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James Russell Lowell

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

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

„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

„Um cepticismo prudente é o primeiro atributo de um bom crítico.“

—  James Russell Lowell

Variante: Um ceticismo prudente é o primeiro atributo de um bom crítico.

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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

„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

St. 8
The Present Crisis (1844)
Contexto: 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.

„New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth“

—  James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis

St. 18
The Present Crisis (1844)
Contexto: New occasions teach new duties; Time makes ancient good uncouth;
They must upward still, and onward, who would keep abreast of Truth
Lo, before us gleam her camp-fires! we ourselves must Pilgrims be,
Launch our Mayflower, and steer boldly through the desperate winter sea,
Nor attempt the Future’s portal with the Past’s blood-rusted key.

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

—  James Russell Lowell

On Democracy (6 October 1884)
Contexto: 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.

„I do not believe in violent changes, nor do I expect them.“

—  James Russell Lowell

On Democracy (6 October 1884)
Contexto: I do not believe in violent changes, nor do I expect them. Things in possession have a very firm grip. One of the strongest cements of society is the conviction of mankind that the state of things into which they are born is a part of the order of the universe, as natural, let us say, as that the sun should go round the earth. It is a conviction that they will not surrender except on compulsion, and a wise society should look to it that this compulsion be not put upon them. For the individual man there is no radical cure, outside of human nature itself, for the evils to which human nature is heir.

„Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;“

—  James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis

St. 5
The Present Crisis (1844)
Contexto: Once to every man and nation comes the moment to decide,
In the strife of Truth with Falsehood, for the good or evil side;
Some great cause, God's new Messiah, offering each the bloom or blight,
Parts the goats upon the left hand, and the sheep upon the right,
And the choice goes by forever 'twixt that darkness and that light.

„And what is so rare as a day in June?“

—  James Russell Lowell

Prelude to Pt. I, st. 5
The Vision of Sir Launfal (1848)
Contexto: And what is so rare as a day in June?
Then, if ever, come perfect days;
Then Heaven tries the earth if it be in tune,
And over it softly her warm ear lays:
Whether we look, or whether we listen,
We hear life murmur, or see it glisten;
Every clod feels a stir of might,
An instinct within it that reaches and towers,
And, grasping blindly above it for light,
Climbs to a soul in grass and flowers.

„Count me o'er earth's chosen heroes, — they were souls that stood alone“

—  James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis

St. 12
The Present Crisis (1844)
Contexto: Count me o'er earth's chosen heroes, — they were souls that stood alone,
While the men they agonized for hurled the contumelious stone,
Stood serene, and down the future saw the golden beam incline
To the side of perfect justice, mastered by their faith divine,
By one man's plain truth to manhood and to God's supreme design.

„If ye do not feel the chain,
When it works a brother's pain,
Are ye not base slaves indeed,
Slaves unworthy to be freed?“

—  James Russell Lowell

St. 1
"Stanzas on Freedom" (1843)
Contexto: If there breathe on earth a slave,
Are ye truly free and brave?
If ye do not feel the chain,
When it works a brother's pain,
Are ye not base slaves indeed,
Slaves unworthy to be freed?

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