I swear I begin to see the meaning of these things. It is not the earth, it is not America, who is so great, it is I who am great or to be great…
("Leaves of Grass")
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Produce great men, the rest follows.
O public road, I say back I am not afraid to leave you, yet I love you, you express me better than I can express myself.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
I am as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I am for those who believe in loose delights, I share the midnight orgies of young men, I dance with the dancers and drink with the drinkers.
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