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“Fate loves the fearless.”
James Russell Lowell
“Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.”
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
“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
“Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.”
James Russell Lowell
“Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this, that you are dreadfully like other people.”
James Russell Lowell
“The nurse of full-grown souls is solitude.”
James Russell Lowell
“A sneer is the weapon of the weak.”
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, Anthology of American Literature, Volume 1: Colonial through Romantic
“The mind can weave itself warmly in the cocoon of its own thoughts, and dwell a hermit anywhere.”
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
“Nature fits all her children with something to do, he who would write and can't write, can surely review.”
James Russell Lowell
“Not what we give,
But what we share,
For the gift
without the giver
Is bare.”
James Russell Lowell
“Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.

James Russel Lowell
“At the devil's booth are all things sold. Each ounce of dross costs its ounce of gold.”
James Russell Lowell, The Vision of Sir Launfal. the Cathedral. Favorite Poems. by 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
“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
“No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.”
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
“Things always seem fairer when we look back at them, and it is out of that inaccessible tower of the past that Longing leans and beckons.”
James Russell Lowell
“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.”
James Russell Lowell, My Study Windows
“Democracy has a habit of making itself generally disagreeable by asking the powers-that-be at the most inconvenient moment whether they are the powers-that-ought-to-be”
James Russell Lowell
“Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how.”
James Russell Lowell
“A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.”
James Russell Lowell
“Even as the roots, shut in the darksome earth,
Share in the tree top's joyance, and conceive
Of sunshine and wide air and winged things,
By sympathy of nature, so do I”
James Russell Lowell
“An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.”
James Russell Lowell
“Marilah kita bergembira.
Ingatlah bahwa kemalangan yang paling sulit ditanggung adalah yang tidak pernah menimpa kita.”
James Russell Lowell
“One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.”
James Russell Lowell
“On Lincoln: "A profound common sense is the best genius for statesmanship.”
James Russell Lowell, Abraham Lincoln

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