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Quotations: Advice & Counsel

Advice, Direction, Counseling, Instruction & Teaching

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“A man who is acting without thinking resembles a city with decrepit walls.”–Plato

“A single conversation with a wise man is better than ten years of study.”–Chinese proverb

“By honestly acknowledging your past errors, but never damning yourself for them, you can learn to use your past for your own future benefit.”–Albert Ellis and Robert A. Harper, A Guide to Rational Living, Third Edition, p. 194

“For what glory is it, if, when ye be buffeted for your faults, ye shall take it patiently? but if, when ye do well, and suffer for it, ye take it patiently, this is acceptable with God.”–I Peter 2:20

“Knowing yourself is the beginning of all wisdom.”–Aristotle

“Search well and be wise, nor belive that self-willed pride will ever be better than good counsel.”–Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound

“Silver and gold will not make men better. It is the opinions of wise men that enrich with virtue those who share them.”–Plato

“Sometimes the best helping hand you can get is a good, firm push.”–Joann Thomas

“The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”–Norman Vincent Peale

“The trouble with the man who goes to see a doctor is that he wishes to be cured in a day of ills it has taken him years to acquire.”–Anonymous

“Those who, without thinking, waste good advice, soon are driven to evil acts.”–Menander, fragment

“To me no profitable speech sounds ill.”–Sophocles, Electra

“To think well and to obey someone giving good advice are the same thing.”–Herodotus, Histories

“To win over your bad self is the grandest and foremost of victories.”–Plato

“We cannot hold a torch to light another’s path, without brightening our own.”–Ben Sweetland

“Words are the physicians of a mind diseased.”–Aeschylus, Prometheus Bound


“A fool is only a fool because he won’t see he is a fool.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“Carl Rogers’s belief that clients need counselors to provide genuine acceptance and empathy is false as it is only preferable and not a necessity.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“If we eliminated all errors, we would also eliminate much discovery, art, insight, learning, and creativity that results from facing errors.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice

“When receiving correction, the wise seeks to learn and the fool seeks to justify with excuses.”–Kevin Everett FitzMaurice


“A wise man will hear, and will increase learning; and a man of understanding shall attain unto wise counsels:”–Proverbs 1:5

“Where no counsel is, the people fall: but in the multitude of counselors there is safety.”–Proverbs 11:14

“The way of a fool is right in his own eyes: but he that hearkeneth unto counsel is wise.”–Proverbs 12:15

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.”–Proverbs 12:20

“Without counsel purposes are disappointed: but in the multitude of counselors they are established.”–Proverbs 15:22

“Hear counsel, and receive instruction, that thou mayest be wise in thy latter end.”–Proverbs 19:20

“Every purpose is established by counsel: and with good advice make war.”–Proverbs 20:18

“Take counsel, execute judgment; make thy shadow as the night in the midst of the noonday; hide the outcasts; bewray not him that wandereth.”–Isaiah 16:3

“Extol not thyself in the counsel of thine own heart; that thy soul be not torn in pieces as a bull [straying alone.]”–Ecclesiasticus 6:2

“As timber girt and bound together in a building cannot be loosed with shaking: so the heart that is stablished by advised counsel shall fear at no time.”–Ecclesiasticus 22:16

“Give not over thy mind to heaviness, and afflict not thyself in thine own counsel.”–Ecclesiasticus 30:21

“A man of counsel will be considerate; but a strange and proud man is not daunted with fear, even when of himself he hath done without counsel.”–Ecclesiasticus 32:18

“And let the counsel of thine own heart stand: for there is no man more faithful unto thee than it.”–Ecclesiasticus 37:13

“Let reason go before every enterprize, and counsel before every action.”–Ecclesiasticus 38:33

“Gold and silver make the foot stand sure: but counsel is esteemed above them both.”–Ecclesiasticus 40:25

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