James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on democracy, liberty, and religion

Puritanism, believing itself quick with the seed of religious liberty, laid, without knowing it, the egg of democracy.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on agreement and truth

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on truth

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Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on judgment and memory

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on children, heaven, lies, and rest

This child is not mine as the first was; I cannot sing it to rest; I cannot lift it up fatherly, And bless it upon my breast. Yet it lies in my little one's cradle, And sits in my little one's chair, And the light of the heaven she 's gone to Transfigures its golden hair.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Changeling.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on memory and perception

He gives us the very quintessence of perception,-the clearly crystalized precipitation of all that is most precious in the ferment of impression after the impertinent and obtrusive particulars have evaporated from the memory.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Coleridge.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on past

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Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Cathedral.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on day, earth, and heaven

And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal. Prelude to Part First.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on thought

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These pearls of thought in Persian gulfs were bred, Each softly lucent as a rounded moon; The diver Omar plucked them from their bed, Fitzgerald strung them on an English thread.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: a copy of Omar Khayyam.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on god, poets, purity, and traditions

If God made poets for anything, it was to keep alive the traditions of the pure, the holy, and the beautiful.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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