"We convince by our presence."
"The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched - they must be felt with the heart."Walt Whitman on Helen Keller
"It is during our darkest moments that we must focus to see the light."Walt Whitman on Aristotle Onassis
"Don't judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant."Walt Whitman on Robert Louis Stevenson
"Try to be like the turtle - at ease in your own shell."Walt Whitman on Bill Copeland
"Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain."Walt Whitman on Joseph Campbell
"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."