Today one of my students stumbled upon this quote attributed to Walt Whitman:
This is a great example of “gift shop wisdom”, i.e. the kind of sloganeering which may not mean much, but despite, or rather, because of that fact, it looks great on calendars and coffee mugs.
In cases like this, you inevitably wonder, did Walt Whitman really say this? Or was it Deepak Chopra? Or the Dalai Lama? Or maybe Wayne Dyer? Or some nameless peon working for Hallmark?
Then again, does it really matter? The real question is: does it satisfy the soul?