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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
Advice, Advisers, Advising
Advice after mischief is like medicine after death.  Danish.  1
Advice given in the midst of a crowd is loathsome.  Arabian.  2
Advice is not a popular thing to give.  3
Advice is not compulsion.  German.  4
Advice like water takes the form of the vessel it is poured into.  Punch.  5
Advice should precede the act.  German.  6
Advice to a fool goes in at one ear and out at the other.  Danish.  7
Advice to all, security for none.  8
Advice whispered is not worth a pea.  Spanish.  9
Advise no one to go to the wars or to marry.  Spanish.  10
Advise not what is most pleasant, but what is most useful.  Solon.  11
Advisers are not givers.  Dutch.  12
Advisers are not the payers.  French.  13
Advising is easier than helping.  German.  14
Advising is often better than fighting.  German.  15
A good advice is as good as an eye in the hand.  French.  16
Ask advice of your equals, help of your superiors.  Danish.  17
Good advice can be given, a good name cannot be given.  Turkish.  18
He asks advice in vain who will not follow it.  French.  19
He who follows his own advice must take the consequences.  Spanish.  20
He who will not take advice gets knowledge when trouble overtakes him.  African.  21
He who will not take advice, will have to buy dear repentance.  22
He who won’t be advised can’t be helped.  German.  23
If you wish good advice consult an old man.  24
It is better to seek advice at the beginning than the end.  German.  25
It is easy to give advice when all goes well.  Italian.  26
Less advice and more hands.  German.  27
Let the meritorious and defective mutually advise.  Hindu.  28
Man gives nothing so willingly as advice.  29
Many persons take advice as they do physic, to fling aside the moment the doctor’s back is turned.  Punch.  30
Never advise a man to go to the wars nor to marry.  Spanish.  31
Never give advice unasked.  German.  32
No advice like a father’s.  33
Nothing is given so freely as advice.  French.  34
One piece of good advice is better than a bag full.  Danish.  35
Out of evils advice is easy.  Modern Greek.  36
Take advice of a red-bearded man and begone.  Danish.  37
The advice of many persons is requisite in great affairs.  Coke.  38
The worst men often give the best advice.  Bailey.  39
There is nothing we receive so reluctantly as advice.  Spectator.  40
Though old and wise be still advised.  41
To prescribe physic for the dead and advice to the old is the same thing.  Diogenes.  42
We are casting our words in a leaky cask. (Throwing away our advice)  Plautus.  43
We may give advice but we cannot give conduct.  Franklin.  44
We receive nothing with such reluctance as advice.  Latin.  45
We should never be too proud to take advice even from the lowly.  German.  46
Whatever advice you give, be short.  Horace.  47
When a thing is done advice comes too late.  French.  48
When advice will not correct the rod will not.  Modern Greek.  49
When error is committed good advice comes too late.  Chinese.  50
When the rabbit has escaped comes advice.  Spanish.  51
When they tell you you are drunk hold by the wall and go on. (Take advice.)  Modern Greek.  52
When things go well it is easy to advise.  Dutch.  53
Worthless is the advice of fools.  Latin.  54
Write down the advice of him that loves you though you like it not at present.  55

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