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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 essays; or, Counsels moral, economical, and political, by sir F. Bacon - Страница 163
написао/ла Francis Bacon (visct. St. Albans.) - 1818
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Conquering Success: Or, Life in Earnest

William Mathews - 1903 - 404 страница
...Bacon justly complains of them that through fastidiousness, timidity, or mental slowness they object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive business home. The world was not made for slow, squeamish, timid people, but for those who act instantaneously and...
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English Essays

Walter Cochrane Bronson - 1905 - 404 страница
...acknowledge or retract them — 30 like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...men may be learners, while men in age are actors; 5 and, lastly, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men, and favor and popularity...
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A Dictionary of Thoughts: Being a Cyclopedia of Laconic Quotations from the ...

Tryon Edwards - 1908 - 644 страница
...many fancy they have experience simply localise they have grown old. — Stanislaui. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon. and seldom drive busmen« home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. — ilticoii....
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1908 - 302 страница
...good to compound Employments of both5; For that will be Good for the Present, 4 because the Vertues6 of either Age may correct the defects of both ; And good for Succession7, that Young Men may be Learners, while Men in Age are Actours; And lastly, Good for Externe...
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Essays, Civil and Moral: And The New Atlantis

Francis Bacon - 1909 - 347 страница
...acknowledge or retract them; like an unready8 horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,4 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 1 Deceiveth. 8 Are reckless in innovating....
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Halleck's New English Literature

Reuben Post Halleck - 1913 - 647 страница
...to express, or rather to obscure, the ideas in these three lines from Bacon : — "Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...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 - 1913 - 647 страница
...to express, or rather to obscure, the ideas in these three lines from Bacon: — "Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...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 - 1916 - 792 страница
...acknowledge or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...will be good for the present, because the virtues of cither age may correct the defects of both ; and good for succession, that young men may be learners,...
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Readings in English Literature

Roy Bennett Pace - 1917 - 512 страница
...acknowledge or retract them ; like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object 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 mediocrity of success. Certainly, it is good to...
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Essays, English and American

Raymond Macdonald Alden - 1920 - 464 страница
...acknowledge or retract them; like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little,...too soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period,10 but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly, it is good to compound employments...
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