James Russell Lowell (1819 – 1891) was commonly known as one of the American Fireside Poets. He served as an editor for both the Atlantic Review and the North American Review for several years. In 1856, after a year of travel, he accepted the position of Professor of Modern Languages and Literature at Harvard, a post he held for twenty years. In 1877, he was appointed the United States Minister to Spain, then later to England in 1880. His published works included a number of poems, essays, political pamphlets, and magazine articles.
Quotes by James Russell Lowell…
All men who know not where to look for truth, save in the narrow well of self, will find their own image at the bottom, and mistake it for what they are seeking.
Where one man shapes his life by precept and example, there are a thousand who have it shaped for them by impulse and by circumstances.
Before man made us citizens, great Nature made us men.
One day, with life and heart, is more than time enough to find a world.