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To listen to some devout people, one would imagine that God never laughs.

Never play leapfrog with a unicorn.
No one wants advice, only corroboration.
To offer a man unsolicited advice is to presume that he doesn't know what to do or that he can't do it on his own.
When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice.
Let no man under value the price of a virtuous woman's counsel.
The best advisers, helpers and friends, always are not those who tell us how to act in special cases, but who give us, out of themselves, the ardent spirit and desire to act right, and leave us then, even through many blunders, to find out what our own form of right action is.
There is as much difference between the counsel that a friend giveth, and that a man giveth himself, as there is between the counsel of a friend and of a flatterer. For there is no such flatterer as is a man's self.
Successful men follow the same advice they prescribe for others.
I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
It is only too easy to make suggestions and later try to escape the consequences of what we say.
It takes a great man to give sound advice tactfully, but a greater to accept it graciously.
He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
The rich are always advising the poor, but the poor seldom return the compliment.
To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.
Counsel woven into the fabric of real life is wisdom.
Advice is the only commodity on the market where the supply always exceeds the demand.
A pint of example is worth a gallon of advice
If one man says to thee, Thou art a donkey, pay no heed. If two speak thus, purchase a saddle.
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.
Never give advice in a crowd.
Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
We give advice, but we cannot give the wisdom to profit by it.
Great effort is required to arrest decay and restore vigor. One must exercise proper deliberation, plan carefully before making a move, and be alert in guarding against relapse following a renaissance.
Always be nice to bankers. Always be nice to pension fund managers. Always be nice to the media. In that order.
Never claim as a right what you can ask as a favor.
Talk that does not end in any kind of action is better suppressed altogether.
Consult. To seek another's approval of a course already decided on.
Some of these people need ten years of therapy --ten sentences of mine do not equal ten years of therapy.
Anybody who ask for advice nowadays just hasn't been listening.
A word to the wise is infuriating.
It is bad advice that cannot be changed.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.
These words dropped into my childish mind as if you should accidentally drop a ring into a deep well. I did not think of them much at the time, but there came a day in my life when the ring was fished up out of the well, good as new.
We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do.
One can advise comfortably from a safe port.
It is easy to give advice from a port of safety.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to get married. Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present. He that has no children brings them up well.

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