James Lowell

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James Lowell

James Lowell

A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The question of common sense is what is it good for? A question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Not failure, but low aim, is crime.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
They are slaves who fear to speak, for the fallen and the weak.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The idol is the measure of the worshipper.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Sorrow is the great idealizer.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
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.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
The true ideal is not opposed to the real but lies in it; and blessed are the eyes that find it.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
True scholarship consists in knowing not what things exist, but what they mean; it is not memory but judgment.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Light is the symbol of truth.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
What men prize most is a privilege, even if it be that of chief mourner at a funeral.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]
Let us be of good cheer, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never happen.More James Lowell [01/01/2000 12:01:00]

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