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 music, painting, poetry, silence, thought, time, and wishes

Whoever can endure unmixed delight, whoever can tolerate music and painting and poetry all in one, whoever wishes to be rid of thought and to let the busy anvils of the brain be silent for a time, let him read in the "Faery Queen."

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Spenser.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on fear, slavery, and weakness

They are slaves who fear to speak For the fallen and the weak. . . . . . . They are slaves who dare not be In the right with two or three.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Stanzas on Freedom.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on children and compromise

They enslave their children's children who make compromise with sin.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Albert W. Daw Collection

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on christ, kindness, thought, and war

We kind o' thought Christ went agin war an' pillage.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on god

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Behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Present Crisis

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: Garfield.

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: The Growth of a Legend, 1847

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve as or cut us, as we grip them by the blade or by the handle.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

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A Quote by James Russell Lowell on possessions and questions

Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many.

James Lowell (1819 - 1891)

Source: New England Two Centuries ago.

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