Quotes About Advice


A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends. -- Kin Hubbard quotes about advice.


Give every man thine ear, but few thy voice;
Take each man's censure, but reserve thy judgment.
SHAKS.: Hamlet, Act i., Sc. 3.

Know when to speak—for many times it brings
Danger, to give the best advice to kings.
HERRICK: Aph. Caution in Council.

Never give advice in a crowd. - Arab proverb.

We give advice but we do not inspire conduct. -- La Rochefoucauld.

Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly. -- Syrus.

The worst men often give the best advice.
BAILEY Festus, Sc. A Village Feast.

'Twas good advice, and meant, my son, Be good.
CRABBE: The Learned Boy.

People seldom improve when they have no other model but themselves to copy after.—Goldsmith.

A wise and good man will turn examples of all sorts to his own advantage. The good he will make his patterns, and strive to equal or excel them. The bad he will by all means avoid.—Thomas à Kempis.

None preaches better than the ant, and she says nothing.—Franklin.

No reproof or denunciation is so potent as the silent influence of a good example.—Hosea Ballou.

I am satisfied that we are less convinced by what we hear than by what we see.—Herodotus.

Advice may be wrong, but examples prove themselves.—H.W. Shaw.


The worst men often give the best advice.
Our deeds are sometimes better than our thoughts,
_Festus: Sc. A Village Feast_. P.J. BAILEY.

I pray thee cease thy counsel.
Which falls into mine ears as profitless
As water in a sieve.
_Much Ado About Nothing, Act v. Sc. 1_. SHAKESPEARE.

O Life! how pleasant in thy morning.
Young Fancy's rays the hills adorning!
Cold-pausing Caution's lesson scorning,
We frisk away,
Like schoolboys at th' expected warning,
To joy and play.
_Epistle to James Smith_. B. BURNS.

Know when to speake; for many times it brings
Danger to give the best advice to kings.
_Hesperides' Caution in Councell._ R. HEBRICK.


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