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James Russell Lowell
(1819-1891) born on
Feb 22
US poet, critic, editor, diplomat. He was the first editor of "Atlantic Monthly," 1857-61; ambassador to Spain and Great Britain, 1877-85.
         
   
F
Talent is that which is in a man's power; genius is that in whose power a man is.

R
Solitude is as needful to the imagination as society is wholesome for the character.
A
In creating, the only hard thing's to begin; A grass blade's no easier to make than an oak.
N
Creativity is not the finding of a thing, but the making something out of it after it is found.
K
Though old the thought and oft expressed.
'Tis his at last who says it best.
 
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Published Sources for the above Quotations:
F: "Rousseau and the Sentimentalists," "Literary Essays," vol. 2, 1870-1890.
R: "Dryden," "Literary Essays," vol. 3, 1870-1890.
A: "A Fable for Critics," 1848.
N: In "The New Webster's Dictionary of Quotations and Famous Phrases," by Donald Bolander, 1987.
K: "For an Autograph," 1868.
   


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