James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on angels, death, glory, god, love, poverty, sorrow, and spirit

'Tis sorrow builds the shining ladder up, Whose golden rounds are our calamities, Whereon our firm feet planting, nearer God The spirit climbs, and hath its eyes unsealed. True it is that Death's face seems stern and cold When he is sent to summon those we love; But all God's angels come to us disguised; Sorrow and sickness, poverty and death, One after another, lift their frowning masks, And we behold the Seraph's face beneath, All radiant with the Glory and the calm Of having looked upon the front of God.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on mind

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Like streams that keep a summer mind Snow-hid in Jenooary.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on heart and secrets

To win the secret of a weed's plain heart.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Sonnet xxv.

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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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