Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Young men are fitter to invent than judge; fitter for execution than for counsel; for new projects than for settled business. 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. Young men, in the conduct and manage of actions, embrace more than they can hold, stir more than they can quiet; fly to the end without consideration of the means and degrees; care not to innovate, which draws unknown inconveniences ; use extreme remedies at first; and that which doubleth all errors, like an unready horse, that will not either stop or turn. Men of age object too much, consult too long, adventure too little, repent to soon, and seldom drive business home to the full period, but content themselves with a mediocrity of success. Certainly it is good to compound employments of both...... Francis Bacon

Photo by Birte Ragland


Mel said...

And this is why we need everyone. We all fit into the body, into the puzzle, somewhere, and if we don't fill our place, who will? God can and does move in and through anyone, anywhere, in any season of life.

I have so enjoyed reading everyone's comments and your responses to the comments. This is why I love blogs and blogging! What a great way to sharpen, encourage and inspire each other! And to stay connected to people all around the world inexpensively. Praise God for the information age! :)

FCB said...

Yes, I feel the same way about the "information age". How it connects people, so great.