Give me the splendid silent sun, with all his beams full-dazzling.
When I give I give myself.
Simplicity is the glory of expression
America's game has the snap, go, fling, of the American atmosphere - belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly, as our constitutions, laws is just as important in the sum total of our historic life
The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing
O lands O all so dear to me -- what you are, I become part of that, whatever it is.
This face is a dog's snout sniffing for garbage, snakes nest in that mouth, I hear the sibilant threat.
The future is no more uncertain than the present.
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.
When I give, I give myself.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
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
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
Whoever degrades another degrades me, And whatever is done or said returns at last to me.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
Produce great men, the rest follows.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
To die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.