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Taking Advice Quotes


"You simply *must* stop taking advice from other people." - Alvin Toffler

"The past is ignorant of the present. Be careful in taking its advice." - Mason Cooley

"The advice "you never go broke taking a profit" is foolish." - Warren Buffett

"Lita wait! I need advice on taking 5 guys at once!" - Triple H

"I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it." - Mary Montagu

"Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it." - Mary Wortley Montagu

"I sometimes give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it." - Lord Chesterfield

"Never take advice about never taking advice. That is an old vice of men - to dish it out without being able to take it - the blind leading the blind into more blindness." - Criss Jami

"For every person seeking greatness, there are hundreds more charged with safeguarding mediocrity. If you want to be wealthy, stop taking financial advice from broke people." - Randy Gage

"I agree with every word you write, and I can prove this in no better way than by taking your advice from beginning to end." - Ellen Glasgow

"Painting isn't a question of sensibility; it's a matter of seizing the power, taking over from nature, not expecting her to supply you with information and good advice." - Pablo Picasso

"Above all avoid taking the advice of men who have no brains and do not know what they are talking about." - Sherwood Anderson

"No one was ever the better for advice: in general, what we called giving advice was properly taking an occasion to show our own wisdom at another's expense; and to receive advice was little better than tamely to another the occasion of raising himself a character from our defects." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 7th Earl of Shaftesbury

"No one was ever the better for advice: in general, what we called giving advice was properly taking an occasion to show our own wisdom at another's expense; and to receive advice was little better than tamely to another the occasion of raising himself a character from our defects." - Anthony Ashley-Cooper, 3rd Earl of Shaftesbury

"These are the four abuses: desire to succeed in order to make oneself famous; taking credit for the labors of others; refusal to correct one's errors despite advice; refusal to change one's ideas despite warnings." - Confucius

"I swear to you on any kind of sacred whateverthefuck you favor: if I live through this I will absolutely start taking your advice." "That'll look nice on your headstone." - Matthew Woodring Stover

"I think whenever you're around Kanye [West], you gotta take notes. The advice is taking notes, because everything he does and everything he says is very detailed and very up front. He's always one hundred what he says." - Tyga

"Why am I taking seduction advice from a man whose idea of foreplay is to slam coins on the table and shout: 'Who wants to ride the big horse?' Because he knows best, Tinker." - David Gemmell

"The advice I've been giving to people all my life - that you may not be interested in the dialectic but the dialectic is interested in you; you can't give up politics, it won't give you up - was the advice I should have been taking myself." - Christopher Hitchens

"Agreeable advice is seldom useful advice." - Jean Baptiste Massillon

"Distrust unsolicited advice." - Aesop

"Distrust interested advice." - Aesop

"Stubbornness destroys good advice." - Ali Ibn Abi Talib

"Jesus never gave advice" - John Bevere

"People rarely use advice." - James Cook

"Youth doesn't take advice." - Thomas A Edison

"For me, the main thing is spontaneity & taking chances." - Dave Kikoski

"Uncertainty will always be part of the taking charge process." - Harold Geneen

"I have no intention of taking a break" - Gay Byrne

"Can I smoke now without someone taking my picture?" - Hank Aaron

"Being a barber is about taking care of the people." - Anthony Hamilton

"College kids, don't be taking examples from me." - Darrell Hammond

"I'm nervous when taking part in any movie." - Jamie Campbell Bower

"Storytelling, you know, has a real function. The process of the storytelling is itself a healing process, partly because you have someone there who is taking the time to tell you a story that has great meaning to them. They're taking the time to do this because your life could use some help, but they don't want to come over and just give advice. They want to give it to you in a form that becomes inseparable from your whole self. That's what stories do. Stories differ from advice in that, once you get them, they become a fabric of your whole soul. That is why they heal you." - Alice Walker

"Probably all of my advice is bad advice." - Kurt Braunohler

"The best advice comes from people who don't give advice." - Matthew Mcconaughey

"If anybody seeks your advice, offer right and sincere advice." - Abu Bakr

"Advice, the smallest current coin." - Ambrose Bierce

"Beware of advice-even this." - Carl Sandburg

"Give help rather than advice." - Luc De Clapiers

"Facts do not give advice." - Mason Cooley

"Free advice is often overpriced." - Charles E. McKenzie

"Advice is always a confession." - Andre Maurois

"Here's some advice. Stay alive." - Suzanne Collins

"Shun death, is my advice." - Robert Browning

"I don't give investment advice." - Craig Mccaw

"Want More Advice Like This?" - Theodore Roosevelt

"Don't take too much advice." - Ben Silbermann

"I give opinions, not advice." - Lou Holtz

"Never give advice unless asked." - Proverbs

"My advice for other female directors is look for people who really appreciate your vision and are willing to genuinely support you. When it comes time to taking notes on various cuts, if you have a smart producer, listen to her notes!" - Linda Hoaglund

"The advice I would give to any photographer - young, old or in-between - is to explore anything visual because this is, after all, how you express your artistry. Look at paintings, movies, drawings, sculptures - look at anything visual and try to integrate that into your visual sense. After that, go out and take pictures and keep on taking pictures!" - Elliott Erwitt

