James Russell Lowell Quotes
James Russell Lowell
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Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.
Categorized under Adversity
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Categorized under Beauty
We look at death through the cheap-glazed windows of the flesh, and believe him the monster which the flawed and cracked glass represents him.
Categorized under Death
He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.
Categorized under Progress
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
There is no good arguing with the inevitible. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
They are slaves who fear to speak,
For the fallen and the weak.