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Behavior

BEHAVIOR-fresh, native, copious, each one for himself or herself,
Nature and the Soul expressed-America and freedom expressed-In it the finest
art,
In it pride, cleanliness, sympathy, to have their chance,
In it physique, intellect, faith-in it just as much as to manage an army or a city,
or to
write a book-perhaps more,
The youth, the laboring person, the poor person, rivalling all the rest-perhaps
outdoing
the rest,
The effects of the universe no greater than its;
For there is nothing in the whole universe that can be more effective than a man’s or
woman’s daily behavior can be,
In any position, in any one of These States.


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Poem Behavior - Walt Whitman