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A list of the best advice quotes and sayings, including the names of each speaker or author when available. This list is sorted by popularity, so only the most famous advice quotes are at the top. The authors of these historic advice quotes are displayed next to each quote, so if you see one you like be sure to check out other inspirational advice quotes from that same writer.

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Hurt him. Hurt him and save him Baz Luhrmann, Craig Pearce

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A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others. [Proverbs 12:15]

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties. Aesop

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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

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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.

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Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety. [Proverbs 11:14]

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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom. Walter Benjamin

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There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self. Francis Bacon

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It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted. Aeschylus

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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.

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Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether. Thomas Carlyle

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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on. Ambrose Bierce

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In those days he was wiser than he is now -- he used frequently to take my advice. Winston Churchill

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The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is. Phillips Brooks

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Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected. Josh Billings

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No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. Ben Jonson

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We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take. Josh Billings

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A word to the wise isn't necessary, it is the stupid ones who need all the advice. Bill Cosby

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To advise is not to compel.

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A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice

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The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. Oscar Wilde

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They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. Benjamin Franklin

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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

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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

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We ask advice but we mean approbation. Charles Caleb Colton

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The advice that is wanted is commonly not welcome and that which is not wanted, evidently an effrontery. Samuel Johnson

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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. David Seabury

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Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.

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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.

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Never give advice unless asked.

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Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.

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When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies. Khalil Gibran

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The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.

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We may give advice, but not the sense to use it. Fran├žois de La Rochefoucauld

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

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Anybody who ask for advice nowadays just hasn't been listening.

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Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say. William Lamb^! 2nd Viscount Melbourne

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

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If one man says to thee, Thou art a donkey, pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle.

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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. Henry David Thoreau

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Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.

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Never trouble trouble till trouble troubles you.

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Whatever advice you give, be short. Horace

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There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad. Edward Dahlberg

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Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it. Benjamin Franklin

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A good scare is worth more than good advice. Horace

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It is easy to give advice from a port of safety. Johann Christoph Friedrich von Schiller

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Give help rather than advice. Luc de Clapiers^! marquis de Vauvenargues

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It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say. Jawaharlal Nehru