"Freedom - to walk free and own no superior."
"Freedom prospers when religion is vibrant and the rule of law under God is acknowledged."Walt Whitman on Ronald Reagan
"For to be free is not merely to cast off one's chains, but to live in a way that respects and enhances the freedom of others."Walt Whitman on Nelson Mandela
"If you want total security, go to prison. There you're fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking... is freedom."Walt Whitman on Dwight D. Eisenhower
"I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do. I am free, no matter what rules surround me. If I find them tolerable, I tolerate them if I find them too obnoxious, I break them. I am free because I know that I alone am morally responsible for everything I do."Walt Whitman on Robert A. Heinlein
"Freedom is not worth having if it does not connote freedom to err."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."