Of Youth and Age Journal Notes

Of Youth and Age Journal Notes - conservatively, not...

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Of Youth and Age Journal Notes 15/01/2007 17:26:00 Sir Francis Bacon Youth vs. old age “young men are fitter to judge, fitter for execution than for counsel, and fitter  for new projects than for settled business” o young men have the drive o take the initiative to try something new “The errors of young men are the ruin of business; but the errors of aged men  amount but to this, that more might have been done, or sooner” o but young men make errors from the lack of experience o take risks o try something new that no one has tried “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 mediocrity of success” o while young men take on more than they can handle and push one  another to another level, but risk ruining themselves; old men live more 
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Unformatted text preview: conservatively, not willing to risk what they have so they are content with being just alright It is good to compound employments of both; for that will be good for the present, because the virtues of either age may correct the defects of both; and good for succession, that young men may be learners while men in age are actors; and lastly, good for extern accidents, because authority followeth old men and favour and popularity youth o The youth will always look to the men of age because of their experience. o It is good for men of age to take on young men to show them what they have learned and what they have experienced. o Apprentice 15/01/2007 17:26:00 15/01/2007 17:26:00...
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