Sensational Quotes for Smart People


Quotations about Advice 

If you are in the market for cheerful advice about advice through quotes about advice, you have come to the right place. Sensational quotes about advice for smart people is what you are looking for.

Here you will find what to do with advice and what not to with it. You will also find out when to give advice and when not to give it. Of course, we hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.

As an aside, if you are looking for advice on whether to buy the book How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free, I would advise you to do it immediately, particularly if you fear retirement.

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First Top-10 List of Sensational

Quotes about Advice

#1 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

He who builds to every man's advice will have a crooked house.
 Danish proverb

#2 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

There is a misleading, unwritten rule that states if a quote giving advice comes from someone famous, very old, or Greek, then it must be good advice.
 Bo Bennett

#3 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
— Aesop, Greek fabulist. Fables, "The Fox and the Goat."

#4 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
— Ed Howe

#5 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
— Josh Billings

#6 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

I always advise people to never give advice.
— P. G. Wodehouse

#7 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.
— Cicero

#8 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most, like it least.
— Samuel Johnson

#9 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

If I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I wanted to become a failure, I would seek advice from men who have never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all things, I would look around me for those who are succeeding, and do as they have done.
— Joseph Marshall Wade

#10 of Top-10 Sensational Advice Quotes

Giving advice isn't as risky as people say. Few ever take it anyway.
— William Feather

Second Top-Ten List of Sensational

Quotes about Advice

#1 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

Never give advice — sell it, instead!
— Unknown wise person

#2 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

If someone gives you so-called advice, do the opposite; you can be sure it will be the right thing nine out of ten times.
— Anselm Feuerbach

#3 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
— Karl von Knebel

#4 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

It's a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.
— Unknown wise person

#5 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

It is as easy to give advice to yourself as to others — and as useless.
— Unknown wise person

#6 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
— Unknown wise person

#7 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

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

#8 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

There are three things which I consider excellent advice. First, don't smoke to access. Second, don't drink to excess. Third, don't marry to excess.
Mark Twain

#9 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

Advice is least heeded when most needed.
— Unknown wise person

#10 of Top-Ten Sensational Quotes about Advice

It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.
Oscar Wilde

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More Sensational Quotes about Advice

 for Smart People 

The average person cringes at the thought of hearing criticism, but
it can be quite valuable if you stay focused on the big picture.
 Asha Tyson

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.
— Duc de La Rochefoucauld

In those days he was wiser than he is now — he used frequently to take my advice. 
— Winston Churchill

Never neglect the opportunity of keeping your mouth shut [instead of giving advice].
— Unknown wise person

Don't hesitate to give advice. It passes the time and nobody listens to it anyway.
— Unknown wise person

It is very good advice to believe only what an artist does, rather than what he says about his work.
— David Hockney

If you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice.
— Unknown wise person

Never trust anything you read in a travel article. Travel articles appear in publications that sell large, expensive advertisements to tourism-related industries, and these industries do not wish to see articles with headlines like: URUGUAY: DON'T BOTHER. 
— Dave Barry

Wise men don't need advice. Fools don't take it.
Benjamin Franklin

They that will not be counselled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles.
— Benjamin Franklin

Don't expect others to listen to your advice and ignore your example.
— H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

My advice to you is not to inquire why or whither, but just enjoy your ice cream while it's on your plate.
— Thornton Wilder

Ill customs and bad advice are seldom forgotten.
— Benjamin Franklin

Marriage is perhaps the most expensive way to get advice for nothing.
— Unknown wise person

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
— Harry S Truman

Good but rarely came from good advice.
— Lord Byron

Never give advice in a crowd.
— Arab Proverb

How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice, when they will not so much as take warning?
— Jonathan Swift

When we ask advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
— Marquis de Lagrange

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.
— Colleridge

Never give a woman advice, one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
— Oscar Wilde

A good man giving bad advice is more dangerous than a nasty man giving bad advice.
— Conar Cruise O'Brien

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
— Erica Jong

When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.
— Helen Rowland

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

Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
— Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary

The advice of their elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr.

