James Lowell Quotes

47 James Lowell quotes:

"Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action"
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Action Quotes
"A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity"
"Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do."
"Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Discipline Quotes
"All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action."
"Not failure, but low aim, is crime."
"Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found"
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Creativity Quotes
"Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts"
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Endurance Quotes
"Fate loves the fearless."
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"Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind."
"A man is old when he can pass an apple orchard and not remember the stomach ache."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Birthday Quotes
"The question of common sense is ''what is it good for?'' A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage."
"I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes Manners Quotes
"To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires."
"Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Decisions Quotes
"Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Democracy Quotes
"Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain."
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Anxiety Quotes
"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"
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Beauty Quotes
"He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft"
Author: Lowell Quotes Category: Authority Quotes
"Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty."

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