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is seldom welcome;
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you give advice, that is to say advice which you
have not been asked to give, it is well to put
to yourself two questions--namely, what is your
motive for giving it, and what is it likely to
be worth? If these questions were always asked,
and honestly answered, there would be less
John William McKail
"On Giving Advice"
true secret to giving advice is, after you have
honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent
whether it is taken or not.
Hannah Whitall Smith
wrong with advice? Advice is often a basic
insult to the intelligence of the other person.
It implies a lack of confidence in the capacity
of the person with the problem to understand and
cope with his or her own difficulties. As Norman
Kagan puts it, "In essence, we implicitly
say to someone, 'You have been making a
"big deal" out of a problem whose
solution is immediately apparent to me--how
stupid you are!'"
have found the best way to give advice to your
children is to find out what they want and then
advise them to do it.
one who knows, it is superfluous to give advice;
to one who does not know, it is insufficient.
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I wanted to become a tramp, I would seek information and
advice from the most successful tramp I could find. If I
to be a failure, I would seek advice from men and women
never succeeded. If I wanted to succeed in all
things, I would
look around me for those who are succeeding,
and do as they do.
Joseph M. Wade
advice offering requires knowing a person very, very well. So
well, in fact,
that you may know more about them than they know about themselves in
situations. Then, good advice is loving and given out of
love. It is never to control
or manipulate. Then, it is giving information; just giving, not
And lastly and most importantly, after advice is given, the outcome is
let go of
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you listen too much to advice, you may wind up
making other people's mistakes.
Croft M. Pentz
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is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we
How to Save Your Own Life
men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves
for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
François La Rochefoucauld
ask our advice almost never take it. Yet we should
never refuse to give it, upon request, for it often helps us
to see our own way more clearly.
reason why we often get poor advice is that it's hard to find
person who always has our best interest at heart, isn't
any way, and at no level thinks he knows what's best for you.
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are as many forms of advice as there are colors of the
Remember that good advice can come from bad people and bad
advice from good people. The important thing about
advice is that it is simply that. Advice.
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"On the Matter of Advice"
Be careful whose advice you buy,
but be patient with those who supply it.
Advice is a form of
nostalgia. Dispensing it is a
way of fishing the past
from the disposal, wiping it off, painting over
the ugly parts
and recycling it for more than it's worth.
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do not attend to the advice of the sage and experienced
we think they are old, forgetting that they once were young
placed in the same situations as ourselves.
Advice is only rarely
requested with the intention of being followed.
Sometimes, it is requested in order to flatter the advisor.
it is requested because it is hoped that the advice given will
great deal about the advisor. Sometimes, the request is
for spending time with the advisor, because his or her room is
Occasionally, the request for advice is an introductory
polite preface to a lengthy statement of the requester's
Asking for advice can also be a way of apologizing for
occasions when advice or orders have not been followed in the
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nature, when it will not receive advice, is like a stony plain
without grass, animals will not approach, all remain at a
distance from it.
Thomas Stamford Raffles
The History of Java
advice is many times only the privilege of saying a foolish
one's self, under the pretense of hindering another from doing
In my experience, most
unsolicited advice comes from people who
genuinely care. They want what's best for you, and they think
cautionary tales (even when you know the advice to be
can help you avoid missteps. Whenever possible, just
say "thank you" and move on. This lets those who
care feel like they
are participating in your success and helping you on your
my daughter was small I looked forward to giving her advice.
In fact, I sincerely believe she also enjoyed it. For the most
thing a Dad can do is get his child ready for life. Not that I
I was ready but at least I have been able to survive my years.
to sit real close to me or on my lap and I would explain the
of life to her. I would tell her of morals and ethics that
made life as good
as it can possibly be. Years later, when my daughter hit the
teenage years, she didn't accept my advice as she did in the
fact, she obviously dreaded it. However, I gave it to her
because I wanted her to survive her teenage years.
individuals hesitate to ask for advice out of a worry others
them as less competent, they lose the ability to learn through
organizations will fail to take advantage of one of the
for putting people together in a workplace.
for advice is an act of humility. The act alone
says, "I need you." The decision-maker and the
are pushed into a closer relationship.
Joy at Work
I know that I don't have enough time on this planet
study and to learn everything there is to
know. Therefore, I want
to take advice from
people who know much more than I in areas
my expertise. I try to take the advice of
concerning food and nutrition and exercise,
and I try to take the
advice of financial experts
when I need to figure out what to do
money. I try to take the relationship advice
of and follow
the models of people who have happy,
successful relationships. And
I try to make
sure that any professional advice that I follow
from someone who is successful and well
respected in the field.