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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 intr., notes and index by E.A. Abbott. Text only, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1879
...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 of4o both. For that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the...
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Prose Quotations from Socrates to Macaulay: With Indexes. Authors, 544 ...

Samuel Austin Allibone - Quotations, English - 1880 - 764 pages
...them. ATTERBURY. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, ompany he good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both; and good...
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The English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

English essays - 1881 - 536 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, o cY/ externe accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth. But for the...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1881
...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 Christian Pioneer, Volumes 34-35

Baptists - 1881
...Guesses at Truth. 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. — Lord Bacon. poetic Elections. STRENGTH FOR THE DAY. STRENOTH for the iluy! At early dawn I stand...
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Essays, moral, economical, and political

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1882
...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,...succession that young men may be learners, while men in ago arc actors; and, lastly, good for external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and...
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A Text-book on English Literature: With Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - American literature - 1882 - 478 pages
...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...the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both;8 and good for succession, that young men may be learners while men in age are actors; and, lastly,...
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Bacon's Essays, Volume 2

Francis Bacon - 1882
...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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A Text-book on English Literature: With Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - English literature - 1882 - 446 pages
...that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both;3 and good for succession, that young men may be learners...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern2 accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity youth; but, for the...
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The Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations - 1882 - 899 pages
...Line 486 Men of age object too much, consult too ling, adventure too little, repent too soon, anil seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. i. " BACON— Essay XLII. Of Youth and Aye. Old age comes on apace to ravage all the clime. j. ВЕАТПЕ—...
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