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117 Famous Quotes by James Russell Lowell
2/22/1819 - 8/12/1891
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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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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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The traitor to Humanity is the traitor most accursed; Man is more than Constitutions; better rot beneath the sod, Than be true to Church and State while we are doubly false to God.

Treason Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: On the Capture of Certain Fugitive Slaves near Washington

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"What means this glory round our feet," The Magi mused, "more bright than morn!" And voices chanted clear and sweet, "To-day the Prince of Peace is born."

Christmas Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Christmas Carol

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Our seasons have no fixed returns, Without our will they come and go; At noon our sudden summer burns, Ere sunset all is snow.

Seasons Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: To -----

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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.

Slavery Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Stanzas on Freedom (last stanza)

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Two meanings have our lightest fantasies, One of the flesh, and of the spirit one.

Fancy Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Sonnet XXXIV

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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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Winds wanders, and dews drip earthward; Rains fall, suns rise and set; Earth whirls, and all but to prosper A poor little violet.

Violets Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Changeling

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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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Avoid delays: procrastination always does harm.

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

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Great cowardice is hidden by a bluster of daring.

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

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Great things rush to the destruction of each other.

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

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He puts his boot on his head, and his foot in his helmet.

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

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He stands the shadow of a mighty name. [Lat., Stat magni nominis umbra.]

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

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Patience revels in misfortunes.

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

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Regarding nothing as done, while ought remained to be done.

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

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The shadow of a mighty name.

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

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Villany reduces those whom it defiles to the same level.

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

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Who will think that the gods can be insulted with impunity?

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

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With bated breath we offer wicked vows.

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

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Who gives himself with his alms feeds three, Himself, his hungering neighbor, and me.

Philanthropy Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal (pt. II, VIII)

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

Possession Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Among My Books--New England Two Centuries Ago

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