James Russell Lowell Quotes

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

A stray hair, by its continued irritation, may give more annoyance than a smart blow.

James Russell Lowell

Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is

James Russell Lowell

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

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

James Russell Lowell

Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

James Russell Lowell
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