Favorite Quotations ~ Advice, 3 What's a Girl to Do?: Common Sense Advice

"Do not spit gum in the drinking fountains." ~ Dave Barry, Kids' Little Instruction Book, 1996


As a bamboo conduit makes a round jet of water/So taking counsel together rounds men to one mind. ~ Malay Proverb

We seldom give each other advice--I think that's the success of 25 years of marriage. ~ Laura Bush, Meet the Press

Distrust the advice of the interested. ~ Greek Proverb

Cheer up, the worst is yet to come. ~ Philander Chase Johnson, "Shooting Stars," 1920

Don't offer me advice, give me money! ~ Spanish Proverb

The easiest way to escape being hated is to mind your own business and refrain from giving good advice. ~ W. Burton Baldry

When you encounter seemingly good advice that contradicts other seemingly good advice, ignore them both. ~ Al Franken, Oh, the Things I Know

A woman in love never takes advice. ~ Rosamond Marshall

Never eat at a place called Mom's. Never play cards with a man named Doc. And never lie down with a woman who's got more troubles than you. ~ Nelson Algren, Washingtonian, Nov '78

I wish that you had as much pleasure in following my advice, as I have in giving it. ~ Phillip Dormer Stanhope

Never give advice to your children unless you have it in writing and notarized. ~ Marshall Rosenberg

My only advice is to stay aware, listen carefully, and yell for help if you need it. ~ Judy Blume

Work hard, keep your mouth shut, and answer your mail. ~ Thomas J. Pendergast

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