James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, satirist, diplomat, and abolitionist.
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“Begin somewhere; you cannot build a reputation on what you intend to do.”
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”
“The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.”
“Blessed are they that have nothing to say, and who cannot be persuaded to say it”
“Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.”
“Joy comes, grief goes, we know not how”
“Children are God's Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope and peace”
“Fate loves the fearless.”
“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.”
“True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.”
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