John William Mackail Quote

Before you give advice, that is to say advice which you have not been asked to give, it is well to put to yourself two questions - namely, what is your motive for giving it, and what is it likely to be worth? If these questions were always asked, and honestly answered, there would be less advice given.


Modern Essays: Reprinted from Leading Articles in "The Times," (ed. 1915)

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Before you give advice, that is to say advice which you have not been asked to give, it is well to put to yourself two questions - namely, what is...