James Russell Lowell Quotes

Though old the thought and oft exprest’ ’tis his at last who says it best.

Whatever you may be sure of, be sure of this: that you are dreadfully like other people.

Let us be of good cheer, however, remembering that the misfortunes hardest to bear are those which never come.

This imputation of inconsistency is one to which every sound politician and every honest thinker must sooner or later subject himself. The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.

Be noble! And the nobleness that lies in other men, sleeping, but never dead, will rise in majesty to meet thine own.

New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth, They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of truth.

It is the rooted instinct in men to admire what is better and more beautiful than themselves.

I don’t believe in principle, but I do in interest.

It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.

The idol is the measure of the worshiper.