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James Russell Lowell – 27 Quotes

 

27 Quotes by James Russell Lowell

 

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

– James Russell Lowell


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


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


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


Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

– James Russell Lowell


One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

– James Russell Lowell


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


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

– James Russell Lowell


Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

– James Russell Lowell


Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

– James Russell Lowell


Children are God’s Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.

– James Russell Lowell


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


Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

– James Russell Lowell


Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

– James Russell Lowell


A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

– James Russell Lowell


Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

– James Russell Lowell


Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

– James Russell Lowell


To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

– James Russell Lowell


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


The heart forgets its sorrow and ache.

– James Russell Lowell


Light is the symbol of truth.

– James Russell Lowell


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


The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.

– James Russell Lowell


Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.

– James Russell Lowell


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

– James Russell Lowell


On one issue at least, men and women agree they both distrust women.

– James Russell Lowell


Every person born into this world their work is born with them.

– James Russell Lowell


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