Walt Whitman quotes

 quotes - Be curious, not judgmental. Share

“Be curious, not judgmental.”

— Walt Whitman

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

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

— Walt Whitman

 quotes - Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you. Share

“Keep your face always toward the sunshine - and shadows will fall behind you.”

— Walt Whitman

 quotes - Every moment of light and dark is a miracle. Share

“Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.”

— Walt Whitman

“Do I contradict myself? Very well, then I contradict myself, I am large, I contain multitudes.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— Walt Whitman

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

— Walt Whitman

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

— 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

“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.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— 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

“When I give, I give myself.”

— 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 exist as I am, that is enough.”

— Walt Whitman

“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.”

— Walt Whitman

“In the confusion we stay with each other, happy to be together, speaking without uttering a single word.”

— Walt Whitman

“Behold I do not give lectures or a little charity, When I give I give myself.”

— Walt Whitman

“I see great things in baseball. It's our game - the American game.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— Walt Whitman

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

— Walt Whitman

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

— 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

“If you done it, it ain't bragging.”

— Walt Whitman

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

— 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

“The future is no more uncertain than the present.”

— Walt Whitman

“I accept reality and dare not question it.”

— Walt Whitman

“And your very flesh shall be a great poem.”

— Walt Whitman

“O 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.”

— Walt Whitman