James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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 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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man; He 's ben on all sides thet give places or pelf; But consistency still wuz a part of his plan,- He 's ben true to one party, an' thet is himself.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on god, murder, and war

Ez fer war, I call it murder,- There you hev it plain an' flat; I don't want to go no furder Than my Testyment fer that. . . . . . An' you 've gut to git up airly Ef you want to take in God.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Under the yaller pines I house, When sunshine makes 'em all sweet-scented, An' hear among their furry boughs The baskin' west-wind purr contented.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on earth and women

Earth's noblest thing,-a woman perfected.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Irené.

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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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