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Monday, July 9, 2018

You Can Never "Set People Right"


The true secret of giving advice is,
after you have honestly given it,
to be perfectly indifferent whether it is taken or not,
and never persist in trying to set people right.
- Henry Ward Beecher

It is an easy thing for one whose foot is on the outside
of calamity to give advice and to rebuke the sufferer.
- Aeschylus

We cause ourselves untold misery whenever we believe
others to be imperfect and try to change them.
You have no ability whatsoever to change anyone other than yourself.
You can only cause yourself great suffering if you try.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Advice is seldom welcome,
and those who "need" it the most, like it the least.
- Lord Chesterfield

Unsolicited Advice Is Always Meddling.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie

Read my thoughts on meddling in the affairs of others.

Further reading: The Problem with Advice

The #1 Secret of Great Relationships

Live and Let Live

Don't Take It Personally
      

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