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A reading machine, always wound up and going, he mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
Scholars and Scholarship
James Russell Lowell

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A sneer is the weapon of the weak.
Critics and Criticism
James Russell Lowell

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A wise skepticism is the first attribute of a good critic.
Critics and Criticism
James Russell Lowell

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An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.
Reason
James Russell Lowell

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As one lamp lights another, nor grows less,So nobleness enkindleth nobleness.
Uncategorised
James Russell Lowell

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Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it.
Words
James Russell Lowell

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Books are the bees which carry the quickening pollen from one to another mind.
Books - Reading
James Russell Lowell

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

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Every person born into this world their work is born with them.
Work
James Russell Lowell

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Folks never understand the folks they hate.
Understanding
James Russell Lowell

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Fortune is the rod of the weak, and the staff of the brave.
Fortune
James Russell Lowell

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Freedom is the only law which genius knows.
Freedom
James Russell Lowell

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He mastered whatever was not worth the knowing.
Knowledge
James Russell Lowell

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I don't believe in principle, but I do in interest.
Interest
James Russell Lowell

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If youth be a defect, it is one that we outgrow only too soon.
Youth
James Russell Lowell

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In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
Morality
James Russell Lowell

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Incredulity robs us of many pleasures, and gives us nothing in return.
Incredulity
James Russell Lowell

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It is not the insurrections of ignorance that are dangerous, but the revolts of the intelligence.
Intelligence and Intellectuals
James Russell Lowell

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It is the privilege of genius that life never grows common place, as it does for the rest of us.
Genius
James Russell Lowell

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

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Life is the jailer, death the angel sent to draw the unwilling bolts and set us free.
Death and Dying
James Russell Lowell

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Light is the symbol of truth.
Light
James Russell Lowell

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Not failure, but low aim, is crime.
Crime and Criminals
James Russell Lowell

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One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
Experience
James Russell Lowell

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Solitude is as needed to the imagination as society is wholesome to the character.
Solitude
James Russell Lowell

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Research is what I'm doing when I don't know what I'm doing.
[ Research ] Wernher Von Braun