Quotes about Advice

"To ask advice is in nine cases out of ten to tout for flattery."

John Churton Collins (26 March 1848 – 25 September 1908) English literary critic.


"A leader must have the courage to act against an expert's advice."

Leonard James Callaghan (Baron Callaghan of Cardiff) (27 March 1912 – 26 March 2005) was a British Labour politician, who was the 48th Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1976 to 1979 and Leader of the Labour Party from 1976 to 1980.


"If stock market experts were so expert, they would be buying stock, not selling advice."

Norman Ralph Augustine (born July 27, 1935) is a U.S. aerospace businessman who served as Under Secretary of the Army from 1975-77.


"My advice to young film-makers is this: don't follow trends, start them!"

Frank Russell Capra (May 18, 1897 – September 3, 1991) was a Sicilian-born American film director and a creative force behind a number of films of the 1930s and 1940s.


"The people sensible enough to give good advice are usually sensible enough to give none."

Eden Phillpotts (4 November 1862 – 29 December 1960) was an English author, poet and dramatist. He was born in India, educated in Plymouth, Devon, and worked as an insurance officer for 10 years before studying for the stage and eventually becoming a writer.


"To 'consult' is to seek another's advice on a course already decided upon."

Ambrose Gwinnett Bierce (June 24, 1842 – after 1913) was an American editorialist, journalist, short story writer, fabulist and satirist.


"Most of us ask for advice when we know the answer but we want a different one."

Ivern Ball (-)


"A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice."

Edgar Watson Howe (May 3, 1853 – October 3, 1937) sometimes referred to as E. W. Howe, was an American novelist and newspaper and magazine editor in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.


"Most people when they come to you for advice, come to have their own opinions strengthened, not corrected."

Josh Billings (20 April 1818 – 14 October 1885) was the pen name of humorist born Henry Wheeler Shaw. He was perhaps the second most famous humor writer and lecturer in the United States in the second half of the 19th century after Mark Twain, although his reputation has not fared so well with later generations.