James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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 action and world

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on good

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Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Democracy and Addresses.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on good

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Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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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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