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All the beautiful sentiments in

All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.

– James Russell Lowell

All God’s angels come to

All God’s angels come to us disguised.

– James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
– James Russell Lowell

No man can produce great things who is not thoroughly sincere in dealing with himself.
– James Russell Lowell

Not what we give, but what we share,– For the gift without the giver is bare.
– James Russell Lowell

If you take a sword an’ dror it, An’ go stick a feller thru, Guv’ment ain’t to answer for it, God’ll send the bill to you.
– James Russell Lowell

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers.
– James Russell Lowell

Democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.
– James Russell Lowell

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

Category: Life Quotes | No comments

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

Spending that many hours in the saddle gave a man plenty of time to think. That’s why so many cowboys fancied themselves Philosophers.
– James Russell Lowell

Great truths are portions of the soul of man; Great souls are portions of eternity.
– James Russell Lowell

Category: War Quotes | No comments

We kind o’ thought Christ went agin war an’ pillage.
– James Russell Lowell

I willingly confess to so great a partiality for trees as tempts me to respect a man in exact proportion to his respect for them.
– James Russell Lowell

The dandelions and buttercups gild all the lawn: the drowsy bee stumbles among the clover tops, and summer sweetens all to me.
– James Russell Lowell

No price is set on the lavish summer; June may be had by the poorest comer.
– James Russell Lowell

What is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.
– James Russell Lowell

The Don Quixote of one generation may live to hear himself called the savior of society by the next.
– James Russell Lowell

The devil loves nothing better than the intolerance of reformers, and dreads nothing so much as their charity and patience.
– James Russell Lowell

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