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

Author: Josh Billings (1815-1885)

Profession: American Humorist, Lecturer

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.

Author: Phillips Brooks (1835-1893)

Profession: American Minister, Poet

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

Author: Thomas Carlyle (1795-1881)

Profession: Scottish Philosopher, Author

Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.

Author: George Chapman (1557-1634)

Profession: British Dramatist, Translator, Poet

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.

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

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

Author: Lord Chesterfield (1694-1773)

Profession: British Statesman, Author

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

Author: Gilbert K. Chesterton (1874-1936)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Winston Churchill (1874-1965)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834)

Profession: British Poet, Critic, Philosopher

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

Author: John Churton Collins


Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.

Author: John Churton Collins


We ask advice but we mean approbation.

Author: Charles Caleb Colton (1780-1832)

Profession: British Sportsman Writer

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

Author: Bill Cosby (1937)

Profession: American Actor, Comedian, Producer

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

Author: Edward Dahlberg (1900-1977)

Profession: American Author, Critic

I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes.

Author: Gene Fowler (1890-1960)

Profession: American Journalist, Biographer