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Guide is to lead or direct someone or something in a way; to conduct in a course or path. A person who leads travelers or tourists through unknown or unfamiliar locations is known as a guide. The term can also be applied to a person who leads others to more abstract goals such as knowledge or wisdom.


  • O vitæ philosophia dux!
    • O philosophy, life’s guide!
    • Cicero, Tusc. Quæst, Book V. 2. 5. Reported in Hoyt's New Cyclopedia Of Practical Quotations (1922), p. 596-97.
  • Experience, next, to thee I owe,
    Best guide; not following thee, I had remain'd
    In ignorance; thou open'st wisdom's way,
    And giv'st access, though secret she retire.
  • Philosophy ... molds and constructs the soul; it orders our life, guides our conduct, shows us what we should do and what we should leave undone; it sits at the helm and directs our course as we waver amid uncertainties.
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