James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell

The question of common sense is always, "What is it good for?" A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on life

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The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on beauty, day, nature, and painting

Nature is painting for us, day after day, pictures of infinite beauty.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit, reputation, uncertainty, and world

Reputation is in itself only a farthing candle, of a wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on fraud

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May is a pious fraud of the almanac.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on work and world

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No man is born into the world, whose work Is not born with him; there is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will: And blessed are the horny hands of toil!

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

You've a darned long row to hoe.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

But John P. Robinson, he Sez they didn't know everythin' down in Judee.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. iii.

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