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117 Famous Quotes by James Russell Lowell
2/22/1819 - 8/12/1891
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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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We remain Safe in the hallowed quiets of the past.

Past Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Cathedral (l. 234)

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This goin' ware glory waits ye haint one agreeable feetur.

Glory Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (first series, no. II)

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From lower to the higher next, Not to the top, is Nature's text; And embryo good, to reach full stature, Absorbs the evil in its nature.

Progress Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Festina Lente--Moral

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New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.

Progress Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Present Crisis

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There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

Argument Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Democracy and Other Addresses, Democracy

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Greatly begin! Though thou have time But for a line, be that sublime-- Not failure, but low aim is crime.

Failure Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: For an Autograph

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

Fancy Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Among My Books--Rousseau and the Sentimentalists

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

Patience Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Columbus (l. 237)

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Nursed by stern men with empires in their brains.

Statesmanship Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers--Mason and Slidell

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