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
The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.
Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
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.
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that which is woven of conviction and set with the sharp mordant of experience.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.
Poetry is something to make us wiser and better, by continually revealing those types of beauty and truth, which God has set in all men's souls.
Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.