James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell

The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Longing.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

The very room, coz she was in, Seemed warm from floor to ceilin'.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on bravery, cowardice, fame, justice, nobility, profit, prosperity, sharing, spirit, and truth

Then to side with Truth is noble when we share her wretched crust, Ere her cause bring fame and profit, and 't is prosperous to be just; Then it is the brave man chooses, while the coward stands aside, Doubting in his abject spirit, till his Lord is crucified.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on gold and words

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There comes Emerson first, whose rich words, every one, Are like gold nails in temples to hang trophies on.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: A Fable for Critics.

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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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on genius, heart, mankind, soul, and work

There is no work of genius which has not been the delight of mankind, no word of genius to which the human heart and soul have not sooner or later responded.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on heart and pity

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His heart kep' goin' pity-pat, But hern went pity-Zekle.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on god and heaven

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'T is heaven alone that is given away; 'T is only God may be had for the asking.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

'T was kin' o' kingdom-come to look On sech a blessed cretur.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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