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James Russell Lowell Quotes and Quotations


There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
- James Russell Lowell | Arguments and Quarrels Quotes
What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us!
- James Russell Lowell | Books and Reading Quotes
In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
- James Russell Lowell | Creation and Creativity Quotes
Nature fits all her children with something to do He who would write and can't write, can surely review.
- James Russell Lowell | Critics and Criticism Quotes
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.
- James Russell Lowell | Genius Quotes
God'll send the bill to you.
- James Russell Lowell | God Quotes
The pressure of public opinion is like the pressure of the atmosphere; you can't see it - but all the same, it is sixteen pounds to the square inch.
- James Russell Lowell | Opinion Quotes
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
- James Russell Lowell | Opinion Quotes
Ah, men do not know how much strength is in poise that he goes the farthest who goes far enough.
- James Russell Lowell | Politeness and Manners Quotes
A ginooine statesman should be on his guard, if he must hev beliefs, not to b'lieve 'em too hard.
- James Russell Lowell | Politicians Quotes
Take a winter as you find him and he turns out to be a thoroughly honest fellow with no nonsense in him: and tolerating none in you, which is a great comfort in the long run.
- James Russell Lowell | The Seasons Quotes
May is a pious fraud of the almanac A ghastly parody of real Spring Shaped out of snow and breathed with eastern wind.
- James Russell Lowell | The Seasons Quotes
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this - that you are dreadfully like other people.
- James Russell Lowell | Self and Self-Knowledge Quotes
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell | Solitude Quotes
Though old the thought and oft exprest, 'tis his at last who says it best.
- James Russell Lowell | Speakers and Speeches Quotes
Ah, men do not know how much strength is in poise, That he goes the farthest who goes far enough.
- James Russell Lowell | Wisdom Quotes
The question of commonsense is always "what is it good for?" - a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.
- James Russell Lowell | Wisdom Quotes
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
- James Russell Lowell | Acceptance Quotes
Good heavens, of what uncostly material is our earthly happiness composed ... if we only knew it. What incomes have we not had from a flower, and how unfailing are the dividends of the seasons.
- James Russell Lowell | Forgiveness Quotes
Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in.
- James Russell Lowell | God Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | God Quotes
Faith is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
- James Russell Lowell | Faith and Unity Quotes
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weather is that which is woven of conviction.
- James Russell Lowell | Faith and Unity Quotes
I who still pray at morning and at eve Thrice in my life perhaps have truly prayed, Thrice stirred below conscious self Have felt that perfect disenthrallment which is God.
- James Russell Lowell | Prayer Quotes
One day, with life and heart, is more than time enough to find a world.
- James Russell Lowell | One Day Quotes
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide. ... And the choice goes by forever t'wixt that darkness and that light.
- James Russell Lowell | This Moment Quotes
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
- James Russell Lowell | Mornings Quotes
O visionary world, condition strange, Where naught abiding is but only change.
- James Russell Lowell | Change Quotes
The time is ripe, and rotten-ripe, for change; then let it come.
- James Russell Lowell | Change Quotes
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
- James Russell Lowell | Creating Positive Change Quotes
Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide ... And the choice goes by forever t'wixt that darkness and that light.
- James Russell Lowell | Decisions Quotes
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself
- James Russell Lowell | Right Quotes
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
- James Russell Lowell | Goals Quotes
The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
- James Russell Lowell | Worry Quotes
Fate loves the fearless.
- James Russell Lowell | Courage Quotes
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
- James Russell Lowell | Getting Going Quotes
Granting our wish is one of Fate's saddest jokes.
- James Russell Lowell | Success Quotes
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
- James Russell Lowell | Luck Quotes
In life's small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained; Know'st thou when Fate Thy measure takes, or when she'll say to thee, "I find thee worthy; do this deed for me?"
- James Russell Lowell | Time Quotes
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
- James Russell Lowell | Applause Quotes
In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.
- James Russell Lowell | Creativity Quotes
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
- James Russell Lowell | Lighten up Quotes
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
- James Russell Lowell | Action Quotes
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
- James Russell Lowell | Cheerfulness Quotes
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
- James Russell Lowell | Compromise Quotes
Nature they say, doth dote, And cannot make a man Save on some worn-out plan, Repeating us by rote.
- James Russell Lowell | Creation Quotes
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
- James Russell Lowell | Experience Quotes
The right to be a cussed fool Is safe from all devices human, It's common (ez a gin'I rule) To every critter born of woman.
- James Russell Lowell | Fools Quotes
Three-fifths of him genius and two-fifths sheer fudge.
- James Russell Lowell | Genius Quotes
The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
- James Russell Lowell | Intolerance Quotes
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
- James Russell Lowell | Misfortune Quotes
And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays.
- James Russell Lowell | Months Quotes
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
- James Russell Lowell | Opinion Quotes
Pride and weakness are Siamese twins.
- James Russell Lowell | Pride Quotes
Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
- James Russell Lowell | Silence Quotes
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.
- James Russell Lowell | Slavery Quotes
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
- James Russell Lowell | Solitude Quotes
In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it.
- James Russell Lowell | Talk Quotes
Truth forever on the scaffold. Wrong forever on the throne.
- James Russell Lowell | Trust Quotes
Ez for war, I call it murder, - There you hev it plain and flat; I don't want to go no furder Than my Testyment for that.
- James Russell Lowell | War Quotes
Earth's noblest thing, a Woman perfected.
- James Russell Lowell | Women Quotes
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 hands of toil!
- James Russell Lowell | Work Quotes
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
- James Russell Lowell | Wrong Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes
Darkness is strong, and so is Sin, But surely God endures forever!
- James Russell Lowell | Dark Quotes


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