Mishaps are like knives, that either serve us or cut us, as we grasp them by the blade or the handle.
Quote by James Russell Lowell
James Russell Lowell Quotes
The eye is the notebook of the poet.
A poet must need be before his own age, to be even with posterity.
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it...
Compromise makes a good umbrella, but a poor roof; it is temporary expedient, often wise...
Such power there is in clear-eyed self-restraint.
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
There are two kinds of weakness, that which breaks and that which bends.
It was in making education not only common to all, but in some sense compulsory...
The surest plan to make a man is, think him so.
Death is delightful. Death is dawn, The waking from a weary night Of fevers unto...
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an...
The only faith that wears well and holds its color in all weathers is that...
Democracy is the form of government that gives every man the right to be his...
And blessed are the horny hands of toil
The greatest homage we can pay to truth, is to use it.
Reputation is only a candle, of wavering and uncertain flame, and easily blown out, but...
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power...
Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is...
The most valuable of all talents is never using two words when one will do.
I have no particular talent. I am merely inquisitive.