When a man won’t listen to his conscience, it’s usually because he doesn’t want advice from a total stranger.
When a thing is done, advice comes too late.
When a wise man is advised of his errors he will reflect on and improve his conduct. When his misconduct is pointed out a foolish man will not only disregard the advice but rather repeat the same error.
When Thales was asked what was difficult he said, “To know ones self.” And what was easy, “To advise another.”
When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.
When women are the advisers, the lords of creation don’t take the advice till they have persuaded themselves that it is just what they intended to do; then they act upon it, and if it succeeds, they give the weaker vessel half the credit of it; if it fails, they generously give her the whole.
When your mother asks, ‘Do you want a piece of advice?’ it is a mere formality. It doesn’t matter if you answer yes or no. You’re going to get it anyway.
Who cannot give good counsel? Tis cheap it costs them nothing.
Wise men don’t need advice. Fools won’t take it.
Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.