Francis Bacon quote about youth from The Essays of Francis Bacon - Young men are fitter to invent, than to judge; fitter for execution, than for counsel; and fitter for new projects, than for settled business.
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Young men are fitter to invent, than to judge; fitter for execution, than for counsel; and fitter for new projects, than for settled business.
 Francis Bacon, The Essays of Francis Bacon (1597). copy citation

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“But reposed natures may do well in youth. As it is seen in Augustus Caesar, Cosmus Duke of Florence, Gaston de Foix, and others. On the other side, heat and vivacity in age, is an excellent composition for business. Young men are fitter to invent, than to judge; fitter for execution, than for counsel; and fitter for new projects, than for settled business. For the experience of age, in things that fall within the compass of it, directeth them; but in new things, abuseth them.
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.” source

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