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Getting Advice

He who builds to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.
Danish proverb

He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse who takes every advice.
Irish proverb

Though you are a prudent old man, do not despise counsel.
Spanish proverb

Few things lead to defeat more quickly than the feeling that you are fighting alone. Seek counsel with others who fight the same battle. They will often be seeking you.
Greg Quinn

Don’t be afraid to take advice. There’s always something new to learn.
Babe Ruth

Getting Advice

Get good counsel before you begin; and when you have decided, act promptly.
Sallust

Pride only breeds quarrels, but wisdom is found in those who take advice.
Proverbs 13:10

Many receive advice, only the wise profit by it.
Publilius Syrus

The way of a fool seems right to him, but a wise man listens to advice.
Proverbs 12:15

The Road to Wisdom

To acquire knowledge, one must study; but to acquire wisdom, one must observe.
Marilyn vos Savant

Knowledge is a process of piling up facts; wisdom lies in their simplification.
Martin Fisher

The first degree of folly is to conceit one’s self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise counsel.
Benjamin Franklin

Wise men change their minds, fools never.
English proverb

In seeking wisdom, the first step is silence, the second listening, the third remembering, the fourth practicing, the fifth – teaching others.
Ibn Gabirol

Getting Advice

Refuse to heed anyone’s advice – unless that person is willing to give you satisfactory evidence of the soundness of his or her counsel.
Napoleon Hill

My advice on big life decisions is to get advice if you can.
Yogi Berra

Every man, however intelligent, needs the advice of some wise friend in the affairs of life.
Plautus

I get my advice from old men and my motivation from young men.
Lyndon B. Johnson

If you find someone who gives you good advice, you should use that person’s knowledge like it’s a free credit card. You should treat that person like you can’t get enough of him. That’s how you’ll improve, so you should immerse yourself in the information.
Derek Jeter

Getting Advice

Two quick ways to disaster: 1) Take nobody’s advice. 2) Take everybody’s advice.
Ralph Cansler

Accepting good advice increases one’s own ability.
Johann von Goethe

A leader must have the courage to act against an expert’s advice.
Leonard Callaghan

No one is wise enough by himself.
Plautus

Listen to advice and accept instruction, and in the end you will be wise.
Proverbs 19:20

Getting Advice

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you don’t like it now.
Ben Johnson

Good advice is never cheap. Cheap advice is never good.
Harvey Mackay

Do not open your heart to every man, but discuss your affairs with one who is wise and who fears God.
Thomas à Kempis

He who can take advice is sometimes superior to he who can give it.
Karl von Knebel

An outsider’s point of view can be especially useful when you’re tangled up in a problem that’s obscured by a lack of clear facts. A fresh set of eyes distanced from the day-to-day reality can often provide an objective perspective.
Michael Dell

Getting Advice

He who builds to every man’s advice will have a crooked house.
Danish proverb

He is bad that will not take advice, but he is a thousand times worse who takes every advice.
Irish proverb

Though you are a prudent old man, do not despise counsel.
Spanish proverb

Few things lead to defeat more quickly than the feeling that you are fighting alone. Seek counsel with others who fight the same battle. They will often be seeking you.
Greg Quinn

Don’t be afraid to take advice. There’s always something new to learn.
Babe Ruth