Many years ago a very wise man named Bernard Baruch took me aside and put his arm around my shoulder. "Harpo my boy," he said, "I'm going to give you three pieces of advice, three things you should always remember." My heart jumped and I glowed with expectation. I was going to hear the magic password to a rich, full life from the master himself. "Yes sir?" I said. And he told me the three things. I regret that I've forgotten what they were. 
— Harpo Marx

I have lived some thirty-odd years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors.
— Henry David Thoreau

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for
very long.
— Robert Lynd

When friends stop being frank and useful to each other, the whole world loses some of its radiance.
— Anatole Broyard

Best friends don't want advice. They want corroboration.
— Unknown wise person

In matters of religion and matrimony I never give any advice; because I will not have anybody's torments in this world or the next laid to my charge.
— Lord Chesterfield

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

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say.
— Lord Melbourne

When we turn to one another for counsel we reduce the number of our enemies.
— Kahlil Gibran

Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counsellors there is safety.
— Hebrew Bible

One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty counsels. The thing to do is to supply light and not heat.
— Woodrow Wilson

The art of giving advice to best friends is to make them believe that they though of it themselves.
— Unknown wise person

Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
— Thomas Carlyle

There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
— Francis Bacon

Whatever your advice, make it brief.
— Horace

It's my old girl that advises. She has the head. But I never own to it before her. Discipline must be maintained.
— Charles Dickens

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow-traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead— ahead of myself as well as you.
— George Bernard Shaw

Some of these people need ten years of therapy — ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.
 Jeff Zaslow, U.S. advice columnist, referring to his correspondents. 

These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
— Harriet Beecher Stowe 

Sensational Sayings about

Free Advice for Smart People 

Free advice is often overpriced.
— Unknown wise person

Some of the most expensive advice that most of us ever had was free.
— Unknown wise person

The person who gives you free advice is probably charging you too much for it.
— Unknown wise person

Free advice is the kind that costs you nothing unless you act upon it.
— Unknown wise person

He charged nothing for his preaching and it was worth it too.
— Mark Twain

A lot of folks think they are generous because they give free advice.
— Unknown wise person

It seems the only thing that hasn't increased in cost is free advice.
— Unknown wise person

Doctors and lawyers are always giving fee advice.
— Unknown wise person

Too many people are cheerful givers only when they get a chance to hand out free advice.
— Unknown wise person

When a person starts handing you a lot of free advice, it's pretty certain it wasn't worth keeping for his personal use.
— Unknown wise person

One of the most costly things anyone can acquire is free advice.
— Unknown wise person

Sensational Quips and Sayings about

Advice for Smart People 

When offering helpful advice, make it a small helping.
— Unknown wise person

If you can separate good advice from bad advice, you really don't need any advice.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is what you get when you're not going to get anything else.
— Unknown wise person

Giving good advice does not qualify as charity.
— Unknown wise person

A bit of advice: Say nothing often.
— Unknown wise person

Never give advice before you're asked - or after!
— Unknown wise person

Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.
— Unknown wise person

Too many people are anxious to give you advice when what you really need is help.
— Unknown wise person

Advice to the bridegroom: No matter how she treats you, always try to look a little hurt.
— Unknown wise person

It's extremely difficult to take advice from some people — they need it so much themselves.
— Unknown wise person

Some people never take advice from anybody; others take advice from everybody.
— Unknown wise person

We might be more eager to accept good advice if it did not continually interfere with our plans.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is like a laxative — easy to take but hard to predict the outcome.
— Unknown wise person

What good is good advice if you don't take it?
— Unknown wise person

Advice to some people: If you had your life to live over — don't do it!
— Unknown wise person

The most valuable advice you can get usually comes from one who is the most reluctant to give it.
— Unknown wise person

The trouble with giving advice is that people want to repay you.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
— Unknown wise person

