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Robert Christy, comp.  Proverbs, Maxims and Phrases of All Ages.  1887.
A resolute heart endures no counsel.  Portuguese.  1
After counsel is fool’s counsel.  German.  2
Counsel after action is like rain after harvest.  Danish.  3
Counsel before action.  Dutch.  4
Counsel in wine seldom prospers.  5
Counsel is irksome when the matter is past remedy.  6
Counsel is no command.  7
Counsel is nothing against love.  Italian.  8
Counsel is to be given by the wise, the remedy by the rich.  9
Counsel must be followed, not praised.  10
Counsel never out of date.  11
Counsel over cups is crazy.  12
Everybody knows good counsel except him that has need of it.  German.  13
Give neither counsel or salt until you are asked for it.  14
Good counsel brings good fruit.  German.  15
Good counsel comes over-night.  German.  16
Good counsel has no price.  Italian.  17
Good counsel is better than a great army.  German.  18
Good counsel is better than a thousand hands.  German.  19
Good counsel is no better than bad counsel, if it be not taken in time.  Danish.  20
Good counsel is not to be paid with gold.  German.  21
Good counsel never comes too late.  German.  22
Good counsel will not rot if it be got in dry.  Danish.  23
Good counsel without good fortune is a windmill without wind.  German.  24
Happy counsels flow from sober feasts.  Homer.  25
He takes in good counsel like cold porridge.  26
He that cannot be counselled cannot be helped.  27
He that gives bad counsel suffers most by it.  Latin.  28
He that will not be counselled cannot be helped.  29
If the counsel be good no matter who gave it.  30
It is easier to give good counsel than to follow it.  German.  31
It is safer to hear and take counsel than to give it.  32
It is well to take counsel of one’s pillow.  33
Keep your own counsel.  34
No man is so foolish but may give another good counsel sometimes.  Ben Jonson.  35
No price is good enough for good counsel.  36
None goes to the gallows for giving good counsel.  37
Swift in its march is evil counsel.  Sophocles.  38
Take counsel before it goes ill, lest it go worse.  Dutch.  39
There is none so simple but can give counsel.  40
Though thou hast never so many counsellors, yet do not forsake the counsel of thy own soul.  41
Though you are a prudent old man do not despise counsel.  Spanish.  42
Three may keep counsel if two be away.  43
To give counsel to a fool is like throwing water on a goose.  Danish.  44
Two may keep counsel putting one away.  45
You give notable counsel but he’s a fool that takes it.  46

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