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
Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.
We may give advice, but not the sense to use it.
The one thing people are the most liberal with, is their advice.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.
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
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
Author: Thomas L. Masson
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