James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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 on logic

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It ["The Ancient Mariner"] is marvellous in its mastery over that delightfully fortuitous inconsequence that is the adamantine logic of dreamland.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Coleridge.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Zekle crep' up quite unbeknown An' peeked in thru' the winder, An' there sot Huldy all alone, 'Ith no one nigh to hender.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on thought

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Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'T is his at last who says it best.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: For an Autograph.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on age and soul

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All thoughts that mould the age begin Deep down within the primitive soul.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: An Incident in a Railroad Car.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on soul

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It may be glorious to write Thoughts that shall glad the two or three High souls, like those far stars that come in sight Once in a century.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: An Incident in a Railroad Car.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on direction and men

Truly there is a tide in the affairs of men; but there is no gulf-stream setting forever in one direction.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on heaven, lies, and soul

Not only around our infancy Doth heaven with all its splendors lie; Daily, with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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