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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

RICHARD WHATELY - 1868
...repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,1 but content themselves with the mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound...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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Bacon's Essays: And Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1868 - 388 pages
...is good to compound Employments of both ; For that will be Good for the Present, because the Vertues of either Age, may correct the defects of both: And...that Young Men may be Learners, while Men in Age are Actours: And lastly, Good for Extcrne Accidents, because Authority followeth Old Men, And Favour and...
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Bacon's Essays and Colours of Good and Evil

Francis Bacon - 1868 - 388 pages
...seldome drive Businesse home to - the full Period ; But content themselves with a Mediocrity of Successe. Certainly, it is good to compound Employments of both...For that will be Good for the Present, because the Vertues of either Age, may correct the defects of both: And good for Succession, that Young Men may...
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The casquet of literature, a selection in poetry and prose, ed ..., Volumes 3-4

Casket - 1873
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, externe accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth. But for the...
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Twenty of Bacon's essays, ed. by F. Storr

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1874
...long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,' 9 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....compound employments of both; for that will be good for the,present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession,...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1876 - 764 pages
...them. ATTERBURY. 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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Bacon's essays, with intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott, Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1876
...stop nor turn. 35 Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,...success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of 40 both. For that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects...
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The Works and Life of Walter Savage Landor: Imaginary conversations. Third ...

Walter Savage Landor - English literature - 1876 - 4 pages
...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 essays, i-(lviii) or, Counsels civil and moral of Francis lord ..., Volume 2

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1879
...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,...success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both;9 for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects...
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The Essays (I-LVIII) Or, Counsels Civil and Moral of Francis, Lord Verulam ...

Francis Bacon - Conduct of life - 1879 - 347 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,...success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both;9 for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects...
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