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If you’re looking for inspiration, you need look no further than James Russell Lowell. A true entrepreneur, Lowell rose from poverty to become one of the most respected writers and intellectuals of his time. His life is a lesson in determination and perseverance, and his best quotes is an inspiration to anyone dreaming of starting their own business.

Here are the most inspiring World, Common, Love, Genius, Time, Life, Heart, Truth quotes from James Russell Lowell, and much more.

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About James Russell Lowell

birth of the author

Born:
February 22, 1819

death of the author

Died:
August 12, 1891

college of the author

Alma Mater:
Harvard University

movement of the author

Literary Movement:
Romanticism

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ABOUT LOVE

There is something magnificent in having a country to love. β€” James Russell Lowell

Those who love are but one step from heaven. β€” James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless. β€” James Russell Lowell

That love for one, from which there doth not spring Wide love for all, is but a worthless thing. β€” James Russell Lowell

there is something magnificent in having a country to love James Russell Lowell quote

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers. β€” James Russell Lowell

To put more faith in lies and hate than truth and love, is the true atheism. β€” James Russell Lowell

A woman’s love Is mighty, but a mother’s heart is weak, And by its weakness overcomes. β€” James Russell Lowell

Fate loves best such syllables as are sweet and sonorous on the tongue. β€” James Russell Lowell

Fashion being the art of those who must purchase notice at some cheaper rate than that of being beautiful, loves to do rash and extravagant things. She must be forever new, or she becomes insipid. β€” James Russell Lowell

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I love her with a love as still As a broad river’s peaceful might, Which by high tower and lowly mill, Goes wandering at its own will, And yet does ever flow aright. β€” James Russell Lowell

Children are God’s Apostles, sent forth, day by day, to preach of love, and hope, and peace. β€” James Russell Lowell

Wut ‘s words to them whose faith an’ truth On war’s red techstone rang true metal; Who ventered life an’ love an’ youth For the gret prize o’ death in battle? β€” James Russell Lowell

True love is but a humble, low born thing, And hath its food served up in earthenware; It is a thing to walk with, hand in hand, Through the every–dayness of this workday world. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ABOUT TIME

In general those who nothing have to say Contrive to spend the longest time in doing it. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Time is, after all, the greatest of poets; and the sons of Memory stand a better chance of being the heirs of Fame. β€” James Russell Lowell

If one waits for the right time to come before writing, the right time never comes. β€” James Russell Lowell

God is the only being who has time enough; but a prudent man, who knows how to seize occasion, can commonly make a shift to find as much as he needs. β€” James Russell Lowell

What a sense of security in an old book which Time has criticized for us! β€” James Russell Lowell

For men in earnest have no time to waste In patching fig–leaves for the naked truth. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Reading enables us to see with the keenest eyes, to hear with the finest ears, and listen to the sweetest voices of all time. β€” James Russell Lowell

All that hath been majestical In life or death, since time began, Is native in the simple heart of all, The angel heat of man. β€” James Russell Lowell

One day with life and heart Is more than time enough to find a world. β€” James Russell Lowell

Time makes ancient good uncouth. β€” James Russell Lowell

There is something solid and doughty in the man that can rise from defeat, the stuff of which victories are made in due time, when we are able to choose our position better, and the sun is at our back. β€” James Russell Lowell

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New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth; They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth. β€” James Russell Lowell

Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ON GENIUS

To make the common marvelous is the test of genius. β€” James Russell Lowell

Human nature has a much greater genius for sameness than for originality. β€” James Russell Lowell

A profound common sense is the best genius for statesmanship. β€” James Russell Lowell

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On Lincoln: ‘A profound common sense is the best genius for statesmanship. β€” James Russell Lowell

Talent is that which is in a man’s power; genius is that in whose power a man is. β€” James Russell Lowell

Taste is the next gift to genius. β€” James Russell Lowell

Freedom is the only law which genius knows. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ON LIFE

O reputation! dearer far than life. β€” James Russell Lowell

o reputation dearer far than life James Russell Lowell quote

Life seems a jest of Fate’s contriving. β€” James Russell Lowell

To genius life never grows commonplace. β€” James Russell Lowell

To be young is surely the best, if the most precarious, gift of life. β€” James Russell Lowell

There is only one thing better than tradition and that is the original and eternal life out of which all tradition takes its rise. β€” James Russell Lowell

It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Life is a sheet of paper white / Whereon each one of us may write / His word or two, and then comes night. β€” James Russell Lowell

I who still pray at morning and at eve Thrice in my life perhaps have truly prayed, Thrice stirred below conscious self Have felt that perfect disenthrallment which is God. β€” James Russell Lowell

Love lives on, and hath a power to bless when they who loved are hidden in the grave. β€” James Russell Lowell

Where one person shapes their life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have shaped it by impulse and circumstances. β€” James Russell Lowell

Most long lives resemble those threads of gossamer, the nearest approach to nothing unmeaningly prolonged, scarce visible pathways of some worm from his cradle to his grave. β€” James Russell Lowell

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While tenderness of feeling and susceptibility to generous emotions are accidents of temperament, goodness is an achievement of the will and a quality of the life. β€” James Russell Lowell

