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James A. Farley

The best advice I can give to any young man or young woman upon graduation from school can be summed up in exactly eight words, and they are - be honest with yourself and tell the truth.

Advice | Character | Man | Truth | Woman | Words |

Karl Ludwig von Knebel

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.

Advice | Character |

François de La Noüe

It would truly be a fine thing if men suffered themselves to be guided by reason, that they should acquiesce in the true remonstrances addressed to them by the writings of the learned and the advice of friends. But the greater part are so disposed that the words which enter by one ear do incontinently go out of the other, and begin again by following the custom. The best teacher one can have is necessity.

Advice | Character | Men | Necessity | Words | Following | Teacher |

Plautus, full name Titus Maccius Plautus NULL

Every man, however wise, needs the advice of some sagacious friend in the affairs of life.

Advice | Character | Friend | Life | Life | Man | Wise |

Richard Steele, fully Sir Richard Steele

Each successive generation plunges into the abyss of passion, without the slightest regard to the fatal effects which such conduct has produced upon their predecessors; and lament, when too late, the rashness with which they slighted the advice of experience, and stifled the voice of reason.

Advice | Character | Conduct | Experience | Passion | Rashness | Reason | Regard |

Kenneth Eldon Bailey

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

Advice | Prosperity | Wisdom |

Henry Ford

I believe God is managing affairs and that He doesn't need any advice from me. With God in charge, I believe everything will work out for the best in the end. So what is there to worry about.

Advice | God | Need | Will | Wisdom | Work | Worry | God |

Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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

Ability | Advice | Good | Wisdom |

Sven Halla

Facts are worthless to a man if he has to keep running to somebody else for advice on how to use them.

Advice | Man | Wisdom |

Oliver Wendell Holmes, Sr.

The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.

Advice | Books | Men | Wisdom |

Anthony Ashley Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

No one was ever the better for advice: in general, what we called giving advice was properly taking an occasion to show our own wisdom at another’s expense; and to receive advice was little better than tamely to afford another the occasion of raising himself a character from our defects.

Advice | Better | Character | Defects | Giving | Little | Receive | Wisdom |

Madame Swetchine, fully Anne Sophie Swetchine née Sophia Petrovna Soïmonov or Soymanof

The best advice on the art of being happy is about as easy to follow as advice to be well when one is sick.

Advice | Art | Happy | Wisdom | Art |

Robert Aris Willmott

The advice of a scholar, whose piles of learning were set on fire by imagination, is never to be forgotten. Proportion an hour's reflection to an hour's reading, and so dispirit the book into the student.

Advice | Imagination | Learning | Reading | Reflection | Scholar | Wisdom |

Gordon Rupert Dickson

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

Advice | People |

Jack Klugman

Those who can take advice are sometimes superior to those who can give it.

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Russian Proverbs

Bread is the best advice to the hungry.

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Hannah Whitall Smith

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.

Advice | Giving | People | Right |