Jim's Favorite Famous Quote, Quip, Axiom, and Maxim Repository
Category: Advice.

The repository contains 20 quotes in the category “Advice.”

In life, as in a football game, the principle to follow is, “Hit the line hard.”

President Theodore Roosevelt
1858 — 1919

He who won’t be counseled can’t be helped.

Benjamin Franklin
1706 — 1790

Advice is like kissing: It costs nothing and it’s a pleasant thing to do.

George Bernard Shaw
1856 — 1950

Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest.

Mark Twain
1835 — 1910

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

Oscar Wilde
1854 — 1900

The greatest trust between man and man is the trust of giving counsel.

Francis Bacon
1561 — 1626

The worst men often give the best advice.


Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into the mind.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge
1772 — 1834

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

Marquis de la Grange
1639 — 1692

If you listen to the guys up in the stands, pretty soon you’ll be up there sitting with them.

Bobby Knight
1940 —     

If people wanted your unsolicited advice, they’d ask for it.

MAD Magazine

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

Ivern Ball

Where no counsel is, the people fall, but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.

The Bible

Advice is least heeded when most needed.


Advice is what you ask for when you already know the answer to a question but wish you didn’t.


To know the road ahead, ask those coming back.

Chinese Proverb

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

John Churton Collins
1848 — 1908

Good counsels never come too late.

Ben Jonson

Oft from shrivelled skin comes useful counsel.


If you can’t sleep, count sheep. Don’t count endangered animals; you will run out.

Mitch Hedberg
1968 — 2005