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Walt Whitman

Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 - March 26, 1892) was an American poet, most famous for his work Leaves of Grass.
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The poet judges not as a judge judges but as the sun falling around a helpless thing.

Walt Whitman

Has anyone supposed it lucky to be born? I hasten to inform him or her that it is just as lucky to die, and I know it.

Walt Whitman

Either define the moment or the moment will define you.

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

If you done it, it ain't bragging.

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

You must not know too much or be too precise or scientific about birds and trees and flowers and watercraft; a certain free-margin, and even vagueness - ignorance, credulity - helps your enjoyment of these things.

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

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

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

And your very flesh shall be a great poem.

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

Other lands have their vitality in a few, a class, but we have it in the bulk of our people.

Walt Whitman

The proof of a poet is that his country absorbs him as affectionately as he has absorbed it.

Walt Whitman

Nothing endures but personal qualities.

Walt Whitman

To the real artist in humanity, what are called bad manners are often the most picturesque and significant of all.

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

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

Walt Whitman

How beggarly appear arguments before a defiant deed!

Walt Whitman

Every moment of light and dark is a miracle.

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman

Wisdom is not finally tested in the schools, Wisdom cannot be pass'd from one having it to another not having it, Wisdom is of the soul, is not susceptible of proof, is its own proof.

Walt Whitman

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

Walt Whitman
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