Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
~Erica Jong, How to Save Your Own Life, 1977
Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
~Gordon R. Dickson
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
~Henry Wheeler Shaw, a.k.a. Josh Billings
The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice.
It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.
Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
~François La Rochefoucauld
When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.
~Charles Varlet de La Grange, Pensées, 1872
The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.
Few take advice, or physic, without wry faces at it.
~Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare, Guesses at Truth, by Two Brothers, 1827
We hate to have some people give us advice because we know how badly they need it themselves.
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.
~Hannah Whitall Smith
It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.
~François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
No one wants advice - only corroboration.
~John Steinbeck, The Winter of Our Discontent
I never had a man come to me for advice yet, but what I soon discovered that he thought more of his own opinion than he did of mine.
Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
~Mary Wortley Montagu
I always pass on good advice. It's the only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself.
~Oscar Wilde, An Ideal Husband, 1895
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
~Edgar Watson Howe, Country Town Sayings, 1911
Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.