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" Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. "
The Works of Francis Bacon - Page 474
by Francis Bacon - 1858
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The Works of Francis Bacon: Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1825
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth : but, for...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 11

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...thy graces Hume both in word and deed. Id. Tempest. Men of age object too much, adventure too little, and seldom drive business home to the full period...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Bacon. Let the exportation of home commodities be more in value than the importation of foreign. Id....
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Imaginary Conversations of Literary Men and Statesmen, Volume 5

Walter Savage Landor - Imaginary conversations - 1829
...this sentence ? " Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...content themselves with a mediocrity of success." What he says of Beauty is less considerate. BARROW. I do not wonder at it: Beauty is not stript in...
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The London Encyclopaedia: Or, Universal Dictionary of Science ..., Volume 14

Thomas Curtis - Encyclopedias and dictionaries - 1829
...should be dra\rn unto it only for a time, and afterwards return to a mediocrity ? Hooker. Men of age seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of .success. Bacon. ТЬсте appeared a sudden and marvellous conversion in the duke's case, from the most exalted...
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The London encyclopaedia, or, Universal dictionary of ..., Volume 11, Part 1

Thomas Curtis (of Grove house sch, Islington)
...grace* Home both in word and deed. /if. Temptxt, Men of age object too much, adventure too little, and seldom drive business home to the full period; but content themselves with a mediocrity of succew. jfasm Let the exportation of home commodities be more in value than the importation of foreign....
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Moral, Economical, and Political Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1833 - 216 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth : but for...
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Time and temper: a manual of selections from holy Scripture and extr. from ...

Time - 1835
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors : and lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth. But, for...
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Essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, and the two books Of the proficience ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1840
...errors but in madness. age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth : but, forthe...
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Selections from Jeremy Taylor [and others] designed to assist in forming the ...

Edward Stanley Bosanquet - 1840
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. VAIN GLORY. (Lord Bacon's Essays. Vain Glory.) It was prettily devised of ./Esop, the fly sat upon...
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Lectures on History: Second and Concluding Series, on the French ..., Volume 3

William Smyth - France - 1840
...object too much; they consult too long; they adventure too little; they repent too soon ; and they seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success." In these last words the great philosopher did not, perhaps, mean to compliment the old, but in these...
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