James Russell LowellJames Russell Lowell, (1819-1891) American author and diplomatist

James Russell Lowell Quote

“And I honor the man
who is willing to sink
Half his present repute
for the freedom to think
And, when he has thought,
be his cause strong or weak
Will risk t’ other half
for the freedom to speak.”

James Russell LowellJames Russell Lowell
~ James Russell Lowell

A Fable for Critics, 1848

Ratings and Comments

E Archer, NYC

Only a 'dissident' or 'radical' knows how controversial the truth is.

Mike, Norwalk

I also honor such a man.

warren, olathe

A "dissident" or "radical” is more often a spreader of lies and is an enemy to truth. Rarely are they capable of reason.

bonnie, la la land


jim k, austin tx

Yes bonnie, you do live in la la land.

Ron w13, Or

And for the support of this declaration. with a firm reliance on the protection of Divine Providence, we mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes, and our sacred honor. The Declaration of Independence.
Two things, The truth for war, and the truth for peace. We speak for peace, but when we speak they are for war.


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