James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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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 on character, impossibility, and sincerity

Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on deed, fate, and life

In Life's small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained; Know'st thou when Fate Thy measure takes or when she'll say to thee, 'I find thee worthy; do this deed for me'?

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Epigram

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

All kin' o' smily round the lips, An' teary round the lashes.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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