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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 Preparation of Manuscripts for the Printer - 44. lappuse
autors: Frank H. Vizetelly - 1912
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Bacon's Essays and Wisdom of the Ancients

Francis Bacon - 1884 - 425 lapas
...errors, will not acknowledge or retract them, like an unready horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly, it is good to compound employments of both ; for that will be good for the present, because...
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The Literary Gazette: A Weekly Journal of Literature, Science, and the Fine Arts

William Jerdan, William Ring Workman, Frederick Arnold, John Morley, Charles Wycliffe Goodwin - 1884
...innovation, s at once a great and a common evil. There is much truth in Bacon's complaint, that ' Some men object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and seldom drive justness home.' Even moderation itself may sometimes be folly or cowardice. On the Exclusion-bill being...
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Essays

Francis Bacon - 1885 - 300 lapas
...career, he was killed at the battle of Ravenna, in 1512. horse, that will not neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both; for that will be good for the present, because...
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The Harvard Classics, 3. sējums

1909
...errors will not acknowledge or retract them; like an unready* horse, that will neither stop nor turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. 1 Deceiveth. • Are reckless in innovating. • Badly trained. • Completion. Certainly it is good...
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Ideology of Adventure: Studies in Modern Consciousness, 1100-1750, 1. sējums

Michael Nerlich - 1987 - 272 lapas
...which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not to innovate, which draws unknown inconveniences. . . . Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, . . . content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound employments...
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History of Old Age: From Antiquity to the Renaissance

Georges Minois - 1989 - 343 lapas
...amount to this, that more might have been done, or sooner . . . Men of age object too much, consult too soon and seldom drive business home to the full...period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success.44 Around the year 1525 Donato Giannotti, another Florentine, was attacking the old men in...
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The Concise Columbia Dictionary of Quotations

Robert Andrews - 1989 - 343 lapas
...tragedy of old age is not that one is old, but that one is young. Mark Twain (1835-1910) American author Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon. Francis Bacon (1561-1626) English philosopher, essayist Many a man that can't direct you to a corner...
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The Story of Philosophy

Will Durant - 1961 - 543 lapas
...have chanced upon; care not to" (ie, how they) "innovate, which draws unknown inconveniences. . . . Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure...but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compel employments of both, . . . because the virtues of either may correct...
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Medical Research: Federal Investments to Improve Public Health ..., 4. sējums

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on the Budget. Task Force on Human Resources - 1992 - 63 lapas
...in his time, and it applies in ours, contrasting youth and age. In the second part of the quote is: "Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, and content themselves with a mediocrity of success." Let us hope that through this hearing and through...
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The National Institutes of Health and Its Role in Creating U.S. High ...

United States, United States. Congress. House. Committee on Small Business. Subcommittee on Regulation, Business Opportunities, and Energy - 1992 - 109 lapas
...the means and degrees; pursue some new principles which they have chanced upon absurdly. ..(Whereas) men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent too soon, — and content themselves with a mediocrity of success . " These words are even more powerful today- -Science...
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