And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
The real war will never get in the books.
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.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
I exist as I am, that is enough.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God - I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
We convince by our presence.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
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?
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.
The United States themselves are essentially the greatest poem.
I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.