To 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!
- By hand Enten guided the spring floods, the abundance and life of the Land, down from the edge of the hills. He set his foot upon the Tigris and Euphrates like a big bull and released them into the fields and fruitful acres of Enlil. He shaped lagoons in the water of the sea. He let fish and birds together come into existence by the sea.
- It is better to guide people than try to hammer them into a line.
- You must surrender before you can guide.
- 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.
- Seneca the Younger, Moral Letters, R. Gummere, trans. (1917).