From "The Imitation of Christ" by Thomas a' Kempis, ch. 4.2:
"It is wise, therefore, to act slowly, not to trust entirely our own opinions, or to accept every tale and quickly pass it along to the next one. Seek advice from a wise person of good conscience and be instructed by that person rather than follow your own way. A good life will make you wise in the ways of God and will broaden your experience. If you are humble and submissive to God's will, you will have peace in all you do."