50 Top-Notch Quotes about Advice

"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.


"We all admire the wisdom of people who come to us for advice."

Jack Herbert (-)


"When we ask for advice, we are usually looking for an accomplice."

Marquis de la Grange (-)


"I am glad that I paid so little attention to good advice; had I abided by it I might have been saved from some of my most valuable mistakes."

Edna St. Vincent Millay (February 22, 1892 – October 19, 1950) was an American lyrical poet, playwright and feminist. She received the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry in 1923, the third woman to win the award for poetry, and was also known for her activism and her many love affairs. She used the pseudonym Nancy Boyd for her prose work.