Quotes: Advice

(suggestions; one of those situations where most people prefer to give than to receive)

advice (s) (noun), advices (pl)
1. An opinion, suggestion, or recommendation offered as a guide to action, conduct, etc.: William and Sharon decided to act on their father's advice to get married.
2. An opinion about what could or should be done about a situation or problem; to give counsel: Since it was a legal matter, Mike was urged to get a lawyer’s advice before he got involved in the business deal.
4. Formal or official information about something; intelligence, news report: Advice from abroad indicated that war was about to begin.
5. Etymology: from Latin ad-, "to" + visum, past participle of videre, "to see".

Advice is what you get from your parents when you are growing up, and from your children when you are growing old.

—Evan Esar

It’s a pleasure to give advice, humiliating to need it, normal to ignore it.

—E.C. McKenzie


Nothing is certain except death and faxes [and e-mail spamming].
It’s not the size of the dog, it’s how much it sheds on the sofa.
Ask a stupid question and you could become a reporter [or talk-show host].
Money is the root of money laundering.
An ounce of prevention will never be covered by your HMO.
— Excerpts from “Let Me Give You Some Advice”
By Leigh Anne Jasheway in Funny times, March, 2003.

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