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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 Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon ...

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1890 - 405 pages
...home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good 10 to compound employments of both ; for that will be...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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The Essays Or Counsels, Civil and Moral, of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1890 - 405 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,...with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good 10 to compound employments of both ; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of...
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Works, Volume 6

Francis Bacon - 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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Essays: And Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1891 - 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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Proverbs

William John Deane - Bible - 1891 - 610 pages
...Bacon says, " 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 ; " and Madame de Stae'l says, " To resist with success the frigidity of old age, one must combine...
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Bacon's Essays

Francis Bacon - 1892 - 300 pages
...full periooyuut content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to comi pound employments of both ; for that will be good for the...present, because the virtues of either age may correct u>- 1 ^e Defects °f both ; and good_f or succession, that young \ men may be learners, while men in...
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The Dayspring from on High

Emma Forbes Cary - Calendars - 1893 - 279 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. BACON. January 8. The kingdom of heaven suffereth violence and the violent bear it away. MATTHEW xi....
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Treasury of Thought: Forming an Encyclopędia of Quotations from Ancient and ...

Maturin Murray Ballou - Quotations, English - 1894 - 579 pages
...Madame Swetchine. 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. When men grow virtuous in their old age, (* nj ji m'jii j^rvw vircuuua lu men uiu u^v, AI*...
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Text-book on English Literature, with Copious Extracts from the Leading ...

Brainerd Kellogg - 1896
...repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,' but content themselves with the mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound...the present, because the virtues of either age may correc' the defects of both;8 and good for succession, that young men may be learners while men in...
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The Cyclopedia of Practical Quotations: English, Latin, and Modern Foreign ...

Mottoes - 1896 - 1178 pages
...— Growing Old. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, e; But he who loves his kind does, first and late, A work too great for fame. g. BACON— Essay XLII. Of YouthandAge. Old wood best to burn, old wine to drink, old friends to trust,...
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