James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, satirist, diplomat, and abolitionist.
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“A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions”
James Russell Lowell
“To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.”
“No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself”
“Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.”
“He who is firmly seated in authority soon learns to think security, and not progress, the highest lesson in statecraft”
“Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts”
“There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.”
“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.”
“But libbaty's a kind o'thing / That don't agree with niggers.”
“Communism means barbarism”
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