Seldom does the one who really needs advice ask for it.
— Unknown wise person

The best advice is only as good as the use we make of it.
— Unknown wise person

An intelligent person not only knows how to take advice, but also how to reject it.
— Unknown wise person

No one gives advice with more enthusiasm than an ignorant person.
— Unknown wise person

We can give advice but we can't give the wisdom to profit by it.
— Unknown wise person

The fellow who tells you "frankly" what he would do if he were in your place probably doesn't know what to do in his own place.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is never appreciated. If it turns out well, the recipient thinks it was his own idea; and if it turns out badly, he eternally blames the giver.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is like medicine — the correct dosage works wonders, but an overdose can be dangerous.
— Unknown wise person

An advisory capacity is the only capacity in which some people are willing to serve.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is the one thing which is "more blessed to give than to receive."
— Unknown wise person

The better the advice, the harder it is to take.
— Unknown wise person

Be careful when you give advice — somebody might take it.
— Unknown wise person

"Be yourself" is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
— Unknown wise person

We naturally admire the wisdom and good judgment of those who come to us for advice.
— Unknown wise person

Giving advice to the poor is not the best form of charity.
— Unknown wise person

Some advice isn't worth the trouble of taking.
— Unknown wise person

It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater man to accept it graciously.
— Unknown wise person

Most of us find it impossible to take advice from people who need it more than we do.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is seldom welcome. Those who need it most like it least.
— Unknown wise person

Before you offer a man advice, be sure to find out what kind will suit him best.
— Unknown wise person

We don't mind if someone wants to give us advice; we only object if they insist we take it.
— Unknown wise person

Advice is that which the wise don't need and fools won't take.
— Unknown wise person

When a man gets too old to set a bad example, he usually starts giving good advice.
— Unknown wise person

Offering good advice may be noble and grand, but it's not the same as a helping hand.
— Unknown wise person

Most people, when they come to you for advice, want their opinions strengthened, not corrected.
— Unknown wise person

Always listen to the advice of others - it won't do you any harm, and it will make them feel better.
— Unknown wise person

In many instances the person who gives advice to another hasn't tried it himself and wishes to see it tested so he can know whether or not it really works.
— Unknown wise person

The only time to give advice is when it is asked for - and then only in small doses.
— Unknown wise person

People sensible enough to give good advice are also sensible enough not to.
— Unknown wise person

The best advice you will get is from someone who made the same mistake himself.
— Unknown wise person

Anybody who has to ask for advice probably doesn't have any close relatives.
— Unknown wise person

Most people find that running a business is no trouble at all - as long as it's the other fellow's.
— Unknown wise person

Many a man's idea of charity is to give advice to others that he can't use himself.
— Unknown wise person

No one is more confusing than the fellow who gives good advice while setting a bad example.
— Unknown wise person

When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a stranger.
— Unknown wise person

A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of your friends.
— Unknown wise person

Every father should remember that one day his son will follow his example instead of his advice.
— Unknown wise person

A good example has twice the value of good advice.
— Unknown wise person

What can't be done by advice can often be done by example.
— Unknown wise person

Giving advice to the poor is about as close to charity as some people get.
— Unknown wise person

What the world wants is not advice but examples. Any fool can talk.
— Unknown wise person

A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice.
— Unknown wise person

People take your example far more seriously than they take your advice.
— Unknown wise person

If you want people to notice your faults, start giving advice.
— Unknown wise person

The best way to lose a friend is to tell him something for his own good.
— Unknown wise person

The best thing one friend can do for another is to refrain from giving advice.
— Unknown wise person

One form of generosity that can lead to trouble consists in giving others a piece of your mind.
— Unknown wise person

About all some people are giving these days is advice.
— Unknown wise person

Juvenile delinquency would disappear if kids followed their parent's advice instead of their examples.
— Unknown wise person

A juvenile delinquent usually prefers vice to advice.
— Unknown wise person

The worst thing about growing old is having to listen to a lot of advice from one's children.
— Unknown wise person

Old age is that period when a man is too old to take advice but young enough to give it.
— Unknown wise person

