James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on nature

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Nature, they say, doth dote, And cannot make a man Save on some worn-out plan, Repeating us by rote.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Ode at the Harvard Commemoration, July 21, 1865.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on children and nature

Nature fits all her children with something to do.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: A Fable for Critics.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on argument and good

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Democracy and Addresses.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on grief and joy

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Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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