James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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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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