"But it's good advice
for the foolish," said the donkey, admiringly.
There is my advice
; let your own experience decide whether it is not the best advice
that I can offer.
He lives in a court or lane running out of Long Acre, and he offers advice
to persons interested in recovering missing objects of any sort.
Fortune hath again restored her to you, and if you will be governed by my advice
, it is possible you may yet preserve her."
And if there are some who think that a prince who conveys an impression of his wisdom is not so through his own ability, but through the good advisers that he has around him, beyond doubt they are deceived, because this is an axiom which never fails: that a prince who is not wise himself will never take good advice
, unless by chance he has yielded his affairs entirely to one person who happens to be a very prudent man.
"I shall give you a piece of advice
," continued Mazarin; "yes, a piece of advice
more precious than the forty millions."
My opinion is confirmed, and I reiterate my advice
"Well, madame, in that case, my advice
-- I know that I am very bold to offer advice
to your majesty -- my advice
is that the king should not leave his kingdom.
"You will regard the advice
which I am going to as disinterested?"
The guests, scarcely less disturbed, were equally at a loss; and at length, with a variety of muttered, half-expressed condolences, and pieces of advice
, rose to depart; being at the same time slightly muddled with liquor.
Having travelled some days, we were met by the King's brother, to whom, by the advice
of Chec Furt, whose intent in following us was to squeeze all he could from us; we presented some pieces of Chinese workmanship, such as cases of boxes, a standish, and some earthenware, together with several pieces of painted calico, which were so much more agreeable, that he desired some other pieces instead of our Chinese curiosities; we willingly made the exchange.
I was so ashamed of my folly, when I thought of the past--so completely discouraged, so rudely shaken in my confidence in myself, when I thought of the future, that, for once in a way, I accepted sensible advice
when it was offered to me.