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James Russell Lowell (1819 - 1891)
US diplomat, essayist, & poet [more author details]
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A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
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James Russell Lowell
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
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James Russell Lowell
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
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James Russell Lowell
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
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James Russell Lowell
Democracy is that form of society, no matter what its political classification, in which every man has a chance and knows that he has it.
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James Russell Lowell
Folks never understand the folks they hate.
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James Russell Lowell
In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
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James Russell Lowell
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
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James Russell Lowell
Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character.
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James Russell Lowell
There is no good arguing with the inevitible. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
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James Russell Lowell
They are slaves who fear to speak,
For the fallen and the weak.
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James Russell Lowell
Toward no crime have men shown themselves so cold-bloodedly cruel as in punishing differences of belief.
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James Russell Lowell
Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
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James Russell Lowell
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.
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James Russell Lowell
Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this-that you are dreadfully like other people.
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James Russell Lowell
This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.
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James Russell Lowell, My Study Windows,1899

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