James Russell Lowell Quotes

They talk about their Pilgrim blood, Their birthright high and holy A mountain-stream that ends in mud Methinks is melancholy.

~ James Russell Lowell

Wealth may be an ancient thing, for it means power, it means leisure, it means liberty.

~ James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

~ James Russell Lowell

It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.

~ James Russell Lowell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

~ James Russell Lowell

There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

~ James Russell Lowell

We live in oppressive times. We have, as a nation, become our own thought police but instead of calling the process by which we limit our expression of dissent and wonder 'censorship,' we call it 'concern for commercial viability.'

~ James Russell Lowell

But all God's angels come to us disguised...

~ James Russell Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.

~ James Russell Lowell

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.

~ James Russell Lowell

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