"After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on - have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear - what remains? Nature remains."
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority, it is time to pause and reflect."Walt Whitman on Mark Twain
"The hardest thing to understand in the world is the income tax."Walt Whitman on Albert Einstein
"There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure."Walt Whitman on Colin Powell
"Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all."Walt Whitman on Dale Carnegie
"If there is anything that a man can do well, I say let him do it. Give him a chance."Walt Whitman on Abraham Lincoln
"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."