Where there is no guidance the people fall, but in abundance of counselors there is victory.
Plans fail when there is no counsel, but they succeed when advisers are many
Prepare plans by consultation, and make war by wise guidance.
It is by strategy that you wage war, and victory depends on having many counsellors.
If a ruler listens to falsehood, all his officials will be wicked.
A multitude of wise men is the salvation of the world, and a sensible king is the stability of his people.
Like the magistrate of the people, so are his officials