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Why, Madam, do you know there are upward of thirty yards of bowels squeezed underneath that girdle of your daughter's? Go home and cut it; let Nature have fair play, and you will have no need of my advice.

John Abernethy

I am more and more convinced that man is a dangerous creature; and that power, whether vested in many or a few, is ever grasping, and like the grave, cries "Give, give!"

Abigail Smith Adams

When a man has been guilty of any vice or folly, the best atonement he can make for it is to warn others not to fall into the like.

Joseph Addison

There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.

Joseph Addison

A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.

Joseph Addison

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.


It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.


Distrust interested advice.


It was, perhaps, one of those cases in which advice is good or bad only as the event decides.

Jane Austen

There is hardly a man on earth who will take advice unless he is certain that it is positively bad.

Edward Dahlberg

I intended to give you some advice but now I remember how much is left over from last year unused.

George Harris

A disciple once complained, "You tell us stories, but you never reveal their meaning to us." The master replied, "How would you like it if someone offered you fruit and then chewed it up for you before giving it to you?" If your heart is straight with God, then every creature will be to you a mirror of life and a book of holy doctrine.

Thomas a Kempis

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

Erica Jong

Advice from your friends in like the weather, some of it is good, some of it is bad.


He that has no children brings them up well.


We are so happy to advise others that occasionally we even do it in their interest.

Jules Renard

I'm not a teacher: only a fellow - traveller of whom you asked the way. I pointed ahead - ahead of myself as well as you.

George Bernard Shaw

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


It's queer how ready people always are with advice in any real or imaginary emergency, and no matter how many times experience has shown them to be wrong, they continue to set forth their opinions, as if they had received them from the Almighty!

Anne Sullivan

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

Oscar Wilde