Sometimes, your friends or even your own siblings seek your advice on some personal matters. Make sure that the person is sincerely soliciting advice. At times, probably they just want to vent out their bottled-up problems. They just want you to listen to their grouses, that’s all.
The very first thing is listen attentively. Make sure that person is actually looking for your advice, before you dish out your opinion.
Try to imagine yourself in the other person’s situation, so you can empathize with him or her. Never judge and never promise.
A point to remember here. Just because someone seeks for your advice, it doesn’t mean they are not obligated to accept you have to say.
Check out these selected giving advice quotes:
“Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn’t.” – Erica Jong
“Never give advice unless asked.” – German Proverb
“Advice is like castor oil, easy enough to give but dreadful uneasy to take.” – Josh Billings
“It is a good divine that follows his own instructions.” – William Shakespeare
“Old men are fond of giving good advice, to console themselves for being no longer in a position to give bad examples.” – François La Rochefoucauld
“Giving advice is sometimes only showing our wisdom at the expense of others.” – Anthony Shaftesbury
“When we ask advice we are usually looking for an accomplice.” – Charles Varlet de La Grange
“Don’t give cherries to a pig; don’t give advice to a fool.” – Irish Proverb
“The best way to succeed in life is to act on the advice we give to others.” – Unknown
Life Advice Quotes
“Many receive advice, few profit by it.” – Publilius Syrus
“It is more easy to be wise for others than for ourselves.” – François Duc de La Rochefoucauld
“In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.” – Solon
“Advice is least heeded when most needed” – English Proverb
“No one wants advice – only corroboration.” – John Steinbeck
“It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.” – Aeschylus
“Sometimes I give myself admirable advice, but I am incapable of taking it.” – Mary Wortley Montagu
“Advice is judged by results, not by intentions” – Marcus Tullius Cicero
“I always pass on good advice. It’s the only thing to do with it. It is never any use to oneself.” – Oscar Wilde
“A good scare is worth more to a man than good advice.” – Edgar Watson Howe
“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.” – Cicero
“Ask advice only of your equals.” – Danish Proverb
“Seek advice but use your own common sense”- Yiddish Proverb
“Advice is seldom welcome, and those who need it the most, like it the least.” – Lord Chesterfield
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