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

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

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.

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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 on business, mind, and risk

There is no better ballast for keeping the mind steady on its keel, and saving it from all risk of crankiness, than business.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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