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Walt Whitman – 37 Quotes

 

37 Quotes by Walt Whitman

 

We convince by our presence.

– Walt Whitman


Produce great men, the rest follows.

– Walt Whitman


Whatever satisfies the soul is truth.

– Walt Whitman


The real war will never get in the books.

– Walt Whitman


And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

– Walt Whitman


Freedom – to walk free and own no superior.

– Walt Whitman


Nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

– Walt Whitman


The future is no more uncertain than the present.

– Walt Whitman


To have great poets, there must be great audiences.

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


A great city is that which has the greatest men and women.

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


And I will show that nothing can happen more beautiful than death.

– Walt Whitman


I see great things in baseball. It’s our game – the American game.

– Walt Whitman


He most honors my style who learns under it to destroy the teacher.

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


Here or henceforward it is all the same to me, I accept Time absolutely.

– Walt Whitman


I believe a leaf of grass is no less than the journey-work of the stars.

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


Give me odorous at sunrise a garden of beautiful flowers where I can walk undisturbed.

– Walt Whitman


And whoever walks a furlong without sympathy walks to his own funeral drest in his shroud.

– Walt Whitman


The art of art, the glory of expression and the sunshine of the light of letters, is simplicity.

– Walt Whitman


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

– Walt Whitman


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.

– Walt Whitman


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.

– 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


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

– Walt Whitman


Viewed freely, the English language is the accretion and growth of every dialect, race, and range of time, and is both the free and compacted composition of all.

– Walt Whitman


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.

– Walt Whitman


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.

– Walt Whitman


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?

– 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


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.

– Walt Whitman


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