Quotes by James Russell Lowell

What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral. ...

James Russell Lowell privilege

I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife. ...

James Russell Lowell manners

A reading machine, always wound up and going,He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing. ...

James Russell Lowell scholars and scholarship

When Nature was shaping him, clay was not grantedFor making so full-sized a man as she wanted, So, to fill out her model, a little she spare ...

James Russell Lowell mankind

His strength is so tender, his wildness so meek, ...

James Russell Lowell strength

He seems, to my thinking (although I'm afraidThe comparison must, long ere this, have been made), A Plotinus-Montaigne, where the Egyptian's ...

James Russell Lowell Emerson Ralph Waldo

"There is Lowell, who's striving Parnassus to climbWith a whole bale of isms tied together with rhyme, He might get on alone, spite of bramb ...

James Russell Lowell lives

Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very foundation of character. ...

James Russell Lowell sincerity

"There is Hawthorne, with genius so shrinking and rareThat you hardly at first see the strength that is there; A frame so robust, with a nat ...

James Russell Lowell Hawthorne Nathaniel

"There comes Emerson first, whose rich words, every one,Are like gold nails in temples to hang trophies on, Whose prose is grand verse, whil ...

James Russell Lowell Emerson Ralph Waldo

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