THE MOST EXTENSIVE
ON THE INTERNET
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
A man is a great thing upon the earth and through eternity; but every jot of the greatness of man is unfolded out of woman.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Agonies are one of my changes of garments.
All music is what awakes from you when you are reminded by the instruments.
As if it harm'd me, giving others the same chances and rights as myself as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
Books are to be called for and supplied on the assumption that the process of reading is not a half-sleep, but in the highest sense an exercise, a gymnastic struggle; that the reader is to do something for himself.
But the people are ungrammatical, untidy, and their sins gaunt and ill-bred.
Damn all expurgated books, the dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
Great is Youth--equally great is Old Age--great are Day and Night.
Great is Wealth--great is Poverty--great is Expression-great is Silence.
Have you learned 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 the passage with you?
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
I swear I will never henceforth have to do with the faith that tells the best!
I will have to do only with that faith that leaves the best untold.
I think I could turn and live with animals,
they are so placid and self-contain'd,
I stand and look at them long and long.
If any thing is sacred the human body is sacred.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
In this broad earth of ours,
Amid the measureless grossness and the slag,
Enclosed and safe within its central heart,
Nestles the seed perfection.
It is provided in the essence of things that from any fruition of success, no matter what, shall come forth something to make a greater struggle necessary.
- [Success : Virtue]
Now understand me well. Out of every fruition of success, no matter what, comes forth something to make a new effort necessary.
Old age, calm, expanded, broad with the haughty breadth of the universe, old age flowing free with the delicious near-by freedom of death.
- [Old Age]
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
Seeing, hearing, feeling, are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
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