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

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

I have lived some thirty years on this planet and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors. See quote detail

I remember my father telling me the story of the preacher delivering an exhortation to his flock, and as he reached the climax of his exhortation, a man in the front row got up and said, 'O Lord, use me. Use me, O Lord - in an advisory capacity!'

I've also gotten weird letters, suicide letters, girls threatening to jump if I don't get in touch with them. So you think, "This is bullshit," but then you think, "What if it's not? Who wants to take that chance?" I write them back, tell them to hang in there, if things are that bad, they have to get better. But I'm not altogether stable myself, so who am I to give advice? See quote detail

If you aren't rich, you should always look useful.

It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.

It is a good divine that follows his own instructions. I can easier teach twenty what were good to be done, than be one of twenty to follow mine own teaching.

It is a sad commentary of our times when our young must seek advice and counsel from "Dear Abby" instead of going to Mom and Dad.

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

It is well enough, when one is talking to a friend, to lodge in an odd word by way of counsel now and then; but there is something mighty irksome in its staring upon one in a letter, where one ought to see only kind words and friendly remembrances.

It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.

Keep your eyes open and your mouth shut. See quote detail

Keep your mouth wet, feet dry. See quote detail

Let no man value at a little price a virtuous woman's counsel.

Let thy discontents be thy Secrets; - if the world knows them 'twill despise thee and increase them. See quote detail

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.

Men give away nothing so liberally as their advice.

Men of much depth of mind can bear a great deal of counsel; for it does not easily deface their own character, nor render their purposes indistinct.

My father advised me that life itself was a crap game: it was one of the two lessons I learned as a child. The other was that overturning a rock wsa apt to reveal a rattlesnake. As lessons go those two seem to hold up, but not to apply. See quote detail


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