Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.


A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.

Edgar Watson Howe

I always pass on good advice.  It’s the only thing to do with it.  It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde

Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.

Mary Wortley Montagu

I never had a man come to me for advice yet, but what I soon discovered that he thought more of his own opinion than he did of mine.

Josh Billings

No one wants advice – only corroboration.

John Steinbeck

In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.


The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right.

Hannah Whitall Smith

Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it.

Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827

The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.