James Russell Lowell Quotes

I don't believe in principle, but I do in interest.

James Russell Lowell

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope and peace

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

Praise follows truth afar off, and only overtakes her at the grave; plausibility clings to her skirts and holds her back till then

James Russell Lowell

It is singular how impatient men are with overpraise of others, how patient of overpraise of themselves; and yet the one does them no injury, while the other may be their ruin.

James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor

James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.

James Russell Lowell

Light is the symbol of truth.

James Russell Lowell

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russell Lowell

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates

James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality…

James Russell Lowell

It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.

James Russell Lowell
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