We convince by our presence.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
When I give I give myself.
The real war will never get in the books.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
If you done it, it ain't bragging.
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.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
This is what you shall do: love the earth and sun, and animals, despise riches, give alms to every one that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence towards the people, take off your hat to nothing known or unknown, or to any man or number of men; go freely with the powerful uneducated persons, and with the young, and mothers, of families: read these leaves in the open air every season of every year of your life: re-examine all you have been told at school or church, or in any books, and dismiss whatever insults your soul.
The damp of the night drives deeper into my soul.
Not I - not anyone else, can travel that road for you, / You must travel it for yourself.
Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself I am large, I contain multitudes.
If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.
Sail Forth- Steer for the deep waters only. Reckless O soul, exploring. I with thee and thou with me. For we are bound where mariner has not yet dared go. And we will risk the ship, ourselves, and all.
I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Speech is the twin of my vision, it is unequal to measure itself, it provokes me forever, it says sarcastically, Walt you contain enough, why don't you let it out then?
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?
The beautiful uncut hair of graves.
The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.
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.