Quotes about Advice

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.”
Bill Cosby

“Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.”
Benjamin Franklin

“My advice to you is get married: if you find a good wife you’ll be happy; if not, you’ll become a philosopher.”

“Advice is like snow – the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper in sinks into the mind.”
Samuel Taylor Coleridge

“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

“Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.”
Khalil Gibran

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

“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.”
Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

“When we are well, we all have good advice for those who are ill.”
Lucius Annaeus Seneca

“I see it all perfectly; there are two possible situations – one can either do this or that. My honest opinion and my friendly advice is this: do it or do not do it – you will regret both.”
Soren Kierkegaard

“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

“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.”
Joan Rivers

“Walk a mile in my shoes is good advice. Our children will learn to respect others if they are used to imagining themselves in another’s place.”
Neil Kurshan

“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

“My mother gave lots of good advice and had a lot to say. As you get older, you realize everything she said was true.”
Lenny Kravitz

“I haven’t been faithful to my own advice in the past. I will in the future.”
Billy Graham

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

“There is nothing more hateful than bad advice.”

“Don’t give your advice before you are called upon.”
Desiderius Erasmus

“To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.”
Wilson Mizner

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

“Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.”
Baltasar Gracian

“I’ll tell you one thing: Don’t ever give anybody your best advice, because they’re not going to follow it.”
Jack Nicholson

“Advice to intellectuals: let no-one represent you.”
Theodor Adorno

“I give opinions, not advice.”
Lou Holtz

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

“There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.”
Joseph Addison

“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

“We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.”
Tom Stoppard

“It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.”

“Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.”
Richard M. Nixon

“Never give advice in a crowd.”
Pope Paul VI

“It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.”
David Hockney

“Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.”

“It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.”
Friedrich Schiller

“Listen to advice, but follow your heart.”
Conway Twitty

“The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading.”
David Bailey

“When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.”
Saul Bellow

“When you seek advice, do not withhold any facts from the person whose advice you seek.”
Abu Bakr