21 thought-provoking quotes about advice

How do you feel about giving advice?

How do you feel about getting advice?

If you’re anything like me then you’re much more comfortable with giving rather than getting.

When we give advice our intentions are usually good but rarely does it come over that way to the recipient of our advice, unless it resonates with what they had in mind anyway.

So when you’re considering giving someone the benefit of your own personal wisdom, a good question to ask yourself is, “If I were to be on the receiving end of the advice I’m about to give, how would I feel and how would I react?

If you think that your reaction would be negative then perhaps you shouldn’t give that advice at all.

And remember, if you much give advice then tone matters. How you say something is just as important as what you say.

Put yourself in the other person’s shoes and treat then as you’d like to be treated. That way your advice might have a better chance of being well received.

Of course, they’re just my views dear reader. However there are plenty of people who might have different views when it comes to advice.

So here are 21 thought-provoking quotes about advice from the great and the good to offer you a more balanced view on the subject.

Quotes about advice:

  1. 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
  2. Wall Street is the only place that people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from those who take the subway. ~Warren Buffett
  3. The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself. ~Oscar Wilde
  4. Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. ~Harper Lee
  5. Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself. ~Marcus Tullius Cicero
  6. Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it. ~Benjamin Franklin
  7. The advice I would give to someone is to not take anyone’s advice. ~Eddie Murphy
  8. My advice to anyone with a dream is to never stop pursuing it. ~Shawn Mendes
  9. The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none. ~Eden Phillpotts
  10. The best advice I ever got was that knowledge is power and to keep reading. ~David Bailey
  11. Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. ~Priyanka Chopra
  12. My dad said to me, ‘Work hard and be patient.’ It was the best advice he ever gave me. You have to put the hours in. ~Simon Cowell
  13. My advice to other disabled people would be, concentrate on things your disability doesn’t prevent you doing well, and don’t regret the things it interferes with. Don’t be disabled in spirit as well as physically. ~Stephen Hawking
  14. Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that’s no reason not to give it. ~Agatha Christie
  15. My only advice is, follow your dream and do whatever you like to do the most. I chose journalism because I wanted to be in the places where history was being made. ~Jorge Ramos
  16. I never take advice from anyone more messed up than I am. ~Tom Hopkins
  17. If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice. ~Norman Ralph Augustine
  18. A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice. ~E W Howe
  19. The best fashion advice I’d say would be just to do what makes you comfortable and what makes you feel cute, and that’s how you’re gonna look your best ’cause when you feel your best, everybody else can feel it, too. ~Ariana Grande
  20. When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice. ~Saul Bellow
  21. You know how advice is. You only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyway. ~John Steinbeck

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