And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
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.
To me every hour of the light and dark is a miracle. Every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
There is no object so soft but it makes a hub for the wheel'd universe.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
There is that indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.