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117 Famous Quotes by James Russell Lowell
2/22/1819 - 8/12/1891
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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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And but two ways are offered to our will, Toil with rare triumph, ease with safe disgrace, The problem still for us and all of human race.

Comparisons Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Under the Old Elm (pt. VII, st. 3)

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