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Those who school others, oft should school themselves.

To accept good advice is but to increase one's own ability.

To make pleasures pleasant shorten them.

Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string. See quote detail

Up, Sluggard, and waste not life; in the grave will be sleeping enough. See quote detail

Use no hurtful deceit; think innocently and justly and, if you speak, speak accordingly. See quote detail

Vain man! Mind your own business! Do no wrong! Do all the good you can! Eat your canvas-back ducks! Drink your Burgundy! Sleep your siesta, when necessary, and trust in God. See quote detail

Wait for the season when to cast good counsels upon subsiding passion.

We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.

We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.

We only make a dupe of the friend whose advice we ask, for we never tell him all; and it is usually what we have left unsaid that decides our conduct.

We should be careful and discriminating in all the advice we give. We should be especially careful in giving advice that we would not think of following ourselves. Most of all, we ought to avoid giving counsel which we don't follow when it damages those who take us at our word. See quote detail

What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue.

Whatever advice you give, be short.

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

When a man has been guilty of any vice of folly, the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.

When a man seeks your advice he generally wants your praise.

When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.

When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don't take the advice til they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give he weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole. See quote detail

When you have got an elephant by the hind legs and he is trying to run away, it's best to let him run. See quote detail


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