Today’s quotes come from Walt Whitman:
“Oh while I live, to be the ruler of life, not a slave, to meet life as a powerful conqueror, and nothing exterior to me will ever take command of me.”
“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”
Whitman, Walt (Walter Whitman), 1819–92, American poet, b. West Hills, N.Y. Considered by many to be the greatest of all American poets,Walt Whitman celebrated the freedom and dignity of the individual and sang the praises of democracy and the brotherhood of man. His Leaves of Grass, unconventional in both content and technique, is probably the most influential volume of poems in the history of American literature.
Quotes courtesy of http://www.brainyquote.com, mini bio from factmonster.com