Quotes About Advice

To give advice to somebody is to give counsel to; offer an opinion or suggestion. We have all been given advise at some point in our lives, whether good or bad. Below is a compilation of famous quotes and sayings relating to advice. Sniblit makes it easy to find the quotes that you're looking for. Do you have a favorite quote about advice that you think others would enjoy? Let us know.

Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it.  ~ Benjamin Franklin

Give help rather than advice.  ~ Marquis De Vauvenargues

It is bad advice that cannot be changed.  ~ Publilius Syrus

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.  ~ Josh Billings

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.  ~ Publilius Syrus

No enemy is worse than bad advice.  ~ Sophocles

I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.  ~ Oscar Wilde

Advice should always be consumed between two thick slices of doubt.  ~ Walter Schmidt

It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.  ~ Friedrich von Schiller

Often we help each other most by leaving each other alone.  ~ Elbert Hubbard

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

No one wants advice - only corroboration.  ~ John Stenbeck

Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.  ~ J.R.R. Tolkien

He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.  ~
Francis Bacon

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.  ~ Harry S. Truman

Men give advice; God gives guidance.  ~ Leonard Ravenhill

A never-failing way to get rid of a fellow is to tell him something for his own good.  ~ Kin Hubbard

He that won't be counseled can't be helped.  ~
Benjamin Franklin

We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice.  ~ Jack Herbert

As a general rule...people ask for advice only in order not to follow it; or if they do follow it, in order to have someone to blame for giving it.  ~ Alexandre Dumas

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.  ~ Marquis de la Grange

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.  ~ Cicero

Don't give advice unless your asked.  ~ Amy Alcott

A woman in love never takes advice.  ~ Rosamond Marshall

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.  ~ Robert Lynd

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.  ~ Henry Ward Beecher

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

People ask for criticism but they only want praise.  ~ Somerset Maugham

Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.  ~ Gordon R. Dickson

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.  ~ Edgar Watson Howe

The passion for setting people right is in itself an afflictive disease.  ~ Marianne Moore

The art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought of it himself.  ~ Frank Tyger

In giving advice, seek to help, not please, your friend.  ~ Solon

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need advice.  ~ Bill Cosby

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