James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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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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

Our Pilgrim stock wuz pithed with hardihood.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Second Series. The Courtin'. No. vi.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on world

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The one thing finished in this hasty world.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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