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And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?
When I give I give myself.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.
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.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
Be curious, not judgmental.
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 see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.
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?
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
We convince by our presence.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
The real war will never get in the books.
The shallow consider liberty a release from all law, from every constraint. The wise man sees in it, on the contrary, the potent Law of Laws.
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
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 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.
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