James Russell Lowell Quotes

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Born: February 22, 1819, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
Birth Country: USA
Died: Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States, August 12, 1891
Occupation: Author

1.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
- James Russell Lowell

2.
As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
- James Russell Lowell

3.
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.
- James Russell Lowell

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Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
- James Russell Lowell

5.
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.
- James Russell Lowell

6.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

7.
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

8.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
- James Russell Lowell

9.
Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
- James Russell Lowell

10.
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
- James Russell Lowell

11.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

12.
Light is the symbol of truth.
- James Russell Lowell

13.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

14.
On one issue at least, men and women agree they both distrust women.
- James Russell Lowell

15.
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.
- James Russell Lowell

16.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
- James Russell Lowell

17.
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
- James Russell Lowell

18.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell

19.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
- James Russell Lowell

20.
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
- James Russell Lowell

21.
The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.
- James Russell Lowell

22.
The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.
- James Russell Lowell

23.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell

24.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
- James Russell Lowell

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Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
- James Russell Lowell

26.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
- James Russell Lowell

27.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
- James Russell Lowell

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