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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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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 300 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 English Essayists: A Comprehensive Selection from the Works of the Great ...

Authors, English - 1887 - 536 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, hich I bred up with tender hand From the first opening...was sweet, from thes How shall I part, and whither externe accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youth. But for the...
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The Essays Or Councils, Civil & Moral: Of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1887 - 307 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,...Certainly, it is good to compound employments of both ; for OF YOUTH AND AGE. 333 that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct...
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Spelling and Language Book

Robert Comfort Metcalf - English language - 1887 - 176 pages
...ourselves. — ADDISON. 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. — BACON. 146 de vise' de vice' tour tow er fis sure fish er pa tients pa tience stat ue stat ure...
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The Works of Francis Bacon, Baron of Verulam, Viscount St. Alban, and Lord ...

Francis Bacon - Philosophy, English - 1890
...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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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1888 - 307 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 favour 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 - Authors, English - 1888 - 227 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 external accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity youths : but, for...
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Is There Any Resemblance Between Shakespeare & Bacon?

Charles F. Steel - 1888 - 301 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. " He that hath wife and children hath given hostages to fortune ; for they are impediments to great...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1890 - 300 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,...young men may be learners, while men in age are actors ; 40 and, lastly, good for externe accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favour and popularity...
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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral

Francis Bacon - 1890 - 275 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,...age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession,2 that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for extern...
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