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
Never give advice unasked.Proverbs in: Mrs. E.B. Mawr, National Proverbs in Ten Languages (1885).
Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear.Mason Cooley (1927-2002), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection (1985).
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.
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
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