James Lowell

1819 - 1891

A Quote by James Russell Lowell on understanding

Folks never understand the folks they hate.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on love and peace

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I love her with a love as still As a broad river's peaceful might, Which by high tower and lowly mill, Goes wandering at its own will, And yet does ever flow aright.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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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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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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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on failure and judgment

I tell ye wut, my judgment is you're pooty sure to fail, Ez long 'z the head keeps turnin' back for counsel to the the tail.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Biglow Papers, Second Series

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on fate and life

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Life seems a jest of Fate's contriving.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Harvard Commemoration Ode, 1865, IV

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on eternity and soul

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Sonnet vi.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on country, earth, nations, and soul

Earth's biggest country 's gut her soul, An' risen up earth's greatest nation.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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