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

Author: Samuel Johnson (1709-1784)

Profession: British Author

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

Author: Erica Jong (1942)

Profession: American Author

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.

Author: Karl Von Knebel

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

Author: Knegge

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We may give advice, but not the sense to use it.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

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

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.

Author: Francois De La Rochefoucauld (1613-1680)

Profession: French Classical Writer

Number one: Don't frisk me. Don't hurt me physically. Don't get anywhere near my neck. And don't call me Regis. [Advice to his guests]

Author: David Letterman (1947)

Profession: American TV Personality

Never give anyone the advice to buy or sell shares, because the most benevolent price of advice can turn out badly.

Author: Lope de Vega (1562-1635)

Profession: Spanish Playwright

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.

Author: J. C. Macaulay

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

Author: Thomas L. Masson

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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.

Author: Lord Melbourne (1779-1848)

Profession: British Statesman, Prime Minister

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

Author: Lady Mary Wortley Montagu (1689-1762)

Profession: British Society Figure, Letter Writer

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

Author: Jawaharlal Nehru (1889-1964)

Profession: Indian Nationalist, Statesman