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Advice Quotes


These are some of the best 'Advice' quotations and sayings.

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

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

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.

Advice and reprehension require the utmost delicacy; painful truths should be delivered in the softest terms, and expressed no farther than is necessary to produce their due effect. A courteous man will mix what is conciliating with what is offensive; praise with censure; deference and respect with the authority of admonition, so far as can be done in consistence with probity and honor. The mind revolts against all censorian power which displays pride or pleasure in finding fault; but advice, divested of the harshness, and yet retaining the honest warmth of truth, is like honey put round the brim of a vessel full of wormwood. - Even this, however, is sometimes insufficient to conceal the bitterness of the draught.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.

Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most, like it least.

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

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

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

Advice, n. The smallest current coin.

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest. See quote detail

Among the most disheartening and dangerous of ... advisors, you will often find those closest to you, your dearest friends, members of your own family, perhaps, loving, anxious, and knowing nothing whatever. See quote detail

As time passes we all get better at blazing a trail through the thicket of advice.

Be a listener only, keep within yourself, and endeavor to establish with yourself the habit of silence, especially on politics. In the fevered state of our country, no good can ever result from any attempt to set one of these fiery zealots to rights, either in fact or principle. They are determined as to the facts they will believe, and the opinions on which they will act. Get by them, therefore, as you would by an angry bull; it is not for a man of sense to dispute the road with such an animal.

Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.

Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal, and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate, and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous, and you will be happy. At least, you will, by such conduct, stand the best chance for such consequences. See quote detail

Beware of the young doctor and the old barber. See quote detail

But one must know where one stands, and where the others wish to go.

Dally not with other Folks Women or Money. See quote detail

Do not give to your friends the most agreeable counsels, but the most advantageous.


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