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

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For March 2018:

Using the sights and sounds of spring

There is nothing more refreshing and effective to be able to use the sights and sounds of spring to get you into the mode of creating and imagining. After a long, cold, and gruelling winter; so many of us are simply worn out and our imaginations sure need a tonic to help rejuvenate the creative juices.

Think of it like this! You have just spent most of your days and nights indoors fending off those cold biting winds and you have not been able to hear the pure voices of lovable birds. Nor have you been able to see the colourful blooms let alone smell their inviting fragrances. Additionally, you have not seen a true sunrise or sunset for the last few months and o yes! No green grass for you to walk through.

You see, you have not been able to do too much about this and accordingly your imagination and creative juices have gone to sleep on you. Now it is time to wake them up and the sites and sounds of spring are just what you need to do it.

Give this strategy a good old try and I guarantee you that the results will be absolutely amazing!

Give it a try.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your freelance writer and roving reporter wishing you a terrific day.

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