Counsel is no command.
"If you offer someone a stick of gum, and she says 'No thanks,' you've been rejected."
Strauss, Neil Rules of the Game (2007)
Gnomologia: Adagies and Proverbs; Wise Sentences and Witty Sayings, Ancient and Modern, Foreign and British. B. Barker ... and A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch. 1732. p. 44.