I Have Lived Some Thirty-odd Years On This Planet, And I Have Yet To Hear The First Syllable Of Valuable Or Even Earnest Advice From My Seniors.
~ Henry David Thoreau
Never Give Advice Unless Asked.
~ German Prove
How Is It Possible To Expect Mankind To Take Advice When They Will Not So Much As Take Warning.
~ Jonathan Swift
Nothing Is Less Sincere Than Our Mode Of Asking And Giving Advice. He Who Asks Seems To Have A Deference For The Opinion Of His Friend, While He Only Aims To Get Approval Of His Own And Make His Friend Responsible For His Action. And He Who Gives Advice Repays The Confidence Supposed To Be Placed In Him By A Seemingly Disinterested Zeal, While He Seldom Means Anything By His Advice But His Own Interest Or Reputation.
~ Francois De La Rochefoucauld
One Of The Advantages Of Being A Captain Is Being Able To Ask For Advice Without Necessarily Having To Take It.
~ William Shatner as Kirk, in "Dagger of the Mind"
The People Sensible Enough To Give Good Advice Are Usually Sensible Enough To Give None.
~ Eden Phillpotts
The Only Thing To Do With Good Advice Is Pass It On. It Is Never Any Use To Oneself.
~ Oscar Wilde
Never Take The Advice Of Someone Who Has Not Had Your Kind Of Trouble.
~ Sidney J. Harris
To Ask Advice Is In Nine Cases Out Of Ten To Tout For Flattery.
~ John Churton Collins
Successful Men Follow The Same Advice They Prescribe For Others.
~ Author Unknown
A Patient Going To A Doctor For His First Visit Was Asked, And Whom Did You Consult Before Coming To Me? Only The Village Druggist, Was The Answer. And What Sort Of Foolish Advice Did That Numbskull Give You? Asked The Doctor, His Tone And Manner Denoting His Contempt For The Advice Of The Layman. Oh, Replied His Patient, With No Malice Aforethought, He Told Me To Come And See You.
~ Author Unknown
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, 1902