James Russell Lowell was an American Romantic poet, critic, editor, and diplomat. He is associated with the Fireside Poets, a group of New England writers who were among the first American poets who rivaled the popularity of British poets. These poets usually used conventional forms and meters in their poetry, making them suitable for families entertaining at their fireside... (wikipedia)
All the beautiful sentiments in the world weigh less than a single lovely action.
In the ocean of baseness, the deeper we get, the easier the sinking.
Thank God every morning when you get up that you have something to do that day, which must be done, whether you like it or not.
One thorn of experience is worth a whole wilderness of warning.
As life runs on, the road grows strange with faces new - and near the end. The milestones into headstones change, Neath every one a friend.
A great man is made up of qualities that meet or make great occasions.
There is no good in arguing with the inevitable. The only argument available with an east wind is to put on your overcoat.
Light is the symbol of truth.
A weed is no more than a flower in disguise, Which is seen through at once, if love give a man eyes.
Endurance is the crowning quality, And patience all the passion of great hearts.