Old events have modern meanings; only that survives of past history which finds kindred in all hearts and lives. β€” James Russell Lowell

Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free. β€” James Russell Lowell

Life is constantly weighing us in very sensitive scales, and telling every one of us precisely what his real weight is to the last grain of dust. β€” James Russell Lowell

It is the vain endeavor to make ourselves what we are not that has strewn history with so many broken purposes and lives left in the rough. β€” James Russell Lowell

In all literary history there is no such figure as Dante, no such homogeneousness of life and works, such loyalty to ideas, such sublime irrecognition of the unessential. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Never did Poesy appear So full of heaven to me, as when I saw how it would pierce through pride and fear To the lives of coarsest men. β€” James Russell Lowell

Most men make the voyage of life as if they carried sealed orders which they were not to open till they were fairly in mid–ocean. β€” James Russell Lowell

Life may be given in many ways, and loyalty to truth be sealed as bravely in the closet as the field. β€” James Russell Lowell

But life is sweet, though all that makes it sweet. Lessen like sound of friends departing feet; And death is beautiful as feet of friend. Coming with welcome at our journey’s end. β€” James Russell Lowell

New conditions of life will stimulate thought and give new forms to its expression. β€” James Russell Lowell

What men call luck Is the prerogative of valiant souls, The fealty life pays its rightful kings. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES RELATED TO THE HEART

His heart kep’ goin’ pity–pat, But hern went pity–Zekle. β€” James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts. β€” James Russell Lowell

The heart forgets its sorrow and ache. β€” James Russell Lowell

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The brain can be easy to buy, but the heart never comes to market. β€” James Russell Lowell

The very gnarliest and hardest of hearts has some musical strings in it; but they are tuned differently in every one of us. β€” James Russell Lowell

Not suffering, but faint heart, is worst of woes. β€” James Russell Lowell

Whom the heart of man shuts out, Sometimes the heart of God takes in, And fences them all round about With silence mid the worlds loud din. β€” James Russell Lowell

To win the secret of a weed’s plain heart. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Who speaks the truth stabs falsehood to the heart. β€” James Russell Lowell

Now the heart is so full that a drop overfills it; We are happy now because God wills it. β€” James Russell Lowell

Not but wut abstract war is horrid, I sign to thet with all my heart, But civilysation doos git forrid Sometimes, upon a powder–cart. β€” 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. β€” James Russell Lowell

Tis easy now for the heart to be true As for grass to be green or skies to be blue––’Tis the natural way of living. β€” James Russell Lowell

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True freedom is to share All the chains our brothers wear, And, with heart and hand, to be Earnest to make others free! β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ABOUT THE WORLD

The sentimentalist does not think of what he does so much as of what the world will think of what he does. β€” James Russell Lowell

The one thing finished in this hasty world. β€” James Russell Lowell

Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly. β€” James Russell Lowell

A beggar through the world am I, From place to place I wander by. Fill up my pilgrim’s scrip for me, For Christ’s sweet sake and charity. β€” James Russell Lowell

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All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. β€” James Russell Lowell

Every person born into this world their work is born with them. β€” James Russell Lowell

Every man feels instinctively that all the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action. β€” James Russell Lowell

No man is born into the world whose work Is not born with him. There is always work, And tools to work withal, for those who will; And blessed are the horny hands of toil. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ON TRUTH

Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne. β€” James Russell Lowell

truth forever on the scaffold wrong forever on the throne James Russell Lowell quote

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

Better one bite at forty, of truths bitter rind, than the hot wine that gushed from the vintage of twenty. β€” James Russell Lowell

Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all were agreed. β€” James Russell Lowell

Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,–Yet that scaffold sways the Future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own. β€” James Russell Lowell

Once to every person and nation come the moment to decide. In the conflict of truth with falsehood, for the good or evil side. β€” James Russell Lowell

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Truth is quite beyond the reach of satire. There is so brave a simplicity in her that she can no more be made ridiculous than an oak or a pine. β€” James Russell Lowell

Truth always has a bewitching savor of newness in it, and novelty at the first taste recalls that original sweetness to the tongue; but alas for him who would make the one a substitute for the other. β€” James Russell Lowell

Get but the truth once uttered, and ’tis like A star new–born that drops into its place And which, once circling in its placid round, Not all the tumult of the earth can shake. β€” James Russell Lowell

Truth only needs to be for once spoken out; and there’s such music in her, such strange rhythm, as makes men’s memories her joyous slaves. β€” James Russell Lowell

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity. β€” James Russell Lowell

JAMES RUSSELL LOWELL QUOTES ON COMMON

The question of common sense is always: ‘what is it good for?’–a question which would abolish the rose and be answered triumphantly by the cabbage. β€” James Russell Lowell

Dear common flower, that grow’st beside the way, Fringing the dusty road with harmless gold, First pledge of blithesome May, Which children pluck, and, full of pride uphold. β€” James Russell Lowell

The right to be a cussed fool Is safe from all devices human, It’s common (ez a gin’I rule) To every critter born of woman. β€” James Russell Lowell

It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory on all, that the destiny of the free republics of America was practically settled. β€” James Russell Lowell