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 May 2018:

Creating during the merry month of May

Believe me when I tell you that you can definitely use the month of May to help you do such things as stimulate your imagination, replenish your creative juices, and give a huge jump start to your writing.

Just think of this! Fragrances of those colorful blooms. The fresh smell of cut grass. Cool breezes wafting through the windows of your home and ruffling your face and touching your cheeks as you walk. Then there is the feel of a warm spring sun shining down on you and o yes! Let us not forget the sights and sounds of singing birds, and those delicate butterflies flitting from petal to petal.

There is so much to the month of May when it comes to combining ingredients into a large salad bowl. Give the bowl a robust shake and then set it down on your kitchen table. Then stand back, breathe easily, and presto! It is the perfect tonic to recharge, recreate, and renew.

This is the time of year when mother nature resurrects her wonders and sends them forth to help you refresh your thoughts, mind, and imagination.

You owe it to yourself to give this strategy a try.

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

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