James Lowell

1819 - 1891

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 evil, good, and nature

From lower to the higher next, Not to the top, is Nature's text; And embryo Good, to reach full stature, Absorbs the Evil in its nature.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Festina Lente. Moral.

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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

She doeth little kindnesses Which most leave undone, or despise.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: My Love. iv.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on glory, shame, and women

Laborin' man an' laborin' woman Hev one glory an' one shame; Ev'y thin' thet' s done inhuman Injers all on 'em the same.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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