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Advice may refer to:

  • Advice (complexity), in complexity theory, a string with extra information used by Turing machine or other computing device
  • Advice (constitutional), in constitutional law, a frequently binding instruction issued to a constitutional office-holder
  • Advice (opinion), an opinion or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct.
  • Advice in aspect-oriented programming, a piece of code executed when a join point is reached
  • Pay advice, whereby employees are informed of having received directly deposited pay
  • Legal advice, the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law
  • Advice column, a regular feature on a website or in a newspaper or magazine

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Quotations about advice.

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  • A woman seldom asks advice before she has bought her wedding clothes.
  • He can always pick out the Right Kind for the Other Fellow.
    • George Ade, "The Girl Who Took Notes and Got Wise and Then Fell Down"
  • Advice, n. The smallest current coin.
  • When a man comes to me for advice, I find out the kind of advice he wants, and I give it to him.
  • When your mother asks, "Do you want a piece of advice?" it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.
  • Who cannot give good counsel? 'tis cheap, it cost them nothing.
  • Advice is more agreeable in the mouth than in the ear.
    • Mason Cooley (1927-2002), U.S. aphorist. City Aphorisms, Second Selection (1985)
  • Some people like my advice so much that they frame it upon the wall instead of using it.
  • It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, — always do what you are afraid to do.
  • Advice is given freely because so much of it is worthless.
    • James Geary, American aphorist and journalist; quote from James Geary website, 2009
  • Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
  • Advice to writers: Sometimes you just have to stop writing. Even before you begin.
  • He who can take advice is sometimes superior to him who can give it.
    • Karl von Knebel
  • When we honestly ask ourselves which person in our lives mean the most to us, we often find that it is those who, instead of giving advice, solutions, or cures, have chosen rather to share our pain and touch our wounds with a warm and tender hand. The friend who can be silent with us in a moment of despair or confusion, who can stay with us in an hour of grief and bereavement, who can tolerate not knowing, not curing, not healing and face with us the reality of our powerlessness, that is a friend who cares.
  • Tony Bushell had a friend in the Welsh Guards whose father had said to him on his twenty-first birthday: "Three pieces of invaluable advice for you, my boy: nevah hunt south of the Thames, nevah drink port after champagne and nevah have your wife in the morning lest something bettah should turn up during the day."
  • Take this advice: know when to stay and when to get out.
    • Swami Raj
  • Les vieillards aiment à donner de bons préceptes, pour se consoler de n'être plus en état de donner de mauvais exemples.
    • Old men delight in giving good advice as a consolation for the fact that they can no longer provide bad examples.
    • François de La Rochefoucauld, Reflections; or Sentences and Moral Maxims (1665–1678), Maxim 93
  • No enemy is worse than bad advice.
  • In giving advice seek to help, not to please, your friend.
  • 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
  • Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill.
    • J. R. R. Tolkien, Gildor Inglorion to Frodo in, The Lord of the Rings, from The Fellowship of the Ring, Bk. I, Ch. 3 (1954)
  • I always pass on good advice. It is the only thing to do with it. It is never of any use to oneself.

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  • Advice is generally much better received when the advisor is entertaining.
  • Advice after injury is like medicine after death.
    • Danish proverb
  • A woman's advice is a poor thing, but he is a fool who does not take it.
    • Spanish proverb
  • Never give advice — a wise man won't need it, a fool won't heed it.
  • Good advice is better than bad advice, if you know the difference.

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Advice
by Paul Laurence Dunbar
Information about this edition
ADVICE

W'en you full o' worry
  'Bout yo' wo'k an' sich,
W'en you kind o' bothered
  Case you can't get rich,
An' yo' neighboh p'ospah
  Past his jest desu'ts,
An' de sneer of comerds
  Stuhes yo' heaht an' hu'ts,
Des don' pet yo' worries,
  Lay 'em on de she'f,
Tek a little trouble
  Brothah, wid yo'se'f.

Ef a frien' comes mou'nin'
  'Bout his awful case,
You know you don' grieve him
  Wid a gloomy face,
But you wrassle wid him,
  Try to tek him in;
Dough hit cracks yo' features,
  Law, you smile lak sin,
Ain't you good ez he is?
  Don' you pine to def;
Tek a little trouble
  Brothah, wid yo'se'f.

Ef de chillun pestahs,
  An' de baby's bad,
Ef yo' wife gits narvous,
  An' you're gettin' mad,
Des you grab yo' boot-strops,
  Hol' yo' body down,
Stop a-tinkin' cuss-w'rds,
  Chase away de frown,
Knock de haid o' worry,
  Twell dey ain' none lef';
Tek a little trouble,
  Brothah, wid yo'se'f.

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1911 encyclopedia

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From LoveToKnow 1911

ADVICE (Fr. avis, from Lat. ad, to, and visum, viewed), counsel given after consideration, or information from a distance giving particulars of something prospective (e.g. " advice" of an imminent battle, or of a cargo due). In commerce it is a common word for a formal notice from one person concerned in a transaction to another.


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Advice can also mean:

  • Advice (constitutional), in constitutional law, a frequently binding instruction issued to a constitutional office-holder
  • Legal advice, the giving of a formal and binding opinion regarding the substance or procedure of the law
  • Advice in aspect-oriented programming, a piece of code executed when a join point is reached
  • Advice (complexity), in complexity theory, a string with extra information used by Turing machine or other computing device
  • Pay advice, whereby employees are advised of having received directly deposited pay
  • Advice column, a regular feature in a newspaper or magazine







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