James Russell Lowell

Cambridge, Massachusetts
James Russell Lowell
Cambridge, Massachusetts

Quotes

11 November 2014
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
11 November 2014
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.
11 November 2014
It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.
11 November 2014
Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
11 November 2014
Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
11 November 2014
The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.
11 November 2014
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
11 November 2014
Compromise makes a good umbrella but a poor roof.
11 November 2014
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

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