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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 of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 293 pages
...too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,2 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for extern 3 accidents, because authority f olloweth old men, and favour and popularity youlh. But for the moral...
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The Essays of Francis Bacon

Francis Bacon - English essays - 1908 - 293 pages
...too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,2 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....virtues of either age may correct the defects of both ; antl good for succession, that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors ; and, lastly,...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts

Tryon Edwards - Quotations, English - 1908 - 644 pages
...— Stanislaus. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, T U V W X o h i j k z Bacon. A& we grow old wo become both more foolish and more wise.— Rochefoucauld. Age that lessens...
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Essays, Civil and Moral: And The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon, John Milton, Sir Thomas Browne - Philosophy - 1909 - 332 pages
...too long, adventure too litde, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,4 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....may be learners, while men in age are actors; and, lasdy, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity youth....
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Halleck's New English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1913 - 647 pages
...from Bacon: — "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." 1 His works abound in illustrations, analogies, and striking imagery; but, unlike the great Elizabethan...
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Halleck's New English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - English literature - 1913 - 647 pages
...from Bacon : — "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." 1 His works abound in illustrations, analogies, and striking imagery ; but, unlike the great Elizabethan...
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English Prose and Poetry (1137-1892)

John Matthews Manly - English literature - 1916 - 792 pages
...stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, 40 Steals vein by vein and pulse by pulse away; Yet...then he talks of life, and how again He feels his s cither age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession, that young men may be learners,...
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A Book of English Literature, Volume 1

Franklyn Bliss Snyder, Robert Grant Martin - English literature - 1916 - 889 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 medioc- [50 rity of success. Certainly, it is good to compound employments of both; for that will be...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - English literature - 1917 - 512 pages
...too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home 35 to the full period, but content themselves with a...are actors ; and, lastly, good for extern accidents, 40 because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity youth. But for the moral part, perhaps...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - American essays - 1920 - 464 pages
...too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,10 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success....age may correct the defects of both; and good for succession,11 that young men may be learners, while men in age are actors ; and, lastly, good for extern...
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