James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on clarity and power

Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on emotion and sentimentality

Sentiment is intellectualized emotion,-emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on action and world

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on church, fate, modesty, secrets, simplicity, and world

The wisest man could ask no more of fate Than to be simple, modest, manly, true, Safe from the many, honored by the few; Nothing to court in Church, or World, or State, But inwardly in secret to be great.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on sincerity

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Rousseau and the Sentimentalists.

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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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Soft-heartedness, in times like these, Shows sof'ness in the upper story.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on character, imagination, society, and solitude

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Among my Books. First Series. Dryden.

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