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Samuel Taylor ColeridgeAdvice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

—  Samuel Taylor Coleridge, 1772-1834, English poet & philosopher

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La RochefoucauldOld men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.

—  La Rochefoucauld, 1613-1680, French writer

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Mignon McLaughlinI'm always there to tell people that their life is not that bad. I wish it was easy to follow that advice.

—  Mignon McLaughlin, 1913-1983, American magazine editor

Benjamin FranklinWise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

—  Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, American politician & writer

Arthur SchopenhauerThe wise have always said the same things, and fools, who are the majority have always done just the opposite.

—  Arthur Schopenhauer, 1788-1860, German philosopher

Oscar WildeThe only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

—  Oscar Wilde, 1854-1900, Irish writer

Gore VidalThere is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

Aristotle OnassisTo be successful make sure you are tanned, live in expensive buildings, even if you have to stay in the cellar, go out to expensive restaurants, even if you can only afford one drink and if you have to borrow, borrow a lot.

—  Aristotle Onassis, 1900-1975, Greek tycoon

Lord ChesterfieldAdvice is seldom welcome; and those who need it the most always like it the least.

—  Lord Chesterfield, 1694-1773, English statesman & writer

Francis BaconThe worst men often give the best advice.

—  Francis Bacon, 1561-1626, English philosopher

VauvenarguesThe counsels of the old, like the winter sun, shine, but give no heat.

—  Vauvenargues, 1715-1747, French author of maxims

Frank TygerThe art of advice is to make the recipient believe he thought the thought of it himself.

—  Frank Tyger, 1929-2011, American cartoonist

Harry TrumanI 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.

—  Harry Truman, 1884-1972, American President [1945-1953]


Funny Quotes

Gore VidalThe four most beautiful words in our common language: I told you so.

—  Gore Vidal, 1925-2012, American writer

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Dave BarryHave you noticed that whatever sport you're trying to learn, some earnest person is always telling you to keep your knees bent?

—  Dave Barry, 1947-, American journalist

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Proverbs

American proverbDo as I say, not as I do.

—  American proverb

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Turkish proverbMany give advice, few give bread.

—  Turkish proverb

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French proverbThose giving advice are not those who pay.

Les conseilleurs ne sont pas les payeurs.

—  French proverb


Movie Quotes

The Graduate (1967)I just want to say one word to you - just one word.... “Plastics”.

—  from the film The Graduate (1967)










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