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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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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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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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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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To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

To educate the intelligence is to expand the horizon of its wants and desires.

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

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

by James Russell Lowell Found in: Fortune Quotes,
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He seemed a cherub who had lost his way
And wandered hither, so his stay
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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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The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

The foolish and the dead alone never change their opinions.

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