Advice Quotes

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

No one wants advice - only corroboration.

John Steinbeck

Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

Mary Wortley Montagu

I always pass on good advice. It's the only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Edgar Watson Howe

Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Agatha Christie

Whatever advice you give, be brief.


A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.

James Callaghan

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole.

Louisa May Alcott

Advice is sought to confirm a position already taken.

Osler, Sir William

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

La Rochefoucauld, FranÁois, duc de

Advice is probably the only free thing which people won't take

Kaul, Lothar

I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite

Chesterton, Gilbert Keith

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius

Give help rather than advice.

Luc De Vauvenargues
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