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I visit the orchards of God and look at the spheric productAnd look at quintillions ripened, and look at quintillions green.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Camerado this is no book. Who touches this touches a man.
Re-examine all that you have been told, dismiss that which insults your soul.
In the faces of men and women I see God.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
If you want me again look for me under your boot soles.
I Think it is lost.....but nothing is ever lost nor can be lost .The body sluggish, aged, cold, the ember left from earlier fires shall duly flame again.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself, And what I assume you shall assume, For every atom belonging to me as good belongs to you.
And I or you pocketless of a dime, may purchase the pick of the earth.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
not one escaped to tell the fall of Alamo, The hundred & fifty are dumb yet at Alamo.
Battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
O to be self-balanced for contingencies, to confront night, storms, hunger, ridicule, accidents, rebuffs, as the trees and animals do.
Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.
ThoughtOf equality- as if it harm'd me, giving others the same chancesand rights as myself- as if it were not indispensable to my own rights that others possess the same.
The untold want, by life and land ne'er granted, Now, Voyager, sail thou forth, to seek and find.
I think I will do nothing for a long time but listen, And accrue what I hear into myself...and let sound contribute toward me.
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
I too am not a bit tamed, I too am untranslatable, I sound my barbaric yawp over the roofs of the world.
Over the mountain growths, disease and sorrow, An uncaught bird is ever hovering, hovering, High in the purer, happier air.
All goes onward and outward, nothing collapses, And to die is different from what any one supposed, and luckier.
We convince by our presence.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
The real war will never get in the books.
Of Equality--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.
To me, every cubic inch of space is a miracle.
Mark the spirit of invention everywhere, thy rapid patents, Thy continual workshops, foundries, risen or rising, See, from their chimneys how the tall flame-fires stream.
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
The dirtiest book of all is the expurgated book.
Here the frailest leaves of me and yet my strongest lasting, Here I shade and hide my thoughts, I myself do not expose them, And yet they expose me more than all my other poems
It is native personality and that alone that endows a man to stand before presidents or generals or in any distinguished collection with aplomb -and not culture or any intellect whatever.
When lilacs last in the dooryard bloom'd And the great star early droop'd in the western sky the night I mourn'd - and yet shall mourn with ever-returning spring.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
God is a mean-spirited, pugnacious bully bent on revenge against His children for failing to live up to his impossible standards.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
I act as the tongue of you, ... tied in your mouth . . . . in mine it begins to be loosened.
Some people are so much sunshine to the square inch.
I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.
I am as bad as the worst but thank God I am as good as the best.
Give me such shows--give me the streets of Manhattan!
This is the city, and I am one of the citizens/Whatever interests the rest interests me
Why should I be afraid to trust myself to you? I am not afraid, I have been well brought forward by you...
If anything is sacred, the human body is sacred.
When I give I give myself.
I do not snivel that snivel the world over, That months are vacuums and the ground but wallow and filth, That life is a suck and a sell, and nothing remains at the end but threadbare crape and tears.
O you youths, Western youths, So impatient, full of action, full of manly pride and friendship, Plain I see you Western youths, see you tramping with the foremost, Pioneers! O pioneers!