and learn from them. Make mistakes, make mistakes, make mistakes. Just make sure they're your mistakes.
- Fiona Apple
(Keywords: Advice, Mistakes, 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 that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
- Francis Bacon
(Keywords: Advice, Example)

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

If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Advice, Right)

When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.
- Abu Bakr
(Keywords: Advice, Facts)

Your modern teenager is not about to listen to advice from an old person, defined as a person who remembers when there was no Velcro.
- Dave Barry
(Keywords: Advice, Old)

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)

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
- Bo Bennett
(Keywords: Advice, Famous, Giving, Misleading, Old, states)

Listen kid, take my advice, never hate a song that has sold half a million copies.
- Irving Berlin
(Keywords: Advice, Hate, Song)

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)

Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Advice, Oil)

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
- Josh Billings
(Keywords: Advice, Man)

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)

When I was 40, my doctor advised me that a man in his 40s shouldn't play tennis. I heeded his advice carefully and could hardly wait until I reached 50 to start again.
- Hugo Black
(Keywords: Advice, Man, Play, Tennis)

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 mean, I try to say the right things and give the right advice. But still, I'm only a person.
- Jonathan Brandis
(Keywords: Advice, Right)

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)

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.
- John Burroughs
(Keywords: Advice, Earth, Man, Will)

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)

My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them!
- Frank Capra
(Keywords: Advice, Film)

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)

After forty a woman has to choose between losing her figure or her face. My advice is to keep your face, and stay sitting down.
- Barbara Cartland
(Keywords: Advice, Losing, Woman)

You don't want to get the same kind of advice from everyone on your board.
- M. Kathleen Casey
(Keywords: Advice, Want)

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)

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
- George Chapman
(Keywords: Advice, Want)

I would never offer advice without the person asking for it. I, in general, don't believe in giving advice, actually, as a human being I don't.
- Joan Chen
(Keywords: Advice, Being, Giving)

Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always want it the least.
- Earl of Chesterfield
(Keywords: Advice, Want)



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