It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
Category Archive: James Russell Lowell
Truth forever on the scaffold, wrong forever on the throne.
Fate loves the fearless.
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
Greatly begin. Though thou have time, but for a line, be that sublime. Not failure, but low aim is crime.
Usually when people are sad, they don’t do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, they bring about a change.
Each day the world is born anew for him who takes it rightly.
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.
I have always been of the mind that in a democracy manners are the only effective weapons against the bowie-knife.
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.