Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, most famous for his work Leaves of Grass.
Found 349 thoughts of Walt Whitman

There is an indescribable freshness and unconsciousness about an illiterate person that humbles and mocks the power of the noblest expressive genius.

Walt Whitman

Stranger, if you passing meet me and desire to speak to me, why should you not speak to me? And why should I not speak to you?

Walt Whitman

Seeing, hearing and feeling are miracles, and each part and tag of me is a miracle.

Walt Whitman

I may be as bad as the worst, but, thank God, I am as good as the best.

Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Walt Whitman

Get a good idea and stay with it. Dog it, and work at it until it's done right.

Walt Whitman

I no doubt deserved my enemies, but I don't believe I deserved my friends.

Walt Whitman

It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman

Judging from the main portions of the history of the world, so far, justice is always in jeopardy.

Walt Whitman

In the confusion [of love] we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.

Walt Whitman

Why are there trees I never walk under but large and melodious thoughts descend upon me?

Walt Whitman

Re-examine all that you have been told... dismiss that which insults your soul.

Walt Whitman

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.

Walt Whitman

The beauty of independence, departure, actions that rely on themselves.

Walt Whitman

Now I see the secret of the making of the best persons. It is to grow in the open air and to eat and sleep with the earth.

Walt Whitman

What is it that you express in your eyes? It seems to me more than all the words I have read in my life.

Walt Whitman

All faults may be forgiven of him who has perfect candor.

Walt Whitman

The great city is that which has the greatest man or woman: if it be a few ragged huts, it is still the greatest city in the whole world.

Walt Whitman

Do I contradict myself? Very well then I contradict myself, (I am large, I contain multitudes.)

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There is no week nor day nor hour when tyranny may not enter upon this country, if the people lose their roughness and spirit of defiance.

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I have learned that to be with those I like is enough.

Walt Whitman

Let your soul stand cool and composed before a million universes.

Walt Whitman

Henceforth I ask not good fortune. I myself am good fortune.

Walt Whitman

A morning-glory at my window satisfies me more than the metaphysics of books.

Walt Whitman

Nothing endures but personal qualities.

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