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You'll never see all the places, or read all the
books, but fortunately, they're not all recommended.
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You'll wish that you had done some of the
hard things when they were easier to do.
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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. 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. Young men, in the conduct and management 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; pursue some few
principles which they have chanced upon absurdly; care not how they innovate,
which draws unknown inconveniences; and, that which doubleth all 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 too little,
repent too 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 ... because the virtues of either age may correct
the defects of both.
-- Francis Bacon, "Essay on Youth and Age"
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Young men, hear an old man to whom
old men hearkened when he was young.
-- Augustus Caesar
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Young men think old men are fools;
but old men know young men are fools.
-- George Chapman
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Your aim is high and to the right.
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Your aims are high, and you are capable of much.
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Your analyst has you mixed up with another patient.
Don't believe a thing he tells you.
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Your best consolation is the hope that the things
you failed to get weren't really worth having.
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Your boss climbed the corporate ladder, wrong by wrong.