"Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes."
"Nothing gives one person so much advantage over another as to remain always cool and unruffled under all circumstances."Walt Whitman on Thomas Jefferson
"Rather be dead than cool."Walt Whitman on Kurt Cobain
"All women do have a different sense of sexuality, or sense of fun, or sense of like what's sexy or cool or tough."Walt Whitman on Angelina Jolie
"It's really kind of cool to have solar panels on your roof."Walt Whitman on Bill Gates
"I never cut class. I loved getting A's, I liked being smart. I liked being on time. I thought being smart is cooler than anything in the world."Walt Whitman on Michelle Obama
"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."