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.
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Moliere Not a deed would he do, Not a word would he utter, Till he's weighed its relation To plain bread and butter.
No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
Before Man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.
Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is a temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise in statesmanship.
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled.
I love her with a love as still As a broad river's peaceful might, Which by high tower and lowly mill, Goes wandering at its own will, And yet does ever flow aright.
A poet must needs be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
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