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He that gives good advice, builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example, builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example, builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
~ Francis Bacon

 

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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

 

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The worst men often give the best advice.
~ Philip James Bailey

 

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

 

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Never trust the advice of a man in difficulties.
~ Aesop

 

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Be smart, be intelligent and be informed.
~ Tony Alesandra

 

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We give advice by the bucket, but take it by the grain.
~ William R. Alger

 

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Never play cards with a man called Doc. Never eat at a place called Mom s. Never sleep with a woman whose troubles are worse than your own.
~ Nelson Algren

 

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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.
~ Ghose Aurobindo

 

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Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one.
~ Ivern Ball

 

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Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
~ Walter Benjamin

 

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A fool think he needs no advice, but a wise man listens to others.
~ Bible

 

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Where no counsel is, the people fall; but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.
~ Bible

 

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Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
~ Ambrose Bierce

 

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Advice is like castor oil, easy to give, but dreadful to take.
~ Josh Billings

 

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Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected.
~ Josh Billings

 

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The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.
~ Phillips Brooks

 

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

 

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Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
~ George Chapman

 

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Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
~ Lord Chesterfield

 

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