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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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An Enquiry Into the Principles of Human Happiness and Human Duty: In Two Books

George Ramsay - Ethics - 1843 - 554 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,...content themselves with a mediocrity of success." 10 The correctness of this description few, I suppose, will deny. Now, most of these distinguishing...
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An Enquiry Into the Principles of Human Happiness and Human Duty: In Two Books

George Ramsay - Ethics - 1843 - 554 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, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success."10 The correctness of this description few, I suppose, will deny. Now, most of these distinguishing...
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Bacon: His Writings, and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1846
...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 the...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England: With a ..., Volume 1

Francis Bacon, Basil Montagu - 1848
...long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, hot content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly...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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A Treatise on the Conduct of the Understanding

John Locke - Intellect - 1849 - 132 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,...of both ; and good for succession, that young men mny be learners, while men in age arp actors ; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Lord Chancellor of England, Volume 1

Francis Bacon - 1850
...stop nor turn. Men ofjige object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, & Hart ago may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession, that young men may be learners, while...
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The Works Of France Bacon

Basil Montagu - 1852
...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 Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral ; And, Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1852 - 349 pages
...feldom drive Bufinefs home to the full Period ; but content themfelves with a Mediocrity of Succefs. Certainly, it is good to compound Employments of both ; for that will be good for the Prefent, becaufe the Virtues of either Age may corredt the defeats of both : and good for Succeffion,...
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Lectures on the History of the French Revolution, Volume 2

William Smyth - France - 1855
...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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The Essays: Or, Counsels, Civil and Moral ; and The Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1856 - 360 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 externe accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity youth ; but, for the...
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