Quotation Explorer - 'Counsel'

Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong-these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Sir Winston Churchill
Lord, open my ears to receive good counsel, allow my head to accept it and enable my person to carry it out. - TemitOpe Ibrahim
Counsel involving right and wrong should never be sought from a man who does not say his prayers. - Fulton J. Sheen
Always Speak Life into those who seek your counsel. - Randa Manning-Johnson
Nevertheless, I sought counsel from my leaders and obeyed, even when I knew their advice would make my life more complicated. I decided it was not for me to question and that if some advice caused temporary pain for me, it must be something I should experience. - Gordon B. Hinckley
Properly understood, then, the scriptures counsel us to be virtuous not because romantic love is bad, but precisely because romantic love is so good. It is not only good; it is pure, precious, even sacred and holy. - Bruce C. Hafen
Give not over thy soul to sorrow; and afflict not thyself in thy own counsel. Gladness of heart is the life of man and the joyfulness of man is length of days. - Ecclesiastes
But thus do I counsel you, my friends: distrust all in whom the impulse to punish is powerful! - Friedrich Nietzsche
Never take counsel of your fears. - Stonewall Jackson
To be an effective criminal defense counsel, an attorney must be prepared to be demanding, outrageous, irreverent, blasphemous, a rogue, a renegade, and a hated, isolated, and lonely person - few love a spokesman for the despised and the damned. - Clarence Darrow
A leader must be a good listener. He must be willing to take counsel. He must show a genuine concern and love for those under his stewardship. - James Faust
Certainly, it’s wise to ask for counsel in whatever you endeavor to do. There is safety in that. But when the asking comes from a place of dependence, it is unhealthy. - Suzette Hinton
It is light grief that can take counsel. - Anonymous
Want of foresight, unwillingness to act when action would be simple and effective, lack of clear thinking, confusion of counsel until the emergency comes, until self-preservation strikes its jarring gong - these are the features which constitute the endless repetition of history. - Winston S. Churchill
Ask counsel of both times-of the ancient time what is best, and of the latter time what is fittest. - Sir Francis Bacon
That man is best who sees the truth himself. Good too is he who listens to wise counsel. But who is neither wise himself nor willing to ponder wisdom is not worth a straw. - Hesiod
I pray thee cease thy counsel, Which falls into mine ears as profitless as water in a sieve. - William Shakespeare
Even the wisest counsel is useless when it is unheeded. - Stephanie Barron
No man is so foolish but he may sometimes give another good counsel, and no man so wise that he may not easily err if he takes no other counsel than his own. He that is taught only by himself has a fool for a master.
Evil, let it never be mistaken, is real. But it is inferior. It is parasitic. It is incomplete. The moment we take counsel from it, become overwhelmed by it, or put it on an equal footing with the Good of God, it will have become something entirely more dangerous. It becomes an idol. - Tod Worner
Consult your friend on all things, especially on those which respect yourself. His counsel may then be useful where your own self-love might impair your judgment. - Seneca
Look upon good books; they are true friends, that will neither flatter nor dissemble: be you but true to yourself...and you shall need no other comfort nor counsel. - Francis Bacon
How hard it is for women to keep counsel! - William Shakespeare
One must be careful not to allow himself fall into the trap of hero worship; we are to take counsel from men, emulate their courage, and godliness, but we are not allowed to worship them. Heroes are men, and men make mistakes. - Paul Bamikole
The spirit of counsel enables a person to look for something new and to search further anddeeper. - Sunday Adelaja
A good man can become a nightmare if he continues to pay attention to wrong counsel. - Paul Bamikole
I am reminded of the professor who, in his declining hours, was asked by his devoted pupils for his final counsel. He replied, 'Verify your quotations.' - Sir Winston Churchill
Organize your life the way God wants it to be. When you pray, ask God for counsel on matters and you will get the wisest advice directly from heaven - Sunday Adelaja
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