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117 Famous Quotes by James Russell Lowell
2/22/1819 - 8/12/1891
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Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

Compromise Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Toward no crimes have men shown themselves so cold- bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief

Diversity Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

Opinions Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes

Plants Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts

Quality Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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A crime in which many are implicated goes unpunished.

Proverbs Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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Idleness induces caprice.

Proverbs Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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The apprehension of approaching evil has hurried many into the utmost danger.

Proverbs Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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Not what we give, but what we share,-- For the gift without the giver is bare.

Gifts Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Vision of Sir Launfal (pt. II, st. 8)

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It is good To lengthen to the last a sunny mood.

Cheerfulness Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Legend of Brittany (pt. I, st. 35)

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In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it.

Talk Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: To Charles Eliot Norton

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

Humanity Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (first series, no. 1, st. 10)

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A beggar through the world am I, From place to place I wander by. Fill up my pilgrim's scrip for me, For Christ's sweet sake and charity.

Beggary Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Beggar

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Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.

Compromise Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.

Failure Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

Sarcasm Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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It is by presence of mind in untried emergencies that the native metal of man is tested.

Self-control Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own

Nobility Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Democ'acy gives every man A right to be his own oppressor.

Democracy Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series 2, no. 7)

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The future works out great men's destinies; The present is enough for common souls, Who, never looking forward, are indeed Mere clay wherein the footprints of their age Are petrified forever.

Destiny Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Act for Truth

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Violet! sweet violet! Thine eyes are full of tears; Are they wet Even yet With the thought of other years?

Violets Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Song

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Gineral C. is a dreffle smart man: He's been on all sides that give places or pelf; But consistency still wuz a part of his plan; He's been true to one party, and that is, himself;-- So John P. Robinson, he Sez he shall vote for Gineral C.

Consistency Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 3)

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Communism means barbarism.

Communism Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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Sentiment is intellectualized emotion; emotion precipitated, as it were, in pretty crystals by the fancy

Sentimentality Quotes, by James Russell Lowell

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But civlyzation doos git forrid Sometimes upon a powder-cart.

Proverbs Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (series I, no. 7)

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