James Russell Lowell Sayings and Quotes

Below you will find our collection of inspirational, wise, and humorous old james russell lowell quotes, james russell lowell sayings, and james russell lowell proverbs, collected over the years from a variety of sources.


A weed is no more than a flower in disguise.      

James Russell Lowell

Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.     

James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless.     

James Russell Lowell

Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.      

James Russell Lowell

A sneer is the weapon of the weak.     

James Russell Lowell

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.     

James Russell Lowell

The misfortunes hardest to bear are these which never came.     

James Russell Lowell

Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.     

James Russell Lowell

Light is the symbol of truth.     

James Russell Lowell

Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.     

James Russell Lowell

Good luck is the willing handmaid of a upright and energetic character, and conscientious observance of duty.     

James Russell Lowell

All God's angels come to us disguised.     

James Russell Lowell

All God's angels come to us disguised.     

James Russell Lowell

Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.     

James Russell Lowell

A wise man travels to discover himself.     

James Russell Lowell

All God's angels come to us disguised.     

James Russell Lowell

Democracy give every man the right to be his own oppressor.     

James Russell Lowell

Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.     

James Russell Lowell

There is nothing so desperately monotonous as the sea, and I no longer wonder at the cruelty of pirates.     

James Russell Lowell

Fate loves the fearless.     

James Russell Lowell

A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.     

James Russell Lowell

Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.     

James Russell Lowell

Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.     

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.     

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell

It is mediocrity which makes laws and sets mantraps and spring-guns in the realm of free song, saying thus far shalt thou go and no further.     

James Russell Lowell

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinion.     

James Russell Lowell

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

James Russell Lowell