James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell

American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat

Lived from: 1819-1891

Category: Politics | Media | Poets (Contemporary)

Quotes: James Russell Lowell

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    Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
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    I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
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    A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
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    A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
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    A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
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    A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
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    A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
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    An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
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    As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
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    Blessed are they who have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
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    Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
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    But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey's end.
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    Communism means barbarism.
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    Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise ;in statesmanship.
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    Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.
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