"Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?"
"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel."Walt Whitman on Maya Angelou
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school."Walt Whitman on Albert Einstein
"We must learn to live together as brothers or perish together as fools."Walt Whitman on Martin Luther King, Jr.
"Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever."Walt Whitman on Mahatma Gandhi
"Learn to enjoy every minute of your life. Be happy now. Don't wait for something outside of yourself to make you happy in the future. Think how really precious is the time you have to spend, whether it's at work or with your family. Every minute should be enjoyed and savored."Walt Whitman on Earl Nightingale
"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."