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 death, lies, men, nobility, and sleep

Be noble, and the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on death, lies, men, nobility, and sleep

Be noble! and the nobleness that lies In other men, sleeping but never dead, Will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Sonnet iv.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on persuasion

Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on day, heart, life, time, and world

One day with life and heart Is more than time enough to find a world.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Columbus.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on death, departure, fate, friendship, journeys, life, and nature

But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet Lessen like sound of friends' departing feet; And Death is beautiful as feet of friend Coming with welcome at our journey's end. For me Fate gave, whate'er she else denied, A nature sloping to the southern side; I thank her for it, though when clouds arise Such natures double-darken gloomy skies.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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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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