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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 Cyclopędia of Practical Quotations: English and Latin, with an Appendix ...

Quotations, English - 1882 - 899 pages
...II. Line 486 Men of age object too much, consult too loni>, adventure too little, repent too soon, ot whence thou corn's t; Suppose the singing birds, musicians; The grass whereon rnediocritv of success. j. BACON— Essay XLII. Of Youth andAge. Old age cornea on apace to ravage...
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The Moral and Historical Works of Lord Bacon: Including His Essays ...

Francis Bacon - 1882 - 504 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, coasult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a 8 " He passed his youth full of errors, of madness even." 11 He was nephew of Louis XII. of France,...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1883 - 217 pages
...little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves witli a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound...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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Francis Bacon: (Lord Verulam.): A Critical Review of His Life and Character

Benjamin G. Lovejoy - 1883 - 277 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,...compound employments of both ; for that will be good isx the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession,...
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1884 - 425 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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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 425 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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The essays of lord Bacon, including his moral and historical works, with ...

Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1884
...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 favour and popularity youth. But, for the...
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1884 - 425 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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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - Essays - 1884 - 641 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...are actors; and, lastly, good for extern' accidents, became authority folio weth old men, and favour and popularity youth; but, for the moral part, perhaps,...
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A Text-book on English Literature: With Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - English literature - 1884 - 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...while men in age are actors; and, lastly, good for extern6 accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity youth; but, for the...
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