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52 Advice Quotes

We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.

Francois Duc de la Rochefoucauld Quotes , Source: Maxim (403)

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Hazard not your wealth on a poor man's advice. [Sp., No adventures mucho tu riqueza.]

Don Juan Manuel Quotes , Source: El Conde Lucanor

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The secret counsels of princes are a troublesome burden to such as have only to execute them. [Fr., C'est une importune garde, du secret des princes, a qui n'en que faire.]

Michael Eyquen de Montaigne Quotes , Source: Essays (III, 1)

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Take the first advice of a woman and not the second. [Lat., Primo dede mulieris consilio, secundo noli.]

Gilbertus Cognatus Noxeranus Quotes , Source: Sylloge

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Those who give bad advice to the prudent, both lose their pains and are laughed to scorn. [Lat., Consilia qui dant prava cautis hominibus, Et perdunt operam et deridentur tupiter.]

Phaedrus (Thrace of Macedonia) Quotes , Source: Fables (I, 25)

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Be niggards of advice on no pretense; For the worst avarice is that of sense.

Alexander Pope Quotes , Source: Essay on Criticism (l. 578)

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When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: King Lear (Fool at II, iv)

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Bosom upon my counsel; You'll find it wholesome.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: The Life of King Henry the Eighth (Norfolk at I, i)

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Here comes a man of comfort, whose advice Hath often stilled my brawling discontent.

William Shakespeare Quotes , Source: Measure for Measure (Mariana at IV, i)

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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 Quotes

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We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

William R. Alger Quotes

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No one wants advice -- only corroboration.

John Steinbeck Quotes

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To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.

John Gray Quotes

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It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.

Jane Austen Quotes

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A good scare is worth more than good advice.

Horace Quotes

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Giving advice to a stupid man is like giving salt to a squirrel.

Kashmiri Proverb Quotes

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Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Erica Jong Quotes

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If advice will not improve him, neither will the rod.

Greek proverb Quotes

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He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.

Karl Von Knebel Quotes

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Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.

Thomas L. Masson Quotes

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We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.

Henry Wheeler Shaw Quotes

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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 Quotes

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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 Quotes

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If it's free, it's advice; if you pay for it, it's counseling; if you can use either one, it's a miracle.

Jack Adams Quotes

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Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus Quotes

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