There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
He that gives good advice builds with one hand; he that gives good counsel and example builds with both; but he that gives good admonition and bad example builds with one hand and pulls down with the other.
The light that a man receiveth by counsel from another is drier and purer than that which cometh from his own understanding and judgment, which is ever infused and drenched in his affections and customs.
Listen to everything a man has to say about what he knows, but don’t let him advise you about what he doesn’t know. And usually he doesn’t know too much about what’s best for you.
Advice: The suggestions you give someone else which you hope will work for your benefit.
How is it possible to expect that mankind will take advice when they will not so much as take warning?
Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.
I am, at heart, a tiresome nag complacently positive that there is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on; it is never of any use to oneself.