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Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.

Never give advice in a crowd.

Never give advice unless asked.

Never let your inferiors do you a favor - it will be extremely costly. See quote detail

No man ever listened himself out of a job.

No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. - He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.

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.

Old men are fond of giving good advice to console themselves for their inability to give bad examples.

Put all thine eggs in one basket and - watch that basket. See quote detail

Quarrel not at all. No man resolved to make the most of himself can spare time for personal contention. Still less can he afford to take all the consequences, including the vitiating of his temper and loss of self control. Yield larger things to which you can show no more than equal right; and yield lesser ones, though clearly your own. Better give your path to a dog than be bitten by him in contesting for the right. Even killing the dog would not cure the bite. See quote detail

Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail.

The advice of friends must be received with a judicious reserve: we must not give ourselves up to it and follow it blindly, whether right or wrong.

The easiest thing to find on God's green earth is someone to tell you all the things you cannot do.

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

The proverb warns that, "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.

The worst men often give the best advice.

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.

There is little serenity comparable to the serenity of the inexperienced giving advice to the experienced.

There's a time to wink as well as to see. See quote detail

They that will not be counselled, cannot be helped. It you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.


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