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But one must know where one stands, and where the others wish to go.
No man ever listened himself out of a job.
Thanksgiving comes after Christmas.
The proverb warns that, "You should not bite the hand that feeds you." But maybe you should, if it prevents you from feeding yourself.
I remember my father telling me the story of the preacher delivering an exhortation to his flock, and as he reached the climax of his exhortation, a man in the front row got up and said, 'O Lord, use me. Use me, O Lord - in an advisory capacity!'
Be frank and explicit. That is the right line to take when you wish to conceal your own mind and to confuse the minds of others.
To make pleasure pleasant, shorten.
Put all thine eggs in one basket and - watch that basket.
It has seemed to be more necessary to have regard to the weight of words rather than to their number.
Don't offer me advice, give me money.
If you aren't rich, you should always look useful.
He who can lick can bite.
When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
We only make a dupe of the friend whose advice we ask, for we never tell him all; and it is usually what we have left unsaid that decides our conduct.
I give myself, sometimes, admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.
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.
'Be yourself!' is about the worst advice you can give to some people.
A bull does not enjoy fame in two herds.
The advice of the elders to young men is very apt to be as unreal as a list of the hundred best books.
Fewer things are harder to put up with than the annoyance of a good example.
The only thing to do with good advice is to pass it on. It is never of any use to oneself.
A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.
There is little serenity comparable to the serenity of the inexperienced giving advice to the experienced.
Advice is seldom welcome; and those who want it the most always like it the least.
It is well enough, when one is talking to a friend, to lodge in an odd word by way of counsel now and then; but there is something mighty irksome in its staring upon one in a letter, where one ought to see only kind words and friendly remembrances.
Men of much depth of mind can bear a great deal of counsel; for it does not easily deface their own character, nor render their purposes indistinct.
Have more than thou showest, Speak less than thou knowest.
What you don't see with your eyes, don't invent with your tongue.
If you keep your mind sufficiently open, people will throw a lot of rubbish into it.
Don't fight forces; use them.
Drink nothing without seeing it; sign nothing without reading it.
What is important is to keep learning, to enjoy challenge, and to tolerate ambiguity. In the end there are no certain answers.
Simplicity, simplicity, simplicity. I say, let your affairs be as two or three, and not a hundred or a thousand; instead of a million count half a dozen, and keep your accounts on your thumbnail.
You must not think, sir, to catch old birds with chaff.
Never give advice in a crowd.
Never give advice unless asked.
Whatever advice you give, be short.
Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.
We give advice, but we do not inspire conduct.
Good counsel has no price.
Never advise anyone to go to war or to marry.
Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.
Admonish your friends privately, but praise them openly.


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