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James Russell Lowell

James Russell Lowell (/?lo??l/; February 22, 1819 – August 12, 1891) was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside.

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One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.

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Light is the symbol of truth.

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And what is so rare as a day in June? Then, if ever, come perfect days.

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What a sense of security in an old book which time has criticized for us.

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Sincerity is impossible, unless it pervade the whole being, and the pretence of it saps the very fou ...

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Truth, after all, wears a different face to everybody, and it would be too tedious to wait till all ...

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Moral supremacy is the only one that leaves monuments, and not ruins, behind it.

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Time makes ancient good uncouth.

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For only by unlearning Wisdom comes.

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Tyranny is always weakness

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Pride and weakness are Siamese twins.

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A woman's love Is mighty, but a mother's heart is weak, And by its weakness overcomes.

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In life's small things be resolute and great To keep thy muscle trained; Know'st thou when Fate Thy ...

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Earth gets its price for what Earth gives us.

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Virtue treads paths that end not in the grave.

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