Socrates was a Greek philosopher who went around giving good advice. They poisoned him.
If you want to launch big ships go where there is deep water.
Advice is like snow; the softer it falls the longer it dwells upon, and the deeper it sinks into, the mind.—Coleridge
Everyone believes in the golden rule: Give unto others the advice you can't use yourself. —Personnel Administration
There is an old story of an Eastern merchant who was about to send his eldest son forth into the world. "My son," said the merchant, "there are two precepts I would have you keep ever in mind. The first of these is, 'Always keep your word once you have given it.'"
"Yes, father," said the son. "And the second?"
"Never give it."
The deadliest word of our generation is "adviser."—American Mercury
Her exalted rank did not give Queen Victoria immunity from the trials of a grandmother. One of her grandsons, whose recklessness in spending money provoked her strong disapproval, wrote to the Queen reminding her of his approaching birthday and delicately suggesting that money would be the most acceptable gift. In her own hand she answered, sternly reproving the youth for the sin of extravagance and urging upon him the practise of economy. His reply staggered her:
"Dear Grandma," it ran, "thank you for your kind letter of advice. I have sold the same for five pounds."
Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.—Publius Syrus.