Yazeed bin Haaroon said:

«إن العالم حجتك بينك وبين الله تعالى، فانظر من تجعل حجتك بين يدي الله.»

❝Verily the scholar is your proof between you and Allaah, the Most High, thus look to whom you make as your proof in front of Allaah.❞

[Reported By al-Khateeb In al-Faqeeh wal-Mutafaqqih, (2/378) | Translated By Abū Ruqayyah ‘Abd us-Samad]