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Advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise

  ‘And it is also said,’ answered Frodo: “Go not to the Elves for counsel, for they will say both no and yes.
‘Is it indeed?’ laughed Gildor. ‘Elves seldom give unguarded advice, for advice is a dangerous gift, even from the wise to the wise, and all courses may run ill. But what would you? You have not told me all concerning yourself; and how then shall I choose better than you?

– J.R.R Tolkien. Lord of the Rings. The Fellowship of the Ring, Book one, chapter III, p. 83. 2001. Harper Collins Publishers.

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