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Lowell, James Russell
Born: 1819-02-22
Died: 1891-08-12

US writer.

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There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your greatcoat.
- James Russell Lowell

He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson of statecraft.
- James Russell Lowell

In creating, the only hard thing is to begin: a grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
- James Russell Lowell

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle.
- James Russell Lowell

Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but it is the light by which the world looks for and finds merit.
- 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

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed.
- James Russell Lowell

That best academy, a mother's knee.
- James Russell Lowell

 


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