James Russell Lowell Quotes

The misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.

James Russell Lowell

Reputation is in itself only a farthing-candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.

James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.

James Russell Lowell

There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.

James Russell Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass-blade's no easier to make than an oak.

James Russell Lowell

One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

James Russell Lowell

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft

James Russell Lowell

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft.

James Russell Lowell

Aspiration sees only one side of every question; possession many

James Russell Lowell

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

Those who know the truth are not equal to those who love it Confucius All truth is safe and nothing else is safe, but he who keeps back truth, or withholds it from men, from motives of expediency, is either a coward or a criminal.

James Russell Lowell

They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy.

James Russell Lowell

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.

James Russell Lowell
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