James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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 work and world

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No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him. There is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: A Glance behind the Curtain.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on citizenship, men, and nature

Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: On the Capture of Fugitive Slaves near Washington.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on merit

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Of my merit On thet pint you yourself may jedge; All is, I never drink no sperit, Nor I haint never signed no pledge.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers. First Series. No. vii.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on deed

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Moliere Not a deed would he do, Not a word would he utter, Till he's weighed its relation To plain bread and butter.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

No mud can soil us but the mud we throw.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on choice, darkness, decisions, evil, falsehood, god, good, nations, and truth

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, God's new Messiah offering each the bloom or blight, Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right; And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis.

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