Diversity in counsel, unity in command.
Who cannot give good counsel? 'tis cheap, it costs them nothing.
Let no man value at a little priceA virtuous woman's counsel; her wing'd spiritIs feather'd oftentimes with heavenly words.George Chapman
This is our comfort, God is in heaven, and He doth what pleaseth Him; His, and only His counsel shall stand, whatsoever the designs of men, and the fury of the people be.Oliver Cromwell
I have on my office wall a wise and useful reminder by Anne Morrow Lindbergh concerning one of the realities of life. She wrote, "My life cannot implement in action the demands of all the people to whom my heart responds." That's good counsel for us all, not as an excuse to forgo duty, but as a sage point about pace and the need for quality in relationships.neal a. maxwell
You may as well Forbid the sea for to obey the moon As or by oath remove or counsel shake The fabric of his folly.william shakespeare
I foresee that man will resign himself each day to more atrocious undertakings; soon there will be no one but warriors and brigands; I give them this counsel: The author of an atrocious undertaking ought to imagine that he has already accomplished it, ought to impose upon himself a future as irrevocable as the past.jorge luis borges
In Roman Catholic devotional writing [as] the piety , is the religious sensibility or insights of an individual, usually a saint . By extension it can refer to the traditional ambience of a Roman Catholic Religious Order. This ambience shapes the order’s communal life, and is also a guide for members of those orders who preach , write , and counsel individuals on the spiritual life of prayer and devotion.
Man seeks, in his manhood, not orders, not laws and peremptory dogmas, but counsel from one who is earnest in goodness and faithful in friendship, making man free.Dietrich Bonhoeffer
Since word is thrall, and thought is free, Keep well thy tongue, I counsel thee.james i of scotland
It is manifestly fallacious to make the opening of counsel the test on the question of what is "the act or transaction which the Crown prosecutes." It is plain that the Court is not at all bound by the statements made by the counsel in his address.
The brain may devise laws for the blood; but a hot temper leaps o'er a cold decree: such a hare is madness the youth, to skip o'er the meshes of good counsel, the cripple.william shakespeare
It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, always do what you are afraid to do.ralph waldo emerson
A Judge ought to prepare his way to a just sentence, as God useth to prepare his way, by raising valleys and taking down hills: so when there appeareth on either side a high hand, violent prosecution, cunning advantages taken, combination, power, great counsel , then is the virtue of a Judge seen to make inequality equal; that he may plant his judgment as upon even ground.
There is no fixed rule which binds the counsel calling a witness to a particular mode of examining him. If a witness, by his conduct in the box, shows himself decidedly adverse, it is always in the discretion of the Judge to allow a cross-examination.
It certainly is very hard upon a Judge, if a rule which he generally lays down, is to be taken up and carried to its full extent. This is sometimes done by counsel, who have nothing else to rely on; but great caution ought to be used by the Court in extending such maxims to cases which the Judge who uttered them never had in contemplation. If such is the use to be made of them, I ought to be very cautious how I lay down general maxims from this bench.
It has been always the practice heretofore, that when the Court have delivered their opinion, the counsel should sit down and not dispute it any further.
There is usually a decency about counsel which prevents them from pressing that to a conclusion which can never be concluded.
No man has a higher sense of the importance of the rights and privileges of counsel in discharge of their arduous and important duties, and I should regret if they had not that privilege, not for their sake only, but for the sake of the whole community.
I cannot allow that the counsel is the agent of the party.
I have on my office wall a wise and useful reminder by Anne Morrow Lindbergh concerning one of the realities of life. She wrote, "My life cannot implement in action the demands of all the people to whom my heart responds." That's good counsel for us all, not as an excuse to forgo duty, but as a sage point about pace and the need for quality in relationships.
When a wise man gives thee better counsel, give me mine again.william shakespeare
A dead father's counsel, a wise son heedeth.
counsel is no command. (Strauss, 1994 p. 675)
counsel is no command.
The first Degree of Folly, is to conceit one’s self wise; the second to profess it; the third to despise counsel.Benjamin Franklin