"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women."
"It is easier to build strong children than to repair broken men."Walt Whitman on Frederick Douglass
"I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naive or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman."Walt Whitman on Anais Nin
"Men always want to be a woman's first love - women like to be a man's last romance."Walt Whitman on Oscar Wilde
"Without feelings of respect, what is there to distinguish men from beasts?"Walt Whitman on Confucius
"Man becomes great exactly in the degree in which he works for the welfare of his fellow-men."Walt Whitman on Mahatma Gandhi
"The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity."
"I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences."
"The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves."
"I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best."
"The genius of the United States is not best or most in its executives or legislatures, nor in its ambassadors or authors or colleges, or churches, or parlors, nor even in its newspapers or inventors, but always most in the common people."