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Great Walt Whitman Quotes
Simplicity is the glory of expression.
When I give, I give myself.
A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.
A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.
After you have exhausted what there is in business, politics, conviviality, and so on – have found that none of these finally satisfy, or permanently wear – what remains? Nature remains.
All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.
And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
And there is no trade or employment but the young man following it may become a hero.
And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.
And your very flesh shall be a great poem.
Be curious, not judgmental.
Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.
Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.
Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.
Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.
Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.
Have you heard that it was good to gain the day? I also say it is good to fall, battles are lost in the same spirit in which they are won.
Have you learned the lessons only of those who admired you, and were tender with you, and stood aside for you? Have you not learned great lessons from those who braced themselves against you, and disputed passage with you?
Best Walt Whitman Quotes
He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.
Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.
Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.
I accept reality and dare not question it.
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.
I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.
I cannot be awake for nothing looks to me as it did before, Or else I am awake for the first time, and all before has been a mean sleep.
I celebrate myself, and sing myself.
I exist as I am, that is enough.
I find no sweeter fat than sticks to my own bones.
I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.
I heard what was said of the universe, heard it and heard it of several thousand years; it is middling well as far as it goes – but is that all?
I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.
I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don’t believe I deserved my friends.
I say that democracy can never prove itself beyond cavil, until it founds and luxuriantly grows its own forms of art, poems, schools, theology, displacing all that exists, or that has been produced anywhere in the past, under opposite influences.
Famous Walt Whitman Quotes
I say to mankind, Be not curious about God. For I, who am curious about each, am not curious about God – I hear and behold God in every object, yet understand God not in the least.
I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.
If any thing is sacred, the human body is sacred.
If you done it, it ain’t bragging.
In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.
Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.
Keep your face always toward the sunshine – and shadows will fall behind you.
Let that which stood in front go behind, let that which was behind advance to the front, let bigots, fools, unclean persons, offer new propositions, let the old propositions be postponed.
Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.
Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.
Nothing endures but personal qualities.
Now I see the secret of making the best person: it is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.
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.
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.
Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.
Produce great men, the rest follows.