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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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Bacon's Essays: With Annotations

Francis Bacon, Richard Whately - Conduct of life - 1857 - 550 pages
...too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,1 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern2 accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth ; but, for...
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The North British Review, Volumes 26-27

1857
...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." Archbishop Whately has accounted, with great perspicacity, for the unfavourableness of Aristotle's...
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The essays; or, Counsels civil and moral, with The wisdom of the ancients ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1857
...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 Prv?/?,becaufe the Virtues of either 2 Gafton de Foix was nephew to Louis XII. ; he commanded the...
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Works: Collected and Edited by James Spedding, Robert Leslie Ellis ..., Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 1858
...good to compound imploiments of both : for that will bee good for the present ; because the vertues of either age may correct the defects of both : and good for succession, that young men may bee learners, while men in age are Actors : and lastly, in respect of externe accidents, because authority...
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A Memoir of Rev. Bennet Tyler

Nahum Gale - 1860 - 149 pages
...observed, that " 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." But it was not so with Dr. Tyler ; in his last years his energy of action was unabated, and was exemplified...
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Bacon, His Writings and His Philosophy

George Lillie Craik - 1862 - 715 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adveuture too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of succos. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both ; for that will be good for the present,...
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Biographical Sketches

Nassau William Senior - Biography - 1863 - 517 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.' Archbishop Whately has accounted, with great perspicacity, for the unfavourableness of Aristotle's...
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Literary and professional works

Francis Bacon - 1864
...good to compound imploiments of both : for that will bee good for the present ; because the vertues of either age may correct the defects of both : and good for succession, that young men may bee learners, while men in age are Actors : and lastly, in respect of externe accidents, because authority...
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Wise sayings of the great and good

Wise sayings - Quotations, English - 1864 - 339 pages
...Weakness of Old 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. Essay on Youth and Agt. — \MV.\i BACON. AGE. Youthfulness in Though gray our heads, our thoughts...
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Lord Bacon's Essays: With a Sketch of His Life and Character, Reviews of His ...

Francis Bacon - 1867 - 426 pages
...these words ? Correct : What word would be more appropriate, and why? for succession: for the future. it is good to compound employments of both : for that...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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