A writer-editor-teacher’s quote of the week #19

In honor of Father’s Day, I give you a quote from the father of American poetry, Walt Whitman:

“Other states indicate themselves in their deputies . . . . but 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.”

– from the original 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass

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