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There is nothing which we receive with so much reluctance as advice.
-- Joseph Addison (1672-1719), English essayist, poet and dramatist

We give nothing so freely as advice.
-- François de la Rochefoucauld (1613-80), French classical author, in: Maxims

People ask you for criticism, but only want praise.
W Somerset Maugham (1874-1965), English novelist and playwright, in: Of Human Bondage

Advice is what we ask for when we already know the answer but wish we didn't.
-- Erica Jong (1942- ), US writer and feminist

The Miss Lonelyhearts are the priests of twentieth-century America.
-- Nathaniel West (1903-40), US novelist, in: Miss Lonelyhearts


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The selection of the above quotes and the writing of the accompanying notes was performed by the author David Paul Wagner.

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