The only way a man can attain perfection is to follow the advice he gives to others.
— Unknown wise person

Commencement speaker in Michigan: "My advice to young people who are going out in the world today - don't go!"
— Unknown wise person

Free advice to public speakers: When you're done pumping, let loose of the handle.
— Unknown wise person

Many people would have been a tremendous success long ago if they had used the advice they gave to others.
— Unknown wise person

Sensational Advice Quotes about

Things That You Should Never Do

Never give a party if you will be the most interesting person there.
— Mickey Friedman

Never let the little head do the thinking for the big head. 
— ANONYMOUS advice to teenage boys

Never give advice — sell it, instead!
— Unknown wise person

Never reveal all of yourself to other people; hold back something in reserve so that people are never quite sure if they really know you.
— Michael Korda

Never walk away from failure. On the contrary, study it carefully and imaginatively for its hidden assets.
— Michael Korda

Never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you.
— Nelson Algren

Never buy a car you can't push.
— Author Unknown

Never hate a song that has sold a half-million copies.
— Irving Berlin, to Cole Porter

Never confuse movement with action.
— Ernest Hemingway

Never buy a saddle until you have met the horse.
— Mort Zuckerman

Never retire without first having read the international best-seller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
— Many famous people

Never read Who Moved My Cheese in the workplace when you can read The Joy of Not Working.
— Barack Obama

Never desert your own line of talent. Be what nature intended you for, and you will succeed.
— Sydney Smith

Never date a woman you can hear ticking.
— Mark Patinkn

Never look down to test the ground before taking your next step; only he who keeps his eye fixed on the far horizon will find the right road.
— Dag Hammarskjold

Never date a woman whose father calls her "Princess." Chances are she believes it.
— Anonymous

Never be unfaithful to a lover, except with your wife.
— P. J. O'Rourke

Never learn to do anything: if you don't learn, you'll always find
someone else to do it for you.
— Mark Twain

Never give a woman advice, one should never give a woman anything she can't wear in the evening.
— Oscar Wilde

Never underestimate the power of human stupidity.
— Robert Heinlein

Never have your wife in the morning — the day may have something better to offer.
— P. V. Taylor

Never get married in the morning — you never know who you might meet that night.
— Paul Hornung

Never get involved with someone who wants to change you.
— Quentin Crisp

Never let a domestic quarrel ruin a day's writing. If you can't start the day fresh, get rid of your wife.
— One of Mario Puzo's rules for writing a best-selling novel

Never steal anything so small that you'll have to go to an unpleasant city jail for it instead of a minimum-security federal tennis prison.
— P. J. O'Rourke

Never send a man to do a horse's job.
— Mr. Ed

Never lend books, for no ever returns them; the only books I have in my library are books that other folks have lent to me.
— Anatole France

Never try to make anyone like you: you know, and God knows, that one of you is enough.
— Ralph Waldow Emerson

Never judge a book by its movie.
— J. W. Eagan

Never run after you own hat — others will be delighted to do it; why spoil their fun?
— Mark Twain

Never get out of bed before noon.
— Charles Bukowski

Never retreat. Never explain. Get it done and let them howl.
— Benjamin Jowett

Never fight an inanimate object.
— P. J. O'Rourke

Never let your inferiors do you a favor — it will be extremely costly.
— H. L. Mencken

Never insult an alligator until after you have crossed the river.
— Cordell Hull

Never trust a man with short legs — brain's too near their bottoms.
— Noel Coward

Never retire without first having read the international best-seller How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free.
— Many people

Never offend people with style when you can offend them with substance.
— Tony Brown

Never co-sign.
— Al McGuire

Never get a mime talking. He won't stop.
— Marcel Marceau

Never put a razor inside your nose — even as a joke.
— Jake Johansen

Never lend your car to anyone to whom you have given birth.
— Erma Bombeck

Never drop your gun to hug a bear.
— H. E. Palmer

Never give in, never, never, never, never.
— Winston Churchill

Never give power of attorney.
— Debbie Reynolds 

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