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You know how advice is - you only want it if it agrees with what you wanted to do anyways.

The Winter of Our Discontent
Wall Street is the only place people ride to in a Rolls Royce to get advice from people who take the subway.

Newsday (1991)
No man is great enough or wise enough for any of us to surrender our destiny to. The only way in which anyone can lead us is to restore to us the belief in our own guidance.
Ask counsel of him who rules himself well
Most people who ask for advice from others have already resolved to act as it pleases them
Before giving advice we must have secured its acceptance, or, rather, have made it desired
I have only one counsel for you - be master
Good counsels observed are chains to grace, which neglected, prove halters to strange undutiful children
Many receive advice, few profit by it
Wise men don't need advice. Fools won't take it
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