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Thursday, 23 November 2017
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"The slight that can be conveyed in a glance, in a gracious smile, in a wave of the hand, is often the knee plus ultra of art. What insult is so keen or so keenly felt, as the polite insult which it is impossible to resent?" (Kavanagh, Julia - Insults)

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Browse Quotations by Lowell, James Russell

 
Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or by the handle. - (Lowell, James Russell - Adversity)
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As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new -- and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend. - (Lowell, James Russell - Age and Aging)
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Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime . Not failure, but low aim is crime. - (Lowell, James Russell - Ambition)
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They talk about their Pilgrim blood, their birthright high and holy! a mountain-stream that ends in mud thinks is melancholy. - (Lowell, James Russell - Ancestry)
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The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came. - (Lowell, James Russell - Anxiety)
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There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat. - (Lowell, James Russell - Argument)
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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind. - (Lowell, James Russell - Books - Reading)
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What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us. - (Lowell, James Russell - Books - Reading)
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They are slaves who fear to speak, for the fallen and the weak. - (Lowell, James Russell - Character)
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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. - (Lowell, James Russell - Character)
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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. - (Lowell, James Russell - Common Sense)
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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. - (Lowell, James Russell - Compromise)
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Not failure, but low aim, is crime. - (Lowell, James Russell - Crime and Criminals)
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A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic. - (Lowell, James Russell - Critics and Criticism)
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A sneer is the weapon of the weak. - (Lowell, James Russell - Critics and Criticism)
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