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James Russell Lowell (1819-1891) American diplomat, poet, critic, editor

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No mud can soil us but the mud we throw. - James Russell Lowell


Not failure, but low aim, is a crime. - James Russell Lowell


Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return. - James Russell Lowell


We look at death through the cheap-glazed windows of the flesh, and believe him the monster which the flawed and cracked glass represents him. - James Russell Lowell


Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. - James Russell Lowell


The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it. - James Russell Lowell


A weed is no more than a flower in disguise. - James Russell Lowell


Who knows whither the clouds have fled? In the unscarred heaven they leave no wake; And the eyes forget the tears they have shed, The heart forgets its sorrow and ache. - James Russell Lowell


Who's not sat tense before his own heart's curtain. - James Russell Lowell


The question of common sense, 'What is it good for?' would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage. - James Russell Lowell