Facts about James Russell Lowell

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James Russell Lowell was a famous Poet from USA, who lived between February 22, 1819 and August 12, 1891.

Zodiac etc.

He/she is born under the zodiac pisces, who is known for Fluctuation, Depth, Imagination, Reactive, Indecisive. Our collection contains 55 quotes who is written / told by James, under the main topic Government.

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Famous quotes by James Russell Lowell (55)


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"There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends"
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"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"
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"Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come"
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"No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself"
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"Light is the symbol of truth"
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"Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle"
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"Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side"
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"Not failure, but low aim, is crime"
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"Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne"
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"Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain"
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"Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances"
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"What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral"
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"What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us"
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"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"
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"Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed"
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"The heart forgets its sorrow and ache"
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"The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it"
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"The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions"
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"The eye is the notebook of the poet"
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"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"
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"Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character"
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"Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character"
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"Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit"
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"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"
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"One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning"
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"Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return"
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"In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking"
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"In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak"
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"If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon"
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"I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife"
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"He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft"
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"Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime"
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"Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty"
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"Freedom is the only law which genius knows"
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"Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave"
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"Folks never understand the folks they hate"
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"Fate loves the fearless"
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"Every person born into this world their work is born with them"
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"Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action"
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"Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts"
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"Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly"
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"Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor"
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"Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light"
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"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found"
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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"
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"Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace"
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"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind"
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"Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it"
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"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"
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"And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days"
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"An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run"
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"All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action"
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"A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes"
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"A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions"
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"Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor"


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