Quotes: advice

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  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Old people love to give good advice to console themselves for no longer being able to set a bad example.
  • Joseph Addison
    Joseph Addison
    English politician, writer and poet 1672-1719
    Joseph Addison
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    A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
  • Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
    French writer 1613-1680
    Francois de la Rochefoucauld
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    Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.
  • Horace
    Horace
    Roman poet 65-8 BC
    Horace
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    A good scare is worth more than good advice.
  • Lord Chesterfield
    Lord Chesterfield
    English statesman, diplomat and writer (Philip Dormer Stanhope) 1694-1773
    Lord Chesterfield
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    Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    American anthropologist, editor and author 1866-1934
    Thomas L. Masson
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    Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
  • David Seabury
    David Seabury
    American psychologist, author, and lecturer 1885-1960
    David Seabury
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    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.
  • Henry David Thoreau
    Henry David Thoreau
    American writer 1817-1862
    Henry David Thoreau
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    I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
  • Thomas L. Masson
    Thomas L. Masson
    American anthropologist, editor and author 1866-1934
    Thomas L. Masson
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    'Be yourself' is about the worst advice you can give some people.

    Source: The Book of Today (1923)

  • Pat Caddell
    Pat Caddell
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    A politicians willingness to listen to good advice rises in inverse proportion to how badly he thinks he is doing.
  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    A word to the wise ain't necessary - it's the stupid ones that need the advice.

  • Bill Cosby
    Bill Cosby
    American actor, comedian, producer 1937-
    Bill Cosby
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    A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice.
  • Gene Brown
    Gene Brown
    American author and editor 1942-
    Gene Brown
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    Accept good advice gracefully—as long as it doesn't interfere with what you intended to do in the first place.
  • Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
    Roman statesman and writer 106 BC - 43 BC
    Marcus Tullius Cicero
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    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.
  • Josh Billings
    Josh Billings
    American humorist 1815-1885
    Josh Billings
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    Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
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