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117 Famous Quotes by James Russell Lowell
2/22/1819 - 8/12/1891
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The purely Great Whose soul no siren passion could unsphere, Thou nameless, now a power and mixed with fate.

Washington, george Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Under the old Elm

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Oh, Washington! thou hero, patriot sage, Friend of all climes, and pride of every age!

Washington, george Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Under the old Elm

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No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him: there is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hand of toil!

Work Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: A Glance Behind the Curtain (l. 202)

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The very room, coz she was in, Seemed warm f'om floor to ceilin'.

Influence Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (second series, The Courtin', st. 6)

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He gives us the very quintessence of perception.

Perception Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: My Study Windows--Coleridge

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Not caring, so that sumpter-horse, the back Be hung with gaudy trappings, in what course Yea, rags most beggarly, they clothe the soul.

Apparel Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Fireside Travels

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Listen! O, listen! Here come the hum the golden bees Underneath full blossomed trees, At once with glowing fruit and flowers crowned.

Bees Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Sirens (l. 94)

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Tiny Salmoneus of the air His mimic bolts the firefly threw.

Fireflies Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Lesson

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The fireflies o'er the meadow In pulses come and go.

Fireflies Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Midnight (st. 3)

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So we're all right, an' I, for one, Don't think our cause'll lose in vally By rammin' Scriptur' in our gun, An' gittin' Natur' for an ally.

Scripture Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (second series, no. 7, st. 17)

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Daily with souls that cringe and plot, We Sinais climb and know it not.

Mountains Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Vision of Sir Launfal (prelude to pt. I)

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

Providence Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Present Crisis (st. 8)

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The rich man's sons inherits cares; The bank may break, the factory burn, A breath may burst his bubble shares, And soft, white hands could hardly earn A living that would serve his turn.

Wealth Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Heritage

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What visionary tints the year puts on, When falling leaves falter through motionless air Or numbly cling and shiver to be gone! How shimmer the low flats and pastures bare, As with her nectar Hebe Autumn fills The bowl between me and those distant hills, And smiles and shakes abroad her misty, tremulous hair!

Autumn Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: An Indian Summer Reverie

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

Greatness Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: My Study Windows--Garfield

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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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The thing we long for, that we are For one transcendent moment.

Desire Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Longing

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The Don Quixote of one generation may live to hear himself called the savior of society by the next.

Society Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: Don Quixote

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An angel stood and met my gaze, Through the low doorway of my tent; The tent is struck, the vision stays; I only know she came and went.

Visions Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: She Came and Went

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Sence I've ben here, I've hired a chap to look about for me, To git me a transplantable an' thrifty fem'ly-tree.

Ancestry Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (2nd series, no. 3, III)

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Thet tells the story! Thet's wut we shall git By tryin' squirtguns on the burnin' Pit; For the day never comes when it'll du To kick off dooty like a worn-out shoe.

Duty Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (no. 11)

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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 , Source: Sonnet IV

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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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My gran'ther's rule was safer 'n 't is to crow: Don't never prophesy--onless ye know.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (no. 2, Mason and Slidell)

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It takes a mind like Dannel's, fact, ez big ez all ou'doors To find out thet it looks like rain arter it fairly pours.

Prophecy (prophesy) Quotes, by James Russell Lowell , Source: The Biglow Papers (no. 9, l. 97)

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