James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on genius, power, and talent

Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on clarity and singers

The clear, sweet singer with the crown of snow Not whiter than the thoughts that housed below.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: To George William Curtis.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on colors, conviction, experience, and faith

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 Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: My Study Windows. Abraham Lincoln, 1864.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on death, good, and men

The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Garfield.

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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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