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a fool may give a wise man counsel

Do not be overconfident in others' advice. I know you hold Bill in high esteem, but I don't think you should do as he suggested. Just keep in mind that a fool may give a wise man counsel.
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counsel (someone) about (something)

To advise one on a particular topic or issue. Since you used to handle this project, can you counsel Joanne about it?
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counsel (someone) against (something)

To advise one against taking some action. As his defense lawyer, you need to counsel your client against making incriminating statements like that.
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keep (one's) own counsel

To not share one's thoughts or plans with others. I'm just naturally a private person, so I keep my own counsel.
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counsel someone about something

to give advice to someone about something. Will you counsel George about which tires to buy?
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counsel someone against something

to advise someone against doing something. The lawyer counseled her against suing the government. I was counseled against going for a walk alone at night.
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keep one's own counsel

Fig. to keep one's thoughts and plans to oneself; to withhold from other people one's thoughts and plans. Jane is very quiet. She tends to keep her own counsel. I advise you to keep your own counsel.
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keep one's own counsel

Say little or nothing about one's opinions or intentions. For example, Betty is notorious for keeping her own counsel; you never know what she really thinks. This expression employs counsel in the sense of "a secret," a usage dating from about 1300.
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a counsel of despair

an action to be taken when all else fails.
2003 Guardian This is not a counsel of despair. The argument in favour of the euro can be won, as Winning From Behind, a pamphlet published today by Britain in Europe, argues.
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a counsel of perfection

advice that is ideal but not feasible.
1986 E. Hall in Home Owner Manual Twice yearly desludging has been recommended but this is probably a counsel of perfection.
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keep your own ˈcounsel

(formal) keep your thoughts, plans, etc. secret: Try to keep your own counsel when you’re with him, or he’ll tell everyone what you say.
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San Diego State University, College of Education, Department of Counseling and School Psychology: San Diego, California
Master of Science in Counseling with a Concentration in Marriage and Family Therapy
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A broad clinical population of gifted school-age youth is difficult to access for research, because counseling centers serving exclusively high-ability clientele appear to be in short supply, according to a former chair of the Counseling and Guidance Division of the National Association for Gifted Children (E.
Career Counseling and Assessment Models for Racial/Ethnic Minorities
Bingham and Ward (1994) asserted that career counseling must change in response to the changing demographics and current needs in the United States.
The aim of this present study was to assess the personal, academic and career needs of undergraduate students at the Ambrose Alli University Ekpoma Edo state, Nigeria; and the implications of the assessment for psychological counseling and services.
The independent t-test was conducted to verify the level of differences that exist between the parameters of gender, relationship status and residential status across the various dimensions of counseling needs of university students.
Success counseling teaches problem solving by helping people see the incredible power they have to affect their own well-being in any situation.
Whether the rehabilitation counselor becomes actively engaged in placement counseling activities or whether the counselor shares placement activities with a specialist in job placement, the focus must be on the best interests of the client.
This article reviews professional literature published in 2004 related to career counseling and career development.
Yet, the level of need for psychological counseling in these areas has not been proportional to the rate of utilization of the services (Kim & Omizo, 2003).
individualistic world view so that counseling techniques can be selected accordingly.
Ask if the organization is a member of the National Foundation for Credit Counseling or the Association of Independent Consumer Credit Counseling Agencies.
Given the emphasis on evidence-based practice in education, it seems crucial that the school counseling profession promote high-quality research demonstrating the impact of school counseling programs on student achievement, the achievement gap, attendance and graduation rates, and issues of school safety.
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