"I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best."
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing."Walt Whitman on Edmund Burke
"It is very important to generate a good attitude, a good heart, as much as possible. From this, happiness in both the short term and the long term for both yourself and others will come."Walt Whitman on Dalai Lama
"If people are good only because they fear punishment, and hope for reward, then we are a sorry lot indeed."Walt Whitman on Albert Einstein
"Despite everything, I believe that people are really good at heart."Walt Whitman on Anne Frank
"When I do good, I feel good. When I do bad, I feel bad. That's my religion."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."