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There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while read more

There is no self-delusion more fatal than that which makes the conscience dreamy with the anodyne of lofty sentiments, while the life is groveling and sensual.

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

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

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The idol is the measure of the worshipper.

The idol is the measure of the worshipper.

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Usually when people are sad, they don't do anything. They just cry over their condition. But when they get angry, read more

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.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Change Quotes,
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Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

Freedom is the only law which genius knows.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Freedom Quotes,
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In the gain or loss of one race all the rest have equal claim.

In the gain or loss of one race all the rest have equal claim.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Race Quotes,
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Greatly begin! Though thou have time
But for a line, be that sublime--
Not failure, but low read more

Greatly begin! Though thou have time
But for a line, be that sublime--
Not failure, but low aim is crime.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Failure Quotes,
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An appeal to the reason of the people has never been known to fail in the long run.

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

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Reason Quotes,
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He seemed a cherub who had lost his way
And wandered hither, so his stay
With us read more

He seemed a cherub who had lost his way
And wandered hither, so his stay
With us was short, and 'twas most meet,
That he should be no delver in earth's clod,
Nor need to pause and cleanse his feet
To stand before his God:
O blest word--Evermore!

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Babyhood Quotes,
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New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still and onward, who would keep read more

New occasions teach new duties, time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still and onward, who would keep abreast of
truth.

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Progress Quotes,
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