"Surprisingly, it's forgiveness, not guilt, that increases accountability. Researchers have found that taking a self-compassionate point of view on a personal failure makes people more likely to take personal responsibility for the failure than when they take a self-critical point of view. They also are more willing to receive feedback and advice from others, and more likely to learn from the experience." - David D Burns

"In general, the best advice I can give people is to take criticism seriously, apologize for anything you have done wrong, and pull back from conflict. Of course, if you are right on a content matter, you should press forward in the interest of quality, but conflict often has a way of taking on a life of its own, unfortunately." - Jimmy Wales

"I had been taking various lessons. I've also had a lot of incredible singers give me a ton of great advice. From Cyndi Lauper, who kind of taught me the basics, and I've also worked with Bird. She's a tremendous coach and she often coaches the contestants on American Idol. I've had a great amount of support." - Margaret Cho

"When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is almost always, "Do fewer things." It's true of partnerships, marketing opportunities, anything that's taking up your time. The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success." - Evan Williams

"Damon [Stoudamire] gave me advice of things I need to do to get through the whole season. The main thing is taking care of my body. I have to treat my body like a machine. What you put in it is what you'll get out of it." - Sebastian Telfair

"My so-called bad dress-sense phase happened when I was confused - I think I was taking advice all too often, without listening to my inner voice. Add to the fact that I was a little overweight; so every wrong 'outfit' got compounded all that much." - Vidya Balan

"I think he's informing himself, reaching out and getting ideas and information and advice. I haven't the slightest doubt that internally taking shape in that marvelous brain of his is a philosophy of foreign affairs. But it would be premature to say that one is fully formed." - Theodore C Sorensen

"When I meet with the founders of a new company, my advice is almost always, 'Do fewer things.' It's true of partnerships, marketing opportunities, anything that's taking up your time. The vast majority of things are distractions, and very few really matter to your success." - Evan Williams

"One thing I've been thinking about is taking the social issues out of national politics. For example, if Georgia wanted abortion and Alabama didn't, that's going to be up to the people in Georgia. I can't sway them. Would I give them advice not to? Absolutely. Would I say it's wrong? Yes." - Joe Wurzelbacher

"If the Queen can reject the advice of a minister on a little thing like a postage stamp, what would happen if she rejected the advice of the Prime Minister on a major matter? If the Crown personally can reject advice, then, of course, the whole democratic facade turns out to be false" - Tony Benn

". . . if you can tell the difference between good advice and bad advice, you don't need advice." - Laurence J Peter

"The best advice is this: Don't take advice and don't give advice." - Anonymous

"Advice, First Law of: The correct advice to give is the advice that is desired." - Paul Dickson

"Optimist: Someone who figures that taking a step backwards after taking a step forwards is not a disaster. It's a cha-cha." - Robert Breault

"A politician taking campaign money from gamblers in Nevada is like one taking campaign money from the auto people in Michigan. Gambling is our legal business." - Paul Laxalt

"Taking life seriously requires taking death seriously." - Studs Terkel

"Taking experimental results and observations for granted and putting the burden of proof on the theory means taking the observational ideology for granted without having ever examined it." - Paul Karl Feyerabend

"Identify the problem.") I love the late Japanese psychotherapist Shoma Morita's advice to stop trying to fix yourself and start living instead: "Give up on yourself. Begin taking action now, while being neurotic or imperfect, or a procrastinator, or unhealthy, or lazy, or any other label by which you inaccurately describe yourself. Go ahead and be the best imperfect person you can be and get started on those things you want to accomplish before you die." - Shoma Morita

"If you get asked to do something that would take place down the road (say you get asked to speak at a conference that's a year away) and you wouldn't want to do it if it were taking place next week, then don't do it. This advice has helped me evaluate the opportunities that I truly want to dedicate my time to and those that I don't." - Luis Von Ahn

"I fear that I can no longer travel without technology. Twenty years ago, I loved getting on a bus in West Africa and taking off for a city I'd never been to before, relying on advice from out-of-date travel books and fellow passengers on the bus. Now, I end up using TripAdvisor, Yelp, and Google Maps. I probably eat and sleep better when I'm on the road, but I miss the mystery of travel when it was more random and unpredictable." - Ethan Zuckerman

"My dad has always just had a lot of faith in me as an artist and as a person, and he doesn't really dispense with a lot of advice when it comes to the music. He's taught me a lot over the years, but when I was taking on this project he's really hands-off about that. He just appreciates what I've done and is very supportive, and of course really proud." - Molly Ringwald

"It's probably also smart to keep some money in cash to invest it. But I would resist at all costs taking a lump-sum distribution because the tendency is to spend out too fast in the early years of your retirement. The advice of professionals is to take out no more than 5% per year and that will give you 20 years of distributions, and at your age, 55, you probably have more than 20 years life expectancy." - Hedrick Smith

"I have lived some thirty years on this planet, and I have yet to hear the first syllable of valuable or even earnest advice from my seniors." - Henry David Thoreau

