Keyword: Advice

Life can only be understood backwards, but it must be lived forwards.

If Columbus had had an advisory committee he would probably still be at the dock.

(1908 – 1990) American statesman, jurist & attorney

I always advise people never to give advice.

(1881 – 1975) English writer & humorist

You’ll always find some Eskimo ready to instruct the Congolese on how to cope with heat waves.

(1909 – 1966) Polish poet, writer & aphorist

When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and give it to him.

(1818 – 1885) humorist

I have found the best way to give advice to your children is to find out what they want and then advise them to do it.

(1884 – 1972) 33rd U.S. president

The one prediction that never comes true is, “You’ll thank me for telling you this.”

(1938 – ) journalist, columnist (Miss Manners)

Be moderate in all things, including moderation.

(1854 – 1900) Irish dramatist, novelist & poet

I never give advice – I give warnings to live by.

(1947 – ) comedian & actor

Advice: Something which we give by the bushel but take by the grain.

We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.

As you ramble on through life, brother, whatever be your goal: keep your eyes upon the donut, and not upon the hole!

public speaker & teacher

The trouble with giving advice is that people want to repay you.

(1908 – 1980) businessman, humorist

For sincere advice and the correct time, call any number at random at 3:00 a.m.

(1945 – ) comedian, actor, writer, playwright & musician

Old people love to give good advice; it compensates them for their inability to set a bad example.

(1613 – 1680) French writer

If people wanted your unsolicited advice, they’d ask for it.

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

I have a bit of advice for hungry young comedians – eat something.

(1921 – 1984) British comedian & magician

Too often, people who want to offer sound advice give more sound than advice!

fictional mascot and cover boy of Mad, an American humor magazine

If I needed advice from my caddie, he'd be hitting the shots and I'd be carrying the bag.

American professional golfer

If it’s free, it’s advice; if you pay for it, it’s counseling; if you can use either one, it’s a miracle.

(1895 – 1968) Canadian hockey player, coach & general manager

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

(1942 – ) American author and teacher













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