The earth, that is sufficient, I do not want the constellations any nearer, I know they are very well where they are, I know they suffice for those who belong to them
Quote by Walt Whitman
Produce great men, the rest follows.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.
The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or...
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you...
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a...
I'm tired of hearing it said that democracy doesn't work. Of course it doesn't work....
Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon...
Democracy is a government where you can say what you think even if you don't...
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
I shall use America and democracy as convertible terms
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as...
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having...
People are drastically overconfident about their judgments of others.
The highest form of human intelligence is to observe yourself without judgement.