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Speaking - Giving Advice Quotes

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Giving Advice - Quotes


Read the quotes. Discuss them:

  • Do you like them? Which do you agree with, which not? Why?
  • Do you know their authors? Who were / are they? Try to find out more about them using Internet.
  • Which quotes do you like the best? Why?
  • Discuss them with you partner; try to reach some conclusion about meaning of different quotes.
  • Which one you find the strangest? Why?
  • Do you know some good quote about giving advice that was not included here?
  • Why are quotes about advising people popular?
  • Are these notes somehow contradictory? Could you divide these quotes into two opposing groups? What would these groups be like?


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

Saul Bellow


Advice is sometimes transmitted more successfully through a joke than grave teaching.

Baltasar Gracian


Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it.

Benjamin Franklin


Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Agatha Christie


Be yourself is about the worst advice you can give to some people.

J. B. Priestley


“Give advice to your children while they're young enough to believe you know what you're talking about”

Author unknown


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


The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

Oscar Wilde


It is a bit embarrassing to have been concerned with the human problem all one's life and find at the end that one has no more to offer by way of advice than 'try to be a little kinder.'

Aldous Huxley


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



I owe my success to having listened respectfully to the very best advice, and then going away and doing the exact opposite.

G. K. Chesterton


A piece of advice always contains an implicit threat, just as a threat always contains an implicit piece of advice.

Jose Bergamin


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

Erica Jong


To profit from good advice requires more wisdom than to give it.

Wilson Mizner


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

James Callaghan


She generally gave herself very good advice, (though she very seldom followed it)

Lewis Carroll


Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Publilius Syrus


“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.”

Author unknown


When a man won't listen to his conscience, it's usually because he doesn't want advice from a total stranger.

Lindsey Stewart


Advice after injury is like medicine after death



“A good example has twice the value of good advice”



Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.

Lord Chesterfield


It takes nearly as much ability to know how to profit by good advice as to know how to act for one's self.

François de la Rochefoucauld


It is better to give than receive- especially advice.

Mark Twain


Advice is least heeded when most needed

English Proverb


Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.

Josh Billings


“When a man wants your advice he generally wants your praise”

Lord Chesterfield


It is always a silly thing to give advice, but to give good advice is absolutely fatal.

Oscar Wilde


When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both.

Al Franken


In those days he was wiser than he is now; he used to frequently take my advice.

Winston Churchill


Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Kahlil Gibran


The worst men often give the best advice.

Francis Bacon


I wish I could give you a lot of advice, based on my experience of winning political debates. But I don't have that experience. My only experience is at losing them.

Richard M. Nixon


Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Francois de La Rochefoucauld


Please give me some good advice in your next letter. I promise not to follow it.

Edna St. Vincent Millay


When a man spends his time giving his wife criticism and advice instead of compliments, he forgets that it was not his good judgment, but his charming manners, that won her heart.

Helen Rowland


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

Arthur Helps

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