American Poet

James Russell Lowell

Quotes by This Author

“democracy gives every man the right to be his own oppressor.” (American Poet James Russell Lowell)

“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.”
(American Poet James Russell Lowell, The Present Crisis, 1844.)