50+ Best Advice Quotes: Exclusive Selection

Why it’s important to get and give advice. Profoundly inspirational and wise advice quotes will encourage you to think a little deeper than you usually would and broaden your perspective.

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Famous Advice Quotes

He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master. Ben Johnson

Think before you speak. Read before you think. Fran Lebowitz

Don’t follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise. Joan Rivers

Everything in moderation, including moderation. Oscar Wilde

Never do things others can do and will do, if there are things others cannot do or will not do. Amelia Earhart

The past is behind, learn from it. The future is ahead, prepare for it. The present is here, live it. Thomas S. Monson

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

Live like you were dying, Love because you are. Mark Green

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One’s first step in wisdom is to questions everything – and one’s last is to come to terms with everything. Gerog C. Lichtenberg

Never lie in bed at night asking yourself questions you can’t answer. Charles M. Schulz

Never give advice in a crowd. Arabian Proverb

The most important thing to do if you find yourself in a hole is to stop digging. Warren Buffett

We hate those who will not take our advice, and despise them who do. Henry Wheeler Shaw

Love unconditionally, laugh intentionally, live strategically, and learn daily. Hope D. Blackwell

I 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. Harry S. Truman

Watch it,’ her mom snapped. ‘Don’t start a fight just because it’s the easiest thing to do. John Whaley

Seek to be the smartest in a room, not the loudest. Matshona Dhilwayo

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

Most of us can read the writing on the wall; we just assume it’s addressed to someone else. Ivern Ball

To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability. Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Find joy in everything you choose to do. Every job, relationship, home… it’s your responsibility to love it, or change it. Chuck Palahniuk

Read everything and be kind. Penn Jillette

They that will not be counseled, cannot be helped. If you do not hear reason she will rap you on the knuckles. Benjamin Franklin

Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer set bad examples. Francois De La Rochefoucauld

Inspirational Advice Quotes

Listen to advice and accept correction, then in the end you will be wise. Proverb

The true secret of giving advice is, after you have honestly given it, to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not, and never persist in trying to set people right. Hannah Whitall Smith

Never miss a good chance to shut up. Will Rogers

We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand. Randy Pausch

Never ruin an apology with an excuse. Benjamin Franklin

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

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

Don’t ever take a fence down until you know why it was put up. Robert Frost

The best way to predict your future is to create it. Abraham Lincoln

The worst men often give the best advice. Philip James Bailey

Give advice to your children while they’re young enough to believe you know what you’re talking about. Unknown

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

Go wisely and slowly. Those who rush stumble and fall. William Shakespeare

Rule of life. If you bother to ask someone’s advice, then bother to listen to it. Sophie Kinsella

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it. Publilius Syrus

Find a voice in a whisper. Martin Luther King Jr.

If you have to convince someone to stay with you then they have already left. Shannon Alder

The hell with the rules. If it sounds right, then it is. Eddie Van Halen

Your friends praise your abilities to the skies, submit to you in argument, and seem to have the greatest deference for you; but, though they may ask it, you never find them following your advice upon their own affairs; nor allowing you to manage your own, without thinking that you should follow theirs. Thus, in fact, they all think themselves wiser than you, whatever they may say. Lord Melbourne

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

There are no foolish questions and no man becomes a fool until he has stopped asking questions. Charles Steinmetz

Just because you don’t know what you want yet, it doesn’t mean that there’s nothing to want. Emily Henry

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

It is a rarity to find someone who can weigh other people’s faults without putting his own thumbs on the scale. Paraguayan Proverb