1st Moral – Advice is good only as corroborating testimony.
2nd Moral – If you put yourself into the hands of your friends, you must expect that the kindness of their hearts is no protection against the willfulness of their judgments.
3rd Moral – Advice is like a doctor’s pills: it is often advisable to receive them without taking them.
4th Moral – One man can always milk a cow better than four can.
[1st Moral - Advice iz good only az corroborating testimony.Josh Billings (1818-1885) American humorist [pseud. of Henry Wheeler Shaw]
2nd Moral - If yu put yureself into the hands ov yure frends, yu must expekt that the kindness ov their hearts iz no protekshun aginst the willfullness ov their judgments.
3rd Moral - Advice iz like a doktor's pills: it iz often advisabel tew receive them without taking them.
4th Moral - One man kan alwus milk a cow better than 4 kan.]
“Josh Billings: Hiz Shade Tree,” Josh Billings on Ice and Other Things (1868)