Good advice is always certain to be ignored, but that's no reason not to give it.

Don't try to solve serious matters in the middle of the night.

Good advice is something a man gives when he is too old to set a bad example.

Advice is like snow; the softer it falls, the longer it dwells upon, and deeper it sinks into the mind.

It is very difficult to live among people you love and hold back from offering them advice.

People who fight fire with fire usually end up with ashes.

There is no human problem which could not be solved if people would simply do as I advise.

It is easy when we are in prosperity to give advice to the afflicted.

Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.

Friendship will not stand the strain of very much good advice for very long.

Don't follow any advice, no matter how good, until you feel as deeply in your spirit as you think in your mind that the counsel is wise.

Advice is one of those things it is far more blessed to give than to receive.

When your mother asks, 'Do you want a piece of advice?' it is a mere formality. It doesn't matter if you answer yes or no. You're going to get it anyway.

Write down the advice of him who loves you, though you like it not at present.

Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them.

Good things, when short, are twice as good.

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.

Good advice usually works best when preceded by a bad scare.

Always do right–this will gratify some and astonish the rest.

Distrust interested advice.

The only thing to do with good advice is pass it on. It is never any use to oneself.

One's first step in wisdom is to question everything – and one's last is to come to terms with everything.

Have a place for everything and keep the thing somewhere else; this is not advice, it is merely custom.

A word to the wise ain't necessary, it's the stupid ones who need the advice

If it is not right do not do it; if it is not true do not say it.


Tips from Author Jodhan

Each month I will be offering my thoughts, as an author.

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For June 2017:

Using summer nights to help create dreams

In my opinion; there is nothing better than using gorgeous summer nights to help create dreams and it does not really matter if these nights are hot and humid, cool and rainy, or a combination of both.

As they say, summer is probably one of the best seasons of the year but then again this could be said for each and every season. I just think that a great summer night is probably one of the most innovative ways to create and develop dreams.

For one thing, the weather is good for the most part and there is nothing to prevent you from simply laying back and relaxing. A good summer night’s rain storm may be the perfect Ingredient for the creation of some dreams with the sound of raindrops beating down on your roof and the fragrance of fresh wet earth and grass wafting through an open window.

Or think of this scenario: A warm humid summer’s night as you sit on your porch or deck listening to the insect world come alive; crickets chirping, owls calling to each other, and birds singing softly to each other and to you as they prepare for sleep and o yes! Let’s not forget the smell of flowers, and the sound of gently swaying trees and leaves chasing each other around in your yard.

Sound inviting? Why not give this idea a try!


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