No man has ever yet discovered the way to give friendly advice to any woman, not even to his own wife.
Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway.
Of all the horrid, hideous notes of woe,
Sadder than owl-songs or the midnight blast,
Is that portentous phrase,I told you so,
Uttered by friends, those prophets of the past.
She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it).
The world is full of people giving good advice to others, but I have thought we should all be better off if we would advise ourselves more, and others less. If I could take the good advice I am capable of giving, I should have no occasion to accept it from others.
I don't like to hire consultants. They're like castrated bulls: all they can do is advise.
Advice almost never functions as a social lubricant; eight or nine times out of ten it makes people lose face, crushes their will, and creates a grudge.
A man with a bristling grey beard [a yachtsman], said:I made up my mind, when I bought my first boat, never to learn to swim ... When you're in a spot of trouble, if you can swim you try to strike out for the shore. You invariably drown. As I can't swim, I cling to the wreckage and they send a helicopter out for me. That's my tip, if you ever find yourself in trouble, cling to the wreckage!
Get the advice of everybody whose advice is worth having - they are very few - and then do what you think best yourself.
What a difficult thing it is to ask someone's advice on a matter without coloring his judgment by the way in which we present our problem.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
There should be some professional exam for these analysts. Most of the time they talk through their backsides.
He gets through too late who goes too fast.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
I have found that the best way to give advise to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.
I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.
One cool judgment is worth a thousand hasty councils.