James Russell Lowell was a well-acclaimed American poet, essayist, editor. After completing his degree in law he wrote his first collection of poetry titled ‘A Year’s Life’ which was well appreciated by the masses. This encouraged him to quit law and seriously pursue his writing career to publish his second book titled ‘Poems’. He even worked as an editorial writer for an abolitionist journal inspired by his abolitionist and poet wife Maria White. During this period he wrote fifty anti-slavery articles and also wrote essays requesting the abolition of slavery in a book titled ‘Conversations On Some of the Old Poets’. He wrote various books and journals including ‘The Vision of Sir Launfal’ and ‘Poems: Second Series’. His most notable work was ‘The Biglow Papers’ which nurtured his reputation as a poet. He also served as an editor for a couple of magazines and even showed his interest towards politics. Here is a compilation of thoughts and quotations by the Romantic poet which have been extracted from his writings, poems, essays, speeches and books. Read through the inspiring quotes by James Russell Lowell on nature, reviews, self-discovery, growing-old, death, democracy and statesmanship.