To have great poets, there must be great audiences.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.
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.
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?
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
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.
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