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James Russell Lowell

Data de nascimento: 22. Fevereiro 1819
Data de falecimento: 12. Agosto 1891

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James Russell Lowell foi um poeta romântico, crítico, satírico, escritor, diplomata e abolicionista dos Estados Unidos da América.

Foi o primeiro editor da revista literária The Atlantic Monthly.

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„A melhor academia é o joelho da mãe.“

—  James Russell Lowell
That best academy, a mother's knee. citado em The Harvard advocate‎ - Página 132, de Harvard University - Publicado por Harvard Advocate., 1870

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„Não adianta discutir com o inevitável. O único argumento disponível contra o vento de leste é vestir o sobretudo.“

—  James Russell Lowell
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your over- coat. "Essays, English and American: with introductions, notes and illustrations‎" - Vol. 28, Página 471, de James Russell Lowell - P. F. Collier & son, 1910 - 485 páginas

„Abençoados os que nada têm a dizer e não se deixam persuadir a dizer.“

—  James Russell Lowell
Blessed are they who have nothing to say and who cannot be persuaded to say it. Say Hello to your very own book of Quotes‎ - Página 10, de James Russel Lowell, Publicado por Quotations Book

„The framers of the American Constitution were far from wishing or intending to found a democracy in the strict sense of the word, though, as was inevitable, every expansion of the scheme of government they elaborated has been in a democratical direction.“

—  James Russell Lowell
On Democracy (6 October 1884), Context: The framers of the American Constitution were far from wishing or intending to found a democracy in the strict sense of the word, though, as was inevitable, every expansion of the scheme of government they elaborated has been in a democratical direction. But this has been generally the slow result of growth, and not the sudden innovation of theory; in fact, they had a profound disbelief in theory, and knew better than to commit the folly of breaking with the past. They were not seduced by the French fallacy that a new system of government could be ordered like a new suit of clothes. They would as soon have thought of ordering a new suit of flesh and skin. It is only on the roaring loom of time that the stuff is woven for such a vesture of their thought and experience as they were meditating. They recognized fully the value of tradition and habit as the great allies of permanence and stability. They all had that distaste for innovation which belonged to their race, and many of them a distrust of human nature derived from their creed.

„Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,—
Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown,
Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own.“

—  James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis
The Present Crisis (1844), Context: Careless seems the great Avenger; history's pages but record One death-grapple in the darkness 'twixt old systems and the Word; Truth forever on the scaffold, Wrong forever on the throne,— Yet that scaffold sways the future, and, behind the dim unknown, Standeth God within the shadow, keeping watch above his own. St. 8

„What men call treasure, and the gods call dross,
Life seems a jest of Fate's contriving,
Only secure in every one's conniving,
A long account of nothings paid with loss.“

—  James Russell Lowell
Ode Recited at the Harvard Commemoration http://www.readbookonline.net/readOnLine/1169/ (July 21, 1865), Context: The little that we do Is but half-nobly true; With our laborious hiving What men call treasure, and the gods call dross, Life seems a jest of Fate's contriving, Only secure in every one's conniving, A long account of nothings paid with loss. St. 3.

„In the scales of the destinies brawn will never weigh so much as brain.“

—  James Russell Lowell
On Democracy (6 October 1884), Context: In the scales of the destinies brawn will never weigh so much as brain. Our healing is not in the storm or in the whirlwind, it is not in monarchies, or aristocracies, or democracies, but will be revealed by the still small voice that speaks to the conscience and the heart, prompting us to a wider and wiser humanity.

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