"My advice to any diplomat who wants to have good press is to have two or three kids and a dog." - Carl T Rowan

"If I were to give off-the-cuff advice to anyone trying to institute change, I would say, "How clear is the metaphor?"" - Warren G. Bennis

"We give nothing so freely as advice." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"We ask advice but we mean approbation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Good advice is rarer than rubies." - Salman Rushdie

"Generosity gives assistance, rather than advice." - Luc De Clapiers

"Take advice, but don't take orders." - Jim Rohn

"Some people are immune to good advice." - Saul

"Give assistance, not advice, in a crisis." - Aesop

"Advice to persons about to marry - don't" - Henry Mayhew

"My best advice to you - shut up." - Jim Calhoun

"Whatever your advice, make it brief." - Horace

"Stupid people always ignored good advice" - Johanna Lindsey

"A woman in love never takes advice." - Rosamond Marshall

"Don't take anyone's writing advice too seriously." - Lev Grossman

"Ask before offering advice or reassurance." - Marshall B. Rosenberg

"Never take advice from a donkey." - Bryce Courtenay

"Nothing is given so profusely as advice." - Francois de La Rochefoucauld

"Advice maybe wrong, but examples prove themselves." - Josh Billings

"Professionals give advice; pilgrims share wisdom." - Bill Moyers

"Men give advice; God gives guidance." - Leonard Ravenhill

"Many receive advice, few profit by it." - Publilius Syrus

"Photographer's advice: Stand in the right place." - David Douglas Duncan

"Best advice I've ever received: Finish." - Peter Mayle

"My best entrepreneurial advice is to start." - Dave Morin

"Advice is a form of nostalgia." - Baz Luhrmann

"Nothing is given so willingly as advice." - Francois Alexandre Frederic, duc de la Rochefoucauld-Liancourt

"People don't want advice...only corroboration." - John Steinbeck

"Good advice is beyond all price." - Proverbs

"Hillary Clinton needs no advice from anyone." - Nancy Pelosi

"Free advice is worth the price." - Robert Half

"Advice is least heeded when most needed." - Proverbs

"Ask advice only of your equals." - Proverbs

"No one wants advice, only collaboration." - John Steinbeck

"Advice to persons about to marry.-'Don't." - Punch

"No one wants advice, only corroboration." - John Steinbeck

"Advice, n. The smallest current coin." - Ambrose Bierce

"Can love be controll'd by advice?" - John Gay

"Good but rarely came from good advice." - Lord Byron

"Lets ignore our mothers' well-meant advice." - Anne Taintor

"Forever in debt to your priceless advice." - Kurt Cobain

"Don't give advice unless you're asked." - Amy Alcott

"No vice is so bad as advice." - Marie Dressler

"We ask advice, but we mean approbation." - Charles Caleb Colton

"Advice to persons about to marry - don't." - Henry Mayhew

"A fop sometimes gives important advice." - Nicolas Boileau-Despreaux

"I've had lots of good advice." - Ann Richards

"No enemy is worse than bad advice." - Sophocles

"No one wants advice - only corroboration." - John Steinbeck

"I try to avoid giving advice." - Scott Adams

"God's advice trumps Oprah's every time." - Kirk Cameron

"Advice? Look at your pay statements." - Oscar Isaac

"Listen to advice, but follow your heart." - Conway Twitty

"I'm not a very good advice-giver." - Juliana Hatfield

"Whatever advice you give, be short." - Horace

""Don't be stupid!" is excellent advice." - Amy Dickinson

"Unsolicited advice is always self-serving." - Amy Dickinson

"Never give advice in a crowd." - Pope Paul Vi

"I can't give political advice to politicians." - Glenn Hubbard

"Freedom is like taking a bath: You got to keep doing it every day." - Florynce Kennedy

"I'm not someone who dwells upon past events, taking the view that life is too short" - Charles Kennedy

"Playing it safe and taking no risks is a shortcut to poverty" - Jordan Belfort

"Taking action births motivation." - Greg Smith

"Creativity is taking known elements and putting them together in unique ways" - Jacque Fresco

"He (Leo Durocher) had the ability of taking a bad situation and making it immediately worse." - Branch Rickey

"Love gives without taking" - Erica Jong

"Taking pictures is like tiptoeing into the kitchen late at night and stealing Oreo cookies." - Diane Arbus

"Taking pictures is savoring life intensely, every hundredth of a second." - Marc Riboud

"Victory will never be found by taking the path of least resistance." - Winston Churchill

"All growth, including political growth, is the result of risk-taking." - Jude Wanniski

"Frentzen is taking, er, reducing that gap between himself and Frentzen." - Murray Walker

"Mansell is slowing it down, taking it easy. Oh, no he isn't! It's a lap record." - Murray Walker

"Fame and fortune are calling. Are we taking the call or blocking the number?" - Nicole Richie

"Taking to pieces is the trade of those who cannot construct." - Ralph Waldo Emerson

"You can always rely on a society of equals taking it out on the women." - Alan Sillitoe



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