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DOB
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22-02-1819
DOD
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12-08-1891

Poet James Russell Lowell was born on 22th February 1819 AD. An American citizen, James Russell Lowell was born in United States. James Russell Lowell was 72 years old when he died on 12th August 1891 AD. In his life James Russell Lowell was famous not only for his work but also for quotations and sayings, some of which are quite popular and listed here.

The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.

- James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

- James Russell Lowell

Some day the soft Ideal that we wooed Confronts us fiercely, foe-beset, pursued, And cries reproachful: “Was it then my praise, And not myself was loved? Prove now thy truth; I claim of thee the promise of thy youth.

- James Russell Lowell

O chime of sweet Saint Charity, Peal soon that Easter morn When Christ for all shall risen be, And in all hearts new-born! That Pentecost when utterance clear To all men shall be given, When all shall say My Brother here, And hear My Son in heaven!

- James Russell Lowell

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

- James Russell Lowell

AND what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days; Then Heaven tries earth if it be in tune, And over it softly her warm ear lays; Whether we look, or whether we listen, We hear life murmur, or see it glisten;

- James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.

- James Russell Lowell

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

- James Russell Lowell

A wise man travels to discover himself.

- James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless.

- James Russell Lowell

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.

- James Russell Lowell

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.

- 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

The nurse of full-grown souls is solitude.

- James Russell Lowell

Not what we give, But what we share, For the gift without the giver Is bare.

- James Russell Lowell

There is no good arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.

- James Russell Lowell

Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide, In the strife of truth and falsehood, for the good or evil side; Some great cause, some new decision, offering each bloom or blight, And the choice goes by forever twixt that darkness and that light.

- James Russell Lowell

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.

- James Russell Lowell

Wealth may be an excellent thing, for it means power, and it means leisure, it means liberty.

- James Russell Lowell

A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.

- James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.

- 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

Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace.

- 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

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.

- James Russell Lowell

Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto truth and light.

- James Russell Lowell

Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.

- James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.

- James Russell Lowell

It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.

- James Russell Lowell

True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.

- James Russell Lowell

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