James Russell Lowell
James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the fireside poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets that rivaled the popularity of British poets. These writers usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.
James Russell Lowell Quotes Page 2
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.
The soil out of which such men as he are made is good to be born on, good to live on, good to die for and to be buried in.
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.
Sincerity is impossible unless it pervades the whole being, and the pretense of it saps the very foundation of character.
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