My best advice to anyone who wants to raise a happy, mentally healthy child is: Keep him or her as far away from a church as you can.
- Frank Zappa
Unless a president can protect the privacy of the advice he gets, he cannot get the advice he needs.
- Richard Milhous Nixon
Often sound advice turns out to be totally wrong. Sometimes things turn out in such a way that only a fool would predict. Which is why fools, too, have their place in analysis and debate.
...for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
- J. R. R. Tolkien
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
No one wants advice -- only corroboration.
- John Steinbeck
Ask advice only of your equals.
- Danish Proverb
People who 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.
- Brendan Francis