"And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death."
"A man who won't die for something is not fit to live."Walt Whitman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"To be idle is a short road to death and to be diligent is a way of life foolish people are idle, wise people are diligent."Walt Whitman on Buddha
"The fear of death is the most unjustified of all fears, for there's no risk of accident for someone who's dead."Walt Whitman on Albert Einstein
"The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man who lives fully is prepared to die at any time."Walt Whitman on Mark Twain
"Death is no more than passing from one room into another. But there's a difference for me, you know. Because in that other room I shall be able to see."Walt Whitman on Helen Keller
"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."