James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on america, destiny, and education

It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on gold

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Dear common flower, that grow'st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: To the Dandelion.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on compromise, good, and politics

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on books, security, and time

What a sense of security in an old book which Time has criticised for us!

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Library of Old Authors.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on good and skepticism

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Shakespeare Once More.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on history, ideas, life, literature, and loyalty

In all literary history there is no such figure as Dante, no such homogeneousness of life and works, such loyalty to ideas, such sublime irrecognition of the unessential.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. Dante.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on death, faith, life, love, truth, war, words, and youth

Wut 's words to them whose faith an' truth On war's red techstone rang true metal; Who ventered life an' love an' youth For the gret prize o' death in battle?

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. x.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on america, destiny, and education

. . . It was in masking education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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