We must be very careful when we give advice to younger people: sometimes they follow it!
Edsger W. Dijkstra, "The Humble Programmer", Communications of the ACM 15 (10), (October 1972): pp. 859–866.
You know, I want to just advise people watching at home playing that now popular drinking game of you take a shot whenever the Republicans say something that's not true: Please assign a designated driver.Anthony Weiner, in When the Tea Party Came to Town: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives ..., p.52
When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.william shakespeare
Never give advice unasked.Proverbs in: Mrs. E.B. Mawr, National Proverbs in Ten Languages (1885).
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do.ralph waldo emerson
Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear.Mason Cooley (1927-2002), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection (1985).
But the thing is, you mustn’t go doing anything stupid.J. K. Rowling
Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.J. R. R. Tolkien, Gildor Inglorion to Frodo in, The Lord of the Rings, from The Fellowship of the Ring, Book I, Chapter 3 (1954).
It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.The Portrait Of Mr. W. H. (1889), p. 5.
A dead father's counsel, a wise son heedeth.Esais Tegnèr, Fridthjof's Saga, Canto VIII. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 10-11.
Though thou hast ever so many counsellors, yet do not forsake the counsel of thy own soul.Proverbs in: Henry George Bohn; John Ray (1899). A Hand-book of Proverbs: Comprising an Entire Republication of Ray's Collection of English Proverbs, with His Additions from Foreign Languages, and a Complete Alphabetical Index. p. 529. Retrieved on 31 July 2013.
In the multitude of counsellors there is safety.Proverbs, XI. 14; XXIV. 6. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 10-11.
People who give me advice... I reckon they're talking to themselves.Nic Pizzolatto, said by Detective Cohle in the television show True Detective (2014)
Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.James Geary, American aphorist and journalist; quote from James Geary website, 2009.
Fools need advice most, but wise men only are the better for it.Benjamin Franklin
Leaders we've helped to diminish because they did not fit the mold we think they should fit, no matter how ill advised that thought may be.Bob Dylan, in The Bob Dylan encyclopedia, p.54
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most, always like it the least.stanhope, philip, 4th earl of chesterfield
The worst men often give the best advice. Our deeds are sometimes better than our thoughts.philip james bailey
I'm not great at the advice. Can I interest you in a sarcastic comment?Chandler Bing
A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice.james callaghan
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