The best Quotations


A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
- James Russell Lowell

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
- James Russell Lowell

A wise scepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
- James Russell Lowell

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
- James Russell Lowell

An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
- James Russell Lowell

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.
- James Russell Lowell

Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
- James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
- James Russell Lowell

But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. lessen like sound of friends departing feet; and death is beautiful as feet of friend. coming with welcome at our journey's end.
- James Russell Lowell

Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise in party politics, almost sure to be unwise ;in statesmanship.
- James Russell Lowell

Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.
- James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality...
- James Russell Lowell

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
- James Russell Lowell

Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
- James Russell Lowell

Folks never understand the folks they hate.
- James Russell Lowell

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
- James Russell Lowell

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
- James Russell Lowell

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.
- James Russell Lowell

Greatly begin. though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . not failure, but low aim is crime.
- James Russell Lowell

He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
- James Russell Lowell

I don't believe in principle, but i do in interest.
- James Russell Lowell

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

If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
- James Russell Lowell

In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
- James Russell Lowell

Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
- James Russell Lowell


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