James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on belief and interest

I don't believe in princerple, But oh I du in interest.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Growth of a Legend, 1847

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

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

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on possessions and questions

Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on books

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If I were asked what book is better than a cheap book, I should answer that there is one book better than a cheap book,-and that is a book honestly come by.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Before the U. S. Senate Committee on Patents, Jan. 29, 1886.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on endurance, passion, patience, and quality

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Columbus.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on experience, wilderness, and worth

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Shakespeare Once More.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on elderly and men

Here was a type of the true elder race, And one of Plutarch's men talked with us face to face.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on meaning and spirit

Two meanings have our lightest fantasies,- One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Sonnet xxxiv. (Ed. 1844.)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on bravery, fortune, and weakness

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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