"A great city is that which has the greatest men and women."
"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."Walt Whitman on Eleanor Roosevelt
"I don't know who invented high heels, but all women owe him a lot."Walt Whitman on Marilyn Monroe
"Ah, women. They make the highs higher and the lows more frequent."Walt Whitman on Friedrich Nietzsche
"The age of a woman doesn't mean a thing. The best tunes are played on the oldest fiddles."Walt Whitman on Ralph Waldo Emerson
"As usual, there is a great woman behind every idiot."Walt Whitman on John Lennon
"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."